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Week 3 High School Football Preview: Fountain Valley vs. Long Beach Rancho Dominguez

Week 3 High School Football Preview: Fountain Valley vs. Long Beach Rancho Dominguez
Fountain Valley High receiver Kishaun Sykes, shown celebrating a score on Aug. 16, has at least one touchdown catch in each of the Barons' first three games. (Drew A. Kelley)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Rancho Dominguez High

Key Barons: Jr. QB Josh Stupin (59 of 95 passing for 960 yards, eight TDs and two INTs); Sr. WR/DB Brandon Krause (25 catches for 375 yards and two TDs); Sr. WR Kishaun Sykes (10 catches for 317 yards and four TDs); Sr. RB/LB Mathew Fuiava (34 carries for 345 yards and six TDs)

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Key Lobos: Sr. QB/FS Paul Jacobs; Jr. WR/DB Jemar Armstrong; Soph. RB/SS Iosua Faatagi

Breakdown: Fountain Valley (3-0) will try to stay hot when it travels to play Rancho Dominguez (0-2), a team from the Los Angeles City Section … Barons, ranked No. 8 in CIF Southern Section Division 8, have averaged 34.3 points per game in their first three wins, including last week’s 35-20 victory over Woodbridge …. Sykes has at least one touchdown catch in each of Fountain Valley’s first three games and is averaging 31.7 yards per catch … Fountain Valley, which was 1-9 in coach Jimmy Nolan’s first season in 2016, now aims for its first 4-0 start since 2009 … Rancho Dominguez, which lost 21-20 to Panorama City Panorama last week, went 1-9 in both 2016 and 2017.

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