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Week 6 High School Football Preview: Los Alamitos vs. Fountain Valley

Week 6 High School Football Preview: Los Alamitos vs. Fountain Valley
Los Alamitos High safety John Newman, shown trying to block a punt against Banning on Sept. 6, returned an interception for a touchdown in the Griffins' 35-16 win at Tesoro last week. (Dan Watson)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Huntington Beach High

Key Griffins: Jr. QB Cade McConnell; Sr. WR Zack Wagoner; Sr. WR/SS Demario King; Jr. S John Newman

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Key Barons: Jr. QB Josh Stupin (85 of 147 passing for 14 TDs and four INTs); Sr. WR/DB Brandon Krause (37 catches for 545 yards and five TDs); Sr. WR/DB Kishaun Sykes (16 catches for 401 yards and six TDs); Sr. RB/LB Mathew Fuiava (39 carries for 413 yards and seven TDs)

Breakdown: Los Alamitos (4-1) and Fountain Valley (4-1) square off in a Sunset League opener … The Griffins, ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division 2, are coming off an impressive 35-16 victory at Tesoro last week. Tesoro was ranked No. 8 at the time … Fountain Valley, ranked No. 5 in Division 8, is coming off its bye. The Barons won their first four games before losing 37-26 at Adelanto on Sept. 14 … This is Fountain Valley’s first home game at Huntington Beach High since the Barons beat North Torrance on Aug. 24 … Los Alamitos coach Ray Fenton will coach against his former team, as he coached at Fountain Valley from 2013-15 before taking the Los Alamitos position and replacing longtime Griffins coach John Barnes … Los Alamitos got three passing touchdowns from McConnell in its win over Tesoro, as well as interception returns for a touchdown by Newman and Nick Valenzuela … Los Alamitos has beaten Fountain Valley in each of the last two seasons, including 42-6 last year.

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