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Week 1 High School Football Preview: Edison vs. Westlake Village Oaks Christian

Week 1 High School Football Preview: Edison vs. Westlake Village Oaks Christian
Edison High's Cameron Eden, shown putting pressure on Oaks Christian's Josh Calvert on Nov. 17, 2017, will get to play against Calvert and the Lions for a third time on Friday. (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Oaks Christian High

Key Chargers: Sr. LB Luke Hoggard (14 tackles); Sr. LB Cameron Eden (15 tackles); Sr. QB Patrick Angelovic (11 of 26 passing for 141 yards and one INT); Sr. RB Kobe Lopez (nine carries for 31 yards)

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Key Lions: Sr. RB Zach Charbonnet (16 carries for 176 yards and 4 TDs); Sr. QB/LB Josh Calvert (nine of 28 passing for 135 yards and one INT; 12 tackles); Sr. DE/TE Kayvon Thibodeaux (one sack, four tackles); Jr. WR Bryce Farrell (four catches for 68 yards)

Breakdown: Edison (0-1) faces Oaks Christian (1-0), ranked No. 6 in the state by CalHiSports.com, for the third time since 2017. The Lions won the two meetings on the road in 2017, 24-19 in nonleague play and 42-13 in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs … The Chargers opened the season last week with a 17-6 loss to Tesoro at Huntington Beach High, while host Oaks Christian defeated then-No. 14 West Hills Chaminade 31-13 … Oaks Christian features the top senior recruit in the country in the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Thibodeaux, who created issues for the Chargers’ offensive line last year … Edison looks to avoid its first 0-2 start since 2005, when it lost a season opener to Kamehameha in Hawaii and had to forfeit a win at San Clemente … The Lions, who won the Division 2 title a year ago, are in Division 1 this season.

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