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Week 2 High School Football Preview: Huntington Beach vs. Long Beach Wilson

Week 2 High School Football Preview: Huntington Beach vs. Long Beach Wilson
Huntington Beach High senior running back Arick McLawyer, shown carrying the ball against Canyon on Aug. 17, is a game-time decision for Friday night's home game against Long Beach Wilson. (Drew A. Kelley)

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

Key Oilers: Sr. RB/SS Arick McLawyer (21 carries for 152 yards and two TDs); Sr. WR/CB Jeremiah Flanagan (10 catches for 208 yards and three TDs); Sr. MLB John Gosney (16 tackles, including six for a loss, 4.5 sacks)

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Key Bruins: Jr. QB Ryan Pettway; Sr. WR/OLB Kevin Sperry; Sr. RB/S Marcos Nottingham

Breakdown: Huntington Beach (2-0) returns home for a nonleague game against Long Beach Wilson (0-2), but it may not be at full strength … Oilers coach Brett Brown said that McLawyer, who injured his ankle early in last week’s 48-38 road win against Western, is a game-time decision Friday … Senior James Stevens was next in line last week after McLawyer got hurt, with nine carries for 21 yards … Huntington Beach is ranked No. 9 in CIF Southern Section Division 6, down three spots from last week … A win and the Oilers would be 3-0 for the first time since 2006 … Wilson has given up 49 points per game in blowout losses against Lakewood Mayfair and San Dimas to open the season … Huntington Beach has defeated Wilson each of the last two seasons, including 29-28 in overtime last year when the Oilers blocked an extra-point attempt in overtime.

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