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Week 1 High School Football Preview: Marina vs. Torrance

Week 1 High School Football Preview: Marina vs. Torrance
Coach Jeff Turley's Marina High football team will play on the road against Torrance on Friday at 7 p.m. (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Zamperini Stadium in Torrance

Key Vikings: Jr. FB/LB Nathan O’Rourke; Sr. WR/DB Nathan Pendleton; Sr. TE/LB John Robinson

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Key Tartars: Sr. RB/FS Eric Suarez; Sr. WR/DB Jimmy Prahl; Sr. TE/DE Philip Sonico

Breakdown: Marina (0-1) plays its first game in California after losing 40-28 to South Broward last week in Key West, Fla. … Torrance, which went 3-7 overall in 2017, kicks off its season at home … The Vikings defeated the Tartars 26-15 last year, marking one of their three wins from last season … The Tartars, from the Pioneer League, have failed to qualify for the CIF Southern Section playoffs in each of the past three years … After Friday, Marina has two nonleague games at home, against Laguna Hills on Aug. 30 and Katella on Sept. 7 … Torrance play three road games after Friday, starting with Lawndale Leuzinger on Aug. 31.

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