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Week 8 High School Football Preview: Corona del Mar vs. Los Alamitos

Week 8 High School Football Preview: Corona del Mar vs. Los Alamitos
Corona del Mar High's Ethan Garbers (4), pictured congratulating Bradley Schlom (11) after hooking for a 40-yard touchdown against El Toro on Aug. 31, has thrown for 2,304 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. (Christine Cotter)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Cerritos College in Norwalk

Key Sea Kings: Jr. WR/FS John Humphreys (57 catches for 1,046 yards and 18 TDs; 17 tackles, one sack); Jr. QB Ethan Garbers (140 of 217 passing for 2,034 yards, 25 TDs and three INTs); Sr. C Sean Owens; Jr. TE/OLB Mark Redman (27 catches for 263 yards and two TDs; five tackles, 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, one fumble recovery)

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Key Griffins: Jr. QB Cade McConnell; Sr. WR Zack Wagoner; Jr. WR/FS John Newman; Sr. MLB Nicholas Valenzuela

Breakdown: Corona del Mar travels to take on defending Sunset League champion Los Alamitos, and the winner has the best path to the league title this year. The Sea Kings (6-1, 2-0 in league) are ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 poll, while the Griffins (6-1, 2-0) are No. 6 in Division 2 … CdM carries a 32-game winning streak in league play into the contest, the first 30 wins came in the Pacific Coast League. This is the Sea Kings’ first season in the Sunset League … Los Alamitos has won 10 games in a row in the Sunset League … The Sea Kings will have to be able to run the ball to keep Los Alamitos’ offense off the field. The Griffins, like CdM, run a no-huddle offense and score often, to the tune of 39.1 points per game … CdM, which averages 3.1 sacks per game, allows 16.5 points per game… Los Alamitos has finished atop the Sunset League 13 times since joining the league in 1994 … Both teams have won their last six games.

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