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Week 2 High School Football Preview: Newport Harbor vs. Chino Hills

Week 2 High School Football Preview: Newport Harbor vs. Chino Hills
Wide receiver Aidan Goltz had 112 yards and two touchdowns in Newport Harbor High's 30-13 season-opening win over Redwood City Sequoia on Aug. 24. (Christine Cotter)

When/where: 7 p.m. Thursday at Chino Hills High

Key Sailors: Jr. QB Clay Liolios (15 of 22 passing for 155 yards, one TD and two INTs); Jr. WR Aidan Goltz (four catches for 112 yards and two TDs); Jr. RB Jake Keliikoa (seven carries for 28 yards and one TD; four catches for 30 yards)

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Key Huskies: Sr. QB Brayden Fawcett (24 of 51 passing for 334 yards, two TDs and three INTs); Sr. RB/MLB Walter Carl III (33 carries for 143 yards and one TD; five catches for 64 yards and one TD; five tackles); Sr. FS Jake Urena (19 tackles)

Breakdown: Last week, Newport Harbor opened its season with a win for the fourth time in the last five years … The most impressive player from the Week 1 victory over Redwood City Sequoia was Goltz, who turned five targets into four catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns. He showed playmaking ability in going up to beat a defender near the pylon on his second score … Newport Harbor’s defense did not have to worry about the pass last week, and the Sailors ended up with 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage … The Sailors’ secondary has an opportunity this week, as Fawcett has thrown three interceptions in his first two games for Chino Hills (0-2) this season … Liolios started slow himself. Two of his first four passing attempts went for interceptions, but he later completed 10 passes in a row before a drop ended the run … Keliikoa would appear to be a leading candidate for carries following the lower-body injury sustained by senior first-string running back Colin Gregg in the second quarter last week against Sequoia.

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