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Week 3 High School Football Preview: Newport Harbor vs. Los Angeles University

Week 3 High School Football Preview: Newport Harbor vs. Los Angeles University
Newport Harbor High junior quarterback Clay Liolios, seen on Aug. 24, will be looking for a rebound performance on Friday against visiting Los Angeles University. (Christine Cotter)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Newport Harbor High

Key Sailors: Jr. QB Clay Liolios (18 of 35 passing for 167 yards, one TD and six INTs); Jr. WR Aidan Goltz (five catches for 114 yards and two TDs); Jr. RB Jake Keliikoa (18 carries for 82 yards and two TDs)

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Key Wildcats: Sr. QB Alex Atmadjian; Sr. WR/FS Chris Fierro; Sr. MLB Carlos Lucas

Breakdown: Newport Harbor’s offense will look to get back on track after Sailors quarterbacks Clay Liolios and Rory McCrory combined to throw six interceptions last Thursday at Chino Hills … The Sailors (1-1) may be receiving a much needed soft landing, as they head into a home date with Los Angeles University. The Wildcats (0-3) have sported a leaky defense that has allowed 39 points per game … Newport Harbor would do well to reintegrate Goltz into the offense. The junior receiver had just one catch for two yards from third-string quarterback Cole Lavin against the Huskies. In the Sailors’ opener, Goltz pulled in four passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns … Despite a losing record, University made the CIF Los Angeles City Section Division II playoffs last year, beating Bell 35-21 in the first round.

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