Orange Coast vs. Riverside
When/where: Tonight, 6 at Riverside
Key Pirates: So. So. SS Bryan Pali (31 tackles, one INT); So. OLB Travis McNaughton (29 tackles, one INT); Keali'i Doll (16 catches, one TD).
Key Tigers: Fr. QB Dalton Livingston (1,092 yards, nine TDs passing); Fr. LB Ryan Hofmeister (68 tackles); Fr. Zaire Anderson (46 tackles, 4.5 sacks); Fr. RB Andre Hunt (367 yards, five TDs rushing); Fr. WR Stevie Will (16 catches, 280 yards).
Breakdown: It's the East Conference opener for both the Pirates (1-4) and the Tigers (4-1), ranked No. 12 in Southern California and No. 21 in the state … Riverside is coached by Tom Craft, who won three national titles at Palomar College and is a former head coach at San Diego State … OCC's 18-7 win over San Diego Mesa on Oct. 2 snapped an eight-game losing streak dating back to last season … Livingston ranks No. 3 in the 37-school Southern California Football Assn. in passing efficiency and Hofmeister leads the SCFA with 13.6 tackles per game … OCC ranks first in the SCFA in fewest first downs allowed (75) … Coach Mike Taylor's Pirates rank last among conference teams in scoring offense (16.2 points per game) and scoring defense (allowing 32.6 per contest) … Freshman quarterback A.J. Josue is slated to start for OCC for the first time in three games over freshman Zach Emde … OCC was 1-11 in conference the last two seasons … Riverside's staff includes former UCLA quarterback Kevin Craft (Tom's son) and Darrin Chiaverini, a former receiver at Colorado who played four seasons in the NFL … RCC's 88-player roster includes 70 freshmen.
— Barry Faulkner