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Orange Coast vs. Santa Ana

When/where: Today, 1 p.m. at OCC.

Key Pirates: Fr. C Alec Davis; So. SS Bryan Pali (team-best 55 tackles, one INT); So. DT Isaiah Reupena (43 tackles, 2.5 sacks); So. WR Keali'i Doll (29 receptions, 327 yards, three TDs).

Key Dons: Fr. QB Andrew McDonald (130 for 188 passing for 1,660 yards and 22 TDs with seven INTs); Fr. RB Akeelie Mustafa (653 yards, seven TDs rushing; 24 catches, 327 yards, three TDs receiving); So. DB Ryan Berry (50 tackles, six INTs); Fr. LB Dylan Reda (team-best 74 tackles).

Breakdown: The Pirates (2-7, 1-3 in the East Division) play out the string against the Dons (7-2, 3-1), ranked No. 8 in Southern California and No. 17 in the state … McDonald, a Newport Harbor High product, leads the 37-school Southern California Football Assn. in passing efficiency … OCC quarterbacks have thrown 20 interceptions and the Pirates are minus-13 in turnover ratio … OCC is tied for last in the SCFA with 39 sacks allowed … OCC is No. 3 in the SCFA in rushing defense, having allowed 924 yards this season … Santa Ana's 36.8 points per game rank third in the SCFA, while OCC's 19.6 average is No. 33 … OCC freshman QB A.J. Josue has 853 passing yards. Only four times since 1984 has the Pirates' leader produced fewer than 1,000 … OCC has scored 23 TDs this season, while 25 of the Dons' 43 TDs have been via the pass … OCC Coach Mike Taylor played at Santa Ana.

— Barry Faulkner

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