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Football preview


WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Viewpoint High.

RECORDS: The Guards are 2-2; the Patriots are 2-1.


LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to Malibu, 49-12; Viewpoint had a bye.

OUTLOOK: It will be a battle of different offensive styles when the teams meet for a nonleague contest. Bell-Jeff likes to keep the ball on the ground, employing a double-wing to pick up the majority of its yardage. In contrast, Viewpoint runs a more balanced offense and can throw the ball with efficiency when needed. Leading the aerial blitz is senior quarterback Joey Verhaugh, a transfer from Crespi. Verhaugh has thrown for 411 yards and five touchdowns. The Patriots also have two solid running backs in Adam Markun (265 yards, five touchdowns) and Dakota Williams (178 yards, three touchdowns). Bell-Jeff has a productive running back of its own in junior Joshua Martinez, who was sidelined in last week’s game after sustaining a leg injury. Martinez has scored eight touchdowns this season. The Patriots are coming off of a bye week after last playing against Los Angeles Baptist on Sept. 16 and coming away with a 49-7 win.

SOMEETHING INTERERSING: The Bell-Jeff and Viewpoint defenses both have surrendered an average of 21.7 points a game.

Jeff Tully