Week 11 High School Football Preview: Edison vs. Heritage

Edison senior Mike Walters, shown running for a touchdown against Los Alamitos on Oct. 4, is a standout two-way player.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Huntington Beach High

Key Chargers: Sr. RB/OLB Mike Walters (102 carries for 491 yards and 15 TDs; four catches for 16 yards; one passing TD; 77 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss and three forced fumbles); Jr. QB Braeden Boyles (91 of 159 passing for 1,406 yards, 16 TDs and six INTs; 42 carries for 291 yards and two TDs); Sr. WR/FS Cole Koffler (30 catches for 721 yards and nine TDs); Sr. TE/DE Trent Fletcher (69 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, six sacks and one fumble recovery)

Key Patriots: Sr. RB/FS Kenny Teter (171 carries for 1,488 yards and 13 TDs; 10 catches for 254 yards and two TDs; 32 tackles); Sr. QB Tyler Basham (36 of 66 passing for 671 yards, 12 TDs and two INTs); Sr. RB/LB Adrian Robles (58 carries for 488 yards and two TDs; 65 tackles and six tackles for a loss)

Breakdown: Edison (7-3) begins the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs by hosting Romoland Heritage (7-3) ... The Chargers finished the regular season playing well, finishing second in the Sunset League after notching three straight blowout wins over Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Newport Harbor ... Edison scored a season-high 57 points in last week’s 57-7 win over Newport Harbor, in which Boyles threw for 156 yards and three touchdowns. Jack Kosick had six catches for 154 yards and two scores ... Edison will be trying for its first playoff victory since 2017. The Chargers lost 22-15 at San Juan Hills last year in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs ... Heritage was the runner-up in the Ivy League to Moreno Valley Rancho Verde. The Patriots lost 44-0 to Rancho Verde last week, snapping a six-game winning streak ... Like Edison, Heritage also lost in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs last year, 17-16 at Upland ... The winner of Friday’s game plays either La Habra or Capistrano Valley in the quarterfinals.



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