Week 15 High School Football Preview: Corona del Mar vs. Oceanside

Corona del Mar’s Ethan Garbers, shown passing the ball against Grace Brethren on Nov. 29, is one touchdown pass away from tying the Orange County single-season record of 67.
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When/where: 6 p.m. Saturday at Newport Harbor High

Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Ethan Garbers (300 of 425 passing for 4,622 yards, 66 TDs and five INTs; 68 carries for 378 yards and 10 TDs); Sr. WR John Humphreys (97 catches for 1,848 yards and 31 TDs); Sr. WR/FS Bradley Schlom (80 catches for 1,084 yards and 15 TDs); Sr. TE/LB Mark Redman (61 catches for 856 yards and 13 TDs; 5½ sacks)

Key Pirates: Jr. RB/LB Kavika Tua (248 carries for 2,166 yards and 21 TDs, 27 catches for 393 yards and two TDs; 46 tackles); Jr. QB Jakob Harris (171 of 307 passing for 2,443 yards, 19 TDs and seven INTs); Sr. WR Rich Jaime (38 catches for 579 yards and five TDs); Sr. LB Jalen Ramsey (107 tackles, 7½ tackles for a loss, 4½ sacks)

Breakdown: Corona del Mar (14-0) hosts Oceanside (11-3) in a CIF State Southern California Regional Division 1-A Bowl Game on Saturday at Davidson Field ... The Sea Kings won their sixth CIF Southern Section title last week, beating Simi Valley Grace Brethren 56-28 in the Division 3 title game ... Oceanside won the CIF San Diego Section Division I title, the program’s 17th CIF title, with a 28-10 victory over San Diego Lincoln at Southwestern College ... The Pirates were seeded just ninth in the draw but beat No. 8 Chula Vista Eastlake 10-0 in the first round, top-seeded Spring Valley Steele Canyon 26-19 in the quarterfinals and No. 4 San Diego Madison 45-21 in the semifinals before their title game win over No. 2 Lincoln ... Tua had 133 yards rushing and two scores in the title game win. CdM coach Dan O’Shea said he is as good as any running back that the Sea Kings have seen this year ... The Sea Kings and Pirates have a common opponent in San Clemente. Oceanside lost to San Clemente 35-13 on Aug. 23, which became a forfeit win after the Tritons were ruled to have used an ineligible player in all of its games. CdM beat San Clemente 42-21 on Sept. 26 ... Garbers is just one touchdown pass away from tying the CIF Southern Section and Orange County single-season record, held by Mater Dei’s JT Daniels in 2016 and Western’s Anthony Muñoz in 2018 with 67 each ... Humphreys is also one touchdown catch away from tying the Orange County single-season record of 32, set by Caine Savage of Western last year ... The winner of this game plays the winner of the Northern California Regional game between San Joaquin Memorial and San Mateo Serra for the CIF State Division 1-A championship. That game will be played Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. at Cerritos College.



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