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Week 6 High School Football Preview: Corona del Mar vs. Edison

Edison High quarterback Braeden Boyles completes a pass against San Clemente during the first half i
Edison High’s Braeden Boyles, pictured throwing a pass against San Clemente on Sept. 20, is expected to make the start at quarterback against Corona del Mar in Thursday’s Sunset League opener.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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When/where: 7 p.m. Thursday at Huntington Beach High

Key Sea Kings: Jr. WR/FS John Humphreys (38 catches for 665 yards and 12 TDs; 11 tackles); Jr. QB Ethan Garbers (100 of 159 passing for 1,395 yards, 16 TDs and one INT); Sr. C Sean Owens; Sr. DE Ethan Jajonie (15 tackles, five sacks)

Key Chargers: Sr. LB Luke Hoggard (47 tackles, one sack); So. QB Braeden Boyles (18 of 34 passing for 304 yards, two TDs and two INTs); Jr. WR Cole Koffler (24 catches for 516 yards and five TDs); Sr. LB Cameron Eden (43 tackles, three tackles for loss)

Breakdown: Corona del Mar (4-1) makes its much-anticipated debut in the Sunset League against host Edison (2-3), which has finished first in the league in 20 of the past 44 seasons … The Sea Kings won their last 30 games in the Pacific Coast League … Boyles is expected to make his second straight start at quarterback for the Chargers since Patrick Angelovic broke his collarbone in a 33-14 nonleague win at San Juan Hills on Sept. 7. The Chargers will also have Jacob Hanlon, a transfer from Huntington Beach, available after the sophomore sat out the first 30 days … CdM, ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 poll, is on a four-game winning streak … Edison last played the Sea Kings in 1994, when the Chargers won 35-28. The Chargers are 4-3 all-time against CdM … The Sea Kings are coming off a bye, while the Chargers lost 31-24 to San Clemente at Huntington Beach High last week. CdM pulled out a 21-20 comeback win at San Clemente on Sept. 14 … Edison has won 10 consecutive league openers.


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