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Week 7 High School Football Preview: Huntington Beach vs. Edison

Week 7 High School Football Preview: Huntington Beach vs. Edison
Edison High's Braeden Boyles, left, seen faking a handoff against Corona del Mar on Sept. 27, will make his third straight start at quarterback on Friday, when the Chargers play Huntington Beach. (Christine Cotter)

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

Key Oilers: Sr. RB/FS Arick McLawyer (96 carries for 642 yards and five TDs; four catches for 15 yards; two passes defensed, five tackles); Sr. MLB John Gosney (42 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, nine sacks, one blocked punt, one fumble return for a TD); Sr. WR/CB Jeremiah Flanagan (21 catches for 450 yards and eight TDs; 14 tackles, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble)

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Key Chargers: Sr. LB Luke Hoggard (57 tackles, one sack, five tackles for loss, one fumble recovery); So. QB Braeden Boyles (32 of 64 passing for 463 yards, four TDs and two INTs; 23 carries for 127 yards); Jr. WR Cole Koffler (28 catches for 541 yards and five TDs)

Breakdown: Huntington Beach, ranked No. 9 in the CIF Southern Section Division 6 poll, is the visiting team in the Sunset League game with Edison … The Oilers (5-1, 1-0 in league) are coming off last week’s 21-3 win in a Sunset League opener at Newport Harbor … Edison (2-4, 0-1) has dropped two in a row, a 21-14 loss to Corona del Mar in last week’s league opener and a 31-24 loss to San Clemente in a nonleague game on Sept. 20 … Huntington Beach last defeated Edison 28-21 in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs in 2013 … The Chargers are 33-6-1 all-time against the Oilers … Edison and Huntington Beach are both starting backup quarterbacks, Boyles for the Chargers and Brandon Cannella for the Oilers. Boyles is making his third consecutive start after Patrick Angelovic broke his collarbone, while Cannella is starting in place of Brady Gardner (knee) for the fourth straight game.

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