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Week 3 High School Football Preview: Marina vs. Katella

Marina’s head coach Jeff Turley gives instructions to his team during practice on Wednesday, August
Coach Jeff Turley, shown giving his players instructions on Aug. 8, has led Marina High to two straight victories.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)
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When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Westminster High

Key Vikings: Jr. FB/LB Nathan O’Rourke; Sr. WR/DB Nathan Pendleton; Sr. TE/LB John Robinson

Key Knights: Sr. QB Riley Flenniken (49 of 71 passing for 808 yards and 11 TDs); Sr. WR/DE Edward Williams (16 catches for 304 yards and seven TDs); Sr. RB/DE Andrew Pisani (42 carries for 286 yards and five TDs)

Breakdown: Marina (2-1) hosts its second straight game when it plays Katella (3-0), ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division 8 poll … The Vikings have won two straight games, beating Torrance 31-0 on Aug. 24 and Laguna Hills 34-25 on Aug. 30 … The Knights claimed the CIF Southern Section Division 11 title and reached the CIF State Division 5-A final last season … Marina can match last year’s win total with a victory over the Knights … Katella has outscored the opposition 153-20 … The Vikings are looking for their second three-game winning streak in three years … The Knights have faced Marina twice, winning in 1978 and losing in 1979.


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