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Week 7 High School Football Preview: Laguna Beach vs. Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep

Laguna Beach High receivers Sean Nolan (4) and Kai Ball (24), shown celebrating a touchdown against Marina on Sept. 28, will try to help the Breakers extend their winning streak to five games on Friday.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

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

Key Breakers: Jr. QB Andrew Johnson (110 of 196 passing for 1,433 yards, 19 TDs and five INTs; two rushing TDs); Sr. RB/OLB Shane Lythgoe (93 carries for 389 yards and two TDs; 12 catches for 101 yards and two TDs; one blocked punt); Sr. WR/FS Sean Nolan (38 catches for 526 yards and 10 TDs; two INTs)

Key Kares: Sr. QB Evan Foor (38 of 53 passing for 613 yards, 10 TDs and one INT; 14 carries for 48 yards and two TDs); Jr. RB/OLB Bryant Flores (56 carries for 455 yards and eight TDs; five catches for 49 yards and one TD; 24 tackles, eight tackles for loss); Jr. RB/DB Adam Penunuri (26 tackles, 5½ tackles for loss, three sacks, three passes defensed)

Breakdown: Laguna Beach hosts Rio Hondo Prep in a battle of top-10 teams in the CIF Southern Section Division 12 poll. Laguna Beach (5-1), ranked fourth in the division, has won four in a row … Johnson has thrown for at least three touchdowns in five of Laguna Beach’s six games this season, with Nolan ending up on the receiving end of 10 of those scoring strikes … The Breakers’ defense has done well, allowing less than 20 points in all but one game this season … No. 6 Rio Hondo Prep (4-1) has a pair of shutouts to its credit, accomplishing the feat against Oxnard Santa Clara and Boron. The Kares have 16 sacks as a team, and they have allowed just six points per game … Big Bear handed the Breakers and the Kares their only loss of the season, with each defeat coming by a margin of three points.


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