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Week 11 High School Football Preview: Los Alamitos vs. Westlake

Week 11 High School Football Preview: Los Alamitos vs. Westlake
Los Alamitos High quarterback Cade McConnell throws the ball in a Sunset League game against Edison at Cerritos College on Oct. 26. McConnell has helped the Griffins put up 34.5 points per game this season. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Cerritos College in Norwalk

Key Warriors: Sr. RB/OLB De’Gabriel Floyd; Sr. WR Jason Heller; Sr. DE Elijah Taylor

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Key Griffins: Jr. QB Cade McConnell; Jr. FS John Newman; Sr. MLB Nicholas Valenzuela

Breakdown: Fourth-seeded Los Alamitos (8-1-1) hosts Westlake (7-3) in an intriguing first-round game of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs … Los Alamitos has gone unbeaten since opening the season with a 38-35 loss at Vista Murrieta. The co-Sunset League champion Griffins feature an up-tempo offense, and their defense gives them ample opportunity to play with the ball. In the four league games that were completed, Los Alamitos allowed a total of 17 points. The Griffins shut out Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach on the road … Los Alamitos made a first-round exit last year, when it allowed a season-high 56 points to Norco. This season, the Griffins have allowed an average of 11.1 points per game … Westlake finished third in a stacked Marmonte League that includes Westlake Village Oaks Christian, which earned the No. 4 seed in Division 1, Calabasas, the No. 2 seed in Division 2 , and Ventura St. Bonaventure, an at-large entry in Division 4. The Warriors have recorded 37 sacks as a team, led by Taylor’s 13.

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