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Week 5 High School Football Preview: Newport Harbor vs. San Marino

Newport Harbor High wide receiver Aidan Goltz, seen pulling in a pass during a season opener against Redwood City Sequoia on Aug. 24, had a touchdown catch last week against Santa Monica.
(Christine Cotter )

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at San Marino High

Key Sailors: Soph. RB/DB Justin McCoy; Soph. QB Cole Lavin; Jr. WR Aidan Goltz; Sr. MLB Brian Bailey

Key Titans: Sr. QB/MLB Kade Wentz (28 of 51 passing for 531 yards, eight TDs and one INT; 82 carries for 557 yards and two TDs; 36 tackles); Sr. RB/SS Beau Hobbie (56 carries for 563 yards and nine TDs); Sr. WR/FS Wheeler Smith (11 catches for 259 yards and two TDs)

Breakdown: Newport Harbor (3-1) tries for its third straight win when it travels to play San Marino (4-1), which is going for its fourth straight victory … This is the Sailors’ final nonleague game before they open Sunset League competition at home against Huntington Beach on Sept. 28 … Newport Harbor beat Santa Monica 28-21 at Santa Monica College last week, as McCoy had two rushing touchdowns and the Sailors held on after opening up a 20-0 halftime lead … San Marino is ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division 9 and is averaging 46.4 points per game … The Titans won 41-29 at Bell Gardens last week … San Marino has made the playoffs in each of the last seven seasons.


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