Newport Harbor vs. Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach
When/where: Tonight, 7 at Mira Costa High
Key Sailors: Sr. RB Drew Diller (109 yards and two TDs on 24 carries); Sr. LT-DT JB Salem; Sr. QB Austin Rios (483 yards and three TDs and one INT on 47 of 67 passing)
Key Mustangs: Sr. QB Dennis Faloone (518 yards and four TDs and seven INTs on 40 of 85 passing); Jr. RB Stephen Giavati (151 yards on 40 carries); Sr. WR Donta Bavis (10 catches for 106 yards)
Breakdown: Running back Buzzy Yokoyama (752 yards and eight TDs) is out with a dislocated right kneecap for Newport Harbor (3-1), ranked No. 7 in the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division poll … Newport Harbor's Drew Diller makes his first start at tailback … Mira Costa (1-3) is looking for its first victory against a team from the Southern Section … The Sailors have beaten the Mustangs in each of the last four years … Mira Costa is averaging only 9.2 points per game after winning the Western Division title last season.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza