When/where: Tonight, 7 at Sage Hill School
Key Lightning: Sr. TB/DB Taylor Ross (1,302 yards rushing, 20 TDs); Jr. LB David Fenner (team-high 82 tackles, two sacks); Sr. QB/DB Randall Mycorn (690 yards passing, six TDs, two INTs); Sr. OL/DL T.J. Danner.
Key Tartans: Sr. QB/S Joey Seco; Jr. TB/CB Kent Izuka; Sr. WR/LB Davis Edwards.
Breakdown: Tonight's rivalry game is the Academy League opener for both Sage Hill (6-1) and St. Margaret's (4-3) … Both teams are ranked in the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division, with the Tartans at No. 5 and the Lightning at No. 7 … The rivalry has been one-sided in its history, with St. Margaret's winning all eight previous meetings … The Lightning have never gotten closer than a 42-21 loss in 2006 against their rivals … St. Margaret's has won 18 consecutive Academy League games in a row since 2004 … Ross is leading Orange County in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, having already set school records in both categories. He's averaging nearly 11 yards a carry.
— Matt Szabo