When/where: Tonight, 7 at Newport Harbor High
Key Sea Kings: Sr. RB-WR Clay Reinhardt (772 yards, nine rushing TDs); Sr. QB Mitch Gardner (75 for 148 passing for 1,022 yards and 14 TDs with three INTs); Sr. ILB David Detrick (team-best 62 tackles); Sr. CB Austin Jones (five INTs, 42 tackles); Sr. ILB Preston Risser (54 tackles).
Key Trojans: Jr. QB Zach Christy (741 yards, six TDs passing, eight INTs); Jr. WR Tyler Stanek (23 receptions, 279 yards, four TDs); Jr. RB Sean Martin (377 yards, two TDs rushing); Sr. FS Joe Teresi (59 tackles).
Breakdown: The Sea Kings (6-1-1, 2-0-1 in the Pacific Coast League), ranked No. 3 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, can move closer to an outright league title with a win against the last-place Trojans (1-7, 0-3) … Uni has lost five straight this season and five straight league games, dating back to last year's 17-6 triumph over CdM … A CdM win, combined with a loss by either Woodbridge (tonight against Northwood) or Irvine (Thursday against Beckman) would clinch a playoff berth for the Sea Kings … CdM is averaging 29.5 points a game, compared to 10.1 for the Trojans … Uni's two leading tacklers are listed on their roster as safeties; not a ringing endorsement of the front seven … Uni has scored 25 points and a mere three touchdowns in its last four games … The Trojans have three rushing TDs all season …Of CdM's 30 TDs this season, 29 have been scored by only four players, led by Reinhardt with 11.
— Barry Faulkner