Corona del Mar vs. Ocean View
When/where: Tonight, 7, at Orange Coast College
Key Sea Kings: Sr. RB Clay Reinhardt (122 carries for 783 yards, 10 TDs); Sr. QB Mitch Gardner (90 of 81 for 1,188 yards, 16 TDs, 7 INTs); Sr. LB Preston Risser (76 tackles); Sr. LB Alex Herrera (57 tackles); Jr. RB Erik Fisher (105 carries for 655 yards, 7 TDs).
Key Seahawks: Jr. RB-LB Timmy Robinson (193 carries for 1,194 yards, 13 TDs, 31 catches for 337 yards, 3 TDs, 97 tackles); Sr. QB Nolan Tippy (113 of 189 for 1,687 yards, 12 TDs, 10 INTs, 48 carries for 137 yards, 6 TDs); Sr. LB-OL Michael Congilliere (133 tackles).
Breakdown: The No. 2-seeded Sea Kings (8-1-1), unbeaten in their last six games, are making their first playoff appearance since 2008. That year they reached the semifinals in Coach Jason Hitchens' first year at the helm … CdM, the Pacific Coast League champion, went unbeaten in league at 4-0-1 … Ocean View (7-3) finished second in the Golden West League and is the league's No. 3 entry … The last time CdM played for a section championship was in 1989, when it completed back-to-back championships.
— Steve Virgen