Newport Harbor vs. Alemany
When/where: Tonight, 7:30 at Alemany High of Mission Hills
Key Sailors: Jr. RB Buzzy Yokoyama (143 carries for 1,097 yards and 11 TDs); Sr. QB Austin Rios (913 yards and seven TDs); Sr. Parker Norton (53 catches for 485 yards and five TDs)
Key Warriors: Sr. QB Vernon Davis; Jr. DB Deron Smith, Sr. K Martin Meza
Breakdown: Newport Harbor (6-4) is making its second straight CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division first-round playoff appearance … The Sailors face fourth-seeded Alemany (10-0), the Serra League champion, which during the regular season beat six teams that advanced to the playoffs in their respective divisions, including Bishop Amat and Crespi, which are in the Pac-5 … Newport Harbor last won a playoff opener in 2007, when it upset another Serra League team, Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, on the road in the first round … Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley is 2-0 when his teams play in the San Fernando Valley … Newport Harbor running back Buzzy Yokoyama last week recorded his third 200-yard game of the season.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza