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CdM football preview

Corona del Mar (2-0) vs. Western (2-0)

When/where: Thursday, 7 at Newport Harbor High

Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Brent Lawson (423 yards and five TDs, one INT on 25-of-45 passing); Sr. LB David Moore; Sr. RB Erik Fisher (197 yards and 3 TDs on 42 carries)

Key Pioneers: Sr. QB D’Angelo McDonald (172 yards and two TDs, one INT); Sr. DE Mike Jefferson; Sr. RB Gabor Fusick (170 yards on 17 carries)


Breakdown: The Sea Kings make their debut at home after two road wins, including a 28-21 come-from-behind win late against Huntington Beach last week … CdM is ranked No. 3 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll … Western is off to its first 2-0 start since 2008, when it won the last of seven straight Orange League titles … The Pioneers moved to the Empire League last year and struggled, going 0-6 in league play … The Sea Kings and Pioneers are meeting for the first time … CdM has started the season 3-0 in each of the last three years.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza