Sage Hill football preview

Sage Hill (1-1) vs. Mojave (1-0)

When/where: Friday night, 7 at Mojave High

Key Lightning: Sr. RB Eric Cheng (265 yards and three TDs on 35 carries); Sr. LB Ford Hanour (16 tackles); Sr. DB-WR Taylor Petty (three total TDs)

Key Mustangs: Jr. RB Kevin Nelems (79 yards and two TDs on four carries, two catches for 67 yards and one TD); Jr. QB Matt Carder (144 yards and two TDs on six-of-10 passing); Sr. LB Chris Mitchell

Breakdown: The Lightning make the 139-mile trip to Mojave, hoping to bounce back from their first setback of the year, a 50-14 loss at Tri-City Christian of Vista … Sage Hill defeated Mojave, 35-24, last season … Mojave is ranked No. 10 in the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division … Coach JR Tolver said Sage Hill's offensive line is a work in progress.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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