CdM Football Preview

Corona del Mar (3-1) vs. Magnolia (0-3)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Newport Harbor High

Key Sea Kings: Sr. RB Erik Fisher (470 yards, five TDs rushing); Sr. QB Brett Lawson (711 yards, eight TDs passing); Jr. WR Troy Reese (15 catches, 227 yards, five TDs); Sr. LB Frasier Anderson (31 tackles); Sr. LB Aaron White (25 tackles).

Key Sentinels: Sr. QB Waseem Akbar (360 yards passing); Sr. WR Jesse Gonzalez (nine catches, 76 yards); Sr. WR Jerrad Wade (seven catches, 91 yards); So. WR Michael Coleman (two receiving TDs).

Breakdown: The Sea Kings, ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, are coming off their first defeat, a 29-26 setback to Back Bay rival Newport Harbor … Magnolia is looking for its first win this season and hoping to break a 16-game losing streak outside of Orange League competition … CdM has defeated the Sentinels the last three seasons, by a combined margin of 106-19, including a 52-13 drubbing last season … Magnolia has scored just 21 points this season, while allowing 124 … The Sentinels' leading rusher this season has 99 yards and they have 238 yards on the ground as a team … CdM has given up at least 21 points to its last three opponents after opening the season with a 40-7 trouncing of Savanna … It's the final preleague tuneup for CdM, which after a bye week, opens Pacific Coast League play on Oct. 13 against Northwood at Irvine High.

— Barry Faulkner

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