Corona del Mar (4-1) vs. Northwood (2-3)
When/where: Thursday night, 7, at Irvine High
Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Brent Lawson (934 yards, 13 TDs and three INTs on 55-of-105 passing); Sr. RB Erik Fisher (488 yards and five TDs on 96 carries); Sr. OLB Aaron White (29 tackles and five sacks)
Key Timberwolves: Sr. QB Ricky Bautista (1,499 yards, 13 TDs, three INTs on 108-of-182 passing); Sr. WR Tyler Zorn (47 catches for 612 yards and five TDs); Sr. TE-DE Alex King (24 catches for 438 yards and six TDs)
Breakdown: Corona del Mar starts its Pacific Coast League title defense on the road … The Sea Kings, ranked No 1 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, are coming off a bye to face No. 7 Northwood … Both teams reached the semifinals of the playoffs last year … The Sea Kings last year went 4-0-1 to claim their first outright league title since 1988 … The only league game CdM didn't win was the one that ended in a 29-29 tie with the Timberwolves, who finished in second place in league … CdM is 1-5-1 all-time against Northwood.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza