Newport Harbor (2-3) vs. Fountain Valley (3-2)
When/where: Friday night, 7 at Newport Harbor High
Key Sailors: Jr. WR-CB Landon Gyulay (25 catches for 397 yards and four TDs); Sr. DE-TE Steve Michaelsen; Sr. RB-S Titus Hasson (411 yards and five TDs on 79 carries)
Key Barons: Sr. WR-DB Sean Myers (20 catches for 272 yards and two TDs); Jr. QB Chris d'Entremont (439 yards, four TDs and two INTs on 35-of-57 passing); OL-MLB Philip Choi
Breakdown: Newport Harbor opens Sunset League play at home after facing a daunting nonleague schedule, which included games against San Clemente and Loyola of Los Angeles, ranked No. 3 and No. 7, respectively, in the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division poll, and Corona del Mar, No. 1 in the Southern Division … The Sailors are 4-1 in Sunset League openers under Coach Jeff Brinkley … Fountain Valley is without starting quarterback Josiah Fernandez (collarbone) … The Sailors might see the return of senior guard Ted Barry, who broke his fibula during a practice leading up to the second game of the year … Newport Harbor is 8-8 all-time against the Barons.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza