Sage Hill Football Preview

Sage Hill (2-5) vs. Animo Leadership (2-6)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Sage Hill

Top Lightning: Sr. QB-S Taylor Petty (304 yards, three TDs passing, two TDs rushing); Sr. RB-CB Eric Cheng (449 yards, four TDs rushing); Sr. LB David Fenner (73 tackles); Jr. TE-DE Thomas Fenner (averaging 19 yards on seven receptions).

Top Aztecs: So. RB Justice Anyanwu (67 carries, 544 yards, nine TDs rushing); Sr. RB Earl Moore (289 yards rushing); Sr. LB Ricky Cervantes (56 tackles). Sr. TE Christopher Valenzuela (averaging 25 yards on six receptions).

Breakdown: The Lightning enter the nonleague game coming off a 29-28 win that snapped a five-game losing streak … Inglewood-based Animo has won two of its last three games after an 0-5 start … The Aztecs have given up 45.5 points per game, while Sage is allowing 35.3 per contest … Animo has thrown 10 interceptions, with only 22 complete passes and one TD pass this season … Sage is 4-0 against Animo and has outscored the Aztecs, 165-52 … The two teams share a common opponent in Fairmont Prep (Sage won, 48-6, on Sept. 2 and Animo won, 27-19, on Oct. 22) … Anyanwu has nine of his team's 14 TDs.

— Barry Faulkner

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