Corona del Mar Football Preview

Corona del Mar (8-1, 4-0 in league) vs. Beckman (7-2, 4-0)

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

Key Sea Kings: Sr. RB Erik Fisher (1,033 yards rushing, 10 TDs); Sr. QB Brent Lawson (1,877 yards passing, 20 TDs, seven INTs); Sr. OLB Aaron White (56 tackles, 12 sacks).

Key Patriots: Sr. RB Jeff Kim (778 yards rushing, 13 TDs); Sr. QB/P Cameron Biedgoly (1,440 yards passing, nine TDs, five INTs); Sr. OL/LB Bryan Dewey (59 tackles, three INTs).

Breakdown: Friday night's regular-season finale is for the outright Pacific Coast League title … CdM, ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, is trying for its second straight outright title after going 4-0-1 last year in league … The Sea Kings are undefeated in their last nine league games … Beckman, ranked No. 2 in the Southern Division, defeated CdM last year in the CIF semifinals, 24-3 … Both CdM (Scott Meyer) and Beckman (Ken Mushinskie) have first-year coaches … Kim missed three games earlier this year for unspecified reasons but has returned in league as the Patriots' primary running back … Lawson is three touchdown passes away from breaking the CdM single-season mark of 22, set by Taylor Hughes in 2006 … Lawson is also within reach of Hughes' single-season yardage mark (2,204) … CdM is 5-2 against Beckman since the Patriots fielded their first varsity team in 2005.

— Matt Szabo

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