Orange Coast Football Preview

Orange Coast (3-6, 1-3) vs. Santa Ana (5-4, 2-2)

When/where: Saturday, 1 p.m., at Santa Ana Bowl

Key Pirates: Fr. RB Domenic Betts (1,574 yards, 18 TDs rushing); So. C Alec Davis; Fr. OLB Aaron Jones (78 tackles); Fr. MLB Nick Cody (76 tackles).

Key Dons: So. QB Andrew McDonald (1,896 yards, 22 TDs passing); So. WR Ario Winston (50 catches, 710 yards, seven TDs); Fr. WR Joshua Webb (29 catches, 452 yards, eight TDs); So. LB Dylan Reda (82 tackles).

Breakdown: The East Division rivals close out the regular season in the 61st meeting between the schools … OCC leads the series, 31-29 … Betts leads the state in rushing (nearly 175 yards per game) and last week broke the school single-season record for rushing yards … OCC is No. 1 in Southern California and No. 3 in the state in team rushing, while Santa Ana, with Newport Harbor product McDonald keying the attack, is second in SoCal in pass efficiency … McDonald, first-team all-conference as a freshman, has thrown for 4,092 yards and 50 touchdowns in two seasons with Dons … Santa Ana has lost two games by eight points and one by one point … Orange Coast has three losses by margins of seven, six and four points … Santa Ana is minus-eight in turnover ratio, while Orange Coast is minus-two … Pirates' Coach Mike Taylor played at Santa Ana … Orange Coast is 3-18 in division games the last four seasons.

— Barry Faulkner

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