Newport Harbor (0-0) vs. Trabuco Hills (1-0)
When/where: Thursday night, 7 at Newport Harbor High
Key Sailors: Sr. WR-CB Landon Gyulay; Jr. LT-DT Ramsey Hufford; Sr. RB-LB Talalelei Teaupa
Key Mustangs: Sr. C Zack Cody; Sr. QB Nathan Perry (187 yards and one TD on 18-of-24 passing); Sr. WR Cole Breeland (three catches for 53 yards)
Breakdown: Newport Harbor, ranked No. 9 in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division poll, starts the season against Trabuco Hills for the third straight year … Sailors will have to slow down the Mustangs' ground game, which produced a 200-yard rusher in their 35-14 win against Newport Harbor last year … Trabuco Hills kicked off the season at home last week, edging Dana Hills, 17-14 … Newport Harbor is 21-4-1 in season openers under Coach Jeff Brinkley, who enters his 27th season with the Sailors … Brinkley said the Sailors and Mustangs are very similar, both have a lot of new faces … Newport Harbor and Trabuco Hills have split their previous four meetings.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza