Newport Harbor (0-1) vs. Los Angeles Loyola (2-0)
When/where: Friday night, 7 at Newport Harbor High
Key Sailors: Sr. WR-CB Landon Gyulay (three catches for eight yards); Jr. WR-CB Quest Truxton (three catches for 96 yards and two TDs); Sr. RT-DT Zach Cornwell
Key Cubs: Sr. RB Wyatt Bradford (307 yards and seven TDs on 37 carries); Sr. CB-WR Cameron Walker (two catches for 56 yards and one TD); Jr. RB Nico Evans (189 yards on 19 carries)
Breakdown: Newport Harbor faces Loyola for the fourth straight year … Sailors are 2-1 against the Cubs in the last three meetings … Loyola's 27-0 win last year at Newport Harbor marked the first time the Sailors began 0-2 under Coach Jeff Brinkley, who's now in his 27th season at the school … Loyola is trying to begin the year 3-0 for the second consecutive year … Newport Harbor remained ranked No. 9 in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division poll despite dropping its season opener at home to Trabuco Hills, 27-21, last week … Both programs love to pound the ball … Cubs feature tailback Wyatt Bradford and Sailors have Talalelei Teaupa.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza