Orange Coast Football Preview

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

When/where: Saturday, 7 p.m. at OCC

Key Pirates: So. OLB Nick Cody (60 tackles); Fr. MLB Chris Aguilar (54 tackles); So. RB Robert Penny (128 carries, 608 yards, nine TDs rushing); So. WR Tyler Duncan (21 catches, 379 yards, three TDs).

Key Dons: Fr. LB Marc Millan (37 tackles, 4.5 sacks); So. WR Joshua Webb (28 catches, 527 yards, nine TDs); Fr. QB Hayden Gavett (1,112 yards, 11 TDs passing).

Breakdown: Heading into this Southern Conference game, OCC has lost two straight and Santa Ana has won two in a row ... The 101 points OCC allowed the last two games was topped only once in school history (104 in 1999) when it comes to opponents' point productivity in back-to-back games ... This is the 62nd meeting between the two schools, with OCC leading the series, 32-29 ... The two teams have split their last 10 meetings and Santa Ana has an all-time points advantage of 1,152 to 1,120 ... Only three players in the state have more tackles than OCC linebacker Nick Cody ... The Pirates are minus-five in turnover ratio, while the Dons are even in 2012 ... The rivals play for something called the Victory Flag ... Both teams' offenses are averaging 423 yards per game ... OCC freshman Buzzy Yokoyama has 12 catches for 217 yards and four TDs in the last two games ... Santa Ana sophomore kicker Dillan Freiberg (six field goals in 2012) is a Newport Harbor High product ... OCC sophomore kicker Jackson Dionne has three field goals this year after booting 10 in 2011 ... Santa Ana's leading rusher, Areseo Lakey (434 yards), did not play in Dons' last game.

— Barry Faulkner

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