Sage Hill Football Preview

Sage Hill (0-7) vs. Brethren Christian (4-3)

When/where: Thursday, 7 p.m. at Ocean View High

Key Lightning: Sr. RB/LB Joe Melita (530 yards on 68 carries, two TDs); Sr. WR/DL Thomas Fenner; Soph. QB/DB CJ McCord (241 yards passing, four TDs, three INTs).

Key Warriors: Jr. QB Jack McInally (1,441 yards passing, 25 TDs, five INTs); Sr. WR/LB Austin Gorrell (399 yards receiving, four TDs); Soph. WR Guy Demazelier (344 yards receiving, eight TDs).

Breakdown: The game is the Academy League opener for both teams ... Sage Hill is coming off its bye ... McCord, who broke his elbow in the second game of the season against Fairmont Prep, returned in the Lightning's 46-0 loss to Mountain View Christian two weeks ago ... The Lightning, who have been shut out twice, have not scored more than 13 points in a game since the Fairmont Prep contest Sept. 1 ... Brethren Christian defeated Sage Hill, 48-7, in the teams' league meeting last year.

— Matt Szabo

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