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Sage Hill (0-9, 0-2) vs. St. Margaret's (8-1, 2-0)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Sage Hill.

Key Lightning: Sr. RB Joe Melita (813 rushing yards); Sr. S Harrison Ray; Sr. WR-LB Thomas Fenner.

Key Tartans: So. RB Oscar Gomez (983 yards, 18 TDs rushing); Jr. QB Josh Davis (1,329 yards, 15 TDs passing); Sr. WR Andrew Torok (28 catches, 463 yards, six TDs).

Breakdown: The Tartans, ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division, have won at least a share of their 10th straight Academy League championship and would claim the title outright with a victory ... The Tartans are 10-0 all-time against Sage Hill, which is trying to avoid its first 0-10 season and halt an 11-game losing streak ... St. Margaret's has won five straight and has outscored teams, 300-26, during that streak, including three shutouts ... St. Margaret's has allowed 78 points all season and just 47 points in its eight wins ... Sage Hill has scored 96 in 2012 ... Tartans' senior receiver Scott McGowan (18 catches for 273 yards) is a Newport Beach resident, as is sophomore kicker Charlie Beall (five field goals) ... St. Margaret's lone loss was a 31-17 decision against Laguna Beach.

— Barry Faulkner

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