Orange Coast Football Preview

Orange Coast (3-6, 1-4) vs. Fullerton (4-4, 3-1)

When/where: Saturday, 6 p.m. at Fullerton High

Key Pirates: So. TB Robert Penny (783 yards, 10 TDs rushing); Fr. QB Cameron Biedgoly (2,277 yards, 11 TDs passing); So. WR Tyler Duncan (738 yards, seven TDs receiving); So. OLB Nick Cody (89 tackles).

Key Hornets: Fr. QB Conor Bednarski (1,888 yards, 18 TDs passing); Fr. RB Ryan Byrd (610 yards, six TDs rushing); Fr. WR Eli Pleasant (515 yards, 10 TDs receiving); So. K Jesse Aguilar (11 for 12 on FGs, 34 for 34 on PATS).

Breakdown: The Pirates close out their season with a Southern Conference game trying to avert a sixth straight loss ... Fullerton is ranked No. 11 in Southern California and No. 25 in the state ... The Hornets are tied for first in conference with Santa Ana, Grossmont and Saddleback ... Ex-Newport Harbor High star Titus Hassan is a freshman DB for the Hornets. His 36 tackles rank fourth on the team and his two interceptions are tied for the team lead ... Penny's 1,428 career rushing yards rank No. 8 in OCC annals. He needs 217 yards to become the third OCC rusher to reach 1,000 in the last four seasons. No OCC runner gained at least 1,000 from 1995 to 2008 ... Duncan's 1,023 career receiving yards rank No. 7 at OCC. He needs 141 to move into the No. 6 spot ... OCC is minus-seven in turnover ratio, while Fullerton is minus-six ... OCC has given up 40 sacks ... In previous 29 seasons, OCC has lost its final six games only twice (2008 and 1996) ... Fullerton leads the series, 34-21-3.

— Barry Faulkner

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