Corona del Mar (8-2) vs. Anaheim (5-5)
When/where: Thursday night, 7 at Newport Harbor High
Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Cayman Carter (1,541 yards, 13 TDs and six INTs on 117-of-208 passing, 872 yards and 10 TDs on 141 carries); Sr. DE Tim Reinhardt (5 1/2 sacks); Sr. WR Troy Reese (41 catches for 617 yards and seven TDs)
Key Colonists: Jr. RB Josh Tafoya (1,082 yards and five TDs on 158 carries); Jr. QB Hayden Guidry (934 yards, 10 TDs and four INTs on 76-of-151 passing); Jr. WR Golliath Gaddy (31 catches for 464 yards and four TDs)
Breakdown: Corona del Mar begins its CIF Southern Section Southern Division title defense … Top-seeded Sea Kings meet Anaheim for the third time, the previous two meetings came in the postseason, with CdM winning each time … CdM and Anaheim share one common opponent, Western, which lost to the Sea Kings, 34-7, and beat the Colonists, 21-0 … Colonists are making their seven straight playoff appearance, while CdM its third in a row … Last time CdM won back-to-back section titles was in 1988-89 … Sea Kings won the Pacific Coast League title and the Colonists finished third in the Orange League.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza