When/where: Thursday, 7 p.m. at Estancia High
Key Lightning: Jr. QB-CB CJ McCord; Jr. RB-LB Beau Roth; Sr. FS-WR Sam Masarik
Key Eagles: Sr. RB Luke Kaeser; Sr. QB Danny Mattero; Sr. TE Nick Meldrum
Breakdown: Sage Hill and Calvary Chapel look to kick off the season on a winning note after they both ended last year on long losing streaks … Lightning are on a 12-game skid dating back to 2011 … Eagles dropped their final five games of 2012 … Lightning opened last season with a 42-20 loss to Calvary Chapel … Calvary Chapel has a new coach in Chris Cox … J.R. Tolver is 3-1 in season openers as Sage Hill's coach.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza