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High School Football Preview: Corona del Mar vs. Pacifica

Corona del Mar vs. Pacifica

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Davidson Field

Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB-P Luke Napolitano; Sr. MLB Alex Moore; Sr. C Giovanni Gentosi

Key Mariners: Sr. QB Nick Howard; Sr. WR-CB Josh Nauls; Sr. LB-RB Trever Brown


Breakdown: Corona del Mar opens the season as the two-time defending CIF Southern Section Southern Division champion … Sea Kings are ranked No. 1 in Southern Division preseason poll … Pacifica is expected to be without running back Avery Watson (wrist) … Mariners finished fourth in the Empire League and missed the Southwest Division playoffs for the second straight year … CdM, the reigning Pacific Coast League champion, closed out last season with 10 straight wins … Luke Napolitano gets his first start at quarterback for the Sea Kings.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza