Sage Hill (1-2) vs. Escondido Charter (1-1)
When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Escondido Orange Glen High
Key Lightning: Jr. QB-CB CJ McCord (376 yards, two TDs and one INT on 38 of 71 passing); Jr. RB-LB Beau Roth (152 yards and two TDs on 46 carries); Sr. FS-WR Sam Masarik (nine catches for 104 yards)
Key White Tigers: Sr. QB-CB Kyler Chumbley; Sr. RB-DB Scott Dawson; Sr. OLB Michael Haworth
Breakdown: Sage Hill faces a program that finished last season without a win just like the Lightning … Escondido Charter, a CIF San Diego Section Division 5 program, ended its losing ways with a 48-22 season-opening win against San Diego San Ysidro … Lightning beat Fairmont Prep, 38-7, in the second game of the season, stopping a 13-game skid … Sage Hill plays the first of two consecutive games against Escondido-based programs, the other is at home against Classical Academy … Game features two coaches who played for Mountain West Conference schools, Sage Hill's J.R. Tolver (San Diego State) and Escondido Charter's Mark Carlson (Air Force).
— David Carrillo Peñaloza