High School Football Preview: Newport Harbor vs. Los Alamitos

Newport Harbor (2-3) vs. Los Alamitos (5-0)

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

Key Sailors: Sr. WR-CB-KR-PR Quest Truxton (28 catches for 462 yards and six TDs, two INTs returned for TDs); Jr. QB Cole Norris (886 yards, eight TDs and three INTs on 69 of 118 passing); Sr. OT-DT Ramsey Hufford

Key Griffins: Sr. QB Nick Wendell (953 yards, seven TDs and one INT on 64 of 119 passing); Sr. WR Dashawn Gordon (36 catches for 582 yards and seven TDs); Sr. S Sam Corder-Lee (two INTs)

Breakdown: Newport Harbor opens Sunset League play with a hot Los Alamitos team … Los Alamitos, ranked No. 3 in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division poll, is beating teams by an average of 17.4 points per game … Sailors might see the return of linebackers Riley Gaddis (ankle) and Keaton Cablay (concussion), and offensive lineman TJ Tarazevits (foot) … Griffins have lost five of the last six meetings against the Sailors … Newport Harbor has won three of its last four league openers … Game features two legendary coaches, Los Alamitos' John Barnes and Newport Harbor's Jeff Brinkley, who have won 306 and 251 games, respectively.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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