Sage Hill Football Preview

Sage Hill (3-3) vs. St. Margaret's (5-0)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at St. Margaret's

Key Lightning: Jr. RB-LB Beau Roth; Sr. LB-WR-K Will Burns; Jr. QB C.J. McCord.

Key Tartans: Sr. QB Josh Davis; Jr. RB Oscar Gomez; Sr. OLB Jake Hines.

Breakdown: The Tartans are ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division and have won 10 straight Academy League titles ... Sage Hill is 0-11 in the series and has been outscored, 533-52 ... St. Margaret's has posted a 218-3 scoring margin in the last five games against the Lightning, including four shutouts. But the Tartans do not have a shutout this season ... McCord, who exited last week's 37-30 four-overtime win over Silver Valley in the second quarter with a stinger, is expected to return, Coach J.R. Tolver said on Tuesday ... Davis, a third-year starter, has committed to play collegiately at Lafayette ... Gomez earned All-CIF honors last season. He rushed for 360 yards and six TDs in this year's season opener ... Roth leads Sage's ground attack with 507 rushing yards ... Burns, with 63 tackles, is averaging more than 10 per game.

— Barry Faulkner

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