High School Football Preview: Sage Hill vs. Brethren Christian

Sage Hill (3-4, 0-1) vs. Brethren Christian (4-2, 1-1)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Sage Hill

Key Lightning: Jr. RB-LB Beau Roth (596 yards and three TDs on 147 carries); Sr. FS-WR Sam Masarik (20 catches for 230 yards and one TD); Jr. QB C.J. McCord (562 yards, two TDs and one INT on 57-of-110 passing)

Key Warriors: Sr. QB Jack McInally (1,699 yards, 17 TDs and seven INTs on 86-of-146 passing); Sr. WR Austin Gorrell (35 catches for 665 yards and eight TDs); Jr. WR Brandon Bryson (18 catches for 424 yards and four TDs)

Breakdown: Sage Hill, which is coming off a bye, looks to win its first Academy League game in two years … Brethren Christian opened league play last week at home and lost to defending league champion St. Margaret's, 21-10 … Lightning kicked off league two weeks ago with a 48-7 setback at St. Margaret's … Sage Hill has dropped six straight league contests dating back to 2011 … Brethren Christian has finished second in league in each of the last two seasons … Lightning have won every time after a loss this year … Brethren Christian is averaging 32.6 points per game, while Sage Hill is allowing 27.1 … Sage Hill's last win against Brethren Christian came three years ago.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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