Corona del Mar (10-0) vs. Loara (6-4)
When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Davidson Field
Key Sea Kings: Jr. RB Cole Martin (1,232 yards and 13 TDs on 195 carries); Sr. QB Luke Napolitano (1,644 yards, 15 TDs and eight INTs on 127-of-210 passing, eight rushing TDs); Jr. MLB Hoyt Crance (65 tackles, two sacks, two INTs)
Key Saxons: Sr. QB David Gistlinck (1,772 yards, 24 TDs and three INTs on 118-of-213 passing); Jr. WR Edson Velasquez (38 catches for 471 yards and 12 TDs); So. RB Robert Downs (620 yards and three TDs on 127 carries)
Breakdown: Top-seeded Corona del Mar, Coached by Scott Meyer, opens its CIF Southern Section Southern Division title defense … The Sea Kings aim to win the section crown for an unprecedented third straight year … Loara, which shared third place in the Golden West League, qualified for the postseason as an at-large team … CdM, which wrapped up its first 10-0 regular season in the program's history, has won a school-best 20 straight games dating back to last season … The Saxons, coached by Dean Lappin, previously won a playoff game three years ago … The Sea Kings are 5-0 in games against teams from the Golden West League since 2003 … Loara is 6-0 against CdM, but the schools last met in 1969. The winner will face either Los Amigos or Estancia in the quarterfinals.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza— David Carrillo Peñaloza