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Corona del Mar (3-0) vs. Newport Harbor (1-1)

September 25, 2008

When/where: Tonight, 7, at Davidson Field

Key Sea Kings: Junior running back Alex Swigert (31 carries for 155 yards and three TDs); senior quarterback Mitch Sands (19 for 37 passing for 234 yards and seven TDs and one interception); senior wide receiver Noah Molnar (five catches for 114 yards and four TDs)

Key Sailors: Senior wide receiver/cornerback/returner JB Green (eight catches for 54 yards and one TD, one rushing TD, 77-yard touchdown kickoff return, 51-yard touchdown punt return); senior Andrew McDonald (21 for 30 passing for 169 yards and one TD and two interceptions); senior running back Danny Miller (15 carries for 124 yards and one TD)

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Breakdown: CdM enters the Battle of the Bay without starting running back/free safety J.D. Abbott. Coach Jason Hitchens said the senior suffered a mild concussion early in the Sea Kings’ 49-20 victory against Troy. Abbott leads CdM with 376 rushing yards and four TDs. Hitchens starts Swigert and Dillon Norton in the backfield. Senior Tyler Haly starts at free safety and junior Michael Borchard is the backup … Senior receiver/outside linebacker Max Haase returns after sitting out last week with a sprained knee … Harbor has won eight of the last nine Battle of the Bay games and leads the series, 33-13.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza


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