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Occ Football:

Perfect Pirates go up against Hornets

October 03, 2008

ORANGE COAST (4-0) VS. FULLERTON (3-1)

When/where: Tonight, 6, at Orange Coast College

Key Pirates: So. QB Taylor Hughes (52 for 83 passing for 641 yards with three TDs, two interceptions); So. TB Kevin Ah-Hi (77 carries, 323 yards rushing, three TDs); So. WR Cameron Hall (17 receptions, 191 yards); So. DE Dean DeLeone (29 tackles, four sacks); So. FS Shad Baichtal (28 tackles, two interceptions).

Key Hornets: Fr. QB Jeff Fleming (42 for 84 passing, 619 yards, nine TDs); So. LB Reid Worthington (27 tackles); Fr. RB Devon McCullough (58 carries, 228 yards, four TDs rushing).

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Breakdown: The Pirates, ranked No. 6 in Southern California and No. 13 in the state, open Southern California Football Assn. American Division play against a Hornets squad ranked No. 5 in SoCal and No. 12 in the state ... Fullerton’s lone loss, a 34-28 setback last week, came against College of the Canyons, ranked No. 3 in the state ... Both teams’ quarterbacks could be in peril as Fullerton and OCC share the division lead with 16 sacks apiece ... OCC ranks last in the seven-team division in scoring offense (26.2 points per game), but No. 1 in scoring defense (11.2 ppg) ... Fullerton ranks second in scoring offense (34.5 ppg), but last in total offense (326 yards per game), just ahead of OCC (329 ypg) ... OCC ranks second in the division in total defense and is tops in the seven-team alliance with a plus-six turnover ratio. No other division team is better than plus-one ... OCC’s Hughes has run for more TDs (four) than he has passed for (three).

— Barry Faulkner


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