ANAHEIM —The Corona del Mar High football team blew off more than steam after suffering its first loss of the season last week.
The Sea Kings returned to the field Saturday night and blew out Magnolia, 52-13, at Western High. It is hard to believe CdM actually trailed after the first play from scrimmage went for a touchdown in the nonleague game.
CdM (4-1), ranked ninth in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, responded with a much-needed victory after losing the Battle of the Bay last week at Newport Harbor.
The Sea Kings head into a bye next week before opening Pacific Coast League play. Coach Jason Hitchens is not a big fan of taking a break before league.
Hitchens is well aware of what happened after the Sea Kings had their bye before the league opener last year. They went winless in league for the first time since 1997.