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Corona del Mar vs. Woodbridge

October 29, 2010

When/where: Tonight, 7 at Newport Harbor High

Key Sea Kings: Sr. RB Clay Reinhardt (701 yards, eight TDs rushing; 178 yards, two TDs receiving); Sr. QB Mitch Gardner (866 yards, 13 TDs passing); Sr. ILB David Detrick (56 tackles); Jr. OLB Frazier Anderson (48 tackles); Sr. ILB Preston Risser (47 tackles).

Key Warriors: Sr. TB Jalen Craver (1,075 yards rushing, 11 TDs rushing and receiving); Sr. QB Max Neser (1,135 yards, 14 TDs passing, 590 yards, 11 TDs rushing); Sr. TE Nick Gstrein (27 catches, 316 yards, six TDs); Sr. DE Kyle Kelley (65 tackles, 15 sacks).

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Breakdown: The Sea Kings (5-1-1, 1-0-1 in the Pacific Coast League) are ranked No. 4 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, one spot behind the Warriors (5-2, 2-0) … A victory would give CdM at least a share of the league lead, while a loss would significantly damage the Sea Kings' PCL title hopes … Woodbridge was 2-18 in the Sea View League the last four seasons, before returning to the PCL in which it last competed in 1989 … Craver, averaging 9.1 yards per carry, earned Southern Section Division III track titles in the 200 and 400 meters, as well as the 1,600 relay last spring … The 6-foot-4, 254-pound Gstrein has 76 receptions the last two seasons for 857 yards and nine touchdowns …Gardner has thrown nine touchdown passes and just one interception the last four games and has thrown for 13 TDs with just two picks this season … Longtime Woodbridge Coach Rick Gibson calls Neser, who is a run-pass threat in the spread option, one of the best quarterbacks he has ever had … Woodbridge is averaging 39.4 points per game … Both teams have wins over Troy this season. Woodbridge earning a 36-14 triumph on Oct. 1 and CdM prevailing, 27-7, on Sept. 16 … Woodbridge leads the series, 7-4-3 … The three ties came in consecutive years from 1990 to 1992.

— Barry Faulkner

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