The Corona del Mar High football team enters the 50th Battle of the Bay with a lot of momentum.
The Sea Kings improved to 3-0 after coming from behind for the second straight week, beating visiting Western, 22-21, Thursday.
Next for CdM, ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, is the biggest game in town against Back Bay rival Newport Harbor (0-2) on Friday at Orange Coast College. The teams are heading in different directions, but the Sailors have won the last four Battle of the Bay meetings.
Coach Scott Meyer, in his first year at CdM, is well aware of how one-sided the rivalry has been.
"It really hasn't been much of a rivalry historically because Newport's dominated the game," Meyer said of the Battle of the Bay, in which Newport Harbor holds a 36-13 series edge. "But our kids will be excited. Kids will have a huge crowd there. Hopefully, it's a good game."