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Fisher clutch runner for CdM

Daily Pilot High School Football Player of the Week

Standout running back comes through for the second straight week, this time leading Sea Kings to a 22-21 win.

September 22, 2011|By David Carrillo PeƱaloza

"I don't remember any specific people," he said before the names of a couple of Newport Harbor players he faced two years ago came up.

Those same players are looking to extend the Sailors' winning streak in the Battle of the Bay to five games. A win here for Newport Harbor and it bounces back from its first 0-2 start in 29 years.

In the way is Fisher and his offensive line, led by Stark at center and Duddy at right tackle. The Sea Kings run a no-huddle spread offense, but with Fisher in the backfield, the opposition cannot just play the pass.

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If the first three games have taught defenses anything, it is that Fisher, a 5-foot-9, 180-pounder, can run in between the tackles and outside. He has produced 371 yards and five touchdowns on the ground this season.

Four of those touchdowns have come in the Sea Kings' past two come-from-behind victories. They beat the Sailors and the Sea Kings are off to their first 4-0 start in 22 years.

"It's a big game," Fisher said. "Pretty much everyone from each side of the bay goes to the game."

Everyone is sure to hear Erik Fisher's name called by the PA announcer.

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Erik Fisher

Born: March 17, 1994

Hometown: Los Angeles

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 180 pounds

Sport: Football

Position: Running back

Coach: Scott Meyer

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite movie: "Cool Runnings"

Favorite athletic moment: "[Unbeaten] JV season [in 2009]."

Week in review: Fisher scored a six-yard touchdown run and ran in a two-point conversion to lift the Sea Kings to a 22-21 victory against Western and help CdM improve to 3-0. He finished with 174 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries.

david.carrillo@latimes.com

Twitter: @dcpenaloza

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