IRVINE — Someone walked over to Coach Scott Meyer during the football game to explain the overtime rule in the Pacific Coast League, just in case Corona del Mar High played overtime.
The rule changed from last year, when the league did not have overtime when two teams were tied at the end of regulation.
Meyer was just happy the Sea Kings didn't get to overtime on Thursday night.
His defense didn't allow Northwood to tie CdM for the second straight year in a league opener. The Sea Kings hung on for a 17-10 victory at Irvine High.
The road to CdM defending its league title began on a positive note in Meyer's first season in charge.
The Sea Kings (5-1), ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, looked rusty at the start, falling behind, 10-0. They were coming off a bye week, whereas No. 7 Northwood (2-4) played last week.