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Orange Coast Football Preview

October 14, 2011

Orange Coast (2-3) vs. Riverside (5-0)

When/where: Saturday, 6 p.m. at Orange Coast

Key Pirates: Fr. RB Domenic Betts (908 yards, 10 TDs rushing; 12 catches, 109 yards, one TD receiving); So. C Alec Davis; Fr. OLB Colten Christensen (47 tackles, six for loss, one INT); So. S Derrick Romo (22 tackles, two INTs).

Key Tigers: So. QB Dalton Livingston (1,173 yards, 15 TDs passing); So. WR Sedale Foster (18 catches, 334 yards, seven TDs); So. LB Zaire Anderson (38 tackles, 10.5 for losses); Fr. S Chris Gonzalez (five INTs).

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Breakdown: The Tigers are ranked No. 4 in the state and No. 4 in Southern California and lead the state in scoring offense (52.2 per game) … Riverside is second in the 37-school Southern California Football Assn. in scoring defense (15.4 points per game) … Betts ranks No. 1 in the state and the nation in rushing yards per game (181.6) and his 10 rushing TDs lead the state … Riverside ranks No. 1 in the SCFA in passing efficiency … OCC ranks No. 1 in the SCFA in rushing (307.4 yards per game), but RCC ranks No. 2 in the SCFA in rushing defense (41.8 yards per game) … RCC returns 19 starters from a team that went 10-1 and won the East Conference crown in 2010 … This is the East Conference opener for both teams … OCC is coming off a bye after winning, 38-17, at San Diego Mesa on Oct. 1 … RCC leads the SCFA in turnover ratio (plus-13) … RCC Coach Tom Craft won three state titles as head coach at Palomar and one as offensive coordinator at Mt. San Antonio … He also was head coach at San Diego State.

— Barry Faulkner

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