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Newport Harbor Football Preview

October 20, 2011

Newport Harbor (3-3, 1-0) vs. Huntington Beach (5-1, 1-0)

When/where: Friday night, 7 at Huntington Beach High

Key Sailors: Sr. RB-S Titus Hasson (488 yards and six TDs on 100 carries); Sr. DE-TE Steve Michaelsen; Jr. WR-CB Landon Gyulay (27 catches for 401 yards and four TDs)

Key Oilers: Sr. QB Mike Chislock (1,265 yards, 15 TDs and three INTs on 78-of-142 passing); Sr. WR Ramon Vargas (25 catches for 369 yards and three TDs); Sr. LB Nolan Biegel (50 tackles)

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Breakdown: Newport Harbor has never started 2-0 in the Sunset League since rejoining the league in 2006 … Huntington Beach was picked to finish third in the league this year … A Sailors win here and they will most likely need one more victory to secure one of the league's three guaranteed berths into the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs … The Sailors and Oilers have one common nonleague opponent, Corona del Mar, this year … Newport Harbor defeated host CdM, 29-26, and the Oilers at home lost to CdM, 28-21 … Newport Harbor leads the series against Huntington Beach at 32-19-4.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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