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Newport Harbor Football Preview

November 09, 2011

Newport Harbor (5-4, 3-1 in league) vs. Edison (7-2, 4-0)

When/where: Thursday night, 7 at Newport Harbor High

Key Sailors: Sr. DE Steve Michaelsen; Sr. RB-S Titus Hasson (919 yards and nine TDs on 173 carries); Jr. WR-CB Landon Gyulay (36 catches for 521 yards and four TDs)

Key Chargers: Sr. QB Chase Favreau (1,426 yards, 13 TDs and five INTs on 89-of-159 passing); Sr. WR-CB Sedric Hill (23 catches for 438 yards and four TDs); Sr. LB-TE Bryce Campbell (94 tackles)

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Breakdown: Newport Harbor needs a victory in the regular-season finale to claim a share of the Sunset League title … The Sailors last split the league crown three years ago … Edison, ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division, can clinch its first outright Sunset League title since 1990 with a win or a Huntington Beach loss against Fountain Valley … The Sailors and Huntington Beach are tied for second place in league ... Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley and Edison Coach Dave White are in their 26th year at the helm of their respective schools … Edison is 5-0 against the Sailors under White, winning by an average of 30 points per game … Newport Harbor last defeated the Chargers in 1979.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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