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Sage Hill Football Preview

August 31, 2012

Sage Hill (0-1) vs. Fairmont Prep (0-0)

When/where: Saturday, 5 p.m. at Yorba Linda High

Key Lightning: Sr. RB/LB/K Joe Melita (138 yards rushing, one TD; 16 tackles and one QB sack); Sr. WR/S Harrison Ray (31 yards receiving; 11 tackles); Soph. QB/CB CJ McCord (154 yards passing, two TDs).

Key Huskies: Jr. QB Bobby Varnadoe; Sr. RB/CB Jay Solanski; Sr. OL/LB Shivum Desai.

Breakdown: The Lightning will be going for their first win of the season after losing their nonleague season opener to Calvary Chapel, 42-20, last week, while Saturday's game is the season opener for Anaheim-based Fairmont Prep ... Sage Hill and Fairmont Prep have played every year since Sage's first varsity season of 2002. The Lightning are 7-3 against Fairmont Prep and have beaten the Huskies the last three years ... Saturday's game is Sage Hill's first at Yorba Linda High, which opened Nathan Shapell Memorial Stadium last year. The stadium can seat about 4,000 and has artificial turf ... The Lightning are looking to avoid their first 0-2 start in program history.

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— Matt Szabo

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