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Corona del Mar Football Preview

September 06, 2012

Corona del Mar vs. Western

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Western High

Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Cayman Carter (95 rushing yards, 63 passing); Jr. LB Alex Moore (15 tackles); Sr. WR Troy Reese; Sr. RB Kai Wilson.

Key Pioneers: Jr. RB Lafaele Masaniai (138 rushing yards); Sr. QB Chris Zarate; Sr. RB-LB Kyle Manliguis.

Breakdown: The Sea Kings (0-1) saw their 11-game winning streak in season openers halted by Laguna Hills, which won, 21-12, on Friday ... Western (2-0) has outscored opponents, 16-2, including a 10-0 season-opening win over Costa Mesa ... CdM's nine-point loss was its worst under second-year coach Scott Meyer, who is now 12-3 at the helm ... Carter threw 19 passes and had 19 rushing attempts last week ... CdM, the defending CIF Southern Section Southern Division champion, is ranked No. 2 in the Southern Division ... Western opponents' only points came on an intentional safety late against Katella ... Zarate has two pass completions this season ... Western, under 17th-year coach Toby Howell, had eight wins in its three previous seasons and last made the playoffs in 2008.

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— Barry Faulkner

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