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Battle of the Bay Football Preview

September 13, 2012

Corona del Mar (1-1) vs. Newport Harbor (0-2)

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

Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Cayman Carter (355 yards, one TD and two INTs on 27 of 47 passing, 155 yards and two TDs on 29 carries); Sr. DE Tim Reinhardt (eight tackles, one sack); Jr. SS Charlie Griffin (two INTs, 13 tackles)

Key Sailors: Sr. RB-LB Talalelei Teaupa (224 yards and one TD on 41 carries); Sr. WR-CB Landon Gyulay (six catches for 33 yards); Jr. WR-CB Quest Truxton (five catches for 123 yards and two TDs)

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Breakdown: Corona del Mar, ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, is trying to beat Newport Harbor for the first time in the Battle of the Bay rivalry game since 2006 … Newport Harbor and CdM meet for the 51st time, with the Sailors holding a 37-13 advantage in the series … Sailors look to avoid their first 0-3 start in 31 years … Last year, Newport Harbor rallied to defeat CdM, 29-26, at Orange Coast College … Sailors are the home team at Davidson Field … Both schools enter the game with key injuries: CdM senior running back Kai Wilson (questionable) injured his Achilles tendon and senior outside linebacker James Christian (out) his knee last week, while Newport Harbor senior quarterback Zach Wade suffered a foot injury and is out … If Wilson cannot go, Coach Scott Meyer said sophomore Barrett Barbato will start for Wilson … Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley went with sophomore Cole Norris after Wade went down last week ... CdM has sold out its tickets on the visitors side for the game. But 500 tickets remain for Newport Harbor's side. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Newport Harbor ASB office Friday between 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at (949) 515-6306 ... Time Warner Cable will air the game locally on SoCal Channel 101 Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and again at midnight, as well as on Sunday at 9 p.m. For more information visit, http://www.socal101tv.com.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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