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Corona del Mar Football Preview

September 27, 2012

Corona del Mar (2-2) vs. Cypress (3-1)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Newport Harbor

Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Cayman Carter (628 yards passing, 364 rushing); Sr. LB Alex Moore (50 tackles); Sr. WR Trey Reese (15 catches, 177 yards); Sr. DB Charlie Griffin (24 tackles, two INTs).

Key Centurions: Sr. TB Jake Brito (589 yards, five TDs rushing); Sr. QB Jesse Dages (297 yards, four TDs passing); So. WR Quinten Pounds (13 catches, 116 yards, three TDs); Sr. LB Nathan Mills.

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Breakdown: The Sea Kings are ranked No. 4 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, but are on a two-game losing streak ... Cypress is 32-8 the last four seasons and its only 2012 loss was an 11-9 verdict against El Modena ... Both teams have wins over Western this season, CdM's by a 34-7 margin and the Centurions by a 23-10 spread last week ... First-year Cypress Coach Bob Burt, 71, earned his 200th win Sept. 14 and is now 201-135-5 in 26 seasons as a prep head coach. He was head coach at Cal State Northridge from 1868 to 1994 and was an assistant at Cal State Fullerton, Hawaii and UCLA ... Cypress has two turnovers in four games ... CdM has scored 79 points and allowed 79 points this season ... Brito, who has a scholarship offer from Nevada, has produced 74% of Cypress' 795 rushing yards ... Brito is averaging 147 yards per game and six per carry ... Cypress leads the series, 3-2, with the teams alternating victories since 2000.

— Barry Faulkner

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