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Newport Harbor Football Preview

October 11, 2012

Newport Harbor (2-4, 0-1) vs. Fountain Valley (3-3, 0-1)

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

Key Sailors: So. QB Cole Norris (603 yards, five TDs passing); Sr. WR Landon Gyulay (22 receptions, 291 yards); Jr. WR Quest Truxton (19 catches, 291 yards, four TDs); Jr. DL Ramsey Hufford.

Key Barons: Sr. QB Chris d'Entremont (1,061 yards, 12 TDs passing; Sr. WR Jason Baker (24 catches, 374 yards, five TDs); Sr. WR Wyatt Christensen (21 catches, 298 yards, two TDs).

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Breakdown: The Sailors are off to their worst start since 1995, when they opened 2-5 ... The Barons have lost two straight, including a 13-10 setback to Huntington Beach in the Sunset League opener ... The Tars, who dropped their league opener, 35-0, to Edison, have scored seven points in the last six quarters and are averaging just more than 16 points per game, fewest among Sunset League teams ... Newport Harbor is 6-2 against Fountain Valley since 2004 and has outscored the Barons, 217-101 during that stretch ... Newport Harbor senior tailback-outside linebacker Talalelei Teaupa (724 yards, five TDs rushing) left last week's game with a bruised kidney ... d'Entremont has thrown only three interceptions in 142 attempts ... The 163 points Newport Harbor has allowed are the most of any Sunset League team.

— Barry Faulkner

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