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High School Football Preview: Newport Harbor vs. Marina

October 31, 2013

Newport Harbor (4-4, 2-1) vs. Marina (1-7, 0-3)

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

Key Sailors: Jr. QB Cole Norris; Sr. WR Quest Truxton; Sr. OT-DT Ramsey Hufford; Jr. LB Riley Gaddis.

Key Vikings: Sr. QB Daylan Harmeyer; Jr WR Jacob Lopez; Sr. LB James Myers; Jr. WR Josh Gordon.

Breakdown: The Sailors are ranked No. 7 in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division and are tied for first in the Sunset League with Edison, Los Alamitos and Fountain Valley ... A win would give the Sailors their first two-game winning streak of the season ... Marina has lost six in a row and is on a 44-game league losing streak ... The Tars have won the last 12 meetings between the two, outscoring the Vikings by an average of 32-6 in that span ... Newport Harbor is 27-4-3 all-time against Marina and has blanked the Vikings nine times, five since 2001 ... The Tars have won their ninth game of the season the last 29 years ... Norris has thrown for 1,452 yards and 14 TDs with only four interceptions ... Truxton has 47 receptions for 735 yards and eight TDs ... Harmeyer, an Edison transfer, has thrown for 1,471 yards and 11 TDs with five interceptions ... Myers leads the Vikings with 94 tackles, averaging 13.4 per game in his seven games.

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— Barry Faulkner

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