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High School Football Preview: Corona del Mar vs. Northwood

November 07, 2013

Corona del Mar (9-0, 4-0) vs. Northwood (3-6, 2-2)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Davidson Field

Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Luke Napolitano (1,429 yards passing, 14 TDs, six INTs); Jr. RB Cole Martin (180 carries for 1,124 yards and 12 TDs); Jr. DE Harrison Carter (36 tackles, six sacks).

Key Timberwolves: Jr. QB Brian Abel (1,450 yards passing, 13 TDs, 13 INTs; 587 rushing yards and six TDs); Sr. WR/DB Addison Damasco (546 yards receiving, five TDs; team-high 89 tackles); Jr. OLB Brett Blackburn (81 tackles).

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Breakdown: Corona del Mar can clinch its first-ever 10-0 regular season by winning on senior night ... Sea Kings, who have won program-record 19 straight games overall, also can clinch their second straight outright league title ... CdM already has clinched Pacific Coast League's top CIF playoff designation since it owns head-to-head tiebreaker over Irvine (3-1 in league) ... CdM remains top-ranked in Southern Division and CalHiSports.com CIF State Bowl Game Division III South Rankings ... Northwood comes into game tied with Woodbridge for third place in league, but Woodbridge owns head-to-head tiebreaker ... Timberwolves would need to upset CdM and have Beckman beat Woodbridge to earn automatic CIF playoff berth, although there is one at-large berth available in the Southern Division ... CdM beat Northwood, 51-14, last year, rushing for 364 yards and five touchdowns ... Last week, Martin became CdM's fourth 1,000-yard rusher in Meyer's three-year tenure.

— Matt Szabo

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