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High School Football Preview: Newport Harbor vs. La Habra

November 21, 2013

Newport Harbor (6-5) vs. La Habra (10-1)

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

Key Sailors: Sr. WR-CB-KR-PR Quest Truxton (55 catches for 949 yards and 12 TDs, two INTs returned for TDs); Sr. OT-DT Ramsey Hufford; Jr. QB Cole Norris (2,072 yards, 18 TDs and six INTs on 152 of 260 passing)

Key Highlanders: So. QB Eric Barriere (2,148 yards, 27 TDs and five INTs on 122 of 208 passing); Jr. RB Carlos Martin (1,005 yards and 14 TDs on 148 carries); Sr. WR Elijah Carter (38 catches for 548 yards and three TDs)

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Breakdown: Newport Harbor plays host to top-seeded La Habra in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs … La Habra has won three of the last five Southwest Division titles … Sailors expect Chance Siemonsma, a junior tailback and safety, to return after he missed last week's first-round game at Dana Hills with a leg injury … Highlanders' lone setback came against Mission Viejo, which is currently 11-0 and ranked No. 5 in the state by CalHiSports.com … Newport Harbor is making its second straight quarterfinals appearance … First meeting between two great coaches, Newport Harbor's Jeff Brinkley and La Habra's Frank Mazzotta, while at their respective schools … Brinkley has led the Sailors to three section titles in 28 years and Mazzotta six in 16 years.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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