Corona del Mar (5-2, 2-0) vs. Irvine (4-3, 1-1)

When/where: Thursday night, 7 at Irvine High

Key Sea Kings: Sr. QB Cayman Carter (1,040 yards, five TDs and five INTs on 82-of-151 passing, 695 yards and eight TDs on 104 carries); Sr. RB Kai Wilson (370 yards and four TDs on 57 carries); Sr. WR Troy Reese (28 catches for 370 yards and three TDs)

Key Vaqueros: Jr. RB-LB Gary Renteria (346 yards and three TDs on 73 carries); Sr. WR Adam Searl (20 catches for 222 yards and one TD); Jr. QB Ryan Goodman (654 yards, seven TDs and five INTs on 67-of-159 passing)

Breakdown: Corona del Mar's first three Pacific Coast League opponents are ranked in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll … Sea Kings are No. 3 and their latest foe, Irvine, is No. 5 … CdM has beaten Irvine in four of the past five meetings … Sea Kings are coming off a 51-14 win against Northwood … The 51 points are the most the team has scored under Scott Meyer's two years as CdM's coach … Vaqueros snapped a three-game losing streak last week with a 29-21 victory against University … Sea Kings, the defending Southern Division champions, can move closer to clinching one of the league's three automatic playoff berths with a win.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza