When/where: Tonight, 7 at Irvine High
Key Sea Kings: Sr. RB Clay Reinhardt (544 yards, six TDs rushing); Sr. QB Mitch Gardner (727 yards, 11 TDs passing); Sr. WR Brent Gray (19 catches, 360 yards, six TDs); Sr. ILB David Detrick (team-leading 50 tackles); Sr. CB Austin Jones (four INTs).
Key Vaqueros: Sr. QB Jake Day (515 yards passing, team-best 204 yards rushing); Jr. WR-CB Richie Caceras (15 receptions, 164 yards); Sr. WR Rocky Keyhea (12 catches, 102 yards, two TDs).
Breakdown: The Sea Kings (4-4-1, 0-0-1 in the Pacific Coast League) are looking for their first league win since Nov. 14, 2008. Their current six-game PCL winless streak includes a league-opening 29-29 tie with Northwood last week … CdM scored nearly as many touchdowns (seven) in a nonleague win over Magnolia as Irvine (2-3-1, 1-0) has scored this season (eight) … The Vaqueros, who share the league lead with Woodbridge after a 13-2 league-opening defeat of University, are averaging a mere 12.7 points per game, less than half of CdM's 28.8 average … Caceras has scored on a 101-yard interception return and a 72-yard punt return for the Vaqs … Senior Preston Risser (39 tackles), senior Peter Markel (38) and junior Frasier Anderson (38) are additional defensive stalwarts for the Sea Kings … CdM senior Andrew Boehm has nine field goals this season … CdM is surrendering an average of 11 points per game in its four wins, 32 in its other two games … CdM's 21 TDs this season have already surpassed last year's total of 17.
— Barry Faulkner