When/where: Friday 7 p.m., at Sage Hill
Key Lightning: Sr. QB-CB CJ McCord (1,504 passing yards, 13 TD passes in 2013); Sr. RB-S Beau Roth (1,144 rushing yards, eight TDs); Jr. S-WR Vince Wetmore; Sr. OL-DL Aaron Kim.
Key Eagles: Sr. WR Joey Cox (965 receiving yards, 10 TDs in 2013); Jr. QB Patrick Glasgow; Jr. RB Braden Stack; Sr. WR Luke Thompson.
Breakdown: The Lightning play their first game under interim coach Tom Kirchmeyer, who is stepping in for J.R. Tolver after he resigned late into the first week of practice to end a five-year tenure at the helm ... McCord and Roth, both first-team All-Academy League honorees in 2013, are a one-two punch offensively for Sage Hill, which comes off a 5-6 season that included the school's first CIF Southern Section playoff appearance since 2010 ... Calvary Chapel, under Coach Chris Cox, finished 7-4 and made the CIF playoffs last season, though it lost its final three games ... Calvary Chapel, which competes in the Orange Coast League with Costa Mesa and Estancia, won last year's meeting, 19-7 and also won the 2012 season opener, 42-20 to snap a string of three-straight season-opening wins for the Lightning ... Kirchmeyer, the Lightning's offensive coordinator the last five seasons, will continue to call plays ... Calvary Chapel has won its last six season openers.
— Barry Faulkner