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CIF-SS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

SOUTHERN DIVISION

GARDEN GROVE (11-2) VS. CORONA DEL MAR (11-2)

Where, when: Angel Stadium, Saturday, 2p.m.

TV: Streams live on FoxSportsWest.com Prep Zone

Outlook: The top-seeded Sea Kings, the defending Southern Division champions, are making their fourth appearance in the finals. Corona del Mar beat Beckman, 14-13, in last season's championship game. The Sea Kings, who have a nine-game winning streak, also won titles in 1988 and 1989. Corona del Mar has recorded three consecutive shutouts in the playoffs, over Anaheim, 35-0, Los Amigos, 26-0, and Woodbridge, 25-0, to reach the finals. The third-seeded Argonauts are in the Southern Division finals for the third time in the past four seasons. Garden Grove, which has an eight-game winning streak, beat Beckman, 31-30, in the 2010 final and lost to La Mirada, 49-27, in 2009. Garden Grove, the Garden Grove League champion, also reached the finals in 1945, losing to Downey, 19-6.

GARDEN GROVE LEADERS

QB Angel Martinez: 127 of 204, 1,737 yards, 13 TDs, 8 ints.

RB C.J. Del Real: 166 carries, 1,047 yards, 18 TDs

RB Sione Masoe: 85 carries, 628 yards, 13 TDs

WR Austen Christian: 24 receptions, 389 yards, 6 TDs

DE Josh Huff: 11.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, 2 blocked kicks

LB Bryan Quexel: 76 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 5 blocked kicks

LB Danny Ocampo: 5 interceptions

CORONA DEL MAR LEADERS

QB Cayman Carter: 151 of 261, 1,866 yards, 17 TDs, 6 interceptions, 130 carries, 915 yards, 12 TDs

RB Kai Wilson: 130 car., 1,024 yards, 10 TDs

WR Troy Reese: 52 receptions, 765 yards, 8 TDs

LB Alex Moore: 138 total tackles

DE Tim Reinhardt: 8 sacks

CB Ryan Griffin: 4 interceptions

COACH'S ANALYSIS

Woodbridge coach Rick Gibson guided the Warriors to a 7-6 record and into the Southern Division semifinals. He got a good look at Corona del Mar, losing to the Sea Kings, 33-16, in a Pacific Coast League game, and 25-0 in the Southern semifinals. Woodbridge fell to Garden Grove, 37-30, in a nonleague game. Gibson is in a unique position to dissect the Corona del Mar-Garden Grove matchup.

What Garden Grove must do to win? "QB Angel Martinez is also very athletic. He scrambles extremely well and creates problems when he moves either by running or finding an open receiver. Defensively, they are physical and move well to the ball. Garden Grove is going to have to play mistake-free football and get a couple of turnovers to win."

What Corona del Mar must do to win? "(Quarterback Cayman) Carter is an impact player. (He's) very athletic (with) MVP-of-the-division-type credentials. He does not make many mistakes on his spread option reads. (He) throws the ball well. (Wide receiver Troy) Reese is big and quick with great hands. If you roll up to play the run, he can hurt you deep. Defensively, they are sound and play a great team scheme. They do not give up the big plays. Special teams, their kicker has a range of 45-plus yards. On kickoffs, you very rarely get a chance to return. To win, they just have to keep doing what they have been doing: limit big plays, don't turn ball over and let Carter do what he does, and they will be successful."

Gibson's prediction: Corona del Mar wins, 35-7

GARDEN GROVE

OFFENSE

74 Jeremiah Ailes LT

75 Mahe Liava'a LG

54 Ray Carrion C

71 Seto Cherchian RG

65 Christian

Rodriguez RT

88 Josh Huff TE

26 Austen Christian WR

8 Gabe Carillo WR-K

27 C.J. Del Real RB

46 Maze Masoe FB

7 Angel Martinez QB

DEFENSE

88 Josh Huff DE

65 Christian

Rodriguez DT

46 Maze Masoe DT

51 Gerardo Rodarte DE

55 Josh Vasquez SLB

32 Bryan Quexel MLB

33 Danny Ocampo WLB

12 Sione Masoe SS

25 Alejandro Ceja FS

24 Ezri Calderon CB

2 Semaj Bilal CB

25 Alejandro Ceja P

CORONA DEL MAR

OFFENSE

7 Cayman Carter QB

8 Troy Reese WR

4 Chris Johnstone WR

17 Bo St. Geme WR

11 Cole Martin RB

22 Kai Wilson RB

60 Nick Storm LT

66 Michael Martinez LG

73 Giovanni Gentosi C

52 Brett Olson RG

77 Ian Redman RT

18 Grif Amies K

DEFENSE

9 Tim Reinhardt DE

78 Greg Williford DT

80 Justin Hess DE

54 Hoyt Crance LB

44 Alex Moore LB

6 Alexi Molinari LB

54 Robbie Hoffman LB

28 Barrett Barbato S

3 Charlie Griffin S

10 Ryan Griffin CB

26 Brett Greenlee CB

5 Luke Napolitano P


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