Football: South Coast League title at stake tonight
If any game figures to produce a lot of points tonight it's the South Coast League showdown between El Toro and Mission Viejo. These two offensive juggernauts have been on a collision course for five weeks and now it's time to find out which is better.
Mission Viejo (9-0), ranked fourth in the Southland by The Times, is averaging 51.8 points per game behind USC-bound receiver Max Redfield, who had 10 catches for 182 yards in last week's 35-12 rout of Trabuco Hills. He also made six tackles on defense. The Diablos are hardly a one-man act, however. Quarterback Ian Fieber, a junior transfer from Orange Lutheran, has plenty more weapons--like wide receiver Sean Modster and running back Alex Suchesk, both transfers from Santa Margarita.
El Toro (9-0), ranked eighth by The Times, is no slouch at 47.2 points per game. Utah commit Conner Manning averages nearly 400 yards per game through the air with 38 TDs and three interceptions. His primary targets are Dominic Collins (77 catches for 979 yards) and Cody White (54 catches, 765 yards). Jacob Furnari paces the ground attack with 5.2 yards per carry. The pressure will be on the Chargers' defense to force a few turnovers and not give up big plays.
Both teams can score quickly and from anywhere and this could come down to whichever team has the ball last. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. so log on to Varsity Times Insider for scoring updates during the game.
-- Steve Galluzzo