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Sunset League battles begin

October 14, 2004

For the next five weeks, it will be an all out war in the race for

the 2004 Sunset League football championship.

With the nonleague portion of the schedule now a thing of the

past, five schools will battle it out for Sunset supremacy, and it

all begins tonight when Marina travels to face Los Alamitos and

Esperanza hosts Fountain Valley.

On Friday, Edison entertains Huntington Beach and in Golden West

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League action, Ocean View visits Estancia.

TONIGHT'S GAME

Marina (0-5) vs. Los Alamitos (4-1)

(at Veterans Stadium, 7 p.m.)

Marina gets the chance at a fresh start to the second half of the

season when it takes on powerful Los Alamitos, which shared the 2003

league championship with Edison and Fountain Valley.

The Vikings didn't win a game the first five weeks of the season,

but came close last week in a 27-21 loss to Paramount.

Marina's five nonleague opponents went a combined 20-5.

Los Alamitos is riding a three-game winning streak since a Sept. 9

loss to top-ranked and undefeated Mission Viejo, and have outscored

those three opponents, 126-14.

In fact, Mission Viejo is a common opponent between the two

schools: Los Al fell to the Diablos, 55-21, and Marina was shutout

out by the Diablos, 50-0, on Sept. 24.

Last year's score: Los Alamitos 28, Marina 0

FRIDAY'S GAMES

Huntington Beach (4-0-1) vs. Edison (4-1)

(at Huntington Beach High, 7 p.m.)

It's homecoming for Edison, which has had an extra week to prepare

for this important Sunset opener.

Huntington Beach literally is rolling into this game, having

scored an average of 40 points in each of its four victories.

Edison is coming off a bye and hasn't played since a 20-14 loss to

Mater Dei on Oct. 1.

Last year's score: Edison 35, Huntington Beach 0

The Chargers-Oilers Series

'70 - Chargers 27, Oilers 0

'71 - Oilers 7, Chargers 6

'76 - Chargers 26, Oilers 6

'77 - Chargers 28, Oilers 17

'78 - Chargers 28, Oilers 10

'79 - Chargers 37, Oilers 3

'80 - Chargers 28, Oilers 0

'81 - Chargers 34, Oilers 3

'82 - Chargers 21, Oilers 16

'83 - Oilers 24, Chargers 10

'84 - Chargers 27, Oilers 7

'85 - Chargers 28, Oilers 14

'86 - Chargers 42, Oilers 7

'87 - Chargers 7, Oilers 6

'88 - Chargers 21, Oilers 8

'89 - Chargers 2, Oilers 0

'90 - Chargers 16, Oilers 10

'91 - Chargers 21, Oilers 14

'92 - Oilers 17, Chargers 0

'93 - Oilers 10, Chargers 7

'94 - Chargers 34, Oilers 7

'95 - Chargers 19, Oilers 16

'96 - Chargers 35, Oilers 14

'97 - Chargers 30, Oilers 7

'98 - Oilers 24, Chargers 24

'99 - Chargers 35, Oilers 14

'00 - Chargers 28, Oilers 10

'01 - Chargers 66, Oilers 19

2002 -- Chargers 32, Oilers 7

2003 -- Chargers 35, Oilers 0

(Edison leads series, 25-4-1)

Ocean View (1-4, 0-1) vs. Estancia (2-3, 0-1)

(at Orange Coast College, 7 p.m.)

Both teams are 0-1 in Golden West League play, and neither can

afford another loss if it hopes to stay in playoff contention.

Ocean View was blanked in its league opener last week by

Saddleback, 29-0. The Seahawks' lone win this year came at the

expense of Century, 10-9.

Ocean View has been shut out the past two weeks and has scored

just 44 points in five games.

Estancia stepped out of league play last week and was defeated by

host Garden Grove, 41-34.

The Eagles are on a two-game losing skid.

Last year's score: Estancia 35, Ocean View 30

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