For five local prep football teams, the prelude is over. Now, it's onto the races.
Beginning today and continuing through the next month, six teams — Edison, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Marina, among them — will duke it out to determine supremacy in the Sunset League, and six other teams — including Ocean View — will clamor about to decide who's king of the Golden West League.
The weekend kicks off tonight with Marina facing Edison and Ocean View taking on Orange at 7 p.m. On Friday, Fountain Valley hosts Los Alamitos in its homecoming game and Huntington Beach travels to meet Newport Harbor, both games also at 7 p.m.
The following is a preview of this weekend's action:
Edison (3-2) vs. Marina (3-2), 7 p.m. tonight at Huntington Beach High: Edison is coming off a bye week and Marina is enjoying its best start to a season since 2003, as the teams collide tonight at Sheue Field. With three wins under its belt, Marina has already equaled its win total of the last two years.