The Huntington Beach football team sailed over a frustrating hurdle last week. On Thursday, the Oilers will attempt to clear a second one.
The lead in the Sunset League standings is at stake at 7 p.m. at Cap Sheue Field when Huntington takes on Edison in the latest showdown in the championship race. Both teams enter Thursday's game 2-0 in league. Huntington is on a five-game win streak and is 6-1; Edison has won two straight and is 5-2.
The Chargers are ranked 10th in this week's CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division poll. Huntington comes in unranked.
"It's going to be exciting game," Huntington Beach Coach Eric Lo said. "We're really excited to be playing Edison. They always do a great job of coaching their guys up. This definitely is a big one for both teams."
Huntington finds itself in a rare spot: - playing for the league lead at the midway point of the league race. The Oilers took a giant stride forward in the standings Friday by knocking off Newport Harbor. The Oilers' resounding 35-7 victory was their first over the Sailors since 1991.