No. 16 Ventura (1-1) at Santa Barbara City (1-1)
The 48th annual "Big Game"
La Playa Stadium, 6 p.m.
LAST WEEK: Fullerton 40, Ventura 27; Santa Barbara City 30, Antelope Valley 14
SERIES HISTORY: Ventura leads, 26-20-1, in a series that dates back to 1963. Ventura won 35-7 last season.
GAME FACTS: The "Big Game" hasn't been so big lately, considering Ventura has won 11 of the past 12 games between the old rivals by an average margin of 23.6 points. Ventura is No. 4 in rushing (208.0 ypg) and No. 7 in total offense (454.5 ypg), behind the tandem of QB Antavius Sims and RB Michael Davis (27 att., 151 yards, 1 TD). Davis leads Southern California in all-purpose yardage with 243.5 per game. Sims is second in total offense, having completed 40-of-59 passing for 455 yards and 4 TDs and rushed for 215 yards and 1 TD on 46 carries. LB Brendan Daley (21 tackles, 4.5 for losses) leads VC's defense. QB John Uribe (31-of-58 passes, 353 yards, 2 TDs) leads a Santa Barbara offense that has converted 46.9 percent of third downs. RBs Alonzo Winn (40 att., 196 yards, 1 TD) and Michael Douglas (14 att., 68 yards) give the Vaqueros a ground game. Former Buena High star Matt Arve is returning kicks and punts for SBCC. TE Bennie Kirkwood, a Santa Barbara native, caught a TD last week for the Pirates.
No. 10 Hancock (1-1) at Moorpark (0-2)
Griffin Stadium, 6 p.m.
LAST WEEK: Pasadena City 22, Hancock 14; L.A. Pierce 38, Moorpark 36.
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SERIES HISTORY: Moorpark leads, 13-12, in a series dating back to 1971. Hancock won 62-28 last year.
GAME FACTS: After last week's agony, the losing streak is now 13. Although the Raiders see a light at the end of the tunnel, this week it may be the proverbial freight train. Hancock's powerhouse offense was shut out in the second half of last week's surprising loss to Pasadena City. This may be the biggest test of the season for a Raiders defense ranked No. 34 in scoring defense (41.0 ppg), No. 36 in pass defense (319.0 ypg) and No. 23 in rush defense (149.5 ypg) in the 37-team region. Hancock leads the state in rushing (317.0 ypg) and is No. 5 in total offense (518.5 ypg) behind RB Ryan Anglin (28 att., 252 yards, 4 TDs), QB Gavin Kelly (15-of-30 passing, 289 yards, 2 TDs), and RB Scott Cathcart (10 rec., 243 yards, 2 TDs). The Raiders have obviously made strides in its running game (11th, 183.5 ypg), behind William Franklin (19 att., 165 yds, 2 TDs) and Matt Gentle (28 att., 134 yards), and stopping the run. Will it be Dalton Botts (14-of-28 passing, 150 yards, 3 TDs) or Zach Shultis (31-of-56 passing, 347 yards, 3 TDs) at quarterback, throwing to WR Chris Gant (15 rec., 233 yards, 6 TDs), the state's leader in touchdowns?