While much of the lineups Saturday are a mystery, we do know who will be starting under center.
Both coaches have confirmed their starting quarterbacks. Ventura sophomore Antavius Sims and Moorpark sophomore Dalton Botts will give both teams a versatile threat in the backfield.
Sims, who also wants to play cornerback, led the Pirates with 10 rushing touchdowns last year. Botts, who may be the best punter in the state, ran for a 64-yard touchdown in a recent scrimmage. A transfer from Bakersfield College, Botts only punted as a freshman.
On his last snap as a quarterback, Botts ran a keeper 57 yards for a touchdown to clinch Taft Union High's first CIF title in 77 years.
"I'm more than ready," said Botts. "I don't get nervous until we walk onto the field. Once that first snap is taken, I'm going to be fine."
Bittner has been known to use his non-conference schedule to contest some personnel battles and backup quarterbacks Zach Shultis and Jordan Arias also had good camps.
"I've played three quarterbacks in the past," said Bittner, "so don't