Saturday Night Lights in Orange County

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The Daily Pilot’s Matt Szabo captured the moment at of one of the great prep rivalries in Southern California with this snapshot from Saturday night’s “Battle of the Bay.” The hosts, Corona del Mar, prevailed for the first time since 2010 over their decades-long rivals Newport Harbor holding on for a 9-7 win in front of a “capacity” crowd under the lights.

Szabo and the OC Register’s Dan Albano share the of the passions of the night including some none-too-subtle digs at the Sailors’ recruiting past by CdM coach Barry O’Dea in a post-game interview.

Both the Sailors and Sea Kings will take part in the important S&R Sport Southern California Tournament, also featuring top ranked Harvard-Westlake, October 10-11.