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Week 1 High School Football Preview: Costa Mesa vs. Santiago

Week 1 High School Football Preview: Costa Mesa vs. Santiago
Senior quarterback Blake Juncker, shown during practice on Aug. 14, threw a touchdown pass last week for the Costa Mesa High football team. (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Costa Mesa High

Key Mustangs: Sr. C/DT Carlos Aguilar; Sr. OG/DE Aruna Bijanjan; Sr. QB Blake Juncker

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Key Cavaliers: Sr. RB/SS David Ramirez; Sr. RB/DL Alfredo Mojica; Jr. FS Adam Reyes

Breakdown: Costa Mesa (0-1), led by first-year coach David Gutierrez and coming off a 37-6 loss at San Gabriel Gabrielino, looks to avoid its second 0-2 start in three years when it hosts Sanatiago … Friday’s game is the first of the season for the Cavaliers … Juncker completed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jon Trujillo last week as the Mustangs avoided the shutout … Costa Mesa plays Santiago for the ninth straight year in a nonleague game, and the teams have split the previous eight meetings 4-4 … Santiago beat Costa Mesa 28-7 last year at Garden Grove High … Santiago has not had a winning season or made the playoffs since 2014.

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