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Week 7 High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Saddleback

Week 7 High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Saddleback
Estancia High senior running back Trevor Pacheco (10), shown celebrating a touchdown with teammate Hayden Pearce on Sept. 27 against Calvary Chapel, needs just 23 rushing yards Friday night to hit the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight year. (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Segerstrom High

Key Eagles: Jr. QB Jaycen Cash (52 of 98 passing for 813 yards, seven TDs and three INTs; 56 carries for 385 yards and seven TDs); Sr. RB/CB Trevor Pacheco (103 carries for 977 yards and nine TDs; six catches for 78 yards; 10 tackles); Sr. WR/CB Nathan Guyot (20 catches for 314 yards and two TDs; 25 tackles); Jr. LB Nathan Pacheco (53 tackles)

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Key Roadrunners: Sr. RB/DE Joseph Melgoza; Sr. WR/S Jaime Valdovinos; Jr. DE Kristian Valenzuela

Breakdown: Estancia (4-2, 1-0 in league) looks for its second straight win to open Orange Coast League play as it travels to play Saddleback (1-5, 0-1) … This is Estancia’s second straight game at Segerstrom High. That’s where Estancia, ranked No. 9 in CIF Southern Section Division 13, beat Calvary Chapel 48-0 last week in its Orange Coast League opener … Trevor Pacheco, who only played on defense the previous week against Laguna Beach due to an ankle injury, returned at running back against Calvary Chapel and produced 24 carries for 216 yards and three touchdowns …. Pacheco needs just 23 rushing yards to hit the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight year. He had 1,500 rushing yards last season … Saddleback lost 62-0 to Orange last week in its league opener and has lost seven of its last nine Orange Coast League games overall … Estancia beat Saddleback 48-27 last year behind four total touchdowns from Trevor Pacheco, two rushing and two receiving.

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