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Week 3 High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Santiago

Week 3 High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Santiago
Estancia High senior running back Trevor Pacheco has been a focal point of the offense during the Eagles' 2-0 start this season. (Drew A. Kelley)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Garden Grove High

Key Eagles: Jr. QB Jaycen Cash (21 of 28 passing for 292 yards and four TDs; 15 carries for 150 yards and three TDs); Sr. RB/FS Trevor Pacheco (46 carries for 558 yards and four TDs; two catches for 25 yards); Jr. TE/LB Gannon Griffin (12 tackles and two fumble recoveries)

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Key Cavaliers: So. RB/MLB Derrick Martin (16 carries for 86 yards and three TDs); Sr. DT Erik Gonzalez (20 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, one sack); Sr. WR/FS Ulises Mendez (six tackles, three INTs, two tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery)

Breakdown: The Estancia offense has been in fourth gear. Through their first two games, the Eagles (2-0) have scored 44.5 points per game. They have scored nine rushing touchdowns, seven of which have been provided by the starting backfield duo of Cash and Pacheco … Pacheco has been unstoppable, averaging 12.1 yards per carry over a pair of 250-yard games. He rushed 15 times for 307 yards against La Quinta last week … Santiago also likes to run the ball. In fact, the Cavaliers (2-0) have yet to complete a pass this season while executing their Wing-T offense. Santiago comes in having won games against Costa Mesa and Century.

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