The Estancia High football roster in the game program did not list a No. 69, but there was no way anyone could have missed Adahir Aguilera's contribution to the Eagles' 45-0 nonleague win over Ocean View on Friday.
Aguilera, a senior offensive guard and linebacker turned in one big play after another.
"He's one of our key returners from last year, and he's a big key for us on defense," said Eagles' Coach Mike Bargas, who termed Aguilera's absence from the program an oversight. "He had a very good game at Ocean View."
The six-foot, 240-pound Aguilera was credited with eight solo tackles and two assists Friday. One of those assists came early in the game when he and lineman Bryan Arriola sacked Ocean View quarterback Dallas Broge for a four-yard loss.
Midway through the third quarter, Aguilera put a hit on Broge that altered his pass attempt and the ball was intercepted by Estancia's Cole Mensinger.
It was one of three interceptions for the Eagles (2-0), who posted their second consecutive shutout to start the season.
"He was flying around out there," Bargas said of Aguilera. "He did a real good job both ways (offense, defense). He was a man inspired."
Corona del Mar High senior kicker Grif Amies had a notable varsity debut Friday in the Sea Kings' 34-7 nonleague win at Western.
Amies, who transferred from Newport Harbor last year, but was granted only junior varsity eligibility, kicked a 52-yard field goal to cap the scoring, opened the scoring with a 22-yard field goal, was perfect on four conversion kicks and boomed three kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.
CdM Coach Scott Meyer said Monday he was awaiting confirmation that Amies' 52-yarder was a school record.
A 21-13 nonleague loss to Katella on Friday was frustrating for Costa Mesa High, which was unable to come all the way back from a 21-3 halftime deficit.
Katella junior running back TJ Ashmeade was a big reason why the Knights built that lead. Ashmeade tallied 144 yards on 18 carries in the first half. His first two carries, on back-to-back plays in Katella's first offensive series, produced 27 and 23 yards, respectively.
Ashmeade finished with 176 yards and a touchdown. Costa Mesa Coach Wally Grant took responsibility after the game.
"They started doing some unbalanced stuff, and I didn't prepare our kids for that," Grant said. "[Katella Coach] Fred [DiPalma] did a great job of catching us in a set that we weren't ready for. They hurt us in the first half, and we went in there and made the adjustments in the second half.
"We've got a good defense, and I didn't prepare them for what I knew was coming."
Ashmeade had six carries for 32 yards in the second half, before aggravating a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.
For the second straight year, Newport Harbor High has begun 0-2.
The Sailors fell at home, 42-7, to Loyola of Los Angeles on Friday. The loss was their worst at Davidson Field against a nonleague opponent during Jeff Brinkley's 27 years as Newport Harbor's coach.
The previous time Newport Harbor started 0-2 in consecutive seasons was in 1981-82.
The Sailors will try to avoid their first 0-3 start under Brinkley when they play host to rival Corona del Mar on Friday in the Battle of the Bay at 7 p.m.