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Week 8 High School Football Preview: Costa Mesa vs. Calvary Chapel

Costa Mesa’s Carlos Aguilar works on line drills during practice on Tuesdasy, August 14.
Costa Mesa High’s Carlos Aguilar works on a line drill during practice on Aug. 14. The Mustangs play Calvary Chapel on Thursday as both teams try to win their first Orange Coast League game.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

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

Key Mustangs: Sr. G/DE Aruna Bijanjan; Jr. RB Bryan Hernandez; So. DE Erick Ibarra; Sr. LB Marcos Aguilar

Key Eagles: Sr. QB Joshua Koth; Sr. RB/SS Zac Sutika; Jr. RB/FS Gavin Price

Breakdown: Something has to give as Costa Mesa and Calvary Chapel, both seeking their first victory of the season, meet in an Orange Coast League game … The Mustangs (0-7, 0-2 in league) went against powerhouse programs in their first two league games and were routed each time, 79-0 by Santa Ana on Sept. 27 and 81-0 by Orange last week … Calvary Chapel (0-7, 0-2) lost 48-0 to Estancia in its league opener and 46-7 against Santa Ana last week … Costa Mesa has not scored more than seven points in a game this season and has been shut out in three straight games, and four of the last five … Calvary Chapel has scored more than seven points just once, in a 61-33 nonleague loss at Torrance Bishop Montgomery on Sept. 21 … Calvary Chapel has won each of the last four league games between the two programs … The Mustangs, who went 0-5 in the league last season, are trying to snap a 13-game losing streak … The Eagles are the home team.


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