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Week 9 High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Santa Ana

Week 9 High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Santa Ana
Estancia High running back Trevor Pacheco (10), seen running against Orange on Oct. 12, has rushed for 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. (Christine Cotter)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Santa Ana Stadium

Key Eagles: Sr. RB/CB Trevor Pacheco (138 carries for 1,169 yards and 12 TDs; 11 catches for 133 yards and one TD; 10 tackles); Jr. QB Jaycen Cash (68 of 134 passing for 1,123 yards, 10 TDs and four INTs; 73 carries for 493 yards and nine TDs); Sr. WR/CB Nathan Guyot (22 catches for 355 yards and two TDs; 37 tackles, two INTs, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, one force fumble)

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Key Saints: Sr. QB Julian Gomez (67 of 107 passing for 967 yards, three TDs and one INT; 33 carries for 286 yards and one TD); Sr. RB/DB/KR/PR Drew Ramirez (102 carries for 973 yards and three TDs; 31 catches for 343 yards; 26 tackles); Sr. TE/DE Nick Larriva (12 catches for 216 yards and one TD; 37 tackles, six sacks)

Breakdown: Estancia faces an Orange Coast League favorite for the second consecutive week … Santa Ana (6-2, 3-0 in league), ranked No. 4 in the CIF Southern Section Division 8 poll, is tied for first place with Orange (7-1, 3-0), which won 49-18 at Estancia last week, handing the Eagles their first league setback … Estancia (5-3, 2-1), No. 10 in Division 13, is in third place, a game ahead of fourth-place Calvary Chapel (1-7, 1-2). Estancia owns the head-to-head tiebreaker against Calvary Chapel … The Saints, who won the Golden West League title the previous two years, have won 14 straight games in league play … The Eagles wrap up the regular season against Costa Mesa in the Battle for the Bell rivalry game on Oct. 26, while Santa Ana has a showdown with Orange.

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