Estancia vs. Costa Mesa

When/where: Tonight, 7 at Estancia High

Key Eagles: So. Robert Murtha (1,436 yards rushing, 16 TDs); Sr. KR Matt Carlyle (two 92-yard kickoff returns for TDs); Sr. LB Eduardo Lopez (84 tackles);

Key Mustangs: Jr. QB Nathan Alvis (1,305 yards passing, 12 TDs, 10 rushing TDs); Sr. LT-DT Andrew Albers; Sr. KR-CB-RB DaSean Grayson (five total TDs)

Breakdown: More is at stake than city bragging rights and a rib dinner when Estancia plays host to Costa Mesa in the 44th edition of the Battle for the Bell game, which closes out the regular season for both schools … Eagles are 4-0 in Orange Coast League play and are looking to claim their first outright league title since 1989, when they finished undefeated in the Sea View League … Estancia has already grabbed a share of the league crown, a win or a Godinez (3-1 in league) loss to Calvary Chapel ensures the utright championship for Eagles … Costa Mesa is 2-2 in league and in a must-win situation if it plans to return to the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs for the fourth straight year under Coach Jeremy Osso … Mustangs have won the past two rivalry games against Estancia … Eagles lead the series, 24-18-1.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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