Estancia football preview

Estancia (1-0) vs. Buena Park (2-0)

When/Where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Buena Park High

Key Eagles: Jr. RB Robert Murtha (92 yards rushing, two TDs); Jr. WR-DB Ben Beck (131 yards receiving, three TDs; one punt return for TD); Jr. QB Brad Wilson (147 yards passing, four TDs).

Key Coyotes: Sr. WR-DB Kameron Taylor (230 yards receiving, four TDs); Jr. RB-DB Hakeem Williams (three total TDs); Sr. QB J.J. Christy (426 yards passing, six TDs, one INT).

Breakdown: Estancia is ranked No. 5 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, the Eagles' highest ranking in Coach Mike Bargas' five years at the helm … Bargas said the Eagles will be without junior tight end/linebacker Colby Koste, who suffered a high ankle sprain in the season-opening 56-0 victory over Bolsa Grande. Bargas said Koste would likely be in a cast for four weeks but could return around the second Orange Coast League game Oct. 21 against Godinez … Koste's injury will open up more playing time for Tre Le Ele at linebacker and Brandon Kingsley at tight end … Bargas said ball-control and discipline on defense will be keys against Buena Park, which has averaged 48 points per game in its first two wins … Buena Park defeated Estancia, 21-13, last year, holding the Eagles scoreless after halftime.

— Matt Szabo

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