Costa Mesa Football Preview

Costa Mesa vs. Ocean View

When/where: Friday, 7, at Ocean View

Key Mustangs: Sr. RB-CB Mario Smith (488 yards, four TDs rushing); Sr. QB Nathan Alvis (418 yards, five TDs passing); Sr. WR Jordan Walden (11 catches, 186 yards, three TDs); So. MLB-RB Oronde Crenshaw (four rushing TDs).

Key Seahawks: Sr. QB-MLB Timmy Robinson (489 yards, six TDs rushing; 471 yards, five TDs passing; team-high 30 tackles); Sr. RB Travis Sparks (404 yards, three TDs rushing); Sr. WR-ILB Elijah Nolasco (11 receptions four TDs; 25 tackles); Sr. WR Tua Falelaulii (six receptions, 161 yards).

Breakdown: Ocean View (1-2) is allowing 49 points per game, including 73 in a 33-point loss to Laguna Beach last week … Costa Mesa has scored 98 points the last two games, both victories, and is 2-1 for the first time since 2003 … Mesa scored on all five of its second-half possessions in last week's 56-42 win over Katella, including touchdowns by its offense, defense and special teams … Ocean View's Robinson (6-foot-1, 225 pounds) is a strong, physical runner who rolled for 140 rushing yards and 24 points against Mesa last season … Ocean View has won the last three meetings, though Mesa leads the series, 6-4 … Costa Mesa did not punt against Katella …The last time Mesa surpassed 56 points was in Week 3 of the 2001 season, a span of 103 games … A win would give the Mustangs their first 3-1 start since 2001.

— Barry Faulkner

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