Estancia Football Preview

Estancia (2-1) vs. Northwood (1-2)

When/where: Thursday night, 7 at Jim Scott Stadium

Key Eagles: Jr. RB Robert Murtha (373 yards and four TDs on 63 carries); Sr. LT Zach Bateman; Sr. LB Ozzy Magana (23 tackles)

Key Timberwolves: Sr. QB Ricky Bautista (840 yards and seven TDs, two INTs on 67-of-110 passing); Sr. WR Tyler Zorn (30 catches for 387 yards and three TDs); Sr. TE-DE Alex King (19 catches for 305 yards and 4 TDs)

Breakdown: Estancia dropped from No. 5 to No. 10 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll after suffering its first setback, a 30-22 loss at home to University last week … Northwood, ranked No. 3, defeated the Eagles, 31-7, last year and went on to reach the semifinals of the playoffs … The Eagles, from the Orange Coast League, face a team from the Pacific Coast League for the second straight week … Estancia has dropped its past 15 contests against teams from the Pacific Coast League … The last time the Eagles beat a Pacific Coast League team was in 2000, when Estancia was a member of the league.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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