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GAMEBUSTERS

(High school football plays of 30 yards or more)

90 – Eric Cheng (Sage Hill) kickoff return for touchdown

74 – Robert Murtha (Estancia) touchdown run

71 – Walter Garcia (Costa Mesa) touchdown run

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70 – Robert Murtha (Estancia) run

65 – Titus Hasson (Newport Harbor) kickoff return

56 – Mario Smith (Costa Mesa) touchdown run

55 – Mario Smith (Costa Mesa) touchdown run

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46 – Ben Beck (Estancia) interception return

45 – Eric Cheng (Sage Hill) punt return

45 – Cole Martin (Corona del Mar) run

40 – Landon Gyulay (Newport Harbor) pass from Cole Blower

34 – Mario Smith (Costa Mesa) touchdown run

34 – Josh Giger (Corona del Mar) touchdown pass from Brent Lawson

31 – Alex Trancoso (Estancia) touchdown run

GAMESTOPPERS

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(Top defensive plays)

ESTANCIA – Junior defensive back Ben Beck and senior Milton Gutierrez wallop the wide receiver … Senior end Andy Ugalde drops running back for a one-yard loss … Beck returns an interception 46 yards to the opponent’s 36, setting up a touchdown … Senior linebacker Ozzy Magana sacks the quarterback and forces a fumble that Gutierrez recovers on Estancia’s 14 … Beck almost intercepts a pass … Junior defensive back Deionte Haywood breaks up a pass … Junior defensive back Levi Stillman deflects a pass … Magana pressures the quarterback to throw an errant pass that Stillman almost intercepts … Stillman breaks up a fourth-down pass, halting a drive at Estancia’s 11 … Senior lineman Alipa Peters recovers a fumble on the opponent’s 31 … Magana harasses the quarterback to throw the ball away … Ugalde sacks the quarterback and forces a fumble that senior Gabriel Carpio pounces on the opponent’s 40, leading to a touchdown … Ugalde and junior Kevin Peters combine on a one-yard sack … Senior defensive back Alex Trancoso breaks up a pass in the end zone.

COSTA MESA – Senior end Jake Comer and senior tackle Christian Contreras combine on a three-yard sack … Junior outside linebacker Noah JeyaRajah and senior end Ulices Martinez stuff a run for no gain … Senior safety Nathan Alvis intercepts a pass … Junior tackle Oscar Reyes stuffs a run for no gain … Senior cornerback Mario Smith stops a screen pass for a two-yard loss … Junior linebacker Justin Smith tackles running back for a two-yard loss … Senior cornerback Jordan Walden breaks up a fourth-down pass … Sophomore middle linebacker Oronde Crenshaw recovers a fumble … JeyaRajah, senior lineman Josue Castaneda and junior end Jake Martin stuff a run for a one-yard loss … JeyaRajah and senior lineman Kevin Salyer stop a run for no gain … Senior linebacker Walter Garcia stops a run for a one-yard loss … Garcia stuffs another run for a three-yard loss … Senior lineman Jesus Macedonic recovers a fumble.

CORONA DEL MAR – Senior inside linebacker Grant Garrett bats down a pass that falls incomplete … Senior end Greg Williford leads a pack of tacklers to stuff a run for no gain … Senior outside linebacker Aaron White levels quarterback for a five-yard sack … Garrett’s pressure helps force an incomplete pass … Sophomore noseguard Brett Olson leads host of tacklers to halt a run for no gain … Williford leads a cast of teammates who nail running back for a one-yard loss … White records a seven-yard sack … Williford returns an interception six yards to set up a touchdown … Senior safety Kyle Sherburne and sophomore linebacker Alex Moore combine to stuff a run for a four-yard loss … Sophomore end Michael Pierotti bats down a pass that falls incomplete … Junior end John Pagliassotti halts a run for a five-yard loss … Junior outside ‘backer Alexi Molinari applies pressure to force incomplete pass … Molinari breaks up a pass in coverage.

NEWPORT HAROR – Senior safety Titus Hasson forces a fumble with a big hit … Senior outside linebacker Ethan Cochran drills running back for no gain … Junior cornerback Landon Gyulay breaks up a long pass inside the red zone … Senior lineman Dalton Jensen bats a ball down at the line of scrimmage … Jensen pressures the quarterback, who throws an incomplete pass … Gyulay returns an interception 21 yards … Senior linebacker Grant Frazier recovers a fumble on the Sailors’ four-yard line … Senior cornerback Kory Cablay intercepts a pass on the sideline … Senior end Steve Michaelsen pounces on a fumble on the Sailors’ 14.

SAGE HILL – Freshman defensive back Rafe Feffer and junior end Thomas Fenner combine to halt a run for no gain … Fenner and junior lineman Jason Cowan drop running back for a two-yard loss … Fenner produces a four-yard sack and forces a fumble … Sophomore lineman Brit Valdez recovers a fumble in the red zone … Junior defensive back Harrison Ray almost intercepts a pass … Sophomore lineman Armen Shrikian and Valdez combine to stuff tailback for no gain … Fenner gets a seven-yard sack … Senior linebacker David Fenner forces a fumble and senior Eric Cheng recovers inside Sage Hill’s 10 … Sophomore Daschel Grammer stuffs a run for a two-yard loss.

— From staff reports


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