Estancia Football Preview

Estancia (3-1) vs. Beckman (2-2)

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

Key Eagles: Jr. RB Robert Murtha (555 yards and five TDs on 87 carries); Sr. LT Zach Bateman; Jr. WR-FS Ben Beck (17 catches for 294 yards and five touchdowns, one INT)

Key Patriots: Sr. QB Cameron Biedgoly (515 yards and four TDs, two INTs on 40-of-84 passing); Sr. RB Brian Brooks (231 yards and one TD on 31 carries); Sr. OT-DE Khodadod Kia

Breakdown: Estancia looks for revenge against Beckman, which defeated the Eagles twice last year, including 56-22 in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs. Beckman went on to reach the section final … The Eagles are No. 6 in the poll and the Patriots are No. 2 … Estancia running back Robert Murtha is expected to play after suffering an abdominal strain last week in the Eagles' 43-27 upset of then-No. 3 Northwood … Beckman the past two games has been without running back Jeff Kim, who rushed for 1,715 yards and scored 18 touchdowns last year as a junior … The nonleague game is the third straight in which Estancia has faced a Pacific Coast League opponent … The Eagles open Orange Coast League play the following week at No. 5 Laguna Beach.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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