Estancia Football Preview

Estancia (3-2) vs. Laguna Beach (5-0)

When/where: Friday night, 7 at Laguna Beach High

Key Eagles: Jr. RB Robert Murtha (622 yards and five TDs on 109 carries); Sr. LT Zach Bateman; Sr. DE Andy Ugalde (38 tackles and five sacks)

Key Breakers: Jr. RB-DB Drake Martinez (861 yards and 13 TDs on 63 carries); Jr. QB Larry Stewart (324 yards, five TDs and one INT on 20-of-37 passing); Jr. RB-WR-LB Robert Clemons (332 yards and five TDs on 20 carries, three catches for 75 yards)

Breakdown: Estancia's run at a second straight Orange Coast League title starts on the road and the Eagles will be without Ben Beck, a wide receiver and safety, who has a slight foot fracture … The Eagles are facing their toughest test in league right away … Laguna Beach, ranked No. 5 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, is the third straight ranked opponent No. 6 Estancia will face … Estancia upset then-No. 3 Northwood, 43-27, and lost to No. 2 Beckman, 12-10 … The Breakers' nonleague opponents have a combined 10-17 record … Laguna Beach has defeated the Eagles in three of the last four meetings under Estancia Coach Mike Bargas.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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