Costa Mesa (2-2) vs. Pacifica (1-2)
When/where: Saturday night, 7 at Bolsa Grande High
Key Mustangs: Jr. MLB-FB Oronde Crenshaw (225 yards and two TDs on 28 carries); Sr. QB Noah JeyaRajah (667 yards, six TDs and one INT on 24-of-36 passing); Jr. DB-WR Quinten Bell (three catches for 22 yards and TDs)
Key Mariners: Jr. QB Nick Howard (537 yards, nine TDs and six INTs on 51-of-83 passing); Sr. WR Michael Flatebo (14 catches for 115 yards and one TD); Sr. Michael Gehres (112 yards and one TD on 10 carries)
Breakdown: Costa Mesa tries to win back-to-back games for the first time this season … Mustangs face a team from the Empire League for the second time this season after losing the season opener to Western, 10-0 … Costa Mesa's defense has played well, allowing 14.7 points per game … Costa Mesa and Pacifica meet for only the third time … Pacifica leads the series, 2-0, both wins coming in the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza