Estancia Football Preview

Estancia (5-3, 2-1 in league) vs. Saddleback (3-5, 1-2)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Jim Scott Stadium

Key Eagles: Sr. RB Robert Murtha (917 yards rushing and eight TDs on 158 carries); Sr. WR/KR/DB Ben Beck (two kickoff returns for TDs, 237 yards receiving and three TDs); Sr. CB/WR Levi Stillman (team-high five INTs); Sr. LB/RB Colby Koste (team-high 82 tackles).

Key Roadrunners: Sr. RB/LB Eddie Arvizu (544 yards rushing and nine TDs on 84 carries); Jr. RB/DB Isaiah Franks (550 yards rushing and four TDs on 69 carries); Sr. Michael Perez (team-high 64 tackles).

Breakdown: Estancia is in a three-way tie for No. 9 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, with Orange and Westminster ... The Eagles can clinch a CIF playoff berth by defeating Saddleback ... Estancia is coming off a 34-18 Orange Coast League victory over Godinez, in which senior quarterback Brad Wilson came back from a groin injury and threw three touchdown passes ... Saddleback has given up 246 points this season, more than 30 per game, including 135 points in its first three league games ... The Roadrunners lost to Costa Mesa, 58-12, last week, giving up 403 yards rushing to the Mustangs ... Estancia has defeated Saddleback by a combined 86-6 in league meetings the last two years ... Friday's game is homecoming for Estancia.

— Matt Szabo

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