High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Loara

Estancia (0-0) vs. Loara (1-0)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Glover Stadium, Anaheim.

Key Eagles: Soph. QB Connor Brown; Sr. FB/LB Jackson Letterman; Sr. RT Osvaldo Villafana.

Key Saxons: Sr. QB David Gistlinck (112 yards passing, two TDs; one rushing TD); Soph. RB/DB Robert Downs (111 yards rushing); Sr. MLB Andres Ramirez.

Breakdown: The Eagles begin their 2013 season by facing Loara for the second straight year ... Estancia shut out Loara, 17-0, to begin last season ... Both teams ended up making the CIF Southern Section Southern Divsion playoffs last year, and both lost in the first round by nearly identical scores. Estancia, the second-place team from the Orange Coast League, fell to Los Amigos, 41-14. Loara, the third-place team from the Golden West League, lost to Laguna Beach, 42-14 ... Loara defeated Rancho Alamitos 21-7 in its season opener Aug. 30, behind three total touchdowns (two passing and one rushing) from Gistlinck ... Estancia has won its last three season openers and is 3-3 overall under Coach Mike Bargas in season openers.

— Matt Szabo

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