High School Football Preview: Costa Mesa vs. Savanna

Costa Mesa (1-3) vs. Savanna (1-2)

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

Key Mustangs: Sr. RB/LB Oronde Crenshaw (44 carries for 259 yards, six total TDs); Sr. QB/DB Oliver Ferris (324 yards passing, three TDs, three INTs); Sr. TE/DL Joseph Quiroz (three quarterback sacks last week).

Key Rebels: Jr. RB/LB Kai Williams; Sr. QB/S Cameron Griffith; Sr. RB/DB Ben Torres.

Breakdown: Friday's game is the Mustangs' last before they open Orange Coast League play against rival Estancia on Oct. 11 ... Costa Mesa has a bye next week ... Crenshaw has missed Mesa's last two games with right ankle/foot injuries, and senior receiver/linebacker Quinton Bell has not played this season due to a hip flexor injury. Both practiced Thursday, Coach Wally Grant said. Both will suit up Friday and will be game-time decisions, Grant said ... The Mustangs have played well at times in their past two games, but suffered losses to teams ranked in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division ... Mesa lost to No. 3 Katella, 21-16, on Sept. 14 and No. 7 Los Amigos, 20-14, last week ... Savanna has already equaled its win total from last year, when the Rebels went 1-9 and finished last in the Orange League ... This is Costa Mesa's fourth road game in its five nonleague games. The Mustangs' only home game so far was the loss to Katella.

— Matt Szabo

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