High School Football Preview: Costa Mesa vs. Saddleback

Costa Mesa (4-3, 2-0) vs. Saddleback (0-7, 0-2)

When/where: Saturday, 1 p.m. at Segerstrom High

Key Mustangs: Sr. RB-MLB-KR Oronde Crenshaw (924 yards and 11 TDs on 120 carries, three kickoffs for TDs); Sr. TE-DL Joseph Quiroz (58 tackles, 5 1/2 sacks); Sr. DE Edgar Molina (41 tackles, four sacks)

Key Roadrunners: Sr. RB-OLB Antonio Soto (569 yards and eight TDs on 102 carries); Sr. RB-CB Isiah Franks (400 yards and seven TDs on 59 carries); Jr. LB Chris Rios (59 tackles, three sacks)

Breakdown: Costa Mesa needs to win to remain tied for first place in the Orange Coast League with Calvary Chapel, which beat defending league champion Laguna Beach, 62-56, in overtime on Thursday … CMHS needs to win to clinch a CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoff spot ... Saddleback is winless this year and it has dropped its last five league contests … Mustangs are playing on a Saturday for the third time this season, their first in the afternoon … Roadrunners are losing by a margin of 23.1 points per game … Costa Mesa cannot look ahead to a possible showdown for first place in league next week with Calvary Chapel … Saddleback is headed for its second winless season in three seasons.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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