High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Saddleback

Estancia (3-5, 1-2) vs. Saddleback (0-8, 0-3)

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

Key Eagles: Jr. RB-KR Indiana Taylor (298 yards and four TDs on 40 carries, one kickoff for TD); Jr. DB-FB Ronnie Urquiza; Fr. CB Dylan Laurent

Key Roadrunners: Sr. RB-OLB Antonio Soto (661 yards and eight TDs on 126 carries); Sr. QB-CB Isiah Franks (468 yards and eight TDs on 72 carries, 131 yards, one TD and one INT on 10 of 15 passing); Jr. LB Chris Rios

Breakdown: Estancia has an outside shot to earn one of the Orange Coast League's three automatic berths into the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs … Eagles need to win their final two league games and they need help from other teams to qualify for the postseason for the fifth consecutive season … If Estancia wins out and it doesn't finish in third place in league, it can possibly receive the Southern Division's lone at-large playoff entry, but the at-large entry will most likely go to the fourth-place team from the stronger Orange League or Pacific Coast League … Saddleback is winless this year and it has lost six straight league games dating back to last season … Estancia might turn to Taylor again in the backfield after he rushed for 214 yards and four TDs in his first start … Taylor filled in for injured tailback Christian Laurent last week in the Eagles' 55-41 win against Godinez … Roadrunners could be on their way to their second winless season in three years.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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