High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Calvary Chapel

Estancia (4-5, 2-2) vs. Calvary Chapel (7-2, 3-1)

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

Key Estancia players: Jr. RB Christian Laurent (869 yards and three TDs on 179 carries); Jr. RB-KR Indiana Taylor (483 yards and five TDs on 60 carries, one kickoff for TD); Fr. CB Dylan Laurent

Key Calvary Chapel players: Sr. QB Danny Mattero (2,559 yards, 28 TDs and seven INTs on 187 of 298 passing, 495 yards and nine TDs on 58 carries); Jr. WR Joey Cox (53 catches for 799 yards and 10 TDs); Sr. TE Nick Meldrum (30 catches for 518 yards and five TDs)

Breakdown: Estancia is in another must-win situation to keep its CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoff hopes alive … Estancia needs to upset Calvary Chapel, ranked No. 10 in the Southern Division poll, and have No. 8 Costa Mesa win at Laguna Beach on Friday in order to claim the league's No. 2 playoff entry … Orange Coast League receives three automatic postseason berths … Calvary Chapel can secure the No. 2 entry with a victory … If Estancia and Laguna Beach each lose their regular-season finales, they would be tied for third place with Godinez and coin flips would determine the league's third and final playoff entry … Calvary Chapel can claim a share of its first league crown since 1991 with a win and a Costa Mesa loss.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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