Estancia vs. Bolsa Grande
When/where: Tonight, 7 at Estancia High
Key Eagles: Sr. TE-LB Omar Gutierrez; Sr. QB John Diego; Soph. TB Robert Murtha; Sr. C Diego Moya.
Breakdown: The Eagles can secure their first season-opening win in Coach Mike Bargas' four years if they win tonight's nonleague game … Estancia has played Bolsa Grande each of the past four years, going 3-1 … Bolsa Grande is coming off an 0-10 season in which it averaged just 9.5 points per game, but the Matadors' 16-13 loss to Estancia a season ago was their most narrow margin of defeat … Bolsa Grande has lost 12 straight games since a victory over Rancho Alamitos on Oct. 31, 2008 … Tonight's game is the varsity debut of Murtha, expected to start at tailback after being dominant on the freshman level a season ago.
— Matt Szabo