The Estancia High football team retired the No. 37 jersey of Brian "Bubba" Kapko prior to Friday night's Orange Coast League opener against Laguna Beach. Kapko's family members and friends spoke at a ceremony near the Eagles' football office. Coach Mike Bargas said the team dedicated the season to Kapko, who played football at Estancia before dying in a car accident in 2005, at the age of 19.
The Brian Kapko Foundation hosts the popular "Bub-A-Que" each year at an Angels baseball game, raising money for the community while honoring Bubba.
"[Kapko's family] are the greatest people and the biggest Estancia supporters," Bargas said. "They don't just support football, they support the school as a whole … It's the least we can do for them. We want the Kapko name ever-present here at the school."