COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa High needed to beat Calvary Chapel Thursday to contend for a third Orange Coast League title in the last four years.
The Mustangs sure make it look easy against the Eagles.
When it comes to football between these two schools, Costa Mesa owns the series. The Mustangs beat Calvary Chapel, 26-13, and improved to 8-0 all-time against the Eagles.
More importantly, Costa Mesa (3-5, 2-1 in league) handed the Eagles their first league loss, dropping them to 2-1.
The lone undefeated team in league is Estancia (2-0 in league), which plays Saddleback tonight at Jim Scott Stadium. That is the same site where Costa Mesa ran all over Calvary Chapel, amassing 241 yards.
The game marked the Mustangs' second of four straight games on the fast turf. Their final two league games are at Jim Scott Stadium, a venue that you might think might be advantageous to Costa Mesa's league title hopes.