COSTA MESA — Boys and girls lined up to enter the Estancia High gymnasium for a special lunch Wednesday. Before they got in, they checked in with one of the coaches responsible for letting them have a free meal during the school's lunch hour.
If your name was not on the list football coach Mike Bargas had in his hand, you were not getting in.
But everyone in line was waiting for a legit reason. They all played a part in helping Estancia keep the All-Sports Cup at home.
The Eagles' treat for beating cross-town rival Costa Mesa for the trophy awarded to the best high school athletic program in the city was catered food by the Newport Rib Co. Estancia has claimed the huge prize and spread in each of the two years of the competition's existence.
This school year's competition, which Costa Mesa United runs, was not even close. The Eagles beat the Mustangs, 120-60, each boys' and girls' team contributes five points for a rivalry victory, 2.5 points for a rivalry tie, and only in football does a team earn 15 points per rivalry win.