GARDEN GROVE — Brad Wilson and Ben Beck said they've been best friends since preschool.
The Estancia High juniors grew up down the street from each other in their Costa Mesa neighborhood. Whether it was throwing around the pigskin, riding bikes down to the beach or anything in-between, Wilson and Beck have been inseparable.
"It definitely comes back to the football field," Wilson said. "We understand each other … definitely the connection is there, on and off the field."
Now Wilson is the Eagles' starting quarterback and Beck is a starting receiver. As for the connection? It looked pretty good Friday afternoon in the Eagles' season opener at Bolsa Grande.
Wilson had four touchdown passes — three to Beck — as Estancia routed the host Matadors, 56-0. The point differential matched the largest margin of victory in Estancia program history; the Eagles also beat Bolsa Grande by the same 56-0 score in 2006.