COSTA MESA — One week Estancia High loses at home to an unranked team from the CIF Southern Section Southern Division. The next one at home, the Eagles beat the No. 3 team in the division.
Coach Mike Bargas said no one believed the No. 10 Eagles could defeat Northwood on Thursday night, except the Eagles. They pulled off a major upset, winning, 43-27, at Jim Scott Stadium.
The victory marked the first against a team from the Pacific Coast League in 11 years. Estancia snapped a 15-game losing streak against opponents from that league. And it meant a lot to Bargas and his program.
"It's a big win for our [Orange Coast League] as a whole," Bargas said. "Obviously, the Pacific Coast League, that division is the one that is the top dog. It's nice for us to rebound from a win that we should've had last week in which we just played stinky [against University]. [Thursday night], the kids were really focused."