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Estancia Football Preview

November 03, 2011

Estancia (6-2, 3-0 in league) vs. Calvary Chapel (3-5, 1-2)

Where/when: Friday, 7 p.m., at Estancia

Key Est. Eagles: Jr. RB Robert Murtha (1,202 yards, 11 TDs rushing); Sr. DE Andy Ugalde (62 tackles, nine sacks); Sr. OT Zach Bateman; Sr. OLB Ozzy Magana (55 tackles); Sr. DT Alipa Peters (55 tackles); Jr. DT Kevin Peters (55 tackles).

Key CC Eagles: So. WR Luke Kaeser (20 receptions, 208 yards, three TDs); Tyler Raccuglia (10 catches, six TDs); Jr. QB Colin Kearon (806 yards, 11 TDs passing).

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Breakdown: Estancia, ranked No. 4 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division has won nine straight league games, matching a school record set in 1979-80 … A win would put Estancia in position to meet crosstown rival Costa Mesa for what could be a winner-take-all showdown for the Orange Coast League title on Nov. 11 … With a win, Estancia would clinch a CIF playoff berth … Murtha is 147 yards shy of 3,000 career rushing yards, as the junior chases the Newport-Mesa career record of 4,333 set by Costa Mesa's Binh "Runaway" Tran …Estancia has won three straight games, by a combined margin of 120-21 … Calvary Chapel has lost two straight … Estancia is 4-1 against Calvary Chapel since the two joined the Orange Coast League in 2006.

— Barry Faulkner

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