Estancia High senior offensive tackle Zach Bateman, a first-team All-Orange Coast League pick, has been added to the 53rd Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South All-Star Football game at Orange Coast College on July 6
Bateman replaces an injured player on the South All-Star team, said Phil Anton, the game's director.
Bateman helped the Eagles (10-3, 5-0 in league) to back-to-back league titles for the first time and the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs, the program's first semi appearance.
Bateman joins five other Newport-Mesa players competing for the South squad, including Newport Harbor High running back Titus Hasson and defensive end Steve Michaelsen, Corona del Mar wide receiver Josh Giger, Estancia defensive tackle Alipa Peters and Costa Mesa running back Mario Smith.
The South team begins practice June 5 at Irvine High.
— From staff reports