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Costa Mesa Football Preview

September 06, 2012

Costa Mesa (1-1) vs. Katella (0-1)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Glover Stadium, Anaheim.

Key Mustangs: Sr. QB Noah JeyaRajah (13 for 18 for 220 yards, four TDs, no INTs); Sr. WR/S Markiece Traylor (11 catches for 210 yards, three TDs); Jr. FB/LB Oronde Crenshaw (team-best 27 tackles).

Key Knights: Sr. QB Robert Resendez (17 yards passing); Sr. RB/LB Jose Mora (63 yards rushing); Sr. C Alkaid Ramirez.

Breakdown: The Mustangs are coming off an offensive explosion in their 45-14 victory over Santiago on Aug. 30, which Coach Wally Grant said was spurred by improved offensive line play ... Katella did not have much offense in its opener, a 6-2 loss to Western last week ... The Knights scored their only points on a safety on the game's final play ... Western is already a common opponent for Costa Mesa and Katella, as the Mustangs were blanked by Western, 10-0, in their opener ... Katella is 7-1-1 all-time against Costa Mesa, but the Mustangs' victory in the series was a 56-42 triumph last year ... Costa Mesa scored touchdowns on all five of its second-half possessions in that game to overcome a halftime deficit.

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— Matt Szabo

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