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Estancia Football Preview

September 12, 2012

Estancia (2-0) vs. Irvine (2-0)

When/where: Thursday night, 7 at Jim Scott Stadium

Key Eagles: Sr. Robert Murtha (285 yards and three TDs on 37 carries); FB-SS DeionTe Haywood (10 tackles, one INT); Sr. DT Kevin Peters.

Key Vaqueros: Sr. CB-WR Alex Cliatt; Sr. LB-FB David Cota; Jr. QB Ryan Goodman (137 yards and one TD on 16-of-39 passing).

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Breakdown: Estancia, ranked No. 3 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, is trying to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 1999 … No. 6 Irvine has beaten the Eagles in their last four matchups, the latest was five years ago in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs … Estancia running back Robert Murtha is 154 rushing yards away from breaking the Newport-Mesa career rushing record of 4,333 yards, which was set by Costa Mesa's Binh Tran from 1991-93 … Since 2001, the Eagles are 2-17 against teams from the Pacific Coast League.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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