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Estancia Football Preview

September 20, 2012

Estancia (2-1) vs. University (1-2-1)

When/where: Thursday night, 7 at Irvine High

Key Eagles: Sr. RB-KR Robert Murtha (399 yards and four TDs on 54 carries); Sr. CB-WR Levi Stillman (three INTs, two catches for 36 yards and one TD); FB-SS DeionTe Haywood (14 tackles, one INT)

Key Trojans: Sr. RB Jassiem Jenkins (339 yards and five TDs on 33 carries); Sr. OG-DE Wayne Lu; Sr. OG-DT Kevin Hammer

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Breakdown: Estancia, ranked No. 6 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, might be without standout tailback Robert Murtha, who injured his ankle last week in a 20-18 home loss to Irvine … Estancia Coach Mike Bargas said Murtha isn't 100 percent, and if he can't give it a go, fullback DeionTe Haywood will get more carries … Murtha is 40 yards away from breaking the Newport-Mesa career rushing record of 4,333 yards … Eagles have lost their last six meetings to University … Trojans won their first game of the year last week in a 34-6 triumph against La Quinta.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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