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Battle for the Bell Football Preview

October 04, 2012

Estancia (3-2) vs. Costa Mesa (2-3)

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

Key Eagles: Sr. RB-KR Robert Murtha (494 yards and five TDs on 66 carries); Sr. CB-WR Levi Stillman (four INTs, one returned for TD); FB-SS DeionTe Haywood (189 yards and two TDs on 27 carries, 22 tackles, one INT)

Key Mustangs: Jr. LB-FB Oronde Crenshaw (52 tackles, 235 yards and two TDs on 30 carries); Sr. QB Noah JeyaRajah (607 yards, seven TDs and one INT on 34-of-56 passing); Sr. WR-DB Markiece Traylor (23 catches for 338 yards and five TDs)

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Breakdown: Estancia plays host to the 46th edition of the Battle for the Bell rivalry game against Costa Mesa … Rivals open Orange Coast League play … Eagles have reeled off 11 straight league victories dating back to 2009 … Estancia has a 26-18-1 record against Costa Mesa … Mustangs had an extra week to prepare as they were on a bye last week, when the Eagles ended a two-game skid with a 24-18 road win against Sonora … Estancia Coach Mike Bargas said defensive lineman Kevin Peters (knee) will miss the game, but fullback DeionTe Haywood (ankle) will return after missing last week … Eagles are ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll … Mustangs have dropped the past two games against Estancia.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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