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Estancia Football Preview

October 11, 2012

Estancia (4-2, 1-0) vs. Laguna Beach (5-0-1, 1-0)

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

Key Eagles: Sr. RB Robert Murtha (545 yards and five TDs on 82 carries); Sr. WR-KR-DB Ben Beck (two kickoff returns for TDs, one TD reception); Sr. LB Colby Koste (61 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT)

Key Breakers: Sr. RB Drake Martinez (63 carries for 639 yards and 11 TDs); Jr. RB Nathan Lancaster (33 carries 472 yards and seven TDs); Sr. QB Larry Stewart (318 yards, five TDs and zero INTs on 17-of-25 passing)

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Breakdown: Estancia's second toughest test in Orange Coast League play is Laguna Beach, ranked No. 3 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll … Eagles, who share the No. 10 spot, are trying to three-peat as league champions … Eagles and Breakers each reached the semifinals of the Southern Division playoffs last year … Estancia has won 12 straight league games dating back to 2009 … Breakers are the last league team to knock off the Eagles … Estancia Coach Mike Bargas said defensive lineman Kevin Peters (knee) will miss the game … Of the Breakers' previous six opponents, only one team, St. Margaret's, has an overall winning record … Estancia and Laguna Beach share one common opponent, University … Estancia, playing without standout tailback Robert Murtha, lost to University, 45-28 … Laguna Beach tied University, 36-36.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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