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High School Football Preview: Costa Mesa vs. Calvary Chapel

October 31, 2013

Costa Mesa (5-3, 3-0) vs. Calvary Chapel (7-1, 3-0)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Jim Scott Stadium

Key Mustangs: Sr. RB-MLB-KR Oronde Crenshaw (1,190 yards and 14 TDs on 141 carries, three kickoffs for TDs, 73 tackles); Sr. TE-DL Joseph Quiroz (70 tackles, 7 1/2 sacks); Sr. RG-DL Marco Zalpa (42 tackles)

Key Eagles: Sr. QB Danny Mattero (2,240 yards, 24 TDs and four INTs on 169 of 264 passing, 418 yards and seven TDs on 49 carries); Jr. WR Joey Cox (48 catches for 699 yards and eight TDs); Sr. TE Nick Meldrum (29 catches for 498 yards and four TDs)

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Breakdown: Costa Mesa and Calvary Chapel meet in a first-place showdown in the Orange Coast League … Winner moves into sole possession of first place with one league game left … Teams are drastically different on offense as Costa Mesa pounds the ball with Crenshaw and Calvary Chapel airs it out with Mattero … Mustangs last won the Orange Coast League title five years ago, while the Eagles have never claimed the Orange Coast League crown … Orange Coast League has been around since 2006 … Costa Mesa has won four straight and Calvary Chapel, ranked No. 6 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, has won six in a row … Eagles are coming off a 62-56 overtime victory against defending league champion Laguna Beach … Costa Mesa defeated Saddleback, 54-12, last week … Calvary Chapel is averaging 55.6 points per game and Costa Mesa Mustangs 49.6 … Calvary Chapel is coached by first-year head coach Chris Cox, the former president of the Costa Mesa Pop Warner football program … Game can be heard live at calvarychapelfootball.com/livebroadcast at 7 p.m.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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