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October 10, 2013
Estancia (2-3) vs. Costa Mesa (2-3) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Jim Scott Stadium Key Eagles: Jr. RB Christian Laurent (724 yards and two TDs on 148 carries); Jr. DB-FB Ronnie Urquiza (38 tackles); So. QB Connor Brown (372 yards, three TDs and five INTs on 38 of 83 passing) Key Mustangs: Sr. RB-MLB-KR Oronde Crenshaw (391 yards and four TDs on 64 carries, three kickoffs for TDs); Sr. WR-OLB Quinton Bell (three catches for 38 yards); Sr. TE-DL Joseph Quiroz Breakdown: Cross-town rivals Costa Mesa and Estancia meet in the 47th edition of the Battle for the Bell game … Mustangs are the home team in the Orange Coast League opener at Jim Scott Stadium, the facility they share with the Eagles … Estancia has beaten Costa Mesa in the last three meetings and its holds a 27-18-1 edge in the series … Mustangs are coming off a bye week, which allowed standout Oronde Crenshaw, a tailback and middle linebacker, to rest nagging right foot injuries … Estancia Coach Mike Bargas is 4-2 against the Mustangs, while Wally Grant is 0-2 as Costa Mesa's head coach.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 10, 2013
The home team in Friday's Battle for the Bell rivalry football game is Costa Mesa High. Playing on their rival's campus hasn't really felt like home to the Mustangs since the erection of Jim Scott Stadium five years ago. The Mustangs are the hosts in the Orange Coast League opener, yet they are the ones who will board a bus and make the 3.1-mile trip to Estancia. The route is one Costa Mesa makes for every home game. When the team arrives for the 47th edition of the Battle for the Bell, any semblance of Costa Mesa is on the field.
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By Matt Szabo | October 9, 2013
The water polo game ended in a football score Wednesday, just before the skies opened up with pouring rain. Two days before the Battle for the Bell football game, the contest was played in water polo at Costa Mesa's pool. The Mustangs topped rival Estancia, 20-7, and they wouldn't mind a similar score on Friday night at Jim Scott Stadium. In water polo, it was a good start to Orange Coast League play for Costa Mesa (7-4). Quinn Smith, a junior, led the way for the Mustangs with seven goals.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 5, 2013
As you can tell this season, I haven't done so well picking high school football games. This week I went winless. For the year, I'm 15-10. There are at least five more weeks left in the season. The biggest game in town next week is the Battle for the Bell. The game between rivals Costa Mesa and Estancia is on Friday at Jim Scott Stadium at 7 p.m. The Mustangs are the home team this year. While Estancia holds a 27-18-1 edge in the series, I believe Costa Mesa will claim the 47th edition of the game.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 4, 2013
In a span of nine offensive plays, everything fell apart for Newport Harbor High. Coach Jeff Brinkley saw two players jump early, then one slipped and fell on his butt during a pass, another dropped a pass that hit him in the numbers, and the last player fumbled the ball. All of the gaffes cost the Sailors any chance of coming back late on Friday night. The Sailors' bid to win consecutive games for the first time this season ended with a 33-21 setback to Manhattan Beach Mira Costa.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 3, 2013
On many Tuesday nights, up to two dozen football players pack a classroom at Costa Mesa High. They arrive after a long and grueling football practice for help with their schoolwork. Some players don't even have to show up for tutoring. They come and support their teammates who need to improve their grades or improve in certain subjects. Some come to just eat. "It's not a cheap dinner. They're getting some solid food in there," Costa Mesa Coach Wally Grant says of the chicken and steak bowls players ate on a recent Tuesday night.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 3, 2013
You might be seeing a lot of Mason Muñoz at Estancia High whenever there is a girls' volleyball match this year. Mason is the 11-week-old son of Paul Muñoz, the coach of the Eagles. The Muñoz family brought the newborn to Thursday's Orange Coast League opener against Costa Mesa. In the first match Mason attended, daddy's team won. Muñoz led the Eagles to a 25-23, 25-16, 25-19 sweep. Muñoz calls his first child his go-to guy, but whenever Estancia plays its cross-town rival, it hasn't needed much help.
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By Matt Szabo | September 27, 2013
ANAHEIM - Seniors Oronde Crenshaw and Quinton Bell returned to action for the Costa Mesa High football team Friday night. Think their presence was felt? Crenshaw's five-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, combined with Cameron Curet's subsequent extra point, gave the Mustangs their first lead in three weeks. They hadn't led since the last game in which Crenshaw played. The senior tailback and linebacker had a big game in his return from nagging right foot injuries. Savanna probably wished he had stayed on the sidelines.
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