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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, | October 22, 2010
COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa High allowed Godinez to win its first Orange Coast League football game in school history last week. But the Mustangs wouldn't give Saddleback its first league victory in four years. The Roadrunners tried to ruin Costa Mesa's homecoming and end a 17-game losing streak in league play. The Mustangs fell behind twice Friday night before coming back to win, 28-15, at Jim Scott Stadium, earning victory No. 1 in league this season. "[The win is] nice, but we're not happy," Costa Mesa Coach Jeremy Osso said.
November 1, 2013
Estancia (3-5, 1-2) vs. Saddleback (0-8, 0-3) When/where: Saturday, 1 p.m. at Segerstrom High Key Eagles: Jr. RB-KR Indiana Taylor (298 yards and four TDs on 40 carries, one kickoff for TD); Jr. DB-FB Ronnie Urquiza; Fr. CB Dylan Laurent Key Roadrunners: Sr. RB-OLB Antonio Soto (661 yards and eight TDs on 126 carries); Sr. QB-CB Isiah Franks (468 yards and eight TDs on 72 carries, 131 yards, one TD and one INT on 10 of 15 passing); Jr. LB Chris Rios Breakdown: Estancia has an outside shot to earn one of the Orange Coast League's three automatic berths into the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs … Eagles need to win their final two league games and they need help from other teams to qualify for the postseason for the fifth consecutive season … If Estancia wins out and it doesn't finish in third place in league, it can possibly receive the Southern Division's lone at-large playoff entry, but the at-large entry will most likely go to the fourth-place team from the stronger Orange League or Pacific Coast League … Saddleback is winless this year and it has lost six straight league games dating back to last season … Estancia might turn to Taylor again in the backfield after he rushed for 214 yards and four TDs in his first start … Taylor filled in for injured tailback Christian Laurent last week in the Eagles' 55-41 win against Godinez … Roadrunners could be on their way to their second winless season in three years.
October 11, 2013
Orange Coast (1-4) vs. College of the Desert (0-4) When/where: Saturday, 6 p.m., COD Key Pirates: So. LB Jason Kollock; Fr. LB Paco Potter; So. LB Frank Chambers; Fr. WR D.J. McFadden. Key Roadrunners: Fr. QB Dane Tiedeman; So. WR Derek Herley; Fr. WR Artie Miura; Fr. DB Jacob Girgle. Breakdown: The Pirates are favored to win the nonconference game against a Roadrunner team that neither runs, nor passes with much aplomb ... Desert is ranked 37th in the 37-school Southern California Football Assn.
By By Dave Thorpe | January 14, 2006
Estancia plays with fire, but Saddleback responds early and late in Golden West League showdown.COSTA MESA -- The Estancia High boys' soccer team had been hungry to play powerhouse Saddleback, which is ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section's Division III, since the season started. Estancia felt in order to be the best, they'd have to beat the best. The Eagles may have given their best during Friday's Golden West League showdown, but it wasn't enough in a 2-0 loss to Saddleback at Estancia High.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | January 19, 2013
COSTA MESA - Coach Robert Castellano has told his players that they're all important and he needs each one of them to do their part. He's not kidding. Everyone on the team gets to play. With only 15 players, the Estancia High boys' soccer team is thin. The program began the season with 20 players, but three players have been lost to injuries and two players because they had to get jobs. At halftime of the Eagles' match on Friday, they lost another player. Castellano said Chris Gomez, the team's leading goal scorer last season, had to leave because of work.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, | March 22, 2011
COSTA MESA — On the back of the jerseys of Costa Mesa High's opponent were huge numbers. Through five innings Tuesday, the Mustangs had the big number that mattered most, eleven runs. The Mustangs were on their way at home to shutting out Saddleback. Coach Jim Kiefer pulled starter Tyler Sheffner after four strong innings and his replacement, Logan Benter, after one inning in relief. Saddleback managed just two hits before the top of the sixth. Costa Mesa helped the Roadrunners reach base in the final two innings because of hit batters, walks and errors.
By By Barry Faulkner | October 21, 2005
Costa Mesa grid pre vs. SaddlebackSaddleback is latest challenge for Costa Mesa, which has lost nine straight.The Costa Mesa High football team is in the midst of a nine-game losing streak, including an 0-7 start this season. Coming off the program's most lopsided loss in 42 seasons -- a 55-0 setback to Santa Ana Saturday -- Friday's 7 p.m. league clash with visiting Saddleback (2-4, 1-2) at Orange Coast College would appear to offer some reason for optimism. But first-year Costa Mesa Coach Jay Johnson isn't so sure.
By Barry Faulkner | October 19, 2012
COSTA MESA - The Costa Mesa High football team entered Friday's Orange Coast League contest against Saddleback in a three-game tailspin on the verge of being eliminated a berth into the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs. The Mustangs were obviously ready to change things up. The result was seven touchdowns and a field goal on Costa Mesa's eight offensive possessions to run away for a 58-12 triumph at Jim Scott Stadium. Junior tailback Oronde Crenshaw rushed for 266 yards and four touchdowns to lead the onslaught, which included a pair of touchdown passes from senior quarterback Noah JeyaRajah.
By By Matt Lewis | November 4, 2005
Estancia finds its running game, piling up 219 yards in a rout of Saddleback to stay alive in the Golden West League playoff hunt.COSTA MESA -- Estancia High changed its fortunes on the ground, and it just may have changed its fortunes for the playoffs. The Eagles had compiled 144 rushing yards this season through eight games. On Thursday night, they showed a new dimension, running for 219 yards in a 34-7 Golden West League victory over Saddleback. "This is the best effort we have had establishing the run all season," Estancia Coach Brian Barnes said.
November 14, 2002
Barry Faulkner Costa Mesa High football coach Dave Perkins is appreciative that Saddleback Coach Jerry Witte allowed the Golden West League finale between the Mustangs and Roadrunners to be rescheduled for tonight at 7 at Newport Harbor High. But giving up its familiar home venue -- the game was originally scheduled to be played at the Santa Ana Bowl, first Saturday, then Friday -- is the only concession Perkins is counting on from always scrappy Saddleback, which will be the designated home team.
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