When/where: Tonight, 7 at Estancia High
Key Eagles: So. TB Robert Murtha (529 yards rushing, six TDs); Sr. LB Eduardo Lopez (49 tackles); Sr. OL/DL Juan Mejia (31 tackles).
Key Breakers: Sr. QB Austin Paxson (1,067 passing yards, 11 TDs, six INTs); Sr. WR/DB Chris Paul (564 yards receiving, seven TDs; two INTs); Jr. WR/LB Derek Reigel (260 receiving yards, four TDs; two INTs).
Breakdown: The game is the Orange Coast League opener for both the Eagles (1-4) and the defending league champion Breakers (1-4) … Estancia Coach Mike Bargas said senior tight end/linebacker Omar Gutierrez feels about 80% after suffering a lower back injury two weeks ago against Northwood. Bargas said Gutierrez, who didn't play last week, practiced this week but is still a little sore and could have limited availabilty tonight … The Eagles have been practicing Miguel Mejia and Brodie Pearce at tight end ... Laguna Beach is keyed offensively by QB Paxson and WR Paul, three-year starters who own most of the school records at their respective positions … Estancia leads the overall series with Laguna Beach, 11-10, but has lost four straight since the Orange Coast League was formed in 2006.
— Matt Szabo