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.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza