ring finger in with the thumb.
Burgner said he plans to pick his spots to utilize the gesture on
A trident is a three-pronged spear. It is often wielded by the Sea
King mascot logos associated with the school, including the one
displayed on both sides of the football players' helmets.
* Former Estancia High football coach Craig Fertig, who guided the
squad the previous two seasons, was honored at halftime of the
Eagles' nonleague game against visiting Huntington Park Thursday
Fertig was a standout football player for Huntington Park back in
the 1960s, leading the Spartans to the only CIF City Section
championship in school history. Fertig later went on to play for USC
before moving to coaching.
Both Estancia Principal Tom Antal and Huntington Park Principal
Robert Hinojosa said a few words thanking Fertig before the former
coach and player took the microphone.
"I'm proud to be a Spartan and I'm awfully proud to be an Eagle,"
Fertig said to close his speech.
* Though a lopsided outcome made the finish of the CdM-Costa Mesa
game anticlimactic, the postgame handshake line had one open display
Jeremy Osso, CdM's first-year co-offensive coordinator, and Mesa
assistant Bill Lux embraced near midfield.
Osso formerly coached with Lux at Costa Mesa under former Mustangs
head coach Dave Perkins.
* Corona del Mar senior Shaun Mohler, who starts at quarterback
and inside linebacker for the Sea Kings, has added to his reputation
as a big hitter through the first two games on this season.
But perhaps his biggest collision Friday came when he drove his
left foot into the ball to produce a 64-yard punt.
* With a limited depth chart, most Lightning players start both
ways and play the entire game.
With the extended action, fatigue sometimes sets in with some of
the athletes. Coach Tom Monarch said there was plenty of cramping
going on during Sage's victory Thursday night, which later prompted
him to add:
"As a matter of fact, I think I was cramping up. It looked like a
scene from the Civil War."
* Though Estancia has struggled to produce any consistent yardage
on the ground (24 combined rushing yards on 45 attempts its first two
games), the Eagles have had some success through the air.
Senior quarterback Ryan Watson has completed 23 of 43 for 280
yards. Both Estancia touchdowns have come as a result of Watson
completions, including a 75-yard hookup with Matt Redding against
* Newport Harbor's season-opening victory against visiting
Fountain Valley Thursday, once again, featured the biggest
Newport-Mesa football crowd of the weekend.
The Sailors and Barons played before an estimated 3,000
spectators. The Newport Harbor program's winning tradition has
something to do with the big turnouts, but another contributing
factor is the recurring attendance of parents of former Sailor
players who have long since graduated.