Sage Hill's 57-7 loss Saturday to La Jolla-based The Bishop's, the defending CIF State Division IV champion, was its worst defeat of the season.
The Lightning (1-3) have lost three straight. The team was without Taylor Petty, a senior quarterback and safety.
Coach J.R. Tolver said he is unsure when Petty will return.
"He's got something going on with his leg," Tolver said. "It's his abductor, so right there by the groin muscle, but he's a tough kid. He'll be back as soon as he can."
The Lightning have another tough team Friday, when they travel to Pasadena for a 4 p.m. nonleague game against Poly (3-1), ranked No. 9 in the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division.
The last time Sage Hill met a team from the Northeast Division, it lost at Mojave, 36-0, on Sept. 16.
Estancia's win showed Bargas that his Orange Coast League team can compete with the Pacific Coast League, which saw three of its teams — Northwood, Corona del Mar and Beckman — reach the semifinals of the playoffs last year.
The Eagles have been knocked out of the first round by Pacific Coast League teams in each of Bargas' three postseason appearances at the school.
Next for Estancia is a home date Thursday with one of those teams, No. 2-ranked Beckman (2-2). Last year in the first round, the Patriots traveled to Estancia and won, 56-22. Beckman made it to the division final.
Mario Smith has now run for 818 yards and nine touchdowns through the Mustangs' first five games.
He has already eclipsed last year's leading rusher, now-senior quarterback Nathan Alvis (508 yards).
Smith has run for 140-plus yards in each of Mesa's five games, despite not carrying the ball in the second half of two of them.
CdM honored its 1971 team that finished 7-3 and won the Irvine League title, the program's first league championship.
Among those introduced at halftime Friday at Newport Harbor High were head coach Dave Holland, assistants Al Calonico and Dick Morris, as well as players John Stebbins, quarterback Reed Johnson, Greg Collins, Joe Tosti, Scott Parker, Greg Stone, Marc Wynne and running back Bob Ferraro.
Among the highlights that season was a 7-0 triumph over Back Bay rival Newport Harbor, CdM's first win over the Sailors. In that game, Ferraro rushed for 205 yards on 27 carries, including the game-winning touchdown.
Newport Harbor lost key contributors early and late at San Clemente.
Offensive lineman Hamilton Randle left in the second quarter with a leg injury. Landon Gyulay, a wide receiver and cornerback, missed the fourth quarter because of leg cramps.
With Hamilton out, Brinkley moved fullback Grant Frazier to the line. Frazier switched jerseys, going from No. 1 to No. 55, the jersey of lineman Ted Barry, another of the Sailors injured players.
Defensive end Steve Michaelsen said Barry missed his second straight game with a broken fibula.
While Northwood aired it out for 369 yards and three touchdowns passing, Estancia pounded the ball for 340 yards and four touchdowns rushing.