Mesa’s victory last week at La Quinta of 61-0 was the Mustangs’ highest score in a single game and the largest margin of victory since 1999 (63-0). This leaves the Mustangs at 4-1, their best start since 2001.
It was the Mustangs’ first shut-out game since 2007, an 8-0 game against Calvary Chapel, which is not nearly as impressive as last week at La Quinta. Mesa also approached the program's single-game point’s record, set in 1992 65-19 victory over Laguna Beach, which is further evidence of Mesa’s amazing team this year.
Costa Mesa had last week off before the OC League began. However, Mesa isn’t using the week as a break.
"We're just going to work hard," Mario Smith, one of Mesa’s top receivers, said at last week’s game. "It's not a rest for us next week. We've got to come hard because [league] is a new season."
Mesa football is very determined and spirited this year. Cheerleader Olivia LaValley commented that, “The team plays a lot better, a real improvement from last year. Also, I love the new coach.” And tight end Trace Curet claims “If Nate [Alvis] keeps hitting his targets, we’ll be an
“It’s just been a fun, fun year so far. They’re making plays.” Coach Grant says. Everyone at
Mesa has plenty of optimism for the overall Orange Coast League season.