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Breakers open league play

October 18, 2002

Saturday's Game

Laguna Beach (4-1) vs. Calvary Chapel (2-3)

(at Westminster High, 7 p.m.)

Laguna Beach begins its title quest against a Calvary Chapel team

playing its first-ever Pacific Coast League game when the teams meet

Saturday.

A 4-1 showing in nonleague play has given the Breakers momentum

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heading into their league opener, but it's the next five weeks that

will determine whether or not they reach what many players say is

their primary goal: gaining a berth in the upcoming CIF Division IX

playoffs.

In Calvary Chapel, a Santa Ana-based school, Laguna Beach will be

meeting a team that is coming off a 57-28 loss to Mojave.

One positive for the Eagles was quarterback Terry Mermer who threw

for 363 yards and four touchdowns. His favorite target is senior

receiver Davie Mamelli who caught two touchdown passes against

Mojave.

The senior could present problems to the Laguna Beach secondary.

One area the Breakers could exploit Saturday is Calvary's rush

defense: the Eagles' surrendered 400 yards in last week's loss to

Mojave.

The Eagles might find it hard to stop Donnelle Darling. The senior

running back enters the game with 759 rushing yards and has rushed

for more than 125 yards in four of five games, with a high game of

218 yards, which came against El Segundo.

2002 Season Log

Laguna Beach (4-1)

40 La Quinta 12

39 Bolsa Grande 0

14 Costa Mesa 7

14 El Segundo 41 27 Magnolia 10

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