After giving up 134 points in its first two games of the season, the Laguna Beach High football team needed to get a bit defensive about their defense.
Mission accomplished in Week 3 against Santa Monica, as the Breakers won the nonleague game, 42-21, at Santa Monica College.
Laguna Beach (1-2) played a dominant game, up 36-7 at one point in the third quarter. Junior quarterback Austin Paxson threw for 245 yards and four touchdown passes, matching his total from last year’s CIF playoff game against Santa Ana. Paxson, who threw for a school record five TD passes against Corona del Mar in this year’s season opener, now holds all of the top three spots on the single-game touchdown list.
Junior Chris Paul had two touchdown catches and finished with 116 yards. The two touchdown grabs gave him a Laguna Beach school record of 15 career touchdown receptions.