Weeks of heavy lifting and heavy hitting, and having to mix it up with each other, has brought the Laguna Beach High football team to the cusp of a new season.
While the Breakers officially open their 2010 regular season campaign Sept. 10 at home against Northwood, they'll continue to work on all phases of their game as well as work out the kinks, when they host another Irvine school, University, in a 3 p.m. scrimmage today at Guyer Field.
One thing's certain: the Breakers are ready to go.
"We're really excited for the season," said Jonathan Todd, who begins his fourth year as head coach at his alma mater. "We have a lot of talented kids on this team, a lot of playmakers. This team has the potential to have a great year."
Todd has 10 players returning from a 2009 squad that went 5-6 overall, went undefeated (4-0) en route to winning the Orange Coast League championship and reached the CIF playoffs. The Breakers begin the new season with a No. 4 ranking in the preseason CIF Southern Division Top 10 poll.