GARDEN GROVE — A year ago this time, the Laguna Beach High football team was about to embark on what would become a record-setting year and one of the best in the program's history.
Friday in Garden Grove, the 2012 Breakers picked up where their predecessors left off.
Laguna again assaulted the school record book on the opening night of their season, a night that for the most part, couldn't have turned out much better than a 62-14 victory over host Bolsa Grande. The Breakers scored early and often, took an insurmountable lead by halftime, then rode out a running clock in the second half, to one of its biggest wins in school history.
The Breakers led, 55-14, by the half. The 55 were the most points ever scored in a half for a Laguna team. The 62-point total is the third most points in a single game. Senior running back Drake Martinez scored five first-half touchdowns in the first half, four on the ground and another, on a stunning, 78-yard punt return. The five TDs in one half also was a school record.