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High School Football: Laguna runs past Estancia

Breakers pile up season-high of 515 rushing yards in 59-14 win against Eagles in Orange Coast League action.

October 24, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
(Don Leach / Coastline…)

Homecoming brought plenty of proud Laguna Beach High alumni back to campus Oct. 18, and the school's current football team put on a record-breaking performance for current and past Breakers and Artists alike.

Laguna maintained a share of first place in the Orange Coast League standings by running past an old nemesis, Estancia, at Guyer Field. And run, the Breakers did, rushing for a team season-high 515 yards and eight touchdowns, in taking a 59-14 win from the Eagles.

Laguna, which also won last year's homecoming game, has won consecutive homecoming games for the first time since the 1984-85 seasons.

"Overall, it was a great homecoming game for everyone," Laguna Coach Corey Brown said. "I think everybody got to play and it was great to see our guys put on a good showing for our students and alumni.

"I was happy with our offense and happy with the way we played on defense. We made adjustments to their run game as the game went on."

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At 2-0 in league and 5-2 overall, the one-sided victory set up a Thursday showdown for the Breakers, ranked ninth in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, against eighth-ranked Calvary Chapel (6-1, 2-0). The score from the game, which would leave one team at no worse than tied for the league lead heading into the final two weeks of the season, wasn't available at press time.

Costa Mesa is the third team starting the week 2-0. The Mustangs don't play until Saturday when they travel to face 0-2 Saddleback.

Laguna took a step toward repeating as league champion by rolling past Estancia. The Breakers never trailed and once the score was tied at 7-7, they ripped off the next 49 points to win going away.

Senior running backs Nathan Lancaster and Andres DeLaRosa combined to score six of the seven touchdowns and rush for nearly 400 yards.

Lancaster scored the first TD of the night on a four-yard run less than one minute into the game. Later in the first quarter, after Estancia had pulled even, the Breakers responded with a 66-yard scoring drive that took just two plays. The final play was a big one, as Lancaster took a pitch from quarterback Jack Simon around left end at the Estancia 42, shot upfield, then broke away from the grasp of defensive back Dalton O'Daly at the 22, and went in for his second score.

Lancaster also scored on a 13-yard run during a second quarter that ended with Simon scoring on a one-yard keeper, and Laguna had a 28-7 halftime advantage.

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