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High School Football: Breakers upset by Godinez

Grizzlies stun Breakers with 46-24 Orange Coast League victory at home Thursday night.

November 01, 2013|By Mike Sciacca

SANTA ANA — A week ago, Laguna Beach got beat at the pass. Thursday at Segerstrom High, the Breakers had no answer for the run.

Godinez scored six rushing touchdowns, four coming in the second half, and the Grizzlies overcame an early 10-point deficit to pull away to a 46-24 Orange Coast League victory over the Breakers.

The loss was the second straight for Laguna in league play. Last week, the Breakers suffered a 62-56 overtime loss to Calvary Chapel. For the second straight week, they couldn't maintain an early lead.

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A big offensive line opened holes throughout the night for the Grizzlies who wore down the Breakers to win their first league game.

"We just couldn't stop them," Laguna Coach Corey Brown said. "They had a good game plan and stuck to it all night.

"It was 13-10 at halftime, and they scored 33 points in the second half. It was a combination of a lot of things, but Godinez played well tonight."

Laguna, ranked ninth in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division and now 2-2 in league and 5-4 overall, came into the game hobbled by injuries. Among starters not playing Thursday were inside linebacker Brett Tracy, and outside linebacker Adam Lythgoe.

The Breakers dressed nine freshman for the game.

"We had a lot of injuries coming into tonight, but I give credit to Godinez," Brown said. "We were overmatched. They did a great job all night with the power run."

Laguna running back Nathan Lancaster carried the ball 23 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns. A week ago, the senior ran for an Orange County single-game rushing record of 547 yards in a loss to Calvary Chapel.

Lancaster had 141 yards and a TD by halftime, despite being keyed on all game by the Godinez defense.

The Breakers, as they did a week ago against Calvary Chapel, opened up an early, double-digit lead on Godinez (4-5, 1-3). A 24-yard field goal by freshman kicker Bruce Knill put the Breakers in front, 3-0, with 2:49 left in the first quarter, and a one-yard run by Lancaster less than a minute into the second quarter, extended the lead to 10-0.

The Grizzlies, however, turned to their run game and went on to score the next 27 points.

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