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Eagles Trounced in Homecoming Rout, 56-13

Nathan Lancaster ran for 120 yards on three carries. Lancaster scored three of Laguna’s seven touchdowns on runs of 57 yards and 52 yards and a 1 yard pass from Larry Stewart.

The biggest homecoming victory in 45 years delighted the overflow crowd at Laguna Beach High School’s Guyer Field last Friday as Breakers scored on all seven first half possessions plus an interception return to take a school-record 56-0 halftime advantage.

Drake Martinez started the onslaught with a 90-yard run from scrimmage on the game’s second play. Robbie McInerny’s first of eight PAT’s made it 7-0 with just over 30 seconds into the contest.

Breakers got the ball back on Calvary’s third play as McInerny intercepted the ball on the Calvary 40-yard line.

A 31-yard Larry Stewart pass to Jake Hexberg suddenly had Laguna knocking on the door. Martinez scored again to make it 14-0 with just four minutes gone in the game.

57th Homecoming Queen Amanda Kimball and King Robbie McInerny.

Laguna’s next score came after the Eagles stalled on a three play-punt series to give the Breakers possession on their own 48-yard line. One play – one score and Nathan Lancaster’s romp made it 21-0.

Breakers last score for the quarter was a six play, 60-yard drive ending in a Stewart to Martinez TD pass.

Laguna’s first try in the second period was another one-play drive with Robert Clemons scoring on a 71-yard run to make it 35-0. Calvary held the ball only two plays throwing an interception to Jake Hexberg.  It took five plays and 48 yards for Laguna to score on a Stewart-Lancaster play.

The Eagles finally appeared to make a move driving into Laguna territory on eight plays before tossing their third pick of the night to wide-open Martinez, who scored his fourth TD of the night with an electrifying 79 yard return. Breakers last touchdown came on another one-play drive with Lancaster taking it to the house for 57 yards.

The second half was a running clock with the Laguna bench getting extensive play time. Martinez and Robert Clemons did return to the field for special teams work as Clemons took Calvary’s fourth quarter kick off from the Laguna seven, handing off to Martinez on the 10. Drake raced down the Calvary sideline but “lost the handle” after colliding with an Eagle defender on the Laguna 48. Momentum and players scrambling for the loose ball covered nearly 20 yards before Martinez regained possession for the apparent score. A clip call on the Laguna 20 reduced the return to credit of 70 yards but it was the lone highlight of the second half.

 

Robert Clemons ran for a 71-yard touchdown.

SSCIF Poll for Week 8: 1 – Corona del Mar, 2 – Laguna Beach, 3 – Garden Grove, 4 – Segerstrom, 5 – Woodbridge, 6 – Katella, 7 – Irvine, 8 – Northwood, 9 – Estancia, Orange, Westminster, Others: Beckman, Santa Ana Valley

Up this week – Senior Night as Laguna’s scoring juggernaut celebrates the players that have made the past two seasons (17-3-1) the Breakers- best since 1946-47 (15-2-0). Godinez (2-1, 3-5) will provide a very stiff defensive test for Laguna who are now averaging 52 points per game in scoring offense. Game is Friday, October 26 , 8PM at Guyer Field. Breakers lead the series 3-1.

Laguna runners:                 

# 36 Drake Martinez  82 carries, 915 yards 15 TDs  – 11.2 yards per carry

# 25 Nathan Lancaster 45 carries685 yards 12 TDs – 15.2 yards per carry

# 3 Robert Clemons 21 carries 287 yards, 4 TDs – 13.7 yards per carry

Breakers now have scored a school record 15 touchdowns this season on all returns(Punt-Kick Off-Fumble-Interception)

 

Statistics – 2012 GAME # 8 vs. Calvary Chapel:

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

 

CC/SA

0

0

7

6

13

Laguna Beach

28

28

0

0

56

L- Martinez 90 run (McInerny kick) 11:26 1st Q

L- Martinez 7 run (McInerny kick) 7:58 1st Q

L- Lancaster 52 run (McInerny kick) 6:50 1st

L- Martinez 8 pass from Stewart (McInerny kick) 3:03 1st Q

L- Clemons 71 run (McInerny kick) 10:42 2nd Q

L- Lancaster 1 pass from Stewart (McInerny kick) 8:06 2nd Q

L- Martinez 79 IR (McInerny kick) 3:27 2nd Q

L- Lancaster 57 run (McInerny kick) 0:16 2nd Q

CC- 2 run (kick) 2:56 3rd Q

CC- 4 run (kick failed) 9:56 4th Q

 

 

LB

CC/SA

1st Downs

14

14

Rush/Yds

23-408

40-108

Pass Yds

52

122

C-A-I

5-8-0

10-26-3

Plays/TYG

31-460

66-230

Fumbles/Lost

2-0

0-0

Return Yds

79

0

Punts/Ave

1-40.0

3-24.7

Penalties/Yds

7-80

5-45

Individual Statistics

Rush:                                    Martinez 7-146, Clemons 4-112, Lancaster 3-120, McInerny 4-5, DelaRosa 2-10, Coury 3-15

Rec:                                    Hexberg 1-31, K Martinez 1-5, D Martinez 1-8, Lancaster 1-1

Pass:                                     Stewart 7-4-0 45 yds 2 TDs                  Andrew Kimball 1-1-0 7 yds

KOR:                                    Martinez 1-70, Clemons 1-10

IR:                                    Martinez 1-79, Hexberg 1-0, McInerny 1-0

Punts:                                    Stewart 1-40.0

Kick Offs:                                    McInerny 9 Kickoffs, 6 touchbacks

 

Milestones:

Martinez 90 run – 4th longest in school history

Martinez 79 IR – 6th longest in school history

Martinez 4 career IR’s for TD – school record

Martinez extended career touchdown and scoring record

McInerny extended career extra point and kick scoring record

McInerny extended career kick off touchbacks

415 team points to-date, 2nd most total season scoring in school history

7 wins – tied for 11th best season

Top regular season unbeaten records:  1968 9-0-0, 1946 6-0-0, 1937 7-0-2

Homecoming game record: 20-36-1 – 1st win since2006, only third win since 1988

YTD Offensive statistics can be found at MaxPreps.com .

 

 

Photos by Doug Landrum

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