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Lancaster, DeLaRosa Prove Unstoppable

Andres DeLaRosa broke a 78 yard run to score Laguna’s sixth touchdown of the first half against Saddleback. Photos by Doug Landrum

Andres DeLaRosa broke a 78 yard run to score Laguna’s sixth touchdown of the first half against Saddleback. Photos by Doug Landrum

Breakers Run Over Roadrunners 55-19

Laguna snapped a two-game losing streak and regained their confidence with a rout of Saddleback last Friday, Oct. 11, at Segerstrom High School. Spoiling the Roadrunner homecoming, Laguna rushed for 551 yards and 585 total yards, second most for both categories in school history.  This, despite a Southern Section CIF required running clock for the fourth quarter since the Breakers led by 35 points entering the final period. This rule has been in-place since the 2011 season

Breakers took the opening kickoff and marched 65 yards in four plays for the first score, using barely a minute of clock time to take the lead. Laguna went on to score on all six possessions in the first half and both possessions in the third quarter. Laguna’s lone possession in the fourth period went nine plays but stalled due to two big penalties forcing their only punt of the game.

The Roadrunners came back after Laguna’s first score and executed a nine-play, 80-yard drive to knot the game with 7:28 remaining time in the first period. Their remaining two possessions in the quarter went four plays and three plays, respectively, as they failed to convert a fourth and 2 play on their second possession and  kicked a punt on their third.  Laguna stopped them on downs on their first possession of the second quarter, but Saddleback added their second score on a nine-play, 69-yard drive after they were down 34-7.

The Roadrunners added their final score on a 13-play drive that carried over well into the fourth period.

Quarterback Jake Simon rolls out to throw.  Simon is on track to be Laguna’s leading sophomore quarterback.  Simon has thrown for 697 yards on 90 attempts on the season.

Quarterback Jake Simon rolls out to throw. Simon is on track to be Laguna’s leading sophomore quarterback. Simon has thrown for 697 yards on 90 attempts on the season.

After Laguna’s only possession of the quarter, the game ended on a Jake Smith 29-yard interception return to the Saddleback 16 yard line.

Nathan Lancaster, one of Laguna’s most gifted runners, continued to move up the season and career charts. If he just does his average this week, he will move into the No. 2 spot for career rushing and scoring just trailing Drake Martinez. Lancaster had scoring runs of 1, 21, 44, 66 and 45 as he tied the school record with five touchdowns in a game, a feat he accomplished on the first game this season with Bolsa Grande. Twenty of his 41 career touchdowns have been in plays of 40 or more yards. More remarkable is his three-year career average of 11.9 yards gained per attempt. Lancaster was also the Orange Coast League sprint champion in 2012 winning the 100 and 200 in the league track meet and finishing second to Drake Martinez last year in the 200.

The other key part of the Laguna backfield is senior Andres DeLaRosa, who has rushed for 494 yards and eight touchdown this season, averages 9.9 yards per carry and has also caught nine passes for 111 yards.

If the opponents key on Lancaster expect a big game from DeLaRosa.

UP NEXT: the 58th Homecoming game takes place this Friday, Oct. 18 at Guyer Field against longtime rival Estancia in the 25th meeting with the series tied at 12-12. Laguna is 21-36-1 in homecoming games with only three wins in the past 25 years. Breakers beat Calvary last season 56-13 and the other two were against Estancia – it should be four wins after this game

 

2013 GAME # 6 @ SADDLEBACK STATISTICS

Keaton Martinez sprints for yardage after receiving a Jake Simon pass.

Keaton Martinez sprints for yardage after receiving a Jake Simon pass.

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Laguna .

Beach

20

21

14

0

55

Saddleback

7

6

0

6

19

L – Lancaster 1 run (Knill kick) 10:45 1st Q

S – 2 run (kick) 7:28 1st Q

L – Lancaster 44 run (Knill kick failed) 6:52 1st Q

L – Lancaster 21 run (Knill kick) 2:48 1st Q

L – DeLaRosa 8 run (Knill kick) 10:04 2nd Q

L – Lancaster 66 run (Knill kick) 6:11 2nd Q

S – 11 run (kick blocked) 1:56 2nd Q

L – DeLaRosa 78 run (Knill kick) 1:37 2nd Q

L – Lancaster 45 run (Knill kick) 9:06 3rd Q

L – DeLaRosa 18 run (Knill kick) 4:16 3rd Q

S -  7 run (run failed) 8:40 4th Q

 

LB

S

1st Downs

24

8

Rush/Yds

37-551

49-242

Pass Yds

34

25

C-A-I

3-5-0

2-4-1

Plays/TYG

42-585

53-267

Fumbles/Lost

1-0

4-0

Return Yds

29

0

Punts/Ave

1-44

3-24.7

Penalties/Yds

8-80

3-20

Led by Karl Von Schrimpf, Josh French ran for five tough yards in the second quarter.

Led by Karl Von Schrimpf, Josh French ran for five tough yards in the second quarter.

 

Individual Statistics

Rush:

Lancaster 18-335, DeLaRosa 8-155, French 6-40, Chesley 2-6, Smith 2-15, Simon 1-0

Rec:

Martinez 3-34

Pass:

Simon 5-3-0, 34 yds  117.1 rating

IR:            Smith 1-29

PR:           none

KR:           none

Punts:      Simon – 44

Pass Defense Rating:            52.5  (91.9 YTD)

 

Milestones – TEAM

# 2 All Time: Yards rushing game , Total yards – game

11th points in a game

7th points  scored 1st half

 

Milestones – Nathan Lancaster

Nathan Lancaster scored five of Laguna’s eight touchdowns against Saddleback.  Lancaster gained 335 yards on 18 carries against the Roadrunners

Nathan Lancaster scored five of Laguna’s eight touchdowns against Saddleback. Lancaster gained 335 yards on 18 carries against the Roadrunners

TDs – game – tied for most

Yards rushing game – 2nd most

Points scored game – 2nd most (T)

Career rush is now 2,539 , 3rd best in school history (needs 68 to become #2)

3rd in career scoring with 257points (2nd has 276)

Tied for 6th with career return touchdowns with 3

3rd in career touchdowns with 36

3rd in career rushing touchdowns at 33

 

PAST HOMECOMING KINGS

2012       Robbie McInerny            2007       John Robinson

2011       Erik Henrikson               2006       Dylan Fait

2010       Jake Michaels                 2005       Adam Kaplan

2009       Chris Hillemann             2004       Brent Kling

2008       Graham Harris                2003       Nima Mortazavi

 

PAST HOMECOMING  QUEENS

2012    Amanda Kimball        1998     Rachel Heussenstamm       1983    Karen Pearse           1968    Christy Mikels

2011    Marley Donenfeld       1997     Mia Janson                      1982    Mollie Merchant     1967    Sue Davis

2010    Taylor Capobianco     1996     Leah Rodig                      1981    Liz Wilcoxen         1966    Jill Allen

2009    Alison Bloom           1995     Sarah Cohen                    1980    Louise Girard         1965    Suellen Coen

2008    Rachel Busic             1994     Jennifer Prewitt                 1979    Lyn Halbert            1964    Janis Zimmerman

2007    Kelly Hancock           1993     Calthea Richards               1978    Jill Robertson         1963    Siew Hwa Beh

2006    Candice Field            1992     Linda Schwartz                 1977    Elisa Tyner            1962    Corinne Brumfield

2005    Stephanie Darnall       1991     Tori Scott                       1976    Liz Jenison            1961    Susan Turner

2004    Cambria Lynn Steel    1990     Molly Wetmore                1975    Mary Ann Ottmer    1960    Joan Crowley

2003    Maura McManus        1989     Kit Spath                        1974    Marla Johnson        1959    Janice Cornecl

2002    Mahila Hines             1988     Stacy Trager                    1973    Teri Huston           1958    Marilyn Huston

2001    Lindsey Butterwick    1987     Tamra Aguinaldo              1972    Kathy Keon            1957    Pat Enfields

2000    Caroline Myers          1986     Katee Thorson                  1971    Melissa Almon       1956    Suzanne Tinkey

1999    Lacy Hines                1985     Kolleen McKeown            1970    Carolyn Fee

1984     Jeni Englander    1969     Jeanine Benton

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