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LBHS Football: 10/18/13

Lancaster, DeLaRosa Unstoppable

Breakers Run Over Roadrunners 55-19

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. Photos by Doug Landrum.

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. Photos by Doug Landrum.

Laguna snapped a two-game losing streak and regained their confidence with a rout of Saddleback last Friday, Oct. 11, at Santa Ana’s Segerstrom High School. Spoiling the Roadrunner homecoming, Laguna rushed for 551 yards and 585 total yards. The tally was the second most in both categories in school history 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 at 7:28 remaining in the first period.  Their remaining two possessions in the quarter went four plays and three plays 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.

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.

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

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 second-best spot for career rushing and scoring, just trailing Drake Martinez. Lancaster had scoring runs of 1, 21, 44, 66, 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.

The other key part of the Laguna backfield is senior Andres DeLaRosa, who has rushed for 494 yards and eight touchdowns this season. He 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

 

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

 

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

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        2007     Kelly Hancock               2002     Mahila Hines

2011     Marley Donenfeld      2006     Candice Field                  2001     Lindsey Butterwick

2010     Taylor Capobianco     2005     Stephanie Darnall       2000     Caroline Myers

2009     Alison Bloom             2004       Cambria Lynn Steel     1999     Lacy Hines

2008     Rachel Busic              2003     Maura McManus            1998     Rachel Heussenstamm

 

 

 

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