Football (5-5, 4-1)
Laguna took care of business last Friday, Nov. 3, at Orange Coast College by matching host Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana with big plays of their own to secure second place in their final Orange Coast League race and return to the playoffs for the second straight year and 18th overall in the program’s 83 seasons of varsity football.
Calvary took the initial lead on a 49-yard pass play at the 9:25 mark in the initial period. Laguna made the scoreboard on a Noah Handel 26-yard field goal, his fifth of the season as the period ended. Breakers took the lead on a 13-yard run by Curtis Harrison and added another score before halftime when Adam Armstrong blocked a Calvary punt, allowing Victor Castillo to scoop up the ball for the return and score.
The Eagles cut the lead to 17-14 at 9:42 in the third period with a big 50-yard TD pass. A few seconds later, Adam Armstrong deflated the hosts by taking the kickoff 85 yards to give Laguna a 24-14 lead,.
Laguna will play last year’s Division 13 champion, Rancho Christian (8-3), at their Temecula campus this Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.The winner will advance to face either South El Monte (9-1) or El Dorado (5-5).
Notes: Breakers finished their Orange Coast League membership 32-22 in 12 seasons of play. The Calvary series now stands at 9-13-1 and Laguna is 5-6-1 in games played at Orange Coast College.
C – 49 pass (kick) 9:25 1st Q
L – Handel 26 FG 0:00 1st Q
L – Harrison 3 run (Handel kick) 4:61 2nd Q
L – Castillo 17 return of Blocked Punt (Handel kick) 2:36 2nd Q
C – 50 Pass (kick) 9:42 3rd Q
L – Armstrong 85 Kick Off return (Handel kick) 9:25 3rd Q
L – Armstrong 29 pass from Harrison (Handel kick) 1:41 3rd Q
L – Harrison 3 run (kick failed) 9:15 4th Q