Costa Mesa Defeats Laguna 48-0, Worst Orange Coast Loss

Nick Krantz carries the ball against Costa Mesa. Photos by Doug Landrum
Nick Krantz carries the ball against Costa Mesa. Photos by Doug Landrum

Football (1-5)

The Mustangs celebrated their homecoming last Friday, Oct. 10, on Jim Scott Field at Estancia High School with their first win of the season at the expense of the Breakers in a very one sided event, the worse on-field effort since the 1997 season. This contest was also the most lopsided loss for the Breakers in the nine years of Orange Coast League play. The Mustangs took the opening kickoff and then went 85 yards for the first score in one play, and going on to score on their remaining five possessions of the first half. Breakers did not help their cause turning the ball over on an interception on their first possession and a fumble late in the second period that set up another quick touchdown.

The second half opened with Laguna getting the kickoff but fumbling the ball on their fourth play that ended

Brett Tracy breaks a tackle.
Brett Tracy breaks a tackle.

up being returned 51 yards for Costa Mesa’s last score. The last period was played with a running clock. The loss snapped the 62 consecutive games scoring streak, the longest in Laguna school history dating back to a shutout loss in 2009 to Corona del Mar. It was the 98th time Laguna has been held scoreless in 80 seasons of play. There were bright spots on the Breakers; Nick Krantz, Brett Tracy, were among the players playing hard on both sides of the ball.

Up next is the 59th annual homecoming game Friday, Oct. 17, at Guyer Field when Laguna hosts Saddleback (2-3). Breakers are 21-36-1 in these games winning the last two.

2014 Game # 6 – Costa Mesa Statistics

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Laguna Beach 0 0 0 0 0
Costa Mesa 21 20 7 0 48

C – 85 run (kick failed) 11:16 1st Q

C – 4 run (run) 9:07 1st Q

C – 1 run (kick) 3:08 1st Q

C – 2 run (kick) 10:05 2nd Q

C – 4 run (kick short) 1:45 2nd Q

C – 13 pass (kick) 0:12 2nd Q

C – 51 fumble return (kick) 10:26 3rd Q

1st Downs 12 16
Rush/Yds 40-122 43-344
Pass Yds 72 29
C-A-I 5-12-1 2-3-0
Plays/TYG 52-194 46-373
Fumbles/Lost 2-2 0-0
Return Yds 0 51
Punts/Ave 2-25.5 1-21
Penalties/Yds 5-42 6-45
TOP: 19:13 28:07


Nick Krantz tries to out maneuver a blocker.
Nick Krantz tries to out maneuver a blocker.

Rushing Krantz 17-65, Knill 7-25, French 6-30, Tracy 4-8, Hayes 2-7, Simon 4-(13)

Passing Simon 12-5-1 72 yds – 75.4 rating

Receiving Tracy 2-56, Armstrong 2-13, Krantz 1-3

Kickoff Returns Krantz 6-103

Punting Simon 2-51 25-5 average


  • Widest margin of loss in Orange Coast League games 2006-2014) 1st OCL game without a touchdown or point.
  • 41 points allowed 1st half – tied for 8th most all-time
  • Breakers are 23-12 in all-time Orange Coast League play – currently in ninth season


Boys Sand Volleyball (4-1)

Breakers suffered their first team loss last Tuesday to Huntington Beach on the Grant Street courts in Newport.

The details:

Huntington Beach d. Laguna Beach 3.5 to 3.0

(2-Man is scored at 1 point, 4-man at 1.5 points)

# 1 – Dane Olson/Cole Paxson lost 21-15, 21-11;

# 2 – Nick Rieckhoff/Reed Donenfeld lost 21-17, 21-17;

# 3 – Adam Lythgoe/Pete Obradovich won 23-21, 21-19;

# 4 – Liam Christensen/Tyler Alter won 15-21, 21-14, 15-9;

# 5 – Jack Burgi /Josh McManus won 21-19, 21-15;

4-Man Laguna team of Olson, Paxson, Rieckhoff, Donenfeld lost 21-17, 17-21, 15-11


Standings as of Week 6:

Orange County League


Huntington 4-1, Los Alamitos 3-2, Monarchs 2-3, Marina 2-1, Orange Lutheran 2-3, Servite 0-3, Esperanza 0-3


Laguna Beach 4-1, Newport Harbor 4-1, Corona del Mar 2-2, Edison 2-2, Tesoro 1-3, Irvine 0-0, Fountain Valley 0-2

NEXT MATCH: Thursday, Oct 16, 3:30 PM vs. Orange Lutheran at Colton Street courts in Newport Beach

 Girls Golf (7-5, 7-0)

Breakers are close to clinching the league crown after defeating Costa Mesa 205-258 last Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Mesa Verde. Laguna scores – Halle Redfearn – 37, MaryKate Quellmalz – 39, BellaRose Robinson – 39, Leslie Dwight – 42, Anna Kunkel – 48, and Lindsey Lowell – 51


Girls Volleyball (9-10, 3-0)

Breakers continue to roll through their league competition and faced their only league competition Monday, Oct. 6 with Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana. Last week Laguna defeated Saddleback on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and took down Estancia 25-11, 25-12, 25-12 on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Eagle Gym. The victory was the Breakers 47th consecutive win over Estancia since 1981 when the format went to best-of-five sets. The win was also Laguna’s 83rd consecutive league match win going back to 2005.


Girls Tennis (11-2, 6-0)

Laguna continued to roll in league play sweeping Costa Mesa (2-7, 2-4) 18-0 Thursday, Oct. 9. Breakers had their last major non-league match this past Monday, Oct. 13 with Santa Margarita (# 8 in SSCIF D-1) on the local courts.


Boys Water Polo (11-4, 1-0)

Laguna defeated Godinez 19-4 in league play on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and rallied in the fourth period to defeat Dana Hills 13-12 in non-league play on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the local community pool.

Jack Dodson led Laguna with four goals and three steals while Garret Harley recorded 10 saves in the win. Breakers big non-league match was on Thursday, Oct. 16, with SSCIF D-3 second-ranked Murrieta Valley and will host Los Alamitos Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Laguna pool.


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