Football Takes the Aztecs 52-14
Breakers continue to improve, taking their first home game of the season with another victory over a Garden Grove League school. Teams started slowly as both squads went three plays and punt before Laguna took over their second possession after a short kick on the Aztec 43 yard line.
Curtis Harrison scrambled for 12 yards then tossed Bruce Knill a shovel pass that resulted in a 31-yard pass play and the first points. Sean Nolan added the first of seven PAT’s and it was 7-0. Breakers held La Quinta to 25 yards and scored again on a five-play drive as Harrison hit Adam Armstrong for a 32-yard pass play for the second score. Breaker defense shut down the Aztecs to three plays and scored again on a two-play drive aided by two penalties. The big play was a 25-yard toss to Finn Moriarty and Harrison scoring on a quarterback run. La Quinta finally scored on their final possession of the quarter putting together fine a six-play drive, scoring on a big pass play.
The second quarter was slow with the teams exchanging punts until the final 90 seconds when Harrison threw an off balance pass that was intercepted and returned to the Laguna 9. Aztecs took two quick runs to score and pull within 7.
Adam Armstrong took the ensuing kickoff 33 yards and Laguna wasted no time with Harrison teaming up with Ryan Blaser for three quick pass plays covering 50 yards. Laguna scored just before the intermission on a broken play pass in coverage to Bruce Knill and it was 28-14 at the break.
The third quarter was all Laguna as their defense held La Quinta to -12 yards and Breakers scored on all three possessions. The fourth quarter was a running clock dominated by the Breakers as La Quinta fumbled twice and were held to only four scrimmage plays. Breakers now lead the series 10-3.
The next three games will be equal to or better than any league encounter starting with Segerstrom at home Friday, Sept. 9 at Guyer Field. Breakers and the Jaguars have met four times splitting the series at 2-2.
Laguna travels to Orange on Sept. 16 facing the division rival Panthers at El Modena’s field. This will be the 16th meeting with Orange in a series that dates back to 1936.
The final non-league match is on Sept. 23 at St Margaret’s. The Tartans blasted Calvary 48-0 last week.
L – Knill 31 pass from Harrison (Nolan kick) 7:46 1st Q
L – Armstrong 32 pass from Harrison (Nolan kick) 3:44 1st Q
L – Harrison 6 run (Nolan kick) 2:44 1st Q
LQ – 37 pass (kick) 1:08 1st Q
LQ – 4 run (kick) 0:58 2nd Q
L – Knill 4 pass from Harrison (Nolan kick) 0:15 2nd Q
L – Blaser 39 pass from Harrison (Nolan kick) 9:16 3rd Q
L – Harrison 2 run (Nolan kick) 6:24 3rd Q
L – M Hayes 21 run (Nolan kick) 4:04 3rd Q
L – Nolan 36 FG 7:45 4th Q
Passing: Curtis Harrison 25-15-1 252 yds 4 TDs 197.4 rating
Receiving: Blaser 4-79, Nolan 3-26, Armstrong 1-32, Moriarty 2-41, Knill 3-79, Engler 2-(5)
Rushing: Harrison 15-32, Knill 7-34, M Hayes 1-21, Wenk 5-5, J Hayes 2-12, Harper 2-0, Sokolovic 4-3,
Interceptions: none; Punt Returns: Blaser 2-54, Langton 1-(3); KO Returns: Knill 1-20, Armstrong 1-33; Punts: Nolan 3-30.7
Final Score: LBHS 52, La Quinta 14.