Laguna Sports Update: Dana Hills Air Strikes Bury Breakers 35-7

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87th Varsity Laguna Beach High School Football Squad. Breakers open the season on Aug. 20 hosting Costa Mesa. Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Athletics

Football (1-1)

Dana Hills quarterback Bo Kelly had little trouble penetrating the Breaker defense as the Dolphins dominated the contest played last Friday night at the winner’s field in Dana Point. The host’s offense was only stymied by their own sloppiness as Dana was whistled for 18 penalties for 170 yards. The second half was played with a running clock giving each team three second half possessions. Breakers scored their touchdown on a 14-yard run by Will Bingham midway through the final period. Breakers gained 58 of the 99 total offensive yards in the final half of the game. Laguna was missing some key players with both Cooper Buckhorn and Tyler Fields unable to play.

Rush: Arntz 11-18, Bingham 4-10, Golden 1-(2)

Rec: Degner 4-19, Arntz 3-6, Dworakowski 3-27, Swanson 2-17, Freeman 1-3

Pass: W Bingham 21-13-0 72 yards 90.7 rating

Punt R: Degner 1-5, Diver 1-12; KOR: Degner 3-26; Fumbles Rec: Mulkey; Punts: Sprague 6-201 33.50 ave

Up Next:

Breakers face Northwood (1-0) at the Irvine High School Stadium with kickoff at 7 p.m. on Sept. 3. Timberwolves lead the series 8-3 and opened their season with a narrow 17-14 victory over Crean Lutheran, another future Laguna opponent set for Sept. 17.

Game Program & Rosters

There will not be paper game rosters this season, fans can go to breakersfootball.com and access the free digital football program for 2021.

Cross Country

The season opens this week on Friday at the Cool Breeze Invitational at the Rose Bowl. Breakers are hoping to match their lofty pre-season rankings and should return a core group of talented runners. For the Boys, Christopher Drews, William Goodwin, Luke Anderton, and Theodore Drews lead the way while Melanie Falkowski headlines the girl’s squad.

Southern Section CIF Preseason Rankings:

Division 4 Boys: 1 – O Lutheran, 2 – Laguna Beach, 3 – JSerra, 4 – Cathedral, 5 – Oaks Christian, 6 – Harvard-Westlake, 7 – Big Bear, 8 – Foothill Tech, 9 – South Pasadena, 10 – Wilson/HH

Division 4 Girls: 1 – JSerra, 2 – Oaks Christian, 3 – La Canada, 4 – Laguna Beach, 5 – O Lutheran, 6 – Harvard-Westlake, 7 – Laguna Hills, 8 – South Pasadena, 9 – St Lucy’s, 10 – Mayfield.

Girls Tennis (1-0)

Breakers opened their season on August 25 with a 10-8 victory over Sage Hill on the loser’s courts. Sara McCallum swept her singles matches 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 as did Kaitlyn Smith 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 to seal the win. In doubles, Zoey Cutter and Camille Deckey won two key sets 6-2, 6-3. The Breakers other two doubles teams each won in the first round for the final overall points. Breakers faced Dana Hills this past Tuesday then are off until Sep. 9 when they travel to Aliso Niguel.

Boys Water Polo (1-0)

Breakers opened their 57th season with a sound 16-8 beating of Santa Margarita at the Eagles pool. Breakers had a match this past Tuesday at a much-improved JSerra and play again next week at San Juan Hills on Sept. 7 and at powerful Harvard-Westlake on Sept. 9.

Against the Eagle, Will Kelly scored seven goals, had one assist, and three steals, Sai Bassett added three goals, two assists and three steals while Hutton Ledger also hat a hat-trick with three goals plus one assist and two steals. Frank Laptin was stellar in the cage with four saves and a steal.

Girls Volleyball (6-4)

Breakers Start Hot but Fall to Foothill

Foothill d. Laguna 23-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-22

Natalia Hagopian opened the match with Foothill on Aug. 26 with seven consecutive service aces but the Knights proved to be resilient and rallied to defeat the Breakers in Dugger Gym. Hagopian finished the evening with a four-set match school record nine aces and also dished out 43 assists. Sophie Reavis had 24 kills and 16 digs to pace the offense with Brooklyn Yelland adding 18 kills and 22 digs. This past week Laguna faced Tesoro on Tuesday and traveled to highly regarded Aliso Niguel on Sept. 2.

Game statistics and match video highlights are available on Max preps.

Looking for the latest Laguna scores, rosters, and schedules?

Go to the department website at lbhs.lbusd.org/athletics/teams for the updated schedules and where the scores get posted first!

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