Breakers Take Bellflower 42-21
The defenses were challenged as both teams rolled up big numbers in the football game played last Friday night in Bellflower, as the Breakers used big plays and a couple of defensive breaks to defeat the Buccaneers. Each team scored on their first two possessions, but in the second quarter, Bellflower drove 61 yards in 14 plays before Laguna finally held their hosts to force a short field goal try. A bad snap and a sack allowed Laguna to get one last possession in before halftime and they responded with a seven play drive capped by an Andrew Johnson to Tyler Fields pass play for the score to lead 21-14 at the intermission.
Breakers got the second half kickoff and continued the big play onslaught as Jackson Golden ran 49 yards on the second scrimmage play to set up the next touchdown. On Bellflower’s ensuing possession, the Buccaneers tried a fourth-down play and failed on an incomplete pass giving Laguna one more scoring drive to build the lead to 35-14 with only three minutes left in the quarter. After that, the game was all but over as the two squads traded scores, and Laguna could have added even a few more scores had they left the starters in.
Andrew Johnson threw five touchdown passes and career-wise trails the TD record by six tosses with six games remaining.
B – 7 run (kick) 5:23 1st Q
L – Crawford 12 pass from Johnson (Kesler kick) 3:23 1st Q
B – 4 run (kick) 10:36 2nd Q
L – Diver 67 pass from Johnson (Kesler kick) 9:17 2nd Q
L – Fields 23 pass from Johnson (Kesler kick) 0:49 2nd Q
L – Johnson 1 run (Kesler kick) 8:37 3rd Q
L – Fink 30 pass from Johnson (Kesler kick) 3:36 3rd Q
B – 8 pass (kick) 0:17 3rd Q
L – Villalobos 51 pass from Johnson (Kesler kick) 9:07 4th Q
1st Downs20 25
Rush/Yds 29-228 45-273
Pass Yds 255 132
C-A-I 13-19-0 15-25-0
Fumbles/Lost 0-0 1-1
Return Yds 0 0
Penalties/Yds 7-40 6-35
Rushing: Golden 13-104, Fields 6-79, Buckhorn 4-42, Arntz 2-0, Johnson 4-3
Receiving: Crawford 3-37, Diver 2-89, Villalobos 3-62, Fields 2-27, Fink 3-40
Passing: Johnson 18-13-0 255 Yards 5 TDs 282.90 ratingW Bingham 1-0-0
Kickoffs: Kesler – 7 with 3TB
KO Returns: Pigott 1-9Golden 1-8
Up Next: Laguna hosts Estancia (1-3) on Friday, Sept. 27, in the 31st renewal of this long-time rivalry. The Eagles lost to Loara 10-0, beat La Quinta 20-7, lost to Santiago 14-7 and Ocean View 12-7. Breakers lead the series 16-14 and have won the past three meetings.
Laguna Stats and the schedule can be found at the Laguna page on MaxPreps.com.
D12 SSCIF Poll for Sept. 23 (Week 4): 1 – El Monte, 2 – Moreno Valley, 3 – Dana Hills, 4 – Jurupa Hills, 5 – Oak Park, 6 – Adelanto, 7 – Pasadena Poly, 8 – Laguna Beach,9 – Orange Vista, 10 – Rio Hondo Prep, Others: Northwood, Long Beach Jordan, Maranatha
The boys squad ran a few individuals in the Woodbridge meet last weekend with Logan Brooks finishing seventh with a 14:24.70 time. Mateo Bianchi and Christopher Drews also posted good times.
SSCIF Poll 9/23
Boys: 1 – Foothill Tech, 2 – Fillmore, 3 – Laguna Beach 4 – Cathedral, 5 – Wilson/HH, 6 – Oaks Christian, 7 – JSerra, 8 – El Segundo, So Pasadena, St Francis (Tie)
Girls: 1 – Harvard-Westlake, 2 – Foothill Tech, 3 – Orange Lutheran, 4 – Laguna Beach, 5 – El Segundo, 6 – La Canada, 7 – Mayfield, 8 – Covina, 9 – Portola, 10 – Bishop Amat
Girls Golf (2-8)
Laguna picked up a forfeit victory over Samueli Academy but dropped a 266-198 match to Los Alamitos in a Sunset Conference crossover match. League play began on Sept. 26 with Marina.
Girls Tennis (5-2)
Laguna picked up a 14-4 win over Trabuco Hills on Sept. 17 but dropped two close matches, losing to Santa Margarita 11-7 on Sept. 19 and Newport Harbor 10-8 on Sept. 24. The first big league match is Oct. 10 with Huntington Beach (8-2). The Oilers upset the Breakers in the D3 CIF finals last season.
Girls Volleyball (22-8, 2-0)
Laguna traveled last weekend to the 64-team Durango Varsity Tournament with #2 hitter Cambria Hall out-of-action with a bruised knee from a fall last week. Breakers still were able to finish 14th in the event with a key upset of Leon (Tallahassee Florida). Breakers defeated the nationally ranked Lions (18-2) 25-22, 25-19 and came back in a single set playoff game to stun them 29-27. It was the Florida team’s only losses of the tournament that was capped with a sweep of Redondo. Laguna was also able to get a single set win over Foothill 25-20. Laguna’s best losing match was a 25-23, 25-21 battle in a loss to Marymount in the playoffs.
On Tuesday, Laguna survived illnesses to their setters to outlast Fountain Valley 25-20, 23-25, 25-27, 25-13, 15-8 at the Barron’s gym. Hallie Carballo had 35 digs and Piper Naess 25 in the battle. Naess had 18 kills, Ella Tyus 16, and Sophie Reavis 15 in the effort. Natalia Hagopian dished out 51 assists, four kills and three aces under tough circumstances.
Next Home Match: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 5:45 p.m. at Dugger Gym vs. Corona del Mar. Breakers hope to take the Sea Queens for the third straight season.
You can follow the team on Instagram at lbhsvarsitygirlsvb and statistics are posted on Max Preps.
The Alumni Game celebrating 48 years of CIF sponsored Girls Volleyball is Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. – contact Chanel Stewart at [email protected] you are a former GVB player. Play or not, come celebrate the sport’s success at Laguna. RSVP’s have been received from a number of former stars including Stephanie Darnall and Marina Paul, so it will be a very competitive evening.
SSCIF D1 Poll 9/16: 1 – Marymount, 2 – Redondo Union, 3 – Mater Dei, 4 – Sierra Canyon, 5 – Laguna Beach, 6 – Foothill, 7 – Mira Costa, 8 – Vista Murrieta, 9 – Village Christian, 10 – Long Beach Poly, 11 – San Juan Hills, 12 – Aliso Niguel, 13 – Temecula Valley, 14 – Los Alamitos, 15 – Corona del Mar Others: Chaparral, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, San Clemente, Santa Margarita.
Boys Sand Volleyball (1-0)
The next match was set for Sept. 26 at Newport Harbor [Grant Street Courts].
Boys Water Polo (5-3)
Laguna finished 11th in the South Coast Tournament last weekend, improving from their 14th seed in the 32-team event. On Thursday, Sept. 19, Laguna defeated Riverside Poly 11-5 but lost to 3rd seed Loyola 9-2 in the evening game at Foothill High School. On Friday, they defeated Foothill 8-7 in sudden death overtime at the Knight’s pool on a score by Toby Bumgardner. Caden Capobianco had 17 saves in that game. Breakers lost at Corona del Mar on Saturday 9-6 but bounced back to defeat Palos Verdes 9-6 in the full-size CdM pool. League play opened on Sept. 25 with Laguna hosting Corona del Mar at Newport Harbor’s pool. Breakers are seeded first in the 32-team Villa Park tournament this weekend starting opening with Fountain Valley on Sept. 26 with play concluding on Saturday, Sept. 28.