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Season Ends with a 31-17 Loss

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Sophomore Blake Lusk makes the tackle.

Sophomore Blake Lusk makes the tackle.

Following a familiar script, the out-manned Breakers dropped their fifth straight league contest 31-17 last Friday night with Godinez in a contest played at Segerstrom High School. Laguna finished league play winless on the field for the first time since 1999.

Breakers took the opening kickoff and moved the ball 26 yards in eight plays before turning the ball over on downs near midfield. The Grizzlies took five runs to score their first touchdown and easily scored again on their next two possessions.

Down 34-0 in the third quarter, Laguna scored on a seven play drive led by a big 43 yard run by Matt Hayes. Breakers got the ball back after Godinez was charged with a safety after an intentional grounding call on an end-zone pass play. The hosts had fumbled the snap creating the desperation toss to avoid a sack. Laguna’s last score came midway in the final period when Curtis Harrison took over Jack Simon after Simon took a rough tackle on a run for a first down. The sophomore completed a 14-yard pass to Matt Hayes and scored the touchdown on a 1-yard run. He followed this up with a nice toss to George Cracknall for the two-point conversion.

Quarterback Jack Simon carries the ball in the final game.

Quarterback Jack Simon carries the ball in the final game.

Jack Simon returned for the final drive but the Breakers were unable to advance into Godinez territory. The gifted senior ended his career as only the third player to go over 4,000 in total offense in 81 seasons of varsity football play.

2015 Game # 10 – GODINEZ Statistics

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Laguna Beach 0 0 9 8 17
Godinez 20 7 7 0 34

G – 5 run (kick) 7:04 1st Q

G – 11 run (kick) 2:21 1st Q

G – 2 run (pass failed) 0:23 1st Q

G – 1 run (kick) 5:08 2nd Q

G – 56 run (kick) 9:51 3rd Q

L – Simon 1 run (Cracknall kick) 0:36 3rd Q

L – SAFETY, Intentional grounding in end zone 0:28 3rd Q

L – Harrison 1 run (Cracknall pass from Harrison 2:47 4th Q

From left, Breaker seniors George Cracknell, Nick Rahder, William Uzelac and Jack Simon.

From left, Breaker seniors George Cracknell, Nick Rahder, William Uzelac and Jack Simon.

LB Godinez
1st Downs 13 10
Rush/Yds 37-121 25-184
Pass Yds 141 269
C-A-I 10-23-3 11-21-0
Plays/TYG 60-262 46-453
Fumbles/Lost 3-1 4-1
Return Yds 14 64
Punts/Ave 3-29.0 3-39.7
Penalties/Yds 11-85 7-60
TOP: 29:56 18:04

Rushing: Simon 17-74, Cracknall 8-33, Syvertson 2-(6), Hayes 4-91, Harrison 5-0, Armstrong 1-3

Passing: Simon 21-8-3 104 yards 51.5 rating: Harrison 2-2-0 37 yards

Receiving: Hayes 6-85, Cracknall 2-17, Armstrong 1-16, Blaser 1-23

Kick Off Returns: Cracknall 2-25

Punt Returns: Hayes 1 – 14

Punting: Cracknall 2-57, Simon 1-30

Milestones:

Season: Jack Simon ranks 15th in rushing, 23rd in passing, 8th in total offense. Matt Hayes 17th in season catches

Career: Jack Simon # 3 in total offense with 4,071 yards, # 5 in career passing yards with 3,215

 

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