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Two-minute Drill

September 05, 2011

In his debut as coach at Corona del Mar High, Scott Meyer won big.

The Sea Kings trounced host Savanna, 40-7, at Glover Stadium in Anaheim. While CdM fell behind, 7-0, midway through the first quarter, the Sea Kings went on to score the game's final 40 points.

Meyer has his Sea Kings, who went into the season ranked fourth in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, off to a blazing start. Next is a game at Huntington Beach, which opened the season at home last week with a 23-21 victory against El Toro.


"It feels great," Meyer said of getting that first victory out of the way.

Meyer, who's in his second head coaching stint on varsity, has won four straight season openers, the previous three while at Long Beach Jordan from 2007-09.

*The Sea Kings opened the season with a win for the 11th straight year.

The past two have come against Savanna. During the stretch, CdM has outscored the Rebels, 76-21.

*CdM quarterback Brent Lawson didn't want to say much, unless his offensive linemen were around.

The first-year starter turned in quite the performance, throwing for 199 yards and three touchdowns on 11-of-19 passing, while rushing for 41 yards on six carries.

"I got to talk to my line," Lawson said. "My line did all the work."

The guys up front, left tackle Nick Storm, left guard Hunter Molnar, center Caden Stark, right guard Giovanni Gentosi and right tackle Liam Duddy, protected Lawson for three quarters.

They didn't have to in the fourth quarter. Meyer pulled Lawson after the senior late in the third quarter hooked up with wide receiver Troy Reese on a second touchdown pass.

*The Sea Kings' defensive unit stymied Savanna. Two seniors, linebacker Aaron White and safety Kyle Sherburne, played big roles.

White and Sherburne each recorded three tackles for losses and Sherburne intercepted a pass that led to a CdM touchdown.

Savanna finished with 122 yards of offense, none passing, turned the ball over twice and punted eight times.

*Costa Mesa High Coach Wally Grant said senior running back Mario Smith may have broken his right index finger on a run in the third quarter of Friday night's 34-13 season-opening loss at Buena Park. X-rays were scheduled for Monday for Smith, who got the wind knocked out of him on the play but returned to the field on the Mustangs' next series. Grant said Smith is not expected to miss any time.

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