In the week leading up to Friday's Orange Coast League opener, Estancia High football coach Mike Bargas, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Dave Holland and the rest of the staff developed a plan to counter Laguna Beach's deceptive Wing-T offense.
The Eagles defense limited a Laguna rushing attack that had gone for 2,083 yards and was averaging 416 yards per game, to a mere 133 in the visitors' 35-14 victory.
The Breakers' top back, Drake Martinez, the younger brother of Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez, came into the game with 861 yards and a gaudy 13.3 average. Martinez went for 93 yards on 12 carries against the Eagles.
The Breakers' Norton Penney, who came in averaging nearly 11 yards a carry, got 34 yards on eight attempts.
Estancia's defense held Laguna nearly 40 points below its previous 53.4-points-per-game average, including zero points after halftime.
Estancia's Alex Rodriguez's tackle capped a goal-line stand to end the first half and Kevin Peters, Alipa Peters, Levi Stillman, Ozzy Magana, Adahir Aguilera, Deionte Haywood, Milton Guiterrez and Andy Ugalde also stood out for the Ealges' defense.