Brent Lawson's favorite trips came on game days with his offensive line during lunchtime at Corona del Mar High.
Up to five linemen piled into Lawson's SUV before they piled food on their plates. Somehow, they fit inside every time before Lawson drove off to a nearby food joint.
"There was a lot of beef in the car," said Lawson, the quarterback.
Beef was what the linemen usually ordered to chow down hours before a football game.
Lawson took care of his linemen and in return they protected him on the field for 14 weeks.
It has been a couple of weeks since Lawson said he last lunched with his linemen. They last gathered to eat before CdM played in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division title game on Dec. 9.
It is a date he and his line will never forget. Whatever they ordered for lunch that day might as well be called the "Lunch of Champions" because the Sea Kings went on to win their first section title in 22 years.