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High School Football: Breakers take control against Estancia

Laguna Beach proves too much for Eagles, who fall to 0-2 in Orange Coast League Friday night.

October 18, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
(Don Leach / Daily…)

LAGUNA BEACH — Estancia High had no answer for the Laguna Beach run game Friday, and the host Breakers rolled to an impressive Orange Coast League victory.

Laguna scored eight rushing touchdowns, four by senior running back Nathan Lancaster, and took a 59-14 homecoming game victory from the Eagles.

Estancia, coming off a 31-18 loss to city rival Costa Mesa, fell to 0-2 in league and 2-5 overall.

Laguna, ranked No. 9 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, won its second-straight game to move to 2-0 in league and 5-2 overall. The Breakers go to Jim Scott Stadium Thursday to battle No. 8-ranked Calvary Chapel (6-1, 2-0) in a game that will determine the league leader.

A week ago, Lancaster rushed for a career-high 335 yards in a 55-19 victory over Saddleback. He nearly hit that mark again Friday, rambling for an even 300 on just 19 carries in three quarters.

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He needed only 68 yards against the Eagles to move into the No. 2 spot as the No. 2 all-time career rushing leader at Laguna.

"We couldn't stop them," Estancia Coach Mike Bargas said. "We just didn't play good football tonight. We made too many youthful mistakes and hopefully, this is a learning lesson for us. It hurts, but we will learn from this."

Laguna never trailed. The Breakers took the opening kickoff in for their first score, a four-yard run by Lancaster. Estancia tied the score late in the first quarter by mounting a nice scoring drive that took the Eagles from their own 41 to the end zone. The drive was set up by an interception by sophomore defensive back DJ Davis at the 41.

Three plays later, sophomore quarterback Connor Brown teamed up with junior Dalton O'Daly on a 57-yard scoring pass. O'Daly got behind Laguna defensive back Josh French at the Laguna 29, caught the ball in stride, and went in for the score. Ivan Perez kick made it a 7-7 game with 2:48 left in the first quarter.

From there, though, the Breakers scored the next 52 points.

Before the half was over, Lancaster scored on runs of 42 and 13 yards, and Laguna quarterback Jack Simon scored on a one-yard keeper as the quick-striking Breakers opened up a 28-7 halftime lead.

The third quarter also was all-Laguna, as Lancaster scored his fourth touchdown on a 13-yard run, which preceded back-to-back touchdown runs by Andres DeLaRosa covering four and seven yards, that took the lead to 49-7.

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