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Laguna Beach’s Armstrong repeats as Orange Coast League Offensive MVP in football

Laguna Beach’s Armstrong repeats as Orange Coast League Offensive MVP in football
Laguna Beach High wide receiver Adam Armstrong, the Orange Coast League Offensive MVP, finished with 58 receptions for 706 yards and six touchdowns. (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

Laguna Beach High senior wide receiver Adam Armstrong earned the Orange Coast League Offensive MVP award in football for the second straight year, while senior Zach Fields shared the Lineman of the Year honor and junior Sean Nolan was the Special Teams MVP.

The trio led the Breakers (5-6, 4-1 in league) to a runner-up finish in league for the second straight year and the CIF Southern Section Division 12 playoffs. Laguna Beach lost at Temecula Rancho Christian 24-17 in the first round.

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Other first-team members from Laguna Beach included senior quarterback Curtis Harrison, Shane Lythgoe, a junior running back and defensive end, senior lineman Jack Raffo, Blake Lusk, a senior linebacker and receiver, and Kai Ball, a junior receiver and cornerback.

Estancia's first-teamers were Trevor Pacheco, a junior running back and defensive back, Deshandre Kerkhoff, a senior linebacker and receiver, and junior Hayden Pearce, a junior receiver and safety. The Eagles placed fourth in league at 2-3 and went 2-8 overall.

Junior cornerback Brandon Gonzalez and senior linebacker Angel Valle made the first team for last-place Costa Mesa (3-7, 0-5).

Armstrong finished with 58 receptions for 706 yards and six touchdowns. Armstrong averaged 30.3 yards per kickoff return and he returned two for touchdowns.

Fields, a defensive end and guard, shared the Lineman of the Year award with Godinez senior Jason Flores. He's a repeat first-team selection.

Nolan was the Special Teams MVP for the second consecutive year. He converted 38 of 42 extra-point kicks and six of 10 field-goal attempts, and averaged 39.5 yards per punt. Nolan also was a receiver, finishing with 56 receptions for 823 yards and nine touchdowns.

Harrison completed 160 of 284 passes for 2,066 yards for 19 touchdowns, with 14 interceptions. Harrison, a repeat first-team pick, had 107 carries for 301 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Lythgoe rushed 98 times for 508 yards and two touchdowns. He had 13 catches for 201 yards and one touchdown.

Lusk had one interception.

Ball intercepted three passes, and he had 16 receptions for 147 yards and one touchdown.

Pacheco rushed 218 times for 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns. He had 14 receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Pacheco finished with 34 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, one passed defensed and a fumble recovery. He also returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and threw a 10-yard touchdown.

Kerkhoff totaled 92 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

Pearce had 67 tackles, three tackles for loss, three interceptions, four passes defensed and two force fumbles. As a receiver, Pearce caught 25 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns.

Gonzalez, who made the first team for a second time, produced 52 tackles and three interceptions.

Valle totaled 93 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks.

Godinez junior running back Patrick McMorris was the league MVP and Godinez senior linebacker Larry Perea the Defensive MVP.

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