The Laguna Beach High football team went into action on Thursday
night against Costa Mesa, just five days after pummeling Bolsa
Grande, with hopes of collecting its third victory of the season.
Results from that game, played at Newport Harbor High, were not
available by press time.
The Breakers hardly broke a sweat last Friday as they routed an
outmanned Bolsa Grande squad, 39-0, to improve to 2-0.
While the defense posted its first shutout of the season, it was
senior running back Donnelle Darling who went into the school record
Darling rushed for 146 yards on 24 carries -- his second, plus-100
yard effort in as many games -- with four, short touchdowns runs.
Those four touchdowns gave Darling 27 in three seasons and set a
new Laguna Beach school career record, eclipsing the previous school
mark of 25.
But Darling wasn’t the only Breaker player with a standout game.
Satar Abass was a key cog on defense. The senior accounted for six
unassisted tackles, one assisted tackle, two extra efforts and one
Marshall Paymard, a linebacker, starred on both defense and
special teams. The senior came up with five unassisted tackles, one
assisted tackle, one blocked punt and one interception.
“We had some very good individual performances and played well as
a team,” Laguna Beach coach Dave Holland said.
Another such performance came from quarterback Alex Wilson who was
8 of 18 for 201 yards with one touchdown and a two-point conversion
2002 Season Log
Laguna Beach (2-0)
40 La Quinta 12
39 Bolsa Grande 0