Last Saturday was a day of firsts for the Laguna Beach Pop Warner
The most important was the Seahawks’ first winning game of the
season. They beat host Canyon Hills, 2-0, at Canyon High in Anaheim
The second was that in the process, they recorded their first
The teams were locked in a defensive struggle heading into the
fourth quarter. It was then, however, that Laguna Beach was able to
pull out the win.
In the game’s late stages Seahawks nose tackle Devon Hands broke
through to block a punt and the ball rolled out of the end zone
giving Laguna Beach a safety.
That score stood as the Seahawks improved to 1-7 overall.
Hands shared the team’s defensive player of the game honor with
O’Brien earned the honor by coming up with an interception.
Quarterback Trevor Pierce was named Laguna Beach’s offensive
player of the game by coach Roger Torriero.
The Seahawks entered the game without the services of running back
Kameron Pearson and wide receiver Chris Hyden.
Laguna Beach will try to end the season on a winning note when the
Seahawks wrap up their 2002 schedule on Saturday.