Breakers open league play strong

Orange Coast League play is the time when Coach Jonathan Todd hopes it all comes together for the Laguna Beach High football team.

Beating Godinez, 28-7, on Oct. 16 in the league opener was a good start.

“It was good," Todd said. “I thought our passing game was going good. They had a good defensive scheme, so it was hard for us to run. We’ll try to get our running game going this week."

Junior receiver Chris Paul caught three touchdown passes from junior quarterback Austin Paxson, two of those in the first quarter when the Breakers built a 14-0 lead. Norty Penney also caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Paxson, who finished 16 of 28 for 282 yards, and the four touchdowns.


Paul, continuing his remarkable year for the Breakers (2-4), had 96 receiving yards. He is tied for the Orange County lead with his 39 catches this year, and his 590 yards ranks second to Russ Abdulla of Aliso Niguel. Paul’s 11 touchdown catches is also tops in the county.

Todd said the Breakers’ Rouzbeh Kazemian had a great defensive game with three sacks, but he might have to sit out this week against Calvary Chapel with a shoulder injury. Defensive end Michael Hyden, hobbled by a hamstring injury, may try to give it a go.

The Breakers host Calvary Chapel (4-2) tonight. It’s the league opener for the Eagles.

“They look good," Todd said. “They’ve got a good running game and a good short passing game. The defense is pretty solid and it should be a really good game."