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Week 3 High School Football Preview: Laguna Beach vs. Dana Hills

Laguna Beach’s Andrew Johnson passes during a game against Hoover during on Friday, August 24.
Laguna Beach High junior quarterback Andrew Johnson, shown throwing a pass on Aug. 24, has eight touchdown passes this season.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Laguna Beach High

Key Breakers: Jr. QB Andrew Johnson (34 of 65 passing for 426 yards, eight TDs and two INTs); Sr. WR/FS/P Sean Nolan (17 catches for 189 yards and five TDs; one INT); Sr. RB/OLB Shane Lythgoe (32 carries for 152 yards)

Key Dolphins: Sr. RB/MLB Matthew Lua Mu Poching (21 carries for 166 yards and four TDs; 18 tackes); Sr. WR/FS Max Burlison (12 catches for 231 yards and two TDs); Jr. MLB Sam Shultz (29 tackles)

Breakdown: Laguna Beach (1-1), playing the third of four straight home games to open the season, hosts Dana Hills (2-1) in a nonleague game … The Breakers battled last week against Big Bear, ranked No. 5 in CIF Southern Section Division 9, but were unable to complete a fourth-quarter comeback in a 29-26 loss … Nolan, who had three touchdown catches against Big Bear, has caught exactly half of Johnson’s 34 completed passes this season. Lythgoe, the running back, ranks second on the team with six receptions … Dana Hills is coming off a 41-0 victory over Saddleback and trying for its third straight win.


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