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Week 10 High School Football Preview: Laguna Beach vs. Godinez

Laguna Beach High quarterback Andrew Johnson (12) throws against Marina during the first half in a n
Laguna Beach High quarterback Andrew Johnson (12), shown against Marina on Sept. 28, has thrown a program single-season record 27 touchdown passes this year.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

When/where: 7 p.m. Thursday at Santa Ana Valley High

Key Breakers: Jr. QB Andrew Johnson (162 of 293 passing for 2,201 yards, 27 TDs and 10 INTs; two rushing TDs); Sr. RB/OLB Shane Lythgoe (150 carries for 653 yards and eight TDs; 22 catches for 160 yards and five TDs; one INT, one fumble recovery, one blocked punt); Sr. WR/DB/PR/KR Sean Nolan (51 catches for 786 yards and 11 TDs; two INTs, one fumble recovery; one punt return for a TD)

Key Grizzlies: Sr. QB Jesse Cendejas; Jr. RB/LB Elijah Robles; Sr. OL/DL Mario Aparicio; Sr. OL/DL Mario Lopez

Breakdown: Laguna Beach, coming off a big 38-21 Pac 4 League win over Ocean View last week, concludes the regular season and league play as it travels to play last-place Godinez … The Breakers (7-2, 1-1 in league) would clinch outright second place in the league with a win and if first-place Western (2-0 in league) beats Ocean View (1-1 in league) on Thursday. If Laguna Beach wins and Ocean View beats Western, a three-way tie for first place would occur and coin flips would come into play … The development of Johnson, a first-year starter at quarterback, has been key for the Breakers, ranked No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Division 12. He had two touchdown passes last week to set the Breakers’ single-season record of 27, and Breakers coach John Shanahan said he is getting better every week … Godinez (2-7, 0-2) has lost its first two league games against Ocean View and Western by a combined 104-7 … Laguna Beach and Godinez both came to the Pac 4 League from the Orange Coast League, where the Grizzlies won league titles the last two seasons.


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