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UPDATE: Breakers to Play Loara in First-Round Playoff Friday at LBHS

They defeat Costa Mesa Thursday night, 35-28, to earn a postseason berth.

For only the fourth time in the football program's history, the Laguna Beach High Breakers wrapped up an undefeated regular season Thursday night, defeating Costa Mesa 35-28. They finish with a record of 9-0-1, and a perfect Orange Coast League record of 5-0.

The team will play a first-round playoff game next Friday night, Nov. 9, at Guyer Field against Loara High of Anaheim. Loara has a record of 3-7.

This is Laguna Beach High's first no-loss season since 1968. The school also went undefeated in 1937 and 1946, when the team was coached by LBHS stadium namesake Maurice "Red" Guyer.

The Breakers' victories this year have been mostly blowouts. They beat John Glenn by 55 points, Bolsa Grande by 48, Pioneer by 52, and both Saddleback and Calvary Chapel by 43.

The only blemish on the season came in the week 2 in the game against University, which ended in a 36-36 draw.

Last year, the Breakers went deep into the playoffs, knocking off Anaheim and Segerstrom before being upended by Corona del Mar in the division semifinals.

One side note: senior defensive end Ricky Coury was injured during the fourth quarter. He was able to move his arms and legs, but was taken off the field on a stretcher to be safe. He was transported to a nearby hospital, and was diagnosed with a bruised neck muscle. "All is well," according to Coach Mike Churchill.

Norton November 03, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Go Breakers !!!! I was a freshmen during the year 68......unbelievable! Then we were the "Artists". Caught a lot of bullying for that.....but then we kicked their a.....! It was a proud moment, especially beating Brea, referred to as the "inland thugs". FYI..a quarter of the "Artists" team were surfers !!! -Norton
Rich Kane November 03, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Thanks Norton! Maybe "Surfers" would've been a better team name ...
Norton November 07, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Thanks Rich! Ah, I doubt it, as back then surfers were considered beach bums. That's what drove some of the spirit at the games, the fact that these so called beach bums could actually amount to something. Now days there is a constant reminder that many within that culture back then are now considered icons and successful business owners.....so... so much for the stereotype!- Norton

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