It wasn't a win, but it wasn't a loss, either.
The Laguna Beach High Breakers football team finished Friday's home opener at Guyer Field in a 36-36 tie against University High, a nail-biter down to the last minute.
University scored the first TD with a 2-yard run putting the Trojans in the lead, 7-0. Robert Clemons III sped into the end zone for Beach with a 19-yard run, and Robbie McInerny tagged on the extra point, making the score 7-7.
Later in the quarter, McInerny easily made a field goal from the 25-yard-line, pushing LBHS ahead to 7-10.
Immediately into the second quarter, UHS scored a 64-yarder and got the extra point, which made the score 14-10. Another 49-yard run by Uni and an extra point pushed the score to 21-10.
Nathan Lancaster of LBHS ran like a wild man for 77 yards, and McInerny kicked another good one, bumping up the score to 21-17. Uni answered by completing a pass and getting the extra point, leaving the score 28-17 at the half.
During the third quarter, Drake "The Quake" Martinez intercepted and ran the ball into the end zone. No extra point was made setting, the score at 28-23 after the end of the third.
Martinez ran for 23 yards and made a TD, which boosted the score to 28-29. No extra point was made. Lancaster passed to Jake Hexberg for a sweet 79-yard TD. McInerny booted one in, and the score became 28-36. Ritchie Nunis made a beautiful catch in the end zone, which was instantly called a TD. But then score was taken away after a holding call was made against LBHS.
With less than a minute left, Uni ran into the end zone for a final TD. They also completed a two-point conversion, making the final score 36-36.
The Breakers will next play John H. Glenn High this Thursday in Norwalk. The team's next home game will be Sept. 21 against St. Margaret's at Guyer Field.
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