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ROD VEAL, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Calvary Chapel's Luke Buran, lef, celebrates after catching the winning touchdown pass in overtime to defeat Laguna Beach, 62-56, on Thursday night. The game included Laguna Beach's Nathan Lancaster rushing for an Orange County-record 552 yards and seven touchdowns.

What a game! O.C. records fall; Eagles win in OT

OCVARSITY.COM

COSTA MESA – Statistically, it was the greatest night ever in Orange County high school football.

It was the highest-scoring game in county history. Laguna Beach running back Nathan Lancaster set the Orange County single-game record for rushing yardage.

Calvary Chapel quarterback Danny Mattero passed for 505 yards, the third-most in a game in county history.

Calvary Chapel and Laguna Beach combined for a county single-game record 118 points, breaking a 92-year-old record.

Calvary Chapel beat Laguna Beach in overtime, 62-56, on Thursday.

The Orange Coast League game at Estancia set the county record for most points by two teams in a game.

Their 118 points broke a record set 92 years ago — Fullerton and Anaheim combined for 109 points in 1921.

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Lancaster rushed for his 552 yards on 31 carries.

He broke the record of 527 set by Skyler Champion of Foothill in 1999.

Lancaster's seven rushing touchdowns is the second-most in county history.

Records are not kept for combined total yardage. If they were, the Calvary Chapel-Laguna Beach collaboration of 1,416 yards might have set another county standard.

Mattero threw for five touchdowns. The fifth one was in overtime, when he connected with Luke Buran for a 22-yard touchdown.

He also rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown, with that touchdown coming with 1:26 left in regulation.

Lancaster had two touchdown runs of 68 yards, and the other five went for 1, 41, 63, 75 and 76 yards.

Calvary kicker Lukas Eikeri was 8 for 8 on extra-point kicks, including the one with 1:26 to go that pushed the game into overtime.

Three Eagles had more than 100 receiving yards: Joey Cox, Luke Kaeser and Nick Meldrum.

The outcome ended Laguna Beach's league winning streak at eight games.

Calvary Chapel (7-1, 3-0) trailed, 14-0, in the first quarter and 35-14 in the second quarter. The Eagles never led until the overtime touchdown.

The Eagles are in first place, one-half game ahead of Costa Mesa, which plays Saddleback in a league game Saturday.

Laguna Beach is 5-3 and 2-1.

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O.C. RECORD BOOK

SINGLE-GAME RUSHING
552 -- Nathan Lancaster, Laguna Beach, 2013, vs. Calvary Chapel
527 -- Skyler Champion, Foothill, 1999, vs. Orange
412 -- Paul Caffrey, Heritage Christian, 1997, vs. Buckley of Los Angeles

SINGLE-GAME PASSING
613 -- Conner Manning, El Toro, 2012, vs. Valhalla of El Cajon*
564 -- Doug Baughman, Bolsa Grande, 1996, vs. La Quinta
505 -- Danny Mattero, Calvary Chapel, 2013, vs. Laguna Beach
* Also CIF-Southern Section record

SINGLE-GAME RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS
8 – Andrew Niumata, Los Amigos, 1998, vs. Bolsa Grande
8 – Richard Johnson, Fairmont Prep, 2011, vs. Ribet Academy of Los Angeles
7 – Nathan Lancaster, Laguna Beach, 2013, vs. Calvary Chapel (tied with three others)

MOST POINTS IN A GAME
118 -- Calvary Chapel vs. Laguna Beach, 2013
109 -- Fullerton vs. Anaheim, 1921

Contact the writer: sfryer@ocregister.com


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