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