Segerstrom overwhelms Laguna Beach


SANTA ANA – Segerstrom entered Friday night’s matchup against Laguna Beach hoping to get its offense on track after two consecutive stagnant performances to open the year.

After only mustering 14 points through their first two games, Segerstrom surpassed that total in one quarter, leading by 21 points after the opening 12 minutes before cruising to a 45-0 win on its home field.

Segerstrom took command early, marching to a 28-0 halftime advantage on the strength of four rushing touchdowns.

The Jaguars defense was also dominant over the first half, it sacked Laguna Beach’s Jack Simon four times while holding the Breakers to just 25 yards total offense.

Segerstrom remained aggressive in the second half, recording two more rushing touchdowns before removing its starters in the fourth quarter.

Abel Diaz led the Jaguars’ ground attack, rushing for 125 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Segerstrom didn’t need much help from the passing game, as quarterback Gus Guerrero completed just two passes for 99 yards, while also rushing six times for 61 yards and two scores.

“This was a big win for us, mainly because it’s our first of the year,” Segerstrom coach Mike Maceranka said. “We’ve got a big game against Godinez next week, and I’m hoping we can build off this win going forward.”

The Breakers were unable to build on their win over Bolsa Grande last week, their offense failing to score for the second time in three games this season. Simon passed for 51 yards and led the team in rushing with 29 yards on 15 carries.

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