Laguna Beach's Nathan Lancaster / JOSHUA SUDOCK, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
CIF-SS FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS:
LAGUNA BEACH (11-0-1) VS. GARDEN GROVE (10-2)
Site, time: Garden Grove High, Friday, 7 p.m.
Outlook: The second-seeded Breakers are in the semifinals for the second straight season, while the third-seeded Argonauts are in the semifinals for the third time in the past four seasons and for the first time since winning the Southern Division championship in 2010.
Laguna Beach, the Orange Coast League champion, has beaten Loara, 42-14, and Northwood, 28-21, in the postseason. The Breakers have an explosive offense led by RB Drake Martinez (154 car., 1,535 yards, 21 TDs), RB Nathan Lancaster (80 car., 1,077 yards, 13 TDs) and WR Robert Clemons III (16 rec., 318 yards, 3 TDs). Laguna Beach has 17 returns for TDs, including 12 on kicks and punts.
Garden Grove, the Garden Grove League champion, has beaten Beckman, 35-0, and Segerstrom, 49-21, to advance to the semifinals. The Argos have had different players step up and help them win every game. The key players to watch are QB Angel Martinez (1,560 passing yards, 12 TDs), RB/CB C.J. Del Real (153 car., 872 yards, 16 TDs), OLB/RB Sione Masoe (76 car., 598 yards, 13 TDs) and FB/LB Maze Masoe (34 car., 201 yards, 7 TDs).