"On offense, I think our biggest improvement came from the offensive line. Coach (Luis) Nunez has done a great job getting our offensive line ready to play. Timmy Robinson ran hard, and Noland Tippy at quarterback took control of the game by leading the team on three scoring drives. All in all, it was a team effort and we saw improvement in a number of different phases of the game."
Laguna Beach opened its season at home Friday and was outscored by Northwood, 62-27. Breakers quarterback Austin Paxson, a first-team All-Orange Coast League player last year, threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those touchdown passes went to his favorite receiver, senior Chris Paul, who was the Orange Coast League Most Valuable Player last year.
"Laguna Beach is a solid football team," Eggers said. "They like to throw the ball. It should be an exciting evening. I believe that if you can throw the ball you always have a chance, or at least it will be exciting.
"If we are to be successful this Friday, we will have to continue to improve. Laguna Beach has the ability to score fast and often. We will have to be on top of our game."
Century (0-1) vs. Brethren Christian (1-1), 6:30 p.m. Friday, at Clark Field, Long Beach: Brethren Christian will be out to make it two wins in a row when it hosts Century at Clark Field in Long Beach.
The Warriors last week overcame a 6-0 deficit to record a 19-14 victory against visiting Bloomington Christian. Junior quarterback Samuel Franklin threw for 97 yards and a touchdown to senior receiver Alex Debardelaben and also rushed 14 times for 155 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown.
"We let Bloomington hold onto the ball too long and control the clock," Brethren Christian Coach Bruce Eien said. "We must not let Century do the same with their wing-T offense. They are a big team in size and numbers. On offense, we need to get the ball to Alex Debardelaben and our running game going with Sam Franklin."
Eien said that injured junior receiver/linebacker Jonathan Vasquez is questionable for Friday's game.
Century hasn't played since it dropped its opener Sept. 3, 41-14, to Calvary Chapel (Santa Ana).