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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE : Laguna Hills Tops Estancia, Wins Fourth in a Row

October 21, 1994|MATT FARMER

NEWPORT BEACH — Two teams heading in opposite directions stayed the course as Laguna Hills held off Estancia, 21-9, in a Pacific Coast League game Thursday at Newport Harbor High.

The Hawks (5-2, 2-0) won their fourth consecutive game while the Eagles lost their third in a row.

The Hawks were led by Brendan McGraw, who scored two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown. McGraw, a senior, ran for 168 yards in 37 carries.

Laguna Hills opened the scoring with 1 minute 41 seconds left in the first quarter as McGraw found the end zone on a 28-yard pass from Cory Pardoe.

The Eagles (3-4, 0-2) got their best field position of the game when Karlo Amaya returned the second-half kickoff 51 yards to the Laguna Hills 46-yard line.

Ten plays and almost four minutes later, a 36-yard field goal by Ben Novak closed the gap to 7-3.

On the ensuing drive McGraw completed a 14-play, 70-yard drive with a two-yard run to put Laguna Hills ahead, 14-3.

The Hawks put the game out of reach with McGraw's 24th touchdown of the season from nine yards in the final quarter.

The Eagles were led by Novak, who caught a game-high eight passes for 88 yards, including a late eight-yard touchdown pass from Frough Jahid.

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