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LC Canyon wins the Beach Bowl

11/06/2015, 11:41pm PST
By Don Norcross

Surfboard trophy goes to Mavericks after victory over rival Torrey Pines

La Costa Canyon quarterback Tanner Clark (shown in an earlier game) completed six of eight passes for 156 yards against Torrey Pines on Friday.

“There’s three seasons,” said La Costa Canyon coach Sean Sovacool minutes before Friday night’s showdown against rival Torrey Pines. “The regular season, the postseason. And Torrey Pines.”

The Falcons feel likewise, busting out new black jerseys for the “Beach Bowl” showdown at Torrey Pines’ Ed Burke Stadium.

The surfboard trophy to the winner returns to LCC after the Mavericks defeated the Falcons 13-3. La Costa Canyon’s white-shirted student body spilled onto the field in celebration as the clocked ticked down.

LCC’s Zach Goodkin led the way offensively, carrying 21 times for 126 yards. He also caught three passes for 100 yards.

LCC took the lead in the Avocado West game with 3:07 to play in the first quarter when junior QB Tanner Clark scored from the 8.

Jake Keohnke’s 29-yard field goal gave the visitors a 10-0 lead. Keohnke later booted a 47-yard field goal.

The game was not a work of art. La Costa Canyon might have won in a rout but turned the ball over twice inside the Torrey Pines 5. Torrey Pines gained 234 yards in the first half but a fumble, interception and loss of downs on the LCC 10 stopped drives.

Clark completed six of eight passes for 156 yards. He rushed for 20 yards.

LCC (7-3, 2-2) is expected to be seeded about fourth in the Open Division at today’s playoff pairings. A No. 4 seeding would mean a first-round bye. Torrey Pines (3-7, 2-2) hope to draw about a fifth seed in Division I.

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