By DAN ALBANO
LAGUNA HILLS — Cornerback Ryan Ur intercepted two passes that led to 14 points as Laguna Hills clinched at least a share of the Pacific Coast League football title with a 24-0 victory against visiting Beckman on Thursday.
Off to their best start since 1996, the Hawks (8-0, 3-0) also got rushing touchdowns from seniors Matt Giovinazzo, Tyler Perkins and Derek Browning.
Browning finished with 150 yards on 19 carries.
“When they’re on their game, they have enough talent to go far in the playoffs,” Beckman coach Fred Shambaugh said of Laguna Hills, ranked No. 1 in Southern Division.
Beckman (5-3, 0-2), ranked 10th in the Southern, struggled running the ball. The Patriots had 104 yards on 43 tries (2.4-yard average). Tyler Sackman had 32 carries for 88 yards.
“They’ve been playing consistently all year long,” Laguna Hills coach Bruce Ingalls said of his defense. “It’s a no-name defense. There are a lot of guys playing well.”
Ur, a sophomore, raised his interception total to five. His pick late in the first quarter at his 15 led to an 85-yard scoring drive. Giovinazzo gave the Hawks a 6-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter by scoring on a 25-yard TD run.
In the fourth, Ur stopped a drive by Beckman with an interception at his 13. The Hawks’ ground attack then wore down Beckman enroute to a 4-yard TD run by Browning with 5:10 left.
Beckman’s Trevor Lowe had two interceptions.