SANTA ANA — Laguna Hills turned in a decisive 33-14 nonleague victory over Segerstrom on Friday night at Segerstrom High.
The Hawks set the tempo for the game right off the bat by controlling most of the first quarter.
The Hawks ran 14 plays on their opening drive, which resulted in a 7-yard touchdown pass from Tim Bellman to Mark Martindale, and used up the first nine minutes of the quarter.
After the scoring pass, the Hawks (1-1) proceeded to run the ball every chance they got.
"We had to keep our defense off the field. We played too much defense last week," Laguna Hills coach Bruce Ingalls said. "We had to trust our O-line to get it done for us."
The Hawks rushed for 277 yards.
The leading Hawks rusher was quarterback John Bonutto.
Bonutto split time with Bellman but when Bonutto was on the field, he accounted for 103 of the 277 Hawks rushing yards.
Bonutto even had a 12-yard rushing touchdown to start the second half.
In addition to their impressive running attack, the Hawks were also able to get it done on special teams.
In the third quarter, the Hawks' Jon Wright returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown.
"We took care of business and that’s what we came here to do," said Ingalls.