Laguna Beach’s Bella Rasmussen becomes first California girl to score two TDs in one game – Orange County Register
Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. subscribe now
It’s rare for a girl to score a touchdown in a high school football game.
Laguna Beach’s Bella Rasmussen accomplished the feat twice on Friday.
The senior running back rushed for touchdowns of 4 and 1 yards in the second quarter of a 48-0 win over Godinez at Santa Ana Valley High and notched the first multiple touchdown performance by a girl in state history, according to CalHiSports.
Bella becomes the 8th girl in state history to score a touchdown in a college game. Here’s the big news, though: none of the other seven have scored more than once.
— Cal Hi Sport (@CalHiSports) October 15, 2022
Rasmussen is believed to be only the third girl in Orange County history to score a touchdown in a varsity game.
Ocean View’s Isis Salazar scored a touchdown last fall to join a shortlist that also includes Tesoro’s Samantha Ho in 2015.
Rasmussen scored twice from the breakers’ spread formation.
She was congratulated by teammates after her record-breaking second TD and shouted, “Let’s go! ‘ as she ran back to the Laguna Beach sidelines.
Rasmussen finished the game with 21 yards and eight carries as the Breakers (5-3, 1-0) opened the defense of their Pac 4 League title.
Last season she had 22 carries for 64 yards and three receptions for 20 yards.
Second quarterback Jackson Kollock led Laguna Beach on Friday by completing 7 of 14 passes for 200 yards and five TDs. He threw three of the points to junior tight end Ryner Swanson.
Next week, the Breakers play host to Westminster (8-0, 1-0) in a showdown that could decide the league title. The Lions beat Ocean View 35-0 for their sixth shutout on Friday.
Please send football news to Dan Albano at firstname.lastname@example.org or @ocvarsityguy on Twitter
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/10/15/laguna-beachs-bella-rasmussen-becomes-first-california-girl-to-score-two-tds-in-a-game/ Laguna Beach’s Bella Rasmussen becomes first California girl to score two TDs in one game – Orange County Register