Oct 22, 2011 5:45 AM by Andrew Masuda

FNH Week 7 Recap - A wild night of league action

Atascadero won a shootout at St. Joseph, Pioneer Valley upset Paso Robles, while Arroyo Grande and Lompoc remained perfect in league play after a crazy seventh week of Friday Night Highlights.

Gabe Deleon helped lead Arroyo Grande to a 28-7 win over Righetti to stay perfect in PAC-7 League play and extend the Eagles' winning streak to seven games. Deleon scored on a 46 yard run less than a minute into the second half to give AG a 14-0 lead. He added a 4 yard run set up by a Henry Adelman run of 58 yards to make it 21-7 and sealed it with a 37 yard score with 73 seconds left in the game. He finished with 130 yards on 10 carries and 3 touchdowns. Adelman ran for 90 yards. The Eagles took a 7-0 into halftime. A 15 yard touchdown pass from Brent VanderVeen to Grant Talley accounted for the only points of the first half. Righetti attempted to field goals in the first half, but a botched snap and a block by Elijah Holt kept the Warriors off the board in the first half. The Warriors were stopped on back-to-back possessions on fourth and goal situations and didn't score until early in the fourth quarter on a 10 yard run from Taelor Griego. The first place Eagles improved to 4-0 in PAC-7 play and 7-1 overall. The Warriors fell to 2-2 in league, 5-3 overall. Righetti had more total yards of offense than the Eagles 333 to 284. Righetti was led by Collin Cooper's 103 rushing yards and Griego's 84 yards on the ground. Righetti quarterback Troy Prober threw for 136 yards, while VanderVeen was 5 for 16 passing for 55 yards for the Eagles.

Atascadero scored with less than two minutes to go and held on for a wild 48-43 win at St.Joseph. Quarterback Robbie Berwick scored on a 19 yard run for the game winner. The Knights failed on a fourth and one at the Atascadero 35 yard line in the final minute to seal the come from behind with for Atascadero. Berwick, a sophomore, threw for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns. Logan Sprouse had five catches for 130 yards, while Davis Cracknell and Deontae Barnes combined for 118 yards rushing. Atascadero trailed 19-14 at halftime after St.Joseph scored twice on Eddie Cavazos runs. The Greyhounds outscored the Knights 28-14 in the third quarter and took a 42-33 lead into the fourth quarter. The Knights scored on two touchdown passes from Paul Avila to Chad Brooks in the third quarter, while Atascadero scored on a 10 yard run from Cracknell, a 2 yard run by Barnes, a 50 yard TD pass to JD Mack and a 2 yard run from Berwick. Atascadero improved to 2-1 in league, 5-2 overall despite allowing 21 points on three lost fumbles and 25 penalties for 212 yards. The Knights racked up 430 total yards of offense mainly behind Avila's 250 passing yards and 3 TD passes. Brooks scored on 25 and 70 yard passes, while Wesley Williams hauled in a 7 yard pass for the Knights, who fell to 0-4 in league, 2-5 overall. Williams ran for 84 yards on the ground for St. Joe.

Pioneer Valley picked up its first-ever PAC-7 victory with a 25-23 upset win over defending league champion Paso Robles. The Panthers got out to a 10-0 lead on a field goal and a 62 yard touchdown from Gabriel Fuentes. He later smashed into Paso Robles quarterback Garrett Nelson and forced a fumble that Zach Grandy picked up and returned for a 37 yard touchdown to make it 16-0 PV. Francisco Alcantar hit two field goals to help account for PV's 19-9 lead at the half. Fuentes finished with 190 rushing yards on just 10 carries. His run of almost 60 yards set up what proved to be the game-winning 11 yard touchdown pass from Jason Espinoza to Kevin Anderson that put PV ahead 25-19 late in the third quarter. Paso Robles closed the gap on a 1 yard run by Jimmy Pachecho early in the fourth quarter, but could not get any closer. The Bearcats lost despite 238 passing yards from Nelson. Mac Stuart caught a 27 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Elias Stokes had 7 catches for 95 yards, while Max Blanton compiled 97 receiving yards. The Bearcats fell to 1-2 in league, 2-4 overall. PV improved to 1-2 in league, 4-3 overall.

Templeton beat up on Santa Maria 45-8. The Eagles rushed for 210 yards as a team and forced 3 Saints turnovers. Templeton struck first on a 2 yard run from Scott Lawson. Conner Truhitte added a 9 yard scoring run to make it 13-0. Junior running back Matt Arace rushed for 82 yards in the win and scored a touchdown in the first half. The Eagles led 29-0 at the break. James Ralston returned the opening kickoff 87 yards for Templeton. Santa Maria's only points came on a 13 yard touchdown pass from David Wilkerson to Martin Mensera and a successful two point conversion. Tobey Isbell hauled in a 23 yard touchdown pass from Alex Elterman, Jackson Wheeler added a 5 yard touchdown and Cameron Silzer converted two field goals to account for the Templeton scoring. The Eagles outgained Santa Maria 306 to 138 and improved to 2-1 in LPL play, 4-3 overall. The Saints dropped to 0-4 in league, 1-5 overall.

Santa Ynez shut down the Nipomo offense to secure an important Los Padres League victory 21-3. Albert Ibarra's 15 yard run set up quarterback Ryan Welker's one yard touchdown run to put Santa Ynez on the board first 7-0. They added to it on an 8 yard touchdown run by Ibarra to lead 14-0. Nipomo got on the board late in the first half on a 20 yard field goal by Taylor Apetz to account for the Titans' points. Quarterback Chris Souza led the Titans with 63 rushing yards. He threw a fourth quarter interception that was returned for a touchdown to account for the final score by Jacob Butcher. Santa Ynez rushed for 183 yards, 117 of them were by Ibarra. Welker threw for 71 yards. The Titans dropped to 2-5 overall, 2-2 in Los Padres League play. They are tied with Santa Ynez in the league standings now. The Pirates improved to 4-3 after holding the Nipomo offense to 146 total yards of offense.

Lompoc scored on its opening drive and crushed Morro Bay 52-8 for its 13th win in a row. Taylor Cornejo ran it in from 7 yards out to make it 7-0 Lompoc. The Braves opted for an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff and Lompoc's Oscar Arellano recovered it. On the next play, Lavon Coleman broke free for a 40 yard touchdown run and added a 23 yard scoring run on Lompoc's next possession to make it 21-0 after the first quarter. Coleman enjoyed his most explosive game since injuring his foot earlier in the season. The running back had 125 rushing yards in the first half. Jose Morales added a 37 yard field goal and Cornejo sprinted for a 40 yard touchdown to give the Braves a 31-0 lead at the half. Morro Bay scored in the fourth quarter to account for its scoring. The Braves improved to 3-0 in Los Padres League play and 7-0 overall. The Pirates dropped to 0-3 in league, 0-7 overall.

Mission Prep, which was coming off 76-0 and 63-7 wins, knocked off Grace Brethren 31-6 to improve to 6-1. The Royals scored on their opening drive of the game on a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tyler Baty to Evan Talbert. Cole Parkinson caught his first touchdown pass with 6 seconds to play in the first half to give the Royals a 14-0 lead at halftime. The Royals were led by Michael Cardwell, who rushed for 160 yards and a 6 yard touchdown. The Royals racked up 235 yards on the ground and held the Lancers to a single touchdown with 10 seconds to go in the game. Baty finished with 132 yards passing and 3 touchdown passes. Tanner Nelson added a 26 yard field goal, while Joey Hall hauled in a 21 yard touchdown pass. The Royals host Nipomo next Friday.

LPL Standings
1. Lompoc 3-0
1. Cabrillo 3-0
3. Templeton 2-1
4. Santa Ynez 2-2
4. Nipomo 2-2
6. Morro Bay 0-3
7. Santa Maria 0-4

PAC-7 Standings
1. Arroyo Grande 4-0
2. San Luis Obispo 2-1
2. Atascadero 2-1
4. Righetti 2-2
5. Paso Robles 1-2
5. Pioneer Valley 1-2
7. St. Joseph 0-4



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