Sep 1, 2012 3:34 AM by Andrew Masuda

Friday Night Highlights: Week 1 Recap

The second installment of Friday Night Highlights is in the books. Below are recaps from Friday's games. We will continue to update the article as we receive more information.


Arroyo Grande scored on its first possession of the game in a dominant first half in its 50-7 win over Nipomo. The Eagles improved to 1-1, while the Titans dropped to 0-2. Matt Willkomm hit Brennan Rivera on a 5 yard strike to get AG on the board 6-0. Alan Osio, Willkomm, Mikey Gutierrez and Sean St. Dennis added rushing touchdowns in the first half. Willkomm also hit Grant Alton on a 5 yard strike. AG capitalized on 3 Nipomo turnovers in the first half. Michael Jordano and Jordan Harrigan intercepted passes from Nipomo quarterback Luke Shurtleff. The Eagles defense also forced one fumble in the opening half. AG outgained the Titans 275-55 in the first half alone. Johnny Keubel scored a 1-yard TD run and Cole Ramey added a 33 yard field goal to account for the Eagles' 9 second half points. Josh Sundberg hauled in a 32 yard touchdown pass from Shurtleff in the fourth quarter to account for Nipomo's points. The Eagles scored 5 rushing touchdowns in the game. Willkomm finished with 65 passing yards on 6 for 9 passing with 2 TD strikes. He didn't attempt a pass in the second half. Osio led the Eagles with 87 yards.


Lavon Coleman rushed for 220 yards on 24 carries and scored on 2 long touchdown runs of 72 and 40 yards to lead the Lompoc Braves to a 21-14 win over Bakersfield powerhouse Frontier. The Braves took a 14-0 lead into halftime and built a 21-0 third quarter advantage before Frontier got its offense going behind 230 pound running back Triton Douglas. The Braves, who entered the top 25 in three major state polls this week, improved to 2-0 on the season. Francisco Arellano was a beast for the Braves with 12 tackles, 1 interception, 2 sacks and a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. All-State kicker Jose Morales missed two 38 yard field goals for the Braves. Lompoc has now won 22-straight games, which is the longest active winning streak in California. Washington Prep, which was invited to the State Bowl game last year over Lompoc, lost 56-8 on Friday to end its win streak at 22. The Braves will try for their 23rd-straight win next Friday at Pioneer Valley.

Atascadero built a commanding 21-0 lead seven minutes into the game and withstood a second half rally to beat Morro Bay 42-25. The Hounds and Pirates are both 1-1. Atascadero received the opening kickoff and scored on a 7 yard run by Jonathan Torres. The Hounds defense accounted for the next two scores on back-to-back drives by Morro Bay. Michael Miller stripped quarterback Jordan Bray and returned it for a 30 yard touchdown. On Morro Bay's next drive, Derek Viles was stripped of the ball and Hunter Stemper returned it 34 yards for a score. Torres added a second touchdown run and quarterback Robbie Berwick hit Logan Handley in the back of the endzone to give Atascadero a 35-0 second quarter lead. Morro Bay got on the board late in the second quarter on a 3 yard run by Viles to make it 35-6 at the half. Morro Bay added touchdowns from Logan Gerbracht on a 60 yard run and Tristin Collins on a 1 yard run in the second half. Berwick raced for a 40 yard touchdown run for the Greyhounds. Bray finished with 129 passing yards and 64 yards on the ground. Collins and Viles combined for 105 yards rushing.

Mission Prep scored its biggest win in recent memory with a 47-14 win at Rio Hondo Prep, the #1 ranked team in CIF's Northeast Division and the defending CIF champions. The Royals scored on their opening drive on their way to a 27-7 halftime lead and never looked back. Tyler Baty threw for 292 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. Joey Hall hauled in 6 catches for 156 yards and 3 Tds. Michael Cardwell carried the ball 19 times for 154 yards and returned a punt for a 57 yard touchdown. Patrick Laird and Andy Rowley also found the endzone for the Royals, who improved to 2-0. Mission Prep ended Rio Hondo's winning streak at 13 games. Andrew DaRosa had a blocked punt for the Royals in the third quarter that David Ausman recovered in the endzone for a touchdown.


Thanks to some clutch defense in the fourth quarter and solid play offensively from Andy Garrettson and Alex Elterman, the Templeton Eagles defeated Pioneer Valley 17-13. Garrettson, hit Tobey Isbell on a 56 yard, reverse play on the second play of the game to give the Eagles an early 7-0 lead. Garrettson, who was the starting quarterback early last season, plays wide receiver this fall. Pioneer Valley tied it 7-7 at the half on a 9 yard run by quarterback Andrew Madrigal. The Eagles regained the lead 14-7 in the third quarter when Elterman's pass to the endzone deflected off one of his receiver's hands right to Garrettson, who caught it in the endzone. The Panthers immediately answered when Cody Corbin returned the ensuing kickoff 73 yards, but the Panthers missed the PAT and trailed 14-13. Elterman added a 35 yard field goal in the fourth quarter to provide some breathing room for the Eagles. The Panthers had one last chance inside Templeton territory in the final minute of play, but the Eagles defense forced and recovered a fumble to seal it. Elterman, KSBY's reigning Friday Night Highlights Player of the Week, threw for 127 yards and 1 touchdown. Garrettson had 9 catches for 74 yards, 1 touchdown and a 56 yard TD strike. Templeton held PV to just five first downs. The Eagles outgained the Panthers 342-132 in the game. The 2-0 Eagles play at Arroyo Grande next week, while the Panthers host 2-0 Lompoc.

Behind some huge plays from its defense, Dos Pueblos edged San Luis Obispo 21-20 for its first win over the Tigers since 2007. The Chargers, under first year head coach Nate Mendoza, are off to their first 2-0 start since 2007. The Chargers stopped Jack Ferguson on a two-point conversion attempt in the second half that proved to be the difference. The Tigers scored first on a 33 yard touchdown run by Sawyer Scott, but DP tied it on a 14 yard run by Dylan Rohde. SLO regained the lead on an 8 yard TD pass from Garrett Giovannelli to Scott. However, the Chargers tied it on a run from quarterback LeShon Bell. It was tied 14-14 into the third quarter when DP scored to take a21-14 lead. The Tigers responded with an 84 yard touchdown by Cole Bradley. But rather than go for the extra point, the Tigers went for the two point conversion. The handoff went to 6-2, 245 pound Jack Ferguson, who was stuffed at the 1 yard line by the Charger defense. The Tigers had multiple opportunities the rest of the way to regain the lead, but Giovannelli was intercepted twice and the Tigers fumbled the ball away once.


After a heartbreaking opening loss at Santa Barbara, the St.Joseph Knights returned home and delivered a 44-3 win over San Joaquin Memorial. First year head coach Dustin Davis earned his first win with the Knights and immediately drove to Northern California where his wife was expected to go into labor at any minute. Zak Karsh returned a punt for an 83 yard touchdown, Curry Parham hit Wesley Williams for a 5-yard touchdown pass and Scotty Cusack scored on a 9 yard touchdown run and returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown on the opening kickoff to start the game for the Knights. The 1-1 Knights have a bye next week. James Fitzmaurice had two interceptions for the Knights in the first half. In the second half, Williams added a 10 yard TD run and Karsh returned a punt 74 yards for his second special teams touchdown and the team's third on the night. Parham finished the game with 94 yards passing and 76 yards rushing.


The Righetti Warriors avenged a loss to Cabrillo last season and last week's heartbreaking season opening loss to Villa Park with a 55-15 win over the Conquistadores. Righetti quarterack Troy Prober enjoyed another successful night for the Warriors with first half touchdown passes to Adrian Guzman, Luke Wilson (4 and 26 yards) and Jacob Hummel (23 yards). He finished with 228 yards passing. Taelor Griego added a touchdown run for the Warriors, who built a commanding 35-7 first half lead.The Conquistadores got on the board in the first half on a run by Bryce Moses. The Warriors and Conquistadores are both 1-1. Collin Cooper paced the RIghetti ground attack with 85 yards and a 17 yard TD, while Eli Wilkinson added a 23 yard score to finish with 82 yards on 6 carries. Griego added 52 yards. Zach Fort scored on a 52 yard touchdown run for the Conquistadores, who finished with 171 rushing yards as a team.



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