Sep 8, 2012 4:13 AM by Andrew Masuda
What's officially dubbed "Week 2" of the high school football season featured a thrilling comeback, the extension of a massive winning streak and a few blowouts.
Game recaps are listed below with more to follow.
ATASCADERO 35 @ SANTA BARBARA 31
The Greyhounds overcame an 11 point fourth quarter deficit with a 15-0 run to stun the previously undefeated Dons 35-31. Atascadero improved to 2-1 on the season, while Santa Barbara dropped to 2-1.
Quarterback Robbie Berwick started the comeback with an 11-yard touchdown run. Jonathan Torres ran in for a two-point conversion to make it 31-28 with about six minutes to play. The Hounds forced the Dons to punt. Atascadero regained the lead with a 59 yard touchdown pass from Berwick to Dominic Chance with about 2:30 to play. Berwick finished with 94 passing yards, while Torres had a huge night with 153 yards rushing on 17 carries and 3 touchdowns. Torres scored the Hounds' first two touchdowns in the first half. The game was tied 14-14 at the half.
Santa Barbara quarterback Shawn Ramos completed 21 of his 30 passes for 340 yards and 4 touchdowns. Emilio Gonzalez caught 2 TD passes, while Daniel Gonzalez and James Stevens had 1 TD reception apiece.
Atascadero returns home next week to host St. Bonaventure.
SAN LUIS OBISPO 21 @ OXNARD 7
Playing without starting quarterback Garrett Giovannelli, the Tigers bounced back from two heartbreaking one-point losses with a huge 21-7 road win. The game was tied 7-7 at the half. However, the Tigers dominated the second half on both sides of the ball with two touchdowns. Sophomore Nate Greenelsh scored on a 15 yard run to give the Tigers the lead for good in the third quarter. Cole Bradley ran another score in on 4th and goal in the third quarter to cap the scoring for San Luis Obispo. Bradley recorded 75 yards on 8 carries, while Greenelsh had 42 yards on 9 carries. Junior Sawyer Scott led the Tigers' ground attack with 144 yards and one first half touchdown. As a team, the Tigers compiled 258 yards on the ground. Junior Thomas Orradre made his first varsity appearance at quarterback for the Tigers.
The 1-2 Tigers play at Morro Bay next Friday.
LOMPOC 42 @ PIONEER VALLEY 3
The Braves extended their winning streak to 23 games with a dominant 42-3 win at Pioneer Valley. Lompoc scored on its opening position on a 12 yard run from Lavon Coleman. Austin Hays added a 20 yard scoring run to give the Braves a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Panthers got on the board next with a 34 yard field goal from Mario Delgado. Lompoc responded with a 7 yard scoring run on 4th and goal from Rafael Arrellano, while Tyler Ornelas hit Anthony Gonzalez for another 13 yard score to give Lompoc a 28-3 halftime lead. Ornelas threw for 110 yards in the win.
The Braves added two more touchdowns in the third quarter thanks to a 13 yard TD threw from Ornelas to Ivan Rodriguez and a 1-yard run from AJ Florez. Florez, a junior, stepped up for 105 yards rushing on 16 carries. Coleman played sparingly and finished with 63 yards rushing and 1 TD.
Wesly Aquirre led the Panthers with 50 yards rushing on 10 carries. As a team, PV rushed for 119 yards and racked up 131 total yards of offense.
The Braves travel next week to 3-0 Dos Pueblos in a battle of unbeatens, while 1-2 PV takes on Santa Maria.
TEMPLETON 14 @ ARROYO GRANDE 34
After a scoreless first quarter, the host Arroyo Grande Eagles got their offense going in the second quarter. Michael Jordano started the scoring with a 6 yard run on a draw play. After Zach Diaz intercepted an Alex Elterman pass, Matt Willkomm connected with Brennan Rivera for a 5 yard TD pass to make it 13-0. The AG Eagles took a 20-0 lead into halftime after Willkomm hit Grant Alton on a 5 yard TD strike. During halftime, the school honored the 1987 team that captured the program's first-ever CIF title. After intermission, AG added to its lead on a 5 yard scoring run from Joe Gonzalez. Templeton got on the board on a 21 yard touchdown run by Conner Truhitte, who finished with 114 yards on the night. Arroyo Grande responded with a 49 yard touchdown run from Michael Jordano to make it 34-7. Templeton inserted Brody Camping at quarterback in the fourth quarter and the sophomore capped the scoring with a 5 yard plunge.
Jordano led AG with 73 yards and 2 touchdowns. Willkomm was superb. He completed 13 of his 19 passes for 114 yards and 2 TD, while rushing for 31 yards. Four different AG players scored touchdowns in the win.
Arroyo Grande improved to 2-1 on the season, while Templeton dropped to 2-1. Templeton hosts Coalinga next week, while AG hosts Cabrillo.
PASO ROBLES 49 @ SANTA YNEZ 7
The Bearcats erupted for 35 first half points and cruised to their fourth-straight win over Santa Ynez. Paso Robles racked up 526 total yards of offense and held Santa Ynez to 165. Colton Madrigal scored the first touchdown of the game early in the first quarter for Paso Robles. Senior quarterback Garrett Nelson ran for two 1-yard touchdowns and threw a 51 yard touchdown strike to Bailey Gaither and a 12 yard TD strike to Josh Hayley. Nelson finished with 135 yards passing. Josh Jeter led the Bearcat ground game with 191 yards on 23 carries. He scored twice in the third quarter on runs of 32 yards and 1 yard. As a team, Paso Robles accumulated 379 yards on the ground. Madrigal added 118 yards and one touchdown.
The Bearcats were coming off their bye week. They improved to 1-1 on the season. They play at Madera next week.
MORRO BAY 36 @ KERN VALLEY 16
Morro Bay bounced back from a 17 point loss to Atascadero with a 20 point road win on Friday. Derek Viles led the way with 133 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown. Tristan Collins added 79 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 10 carries. The Pirates improved to 2-1 under first year head coach Jack Greer. They already have one more win than all of last year. Greer said the Pirates had four touchdowns called back because of penalties.
Quarterback Jordan Bray completed 5 passes for 11 yards and rushed for 77 yards.
The Pirates return home to host San Luis Obispo next Friday.
CARPINTERIA 51 @ NIPOMO 12
The host Titans stormed out to a 12-3 early second quarter lead, but were outscored 48-0 the rest of the way. Jon Esqueda scored on a 32 yard run with 3:20 left to go in the first half to make it a 12-9 deficit. That is when things really unraveled for the Titans in the battle of winless teams. Tommy Saenz fumbled the ball on Nipomo's next possession and Jamie DeRobles scored on a 2 yard run to give Carpinteria a 16-12 lead. Nipomo quarterback Luke Shurtleff fumbled the Titans' next offensive play and Peter Ramos cashed in on the turnover with a TD run. Within 90 seconds, the Warriors scored 21-0 points and took a 24-12 lead into halftime. Ramos finished with 4 touchdowns in the game. Paul Cortez returned a punt in the second half 62 yards for a touchdown, while George Arroyo returned an interception 38 yards for another score.
Nipomo took a 12-3 lead thanks to a 10 yard touchdown run from Shurtlett. Saenz accounted for the second score on two catches for 65 yards.
The Titans fell to 0-3 and host Nordhoff next week, while Carpinteria improved to 1-2.
DOS PUEBLOS 25 @ CABRILLO 8
Dos Pueblos improved to 3-0 under first year head coach Nate Mendoza after posting its second shutout of the season. The Conquistadores dropped to 1-2 on the season.
The Chargers blocked a punt on the Conqs' opening possession and the ball rolled out of the endzone for a safety to give DP an early 2-0 lead. Tyler Harris blocked his second punt of the game on Cabrillo's next possession and it turned into a field goal to make it 5-0. The Chargers kept piling on points thanks to Anthony Spiritotosanto. He ran in for a 53 yard score in the second quarter and added a 79 yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give DP a 25-0 lead. He finished with 228 yards on the ground on 15 carries.
The Conquistadores got on the board in the fourth quarter on a 37 yard TD run by Zach Fort.
Cabrillo faces another tough test next week on the road at Arroyo Grande, while DP hosts 3-0 Lompoc in an epic battle of unbeatens.
ST. FRANCIS 29 @ RIGHETTI 22
The Warriors fell behind in the second half and never recovered in a 7 point home loss. They dropped to 1-2 on the season.
After getting stopped on fourth and goal from the one yard line on its opening possession of the game, Righetti allowed St. Francis to drive 99 yards for a score to take an 8-0 lead. The Warriors responded on an 18 yard touchdown run by Collin Cooper. The game was tied 8-8 at halftime. The Golden Knights, who lost to Arroyo Grande last year in the second round of the CIF playoffs, scored two quick touchdowns to build a 22-8 lead.
The Warriors snapped their drought with a 35 yard touchdown pass from Troy Prober to Anthony Guzman. However, the Knights added another TD to seal it. Cooper led the Warriors with 126 yards rushing on 15 carries, while Taelor Griego added 77 more on the ground. Prober threw for 159 yards on 12 for 23 passing and rushed for 46 more yards.
Golden Knights quarterback Jared Lebowitz threw for 259 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Righetti returns to action next week at Valencia.
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