Oct 12, 2012 12:22 AM by Andrew Masuda

Friday Night Highlights: Week 7 Preview

The St. Joseph Knights and Lompoc Braves will look to stay undefeated in league play and atop the Pac 7 and Los Padres League standings during Week 7. Mission Prep will try to stay undefeated and keep its #1 ranking in the Northeast Division.

PASO ROBLES (1-1, 4-2) @ ST. JOSEPH (3-0, 5-1)
The Knights carry their five game winning streak into our Game of the Week. St. Joseph climbed five spots to #3 in the CIF Northern Division poll. Junior quarterback Curry Parham has orchestrated the Knights' offense to perfection. Last week, he threw for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed for a team-best 119 yards on 14 carries. Scotty Cusack racked up 115 yards on 10 carries and 1 touchdown, while Wesley Williams rushed for 86 yards on 20 carries and scored twice. Ryan Mediano caught 3 passes for 55 yards and 1 touchdown.

Paso Robles heads south coming off a 55-27 win over previously undefeated Kingsburg. The Bearcats turned a 27-20 halftime lead into a dominant victory that included 442 yards of total offense. Thomas Stainbrook had two interceptions in the first half and returned one 28 yards for a touchdown. Bailey Gaither returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and had a 49 yard touchdown catch in the first quarter from Gunnar Griffin. Senior quarterback Garrett Nelson threw for 102 yards and 1 touchdown to go along with 2 rushing touchdowns. Colton Madrigal led the Bearcats with 200 rushing yards on just 15 carries and 1 touchdown.

Paso Robles beat St. Joseph 38-25 last season.

PIONEER VALLEY (0-2, 2-4) @ ARROYO GRANDE (1-1, 4-2)
The Arroyo Grande Eagles return home looking to get back on track. The Eagles lost last week 38-10 at St. Joseph to snap their four game winning streak. Arroyo Grande is ranked #7 this week in the CIF Northern Division. Last week, quarterback Matt Willkomm threw for 140 yards and 1 touchdown. He also rushed for 117 yards. Brennan Rivera continues to be Willkomm's top target with 2 catches for 40 yards and one TD catch. Ian Mallott racked up 11 tackles to lead AG last week.

Pioneer Valley rallied back in the second half, but could not overcome a 28-0 deficit in a 35-21 loss to San Luis Obispo. The Panthers scored 14 points in the third quarter in less than one minute thanks to two Codie Corbin rushing touchdowns sandwiched between a recovered onside kick. Drew Johnson threw for 262 yards and 1 touchdown, but was intercepted three times. Corbin rushed for 64 yards on 16 carries. Mingo Yruegas caught 4 passes for 72 yards to lead PV receivers.

Arroyo Grande defeated PV last year 35-14.

RIGHETTI (1-2, 2-5) @ SAN LUIS OBISPO (2-1, 4-3)
The San Luis Obispo Tigers return home after winning two-straight Pac 7 League games on the road. San Luis Obispo built a 28-0 halftime lead at Pioneer Valley last week and held on for a 35-21 win. Nick Hill intercepted three passes, including a game-clinching 50 yard return for a touchdown late in the game. Garrett Giovannelli threw for 86 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, as well as rushed for 67 yards and one touchdown for 34 yards. Riley Humphrey ran in a 4 yard TD, while Parker Lauritzen caught a 10 yard TD pass and Cole Bradley added a 47 yard TD pass and run. The Tigers rushed for 190 yards. Nate Greenelsh had 38 yards on 8 carries, while Sawyer Scott had 33 yards on 10 carries.

Righetti snapped a four game losing streak last week at Atascadero. The Warriors beat the Greyhounds 31-14 behind 265 passing yards from Troy Prober and 3 touchdown passes. Taelor Griego rushed for 128 yards on 8 carries, including a 74 yard TD run. Kyle Stickler caught 2 passes for 97 yards and scored 2 TDs. Luke Wilson added one TD catch thanks to 4 catches and 69 yards to go along with 17 tackles.

Righetti beat SLO last year 19-12.

SANTA YNEZ (1-1, 1-5) @ MORRO BAY (1-1, 3-3)
It'll be a Battle of Pirates at the Rock during Morro Bay High's homecoming game. Morro Bay is coming off its bye week. Two weeks ago, the Pirates beat Nipomo 48-34 thanks to 468 total yards of offense. Zach Smith caught 4 passes for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns. Derek Viles rushed for 11 yards on just 16 carries and scored 3 touchdowns. Tristan Collins added 81 yards rushing with 1 touchdown. He also caught a 32 yard TD pass from Jordan Bray, who finished with 132 yards passing. Viles, Bray and Collins rank among the top 5 in rushing yards in the Los Padres League.

Santa Ynez is coming off its first win of the season, a 41-34 come-from-behind victory over Santa Maria. The Pirates fell behind after three quarters, but rallied in the fourth quarter behind freshman sensation Austin Vreeland. He finished with 187 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns. Brock Dickey threw for 287 yards and 2 TDs. Spencer Armenta caught 4 passes for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also led the Pirates with 9 tackles.

Santa Ynez beat Morro Bay last season 24-21.

LOMPOC (2-0, 6-0) @ SANTA MARIA (0-3, 1-5)
The Lompoc Braves will go for their 27th-straight win on Friday. The Braves are coming off a 42-3 win at Templeton. The Braves racked up 388 total yards of offense. Nikko Hayes led Lompoc with 100 yards on 16 carries, while Taylor Cornejo added 55 yards on the ground with 1 touchdown. Gregory Mitchell caught 2 touchdown passes for 101 yards, including a 63 yarder. Rafael Arellano threw a 38 yard touchdown pass, rushed for a 30 yard touchdown and caught a 17 yard TD catch in the first half for Lompoc.

The Saints battled at Santa Ynez last week, but fell short in search of their first LPL win of the season 41-34. The Saints rallied from a 14 point halftime deficit to take a 34-28 lead in the fourth quarter. Dominique Garrett threw for 160 yards that included a 78 yard touchdown from David Owens and a 29 yard TD strike to Marco Manzo. Devin Brock returned an interception 90 yards in the third quarter, while Manzo added a 63 yard punt return that gave the Saints the lead late in the third quarter.

Last season, the Braves crushed Santa Maria 74-7.

CABRILLO (3-0, 4-3) @ TEMPLETON (2-1, 5-2)
The Templeton Eagles will look to get back on track after a 42-3 loss to Lompoc. The Eagles struggled on offense until a fourth quarter drive that resulted in a 25 yard field goal from Alex Elterman. The Eagles will try to restablish their offense that racked up 628 yards of total offense two weeks ago at Santa Maria. Last week against the Braves, Connor Truhitte had 4 carries for 56 yards, while Elterman managed 35 yards on 6 carries. Elterman finished with 54 passing yards on 5 for 20 passing with 1 pick. Tobey Isbell had 3 catches for 31 yards.

Cabrillo will go for its fourth-straight LPL win. The Conquistadores stormed out to a 27-0 halftime lead last week at home against Nipomo and held on for a 27-21 victory. Tony Brown recovered a fumble that led to a Bryce Moses 1-yard touchdown to open the scoring. Brown made it a 14-0 lead after returning an interception 46 yards for a touchdown. Zach Fort added a 36 yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Moses added a 12 yard TD run. Moses finished the game with 154 yards on 24 carries, while Fort added 59 yards.

The Conquistadores beat the Eagles twice last year. They won 28-21 in a regular season game before beating the Eagles 49-14 in the CIF semifinals.

The Mission Prep Royals travel to Simi Valley to take on Grace Brethren. The Royals are coming off their bye week. They've outscored their opponents 273-54 this season. Ranked #1 in the Northeast Division, the Royals overcame a slow start to beat View Park two weeks ago 26-14. Tyler Baty threw for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns. Michael Cardwell rushed for 225 yards on 26 carries and 1 touchdown, while Joey Hall caught 7 passes for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns to go along with 2 interceptions. This season, Baty has throw for 1,379 yards and 21 touchdowns with 0 interceptions. Cardwell leads the Royals with 699 rushing yards and 7 TD, while Patrick Laird has 280 rushing yards and 6 TDs. Hall has 24 catches for 574 yards and 12 TD catches. Laird has 302 yards receiving and 3 TDs, while Andy Rowley has 10 catches for 269 yards and 4 TD.

Grace Brethren is coming off a 27-6 loss to Fillmore, a team Mission beat in its season opener 40-7. The Lancers allowed 254 rushing yards. Grace Brethren quarterback Matthew Woodward was 1 for 11 passing for 45 yards with 1 interception. Dylan Suchomel rushed for 52 yards on 13 carries and 1 touchdown, he also caught the 45 yard reception. Grant O'Leary led the Lancers with 16 tackles. Suchomel leads GB with 406 yards rushing and 3 TD, while Cory Phillips has 349 yards and 3 TD.

Mission beat Grace Brethren last year 31-6.



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