Oct 13, 2012 3:02 AM by Andrew Masuda

Friday Night Highlights: Week 7 Recap

Three teams started Week 7 undefeated in league play. Only two came out of the night undefeated as St. Joseph beat Paso Robles, Lompoc routed Santa Maria and Templeton knocked off Cabrillo. Mission Prep and Lompoc both improved to 7-0 with blow outs, while Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo also emerged victorious.

The St. Joseph Knights used a 24-0 run in the second and third quarters to stay undefeated in Pac 7 League play with a 31-14 win over Paso Robles in the FNH Game of the Week. The Knights won their sixth in a row and improved to 4-0 in league and 6-1 overall. The Bearcats fell to 1-2 in league and 4-3 for the season.

The Bearcats struck first in the first quarter after they recovered a Knights fumble. Quarterback Garrett Nelson skipped a pass in the backfield to Bailey Gaither, who then found a wide open Jonathan Baldwin for a 43 yard touchdown to make it 7-0 Paso. The Knights responded with a 35 yard touchdown strike from Curry Parham to Chris Barganier to tie it 7-7. The Bearcats answered with a drive that included two 4th down conversions and was capped by a 10 yard touchdown run up the middle to Colton Madrigal to take the lead 14-7. St. Joseph tied it 14-14 on a 49 yard touchdown run by Parham and then quickly regained the lead 21-7 on a 28 yard touchdown pass and run by Ryan Mediano. Ben Adam converted a 24 yard field goal to cap a 17-0 second quarter and give the Knights a 24-14 lead at the break.

The Knights scored first in the third quarter on a 3 yard TD run by Wesley Williams, his 9th touchdown of the season. The Bearcats added a 37 yard field goal in the second half by sophomore Bryan Pasky to cap the scoring.

Parham finished with 106 yards rushing and one TD to go with 161 yards passing and 3 TD strikes on 13 for 16 passing. Mediano had 6 catches for 85 yards.

Madrigal led the Bearcats with 145 yards rushing and one touchdown. Paso Robles compiled 247 yards of total offense.

For the third-straight week, San Luis Obispo jumped out to a large lead in the first half and hung on for a Pac 7 League victory. The Tigers built a 28-0 halftime lead over the Warriors and survived 21 unanswered points by the Knights in the final 4 minutes to improve to 3-1 in league and 5-3 overall headed into their bye week.

Quarterback Garrett Giovannelli opened the scoring with a 55 yard touchdown run. He added another touchdown run to make it 14-0 late in the first quarter. Nate Greenelsh made it 21-0 late in the second quarter with a 5 yard touchdown run to cap a 97 yard drive. Nick Hill, the reigning FNH Player of the Week, returned an interception 42 yards for his second pick-six in as many weeks to make it 28-0 with 35 seconds to go in the first half. Hill had 3 interceptions last week and 2 the week before.

Taelor Griego got Righetti on the board midway through the third quarter with a 1 yard run to make it 28-7. The Tigers regained the 28 point cushion with a 70 yard run from Cole Bradley. The Warriors responded with a 37 yard TD strike from Troy Prober to Luke Wilson to make it a 35-14 game. Liam Stewart added a field goal in the fourth quarter to give the Tigers a commanding 38-14 lead. That's when the Righetti run started. Griego ran in a score from 15 yards out to make it 38-21. The Warriors recovered an onside kick and turned it into a 17 yard TD strike to Adrian Guzman to make it 38-28. The Warriors went with another onside kick and recovered their second-straight and turned it into a 17 yard TD pas to Wilson to make it a 38-35 game. The Tigers' Giovannelli was able to recover the third onside kick of the quarter to seal the victory.

The Tigers racked up 316 yards rushing led by 97 from Sawyer Scott and 87 from Giovannelli. Prober finished with 244 yards passing, he completed 9 passes for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns to WIlson.

The Arroyo Grande High Eagles turned a 6-0 first quarter deficit into a rout with a dominant performance coming off a 38-10 loss at St. Joseph. The Eagles improved to 2-1 in league and 5-2 overall. Pioneer Valley fell to 0-3 in league and 2-5 overall.

The Panthers struck first on a 10 yard touchdown run from Codie Corbin, who had 104 yards rushing in the first half and 111 in the game on 19 carries. The PAT was no good so PV led 6-0 after the first quarter. The Eagles exploded for 21 points in the third quarter started by a 1 yard TD run from Michael Jordano. Quarterback Matt Willkomm heated up and connected for a 31 yard TD pass to Joe Gonzalez and an 18 yard TD strike to Sean St. Dennis to give the Eagles a 21-6 lead at the break. Willkomm threw for 122 yards in the first half.

AG continued its run in the third quarter with an 88 yard TD run from Gonzalez to make it 28-6. It was 35-6 after the third quarter when Willkomm hit Brennan Rivera for a 20 yard TD pass. PV's Castro Sal kicked a 34 yard field goal to make it 35-9 early in the fourth quarter. The Panthers went with an onside kick that Ian Mallott returned 49 yards for a touchdown to make it a 42-9 game. The game was delayed for several minutes after a PV player Esteban Garcia went down with an injury while blocking on a running play. He was taken away in an ambulance. Head coach Dan Ellington told KSBY Sports late Friday night that tests were still being performed at a nearby hospital. Once play resumed, PV punched in a 1 yard run from Ernesto Barrera to cap the scoring.

Willkomm completed 14 of his 18 passes for 168 yards and compiled 37 yards rushing.

The Lompoc Braves built a 35-0 lead with 8 minutes to play in the second quarter and cruised to a 49-0 lead. The Braves improved to 3-0 in Los Padres League play and 7-0 overall to extended their State-leading winning streak to 27 games.

The Saints fell to 0-3 in league and 1-6 overall.

The Braves started the scoring with a 5 yard touchdown run up the middle by Ainuu Taua and added to it with a 5 yard run by Taylor Cornejo to make it 14-0. The Braves made it 21-0 in the first quarter when Tyler Ornelas hit a wide-open Rafael Arellano for a 25 yard TD strike. Arellano made it 21-0 in the second quarter after he turned a short pass into a 52 yard touchdown. AJ Florez ran it in from 5 yards out to make it 35-0 at the half.

The highlight of the game for the Saints may have been the halftime show when the 1972 Santa Maria football team was honored. 40 years ago, the Saints lost in the CIF championship game by one point.

The Braves scored two touchdowns in the third quarter, one of them was a 20 yard TD run by Austin Hayes that made it 42-0.

Arellano caught 3 passes for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Braves rushed for 230 yards as a team led by Florez, who had 70 on 12 carries.

Dan Beavers celebrated his 17th birthday with 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns, threw a touchdown pass and caught a touchdown pass in the Pirates' 38-8 victory.

After a scoreless first quarter, Morro Bay got on the board early in the second quarter on a 17 yard touchdown pass from Jordan Bray to Beavers. Santa Ynez tried to respond but Brock Dickey's pass was picked off by Niko Atchinson, who returned it 67 yards. It set up a halfback pass as Bray handed off to Beavers, who threw a 34 yard touchdown pass to Zach Smith to make it a 14-0 game. The Pirates converted a 35 yard field goal by Jackson Chavez to make it a 17-0 halftime lead for Morro Bay.

Santa Ynez tried to get on the board in the third quarter, but Dickey was picked off by Beavers, who returned it 36 yards for a pick-six to make it a 24-0 lead. Morro Bay finished with 5 interceptions on the night.

Derek Viles led the Morro Bay ground attack with 178 yards rushing on 12 carries and a touchdown. Morro Bay rushed for a total of 288 rushing yards and had 361 yardsof total offense.

Dickey scored Santa Ynez's touchdown on a 1-yard run. Freshman star Austin Vreeland was limited to 38 yards rushing on 15 carries by the Morro Bay defense.

Morro Bay improved to 2-1 in LPL play and 4-3 overall. Santa Ynez dropped to 1-2 in league and 1-6 overall.

The Templeton Eagles bounced back from a 39 point loss at home to Lompoc with a convincing win over previously undefeated Cabrillo in a Los Padres League matchup. The Eagles, who recovered 4 fumbles and intercepted 2 Gage Bradley passes, improved to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in league, while the Conquistadores dropped to 4-4 overall and 3-1 in league.

The Eagles went with the air attack to get on the board first on a short TD pass from Alex Elterman to Scott Lawson. They added to it on a 15 yard run from Connor Truhitte to make it 14-0 after the first quarter. Templeton made it 21-0 in the second quarter on a 25 yard TD pass from Elterman to Tobey Isbell. Jackson Wheeler returned an interception 78 yards to set up a 2 yard touchdown run by Truhitte to give the Eagles a 28-0 lead at the break.

Cabrillo started the scoring in the second half on a 1yard run from Dalton Pacheco to make it 28-7. But the Eagles regained the momentum on a short pass turned into an 85 yard TD by Elijah Brooks to run the score to 35-7 with 4:25 to play in the third quarter. The two teams each scored once in the fourth quarter. Cabrillo got a 4 yard TD run by Nate Tulloch, while Lawson added a 1yard plunge for Templeton.

Elterman finished 14 for 17 passing for 201 yards and 3 touchdown passes. Brooks caught two passes for 104 yards. Truhitte rushed for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns on 11 carries.

The Mission Prep Royals continued to put up huge offensive numbers. Coming off their bye week, the Royals built a 29-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Mission, which is ranked #1 in the CIF Northeast Division, improved to 7-0.

Quarterback Tyler Baty was 11 for 18 passing for 218 yards. He added to his San Luis Obispo County 11-man record with 3 more touchdown passes.

Michael Cardwell rushed for 164 yards on just 12 carries and scored 3 touchdowns. Joey Hall caught 5 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown reception.

The Royals have outscored their opponents 323 to 66 this season.

Baty has thrown 24 touchdown passes with 0 interceptions this season. Cardwell brought his season total to 863 yards and 10 touchdowns. Hall has 29 catches for 688 yards and 13 TD catches to go along with kickoff returned for a score.



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