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FNH Week 7 Game of the Week Preview: Santa Maria

Posted at 6:09 PM, Oct 04, 2018

KSBY’s Friday Night Highlights Week 7 ‘Game of the Week’ features an Ocean League matchup between San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria.

The Saints played for a CIF-Southern Section title last year and set plenty of school records along the way, but Santa Maria also lost 21 seniors from that accomplished group.

Entering this contest with SLO, the Saints are 2-4 overall and 0-1 in Ocean League play. Santa Maria fell to Nipomo last Friday night, 38-7, after leading 7-0 at the half.

The Saints have had a tough schedule to start, but they know a win over San Luis Obispo could give them some momentum going into the rest of the season.

“It would be a great boost,” Santa Maria head coach Dan Ellington said. “We’ve had our ups and downs this year. The last couple of games have been tough on us. You know we’ve seen it, now it’s about us going in and executing it.”

<“This would be huge. It would give us a lot of confidence,” Santa Maria senior quarterback Sebastian Saiz added. “We’d be able to believe in ourselves more. It would just carry on to the rest of the season.”

The Saints and Tigers will kickoff at 7 P.M. Friday night at San Luis Obispo High School.