Arroyo Grande 41, Nipomo 21
Arroyo Grande exploded for a 21-point second quarter on the way to a convincing win in Nipomo. Arroyo Grande junior running back James Gilmet had eight carries and three touchdowns to lead an Eagles rushing attack that saw nine players touch the ball. The win gives Arroyo Grande (4-2) its fourth win in a row. Senior Jedu Matautia-Reyes had a touchdown in the game for Nipomo (1-5).
St. Joseph 70, SLO High 7
Senior Pierson Mosichuk had 21 carries for 50 yards in the loss for SLO High (1-4) against St. Joseph (3-3). Garner DuBois was 9-of-22 for 49 yards passing for the Tigers with an interception and a touchdown to Michael Moore.
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“A lot of credit to St. Joe,” SLO High coach Pat Johnston said. “They are a very good football team, and we need to perform much better in all phases of the game in order to compete with a team like that.”
Atascadero 21, Pioneer Valley 7
Atascadero senior defensive end Kamren Brown, along with the rest of the Greyhounds (2-4) defense, kept Pioneer Valley (3-2) quarterback Matthew Garcia running for his life all night and capitalized on a turnover late in the fourth quarter to come away with the win and end a four-game losing streak.
Cabrillo 47, Morro Bay 42
Junior quarterback Aidan Moriarty set school records for passing touchdowns and yards with a 19-of-40, 485-yard, six-touchdown performance in Morro Bay’s (1-5) loss to Cabrillo (1-5). It was Cabrillo’s first win of the season.
Santa Ynez 49, Santa Maria 12
Santa Maria senior quarterback Blake Truhitte rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown, but the Santa Ynez (5-0) offense continues to roll. The Pirates are averaging over 50 points per game led by senior quarterback Dustin Gregg, who had 224 yards passing and three touchdowns against Santa Maria (2-4).
Lompoc 56, Templeton 6
Lompoc (6-0) scored five touchdowns in the first quarter on the way to its sixth win to start the season. Senior running back Toa Taua had nine carries for 214 yards and three touchdowns for Lompoc. Templeton, which was without leading rusher Shane Simonin, fell to 2-4 on the season.
Coast Union 53, Maricopa 0
Coast Union sophomore Damian Fernandez had 24 carries for 231 yards rushing and six touchdowns for Coast Union (3-2, 1-0 Coast Valley).