The Templeton High football team went on the road to beat Bakersfield Christian 18-16 in their season opener Friday night.
Templeton scored all 18 points in the first half to lead 18-7. Jordan Bernal hit Jaret Butz for a 39-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring, then Michael Capelli scored on runs of 51 and 91 yards in the second quarter.
Capelli finished with 242 yards rushing on 16 carries, part of Templeton's 360 yards on the ground.
Trailing 18-10, Bakersfield Christian scored a touchdown late in the game but the Eagles came up with the stop on the 2-point conversion to preserve the lead.
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Sam Martinus then recovered the onside kick for Templeton to preserve the win.
Nate Avery had 81 yards rushing on 17 carries for the Eagles, and Bernal finished 5 of 13 passing for 66 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.