All games are 7 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted
Camarillo (2-0) at Arroyo Grande (2-0)
Last week:â Arroyo Grande 45, Independence 13; Camarillo 41, Paso Robles 14
This matchup between two explosive offenses should be fun to watch. Arroyo Grande has averaged just under 40 points in its first two games, and Camarillo has averaged 46. Both teams have a balanced offensive attack led by accurate quarterbacks with a knack for big plays. Arroyo Grande’s Sawyer May has thrown six touchdowns and no interceptions, and Camarillo quarterback Jake Constantine has seven touchdowns and one interception. It could be a game where the last team with the ball wins.
Templeton (2-0) at Santa Paula (2-0), 7:30 p.m., Friday
Last week: Santa Paula 47, Hueneme 24; Templeton 48, Beverly Hills 13
After a close, low-scoring game to open the season on the road, Templeton had an offensive outburst at home in its second win. Last week, senior quarterback Jordan Bernal led the team in rushing (10 carries, 54 yards) and threw for 151 yards and three touchdowns. This week’s matchup in Santa Paula against a fellow unbeaten team will be a good offense going against a good defense. In the first two games, Santa Paula has averaged 46 points while Templeton has allowed just 15 points per game.
Cabrillo (1-1) at Paso Robles (0-2)
Last week:âDos Pueblos 35, Cabrillo 9; Camarillo 41, Paso Robles 14
It might be early, but this is a huge game for Paso Robles. And a down Cabrillo team might be just what the doctor ordered for the winless Bearcats. Cabrillo squeaked out a win over Santa Maria before last week’s loss. Though its passing offense is still looking to find a rhythm, Paso Robles has running back Christian Erickson. The bruising junior back has averaged 150 yards per game in the first two contests and scored three touchdowns. Bearcats quarterback Justin Davis was 6 for 12 for 109 yards passing with one interception and ran for two touchdowns last week. If Paso Robles loses, it will surpass its loss total from last season.
Atascadero (1-0) at Stockdale (1-0), 8 p.m., Friday
Last week:âAtascadero 62, Morro Bay 14; Stockdale 35, Delano 0
After an easy win last week, Atascadero is in for a stiffer test on the road in Stockdale. The Greyhounds’ running attack, which showed its depth against Morro Bay, figures to play a big role — Marc Martin (2), R.J. Reusche (1) and Tannen Soojian (2) had touchdowns in the season opener — but this is a big week at quarterback. As of Thursday afternoon, coach Vic Cooper had not named a starting quarterback for the Greyhounds’ second game after getting a look at all three last week. Junior quarterback Carson Rinkenberger got the start against Morro Bay, but classmate Elijah Cooks had a better game, running for a touchdown and throwing for another. Atascadero’s defense will be tasked with stopping dual-threat quarterback Anthony Onsurez, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more last week.
Oxnard (1-1) at San Luis Obispo (0-2)
Last week:âPioneer Valley 41, San Luis Obispo 16; Oxnard 35, Quartz Hill 19
A lack of a running game and a struggling defense has put San Luis Obispo in a hole. Tigers quarterback Omeed Djassemi had a better week (356 yards passing and 2 TDs) after a rough season opener, but still had three interceptions. On the ground, Javon Montgomery leads the team in rushing with 118 yards on 25 carries. Tigers wide receiver Delvon Jack had a breakout game (7 receptions, 197 yards, 1 TD) in the loss to Pioneer Valley. The Tigers’ defense will be challenged by a Yellowjackets team that averages 35 points per game. Meanwhile, San Luis Obispo has scored 12 points per game in its first two.
Morro Bay (0-2) at Kern Valley (1-1)
Last week:âAtascadero 62, Morro Bay 14; Silver Lake 14, Kern Valley 13
Morro Bay starting quarterback Isaac Manuputy said he will be back after sitting out last week with a foot injury in the loss to Atascadero, but acknowledges he’s not 100 percent. Kern Valley doesn’t possess the same kind of firepower as Atascadero on offense, but the Broncos are two points away from being 2-0. Look for the Pirates to get the ball to WR/RB Brandon McGinley. McGinley had 65 yards on 10 carries last week. Expect Morro Bay to play more like the team that narrowly lost to Viewpoint 31-24 in its first game of the season.
Carpinteria (0-1) at Nipomo (1-1), 7:30 p.m., Friday
Last week:âLompoc 18, Nipomo 13; Santa Ynez 42, Carpinteria 0
Look for the Titans to rebound after their close loss to Lompoc last week. Nipomo coach Tony Dodge says the defense is playing well, which is not what a Carpinteria team coming off a season-opening shutout wants to see. Titans quarterback Gavin Hall will be looking to get the offense rolling after posting a 6-of-15, 83-yard performance last week, part of 196 total yards on offense. Running back J.J. Ramirez ran for more than 100 yards against Lompoc and leads the team in rushing with 141 yards and one touchdown on the season.