The Morro Bay High football team led 12-0 at halftime Friday night at Kern Valley only to see Kern Valley rally in the second half for a 24-18 nonleague victory.
Quarterback Isaac Manuputy returned to the Pirates' lineup after missing last week's game at Atascadero with an injury. He had a 1-yard touchdown run, a 4-yard touchdown pass to Westin Mace and finished with 104 rushing yards on 18 attempts and 85 passing yards.
Luis Alvarez opened the scoring for Morro Bay (0-3) in the first quarter with a 1-yard run. He finished with 32 rushing yards on 11 carries. Danny Koval had 49 rushing yards for Morro Bay on six carries.
- Kern Valley 24, Morro Bay 18
- Score by quarters:
- Morro Bay 6 6 0 6—18
- Kern Valley 0 0 14 10—24
- First Quarter
- MB — Luis Alvarez 1 run (PAT failed)
- Second Quarter
- MB — Isaac Manuputy 1 run (PAT failed)
- Fourth Quarter
- MB — Westin Mace 4 pass from Manuputy (PAT failed)
- Individual Statistics
- Rushing — Morro Bay: Manuputy 18-104, Brandon McGinley 4-(minus-6), Luis Alvarez 11-32, Myles Minnis 2-8 Josh Skiffington 1-7, Danny Koval 6-49.
- Passing — Morro Bay: Manuputy 4-12-0, 85.