Morro Bay High quarterback Sam Crizer wasted little time putting his newly developed passing skills to use, leading the Pirates to a 36-20 nonleague football road win over Carpinteria on Friday.
Crizer, who was thought of more as a running threat before missing the final six games of his junior season with an injury, finished 12 of 15 passing for 180 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He also carried 18 times for 186 yards and three scores.
Pirates coach John Andree said he was trying to develop Crizer into more of a dual threat from the quarterback position during summer practice and it appears to have paid dividends.
“We were really pleased with him tonight,” Andree said.
Jesse Landry caught a 38-yard touchdown from Crizer to give Morro Bay a 14-0 second- quarter lead before Crizer’s 3-yard run put the Pirates up by three touchdowns at halftime.
Still, Andree said the team needed to work on its execution as the Morro Bay committed 12 penalties for 100 yards.
“We need to cut down on the mistakes,” Andree said. “Receivers and linemen were jumping early. People were just anxious, but those are things we can fix.”
San Luis Obispo 27, Dos Pueblos 20 | Stats »
A week after losing to Kingsburg on a Hail Mary pass play, San Luis Obispo mounted a 15-point fourth-quarter comeback to rally past Dos Pueblos.
The Tigers trailed 20-12, but a 17-yard touchdown strike to Mason Orradre from Anthony Maez and the ensuing two-point conversion tied the score.
Maez punched in the game-deciding score later in the fourth quarter, a 10-yard rushing touchdown. He finished the game 15 for 28 passing with 186 yards and an interception.
Atascadero 20, Clovis 7
Atascadero’s Troy Norris returned an interception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to seal a home victory.
The Greyhounds (2-0) struggled to move the ball against Clovis, but their defense kept them in the game.
“The defense really stepped up,” Atascadero coach Vic Cooper said. “I would be surprised if they had more than 30 or 40 yards rushing.”
Atascadero opened the game on a Tanner Thompson touchdown run.
Templeton 35, Soledad 6 | Stats »
Tyler Gray and Kory Dearie led a merciless running attack that chewed up 282 yards and kept Soledad from getting into an offensive rhythm.
Gray finished with seven carries for 91 yards and two scores, while Dearie added 13 carries for 71 yards. Dearie also caught a 13-yard touchdown pass.
Simon Roth finished just 3 of 8 for 38 yards, but two of his three completions went for touchdowns, including an 11-yard pass to Daulton Oropeza.
Gray led Templeton with eight tackles.
Mission Prep 27, Mammoth 0 | Stats »
Mission Prep (2-0), led by a Tyler Baty 211-yard passing performance, rolled on the road.
Baty was 15 for 25 passing with four touchdowns.
On the ground, Mission Prep racked up 154 yards, led by Trevor Fernandez, who racked had 50 yards on eight carries. Andrew DaRosa was close behind with 45 yards.
Joey Hall caught three passes for 75 yards.
Mojave 27, Coast Union 3 | Stats »
Coast Union (0-2) couldn’t stop the Mojave ground attack in its home opener.
The Mustangs (2-0) ran early and often, compiling 332 of its total 404 yards on the ground.
Zach Brooke led Coast Union with 76 yards rushing on 23 carries.
Omar Catalan booted a 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for Coast Union’s first points of the season.