Tristan Collins had 181 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Morro Bay High football team rallied from a 21-10 third-quarter deficit to beat Kern Valley 37-27 at home Friday night in a nonleague game.
Collins scored on a 13-yard run to respond to Kern Valley scoring on its opening drive of the second half. Quarterback Dan Beavers had a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth, Collins had a 5-yard run, and William Unks had a 28-yard touchdown run, as Morro Bay (1-2) scored 27 unanswered points before Kern Valley scored at the end of the game when the game’s outcome was already decided.
Morro Bay piled up 250 yards on the ground on 37 carries for a 6.8 yards-per- carry average with most of the yards coming from between the tackles.
“Kern Valley started to get tired in the second half,” Morro Bay coach Jack Greer said. “Our offensive line then started to get a dominating push and we started to come back.
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“It was a great opportunity to better ourselves for next week’s game against San Luis Obispo and then for the start of league play.”
Beavers finished with 32 rushing yards and 82 passing yards on 9-for-18 passing without an interception. Zach Smith led Morro Bay with 42 receiving yards on three catches.
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The Broncos defense held the Spartans to eight points in the second half as Danny Rodriguez led the Broncos (2-0) on defense with eight tackles and three sacks.
Quarterback Angel Avina was 10 for 13 for 130 yards and ran for 118 yards on 18 carries, scoring two touchdowns.
Running back Lane Sutherland had 161 yards on 21 carries and a two-point conversion. Tommy Howard led in receiving with five catches for 60 yards and also had a two-point conversion.