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The Morro Bay High football team beat Mission Prep 35-14 in Morro Bay on Friday night as Elijah Garcia had a 60-yard touchdown run, and Will Unks added a 20-yard scoring run.
Isaac Manuputy also had a 14-yard run for a score, moving the Pirates (5-5, 3-1 Northern League) into a three-way tie for the championship with Nipomo and Templeton.
“The defense played phenomenal,” Morro Bay coach Jack Greer said, “(They) did a good job stuffing the run game.”
Templeton 49, Santa Maria 14
Nate Avery had three touchdown receptions to lead Templeton to the win and into a tie with Nipomo and Morro Bay for the Northern League title.
Quarterback Gunnar Griffin got the Eagles (8-2, 3-1 Northern League) off to an early lead with two touchdown passes and a touchdown run in the first quarter.
Templeton will be the league’s top seed for the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, having won a predetermined tiebreaker earlier this season.
Arroyo Grande 53, San Luis Obispo 14
The Eagles ran off 46 straight points after the Tigers led 7-0 to put the game out of reach as Sawyer May threw for four touchdowns in the second quarter and had a total of 232 yards passing.
The Tigers scored first on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter but didn’t score again until there were four minutes left in the third quarter as Dante Cappellano caught a touchdown pass from Sam Thompson.
Matt Sill led Arroyo Grande on the ground with 59 yards and two touchdowns, while Thompson had 55 yards on the ground and 161 in the air for San Luis Obispo (2-8, 0-4 PAC 5).
Alex Cecchi caught two of May’s touchdown passes and had 109 receiving yards on three catches for the Eagles (8-2, 3-1), who tied Atascadero and Paso Robles for the league title and will be the PAC 5’s No. 3 seed in the playoffs.