The Arroyo Grande High football team beat Nordhoff 7-0 in the first round of CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs Friday night in Ojai as Jack Hogeboom’s 9-yard touchdown pass from Sawyer May was the only score of the game.
“The punting was instrumental,” Arroyo Grande coach Tom Goossen said as Cole Ramey had three punts inside Nordhoff’s 20-yard line. He also had two touchbacks on kickoffs as Nordhoff had to play with a long field all night.
The Rangers committed a roughing the punter penalty in the final 90 seconds of the fourth quarter allowing Arroyo Grande (9-2) to retain possession and run out the clock.
The Eagles play Lompoc, which beat Camarillo 38-28, next Friday at Arroyo Grande in a rematch of their first game of the season, in which the Braves came away with a 20-13 win.
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Nipomo 58, Bishop Montgomery 7
The Titans ran all over Bishop Montgomery with 321 yards on the ground and six rushing touchdowns.
Nipomo scored 37 unanswered points to close out the game. The Titans’ defense started the scoring, with Peyton Witcher returning an interception 40 yards for a touchdown. It quickly turned into a rout, with Chris Owens scoring on a 12-yard run and Tony Navarro from 16 yards.
Even when something went wrong, it went right for Nipomo. On the two-point conversion following a Michael Jordan 31-yard touchdown run, Kai Givogue picked up a fumbled snap on the extra point and threw it to Kimball to complete the two-point conversion.
Maranatha 47, Mission Prep 21
Bryce Fledderman had 190 passing yards and three touchdown passes in a losing effort for Mission Prep against Northwest Division No. 1 seed Maranatha.
Dyllan Smiley had 86 rushing yards, and Brayden Corona had 67 rushing yards for the Royals (4-7).
Pasadena Poly 7, Morro Bay 0
Pasadena Poly had the only touchdown of the game from a fumbled punt return on Morro Bay’s own 5-yard line.
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