Arroyo Grande High waited for nearly a year to exact revenge on Paso Robles, and Friday night in Arroyo Grande, the Eagles got back at the Bearcats in a major way.
Arroyo Grande quarterback Sawyer May did all of his damage during a 35-point first half on the way to a 42-0 win. May was 7 of 11 passing for 191 yards and three passing touchdowns. He also scored a rushing touchdown for the Eagles' first score of the game.
Dominant Defense: Sam Ness and Cole Cunningham stopped the potent ground game of Paso Robles and led the Arroyo Grande defense to its second consecutive shutout. The Arroyo Grande secondary also intercepted Paso Robles quarterback Justin Davis twice, both in the second half. Landon Carter picked off a Davis pass in the end zone and later Benny Willkomm got his second interception on the season.
Stopping Erickson: Coming into Friday night, Paso Robles running back Christian Erickson was averaging 9 yards per carry. In the first half, the Eagles defense held the bruising rusher to 53 yards on 9 carries, an average of 5.8. Erickson finished the game with 16 carries for 90 yards. It was Erickson's first game under 100 yards this season.
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Mickey Returns: After sitting out during last week's win against Nipomo, running back Bradley Mickey returned in a big way. Mickey had three carries for 84 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown run in the first half. Mickey now leads the team with nine touchdowns on the season.
What's Next: Arroyo Grande (6-1, 1-0 PAC 5) gets a bye next week, and they could use it. Running back Joey DeLaRosa missed his second game of the season with turf toe. Paso Robles (3-4, 0-1 PAC 5) wishes it had a bye. Quarterback Justin Davis could use a week off after sustaining a shoulder injury in the first half. The Bearcats are on the road next week at San Luis Obispo.