The Righetti Warriors spoiled the San Luis Obispo football team's homecoming Friday night, beating the Tigers 40-7.
The Warriors jumped out to a 20-7 lead at halftime and didn't look back, scoring 20 more unanswered points in both teams' PAC 5 openers.
Key Stats: The Warriors rarely passed, instead opting to run the ball 47 times and effectively killing the clock. The Tigers' inability to get the passing game going stalled drives and let Righetti get the ball back to further run down the clock. Delvon Jack, the PAC 5 receiving leader going into the game, only had two catches for 45 yards.
Righetti pressured quarterback Omeed Djassemi, giving him little time in the pocket and forcing errant throws, one of which resulted in an interception.
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The Tigers had three turnovers on offense in the redzone — two on loss of downs and the other on a fumble.
The Tigers found their rhythm late in the second half, scoring on a 1-yard pass from Omeed Djassemi to Geovoni Gabriele. San Luis Obispo also had success running the ball with Pierson Mosichuk, who had 77 yards on the ground.
Player of the game: Righetti's D.J. Freitas had 30 carries for 160 yards and three touchdowns, wearing down San Luis Obispo's defense and keeping the ball out of the Tigers' hands.
The Tigers Defense: Although the scoreline tells a different story, the Tiger defense played well, forcing three turnovers on fumble recoveries by Aaron Reantazo, Logan McNichols and Coleman Godfrey.
What it means: The Tigers' two-game winning streak is over, and they face a test against Paso Robles next Friday. Righetti improves to 2-4 and 1-0 in PAC 5 play.