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Friday's Prep Football Matchups

SAN LUIS OBISPO (3-2, 1-0 pac 7) AT ARROYO GRANDE (4-1, 0-0 pac 7)

Last week: San Luis Obispo 20, Lompoc 0; Arroyo Grande 38, San Marcos 7.

Players to watch: San Luis Obispo — In his second game after taking over as the starting QB, Dylan Candaele went 5-of-7 passing for 73 yards and two TDs last week, and rushed for 80 yards on 12 attempts. RB Nate Nunno is a threat to take any play the distance. DB Alex Frost has 43 tackles and two interceptions. Arroyo Grande — RB Russell Perkins rushed for 103 yards and a TD on 14 carries last week, while sophomore DB Seth Jacobs returned an interception 30 yards.

Notes: Game starts at 7 p.m.

PASO ROBLES (2-3, 0-0 pac 7)

AT LOMPOC (0-5, 0-1 pac 7)

Last week: El Diamante 21, Paso Robles 18; San Luis Obispo 20, Lompoc 0.

Players to watch: Paso Robles — Junior backup QB Jacob Searcy has led four scoring drives against physical defenses over the past two games. Sophomore WR Elias Stokes is averaging a team-best 67 receiving yards per game, while an imposing OL led by Eric Bilderback, Kaleialoha Kalili and Cole Thompson has cleared the way for RB Robbie Burbank. Junior S Scott Plescia has team highs of 38 tackles and two interceptions. Lompoc — RB Marcel Blow rushed for 64 yards on 12 carries last week.

Righetti (3-2, 0-0 pac 7) at atascadero (4-1, 0-0 pac 7)

Last week: Neither team played.

Players to watch: Righetti — RB Michael Hale has rushed for 627 yards and seven TDs on 86 carries, while WR/S Matt Miller has team bests of 20 catches for 355 yards and 57 tackles. Atascadero — Four RBs have rushed for between 242 and 366 yards behind a dominant OL; incumbent starter Sterling Bullard is expected to be back this week after missing time because of an ankle injury. WR Gavin Cracknell has a team-best 12 catches for 166 yards. LBs Evan Hicks and Steven Keezer have 38 and 34 tackles, respectively, while DE Brandon Armstrong has 51⁄2 sacks. Templeton (4-1, 1-1 los padres league) at Santa Maria (2-3, 0-2 lpl)

Last week: Templeton 35, Morro Bay 7; St. Joseph 52, Santa Maria 0.

Players to watch: Templeton — RB/LB Tyler Gray has team highs of 390 rushing yards, 63 tackles, two interceptions and 10 total TDs. WR Dakota Oropeza has eight catches for 320 yards and five TDs. Santa Maria — RB Joel Enriquez, the Saints’ leading rusher, is averaging 51 yards per kick return.

Nipomo (3-2, 1-1 lpl) at St. Joseph (5-0, 3-0 lpl)

Last week: Pioneer Valley 27, Nipomo 22; St. Joseph 52, Santa Maria 0.

Players to watch: Nipomo — QB Josh Correia is 60-of-111 passing for 870 yards, nine TDs and six interceptions, while RB Eric Penningroth has rushed for 839 yards and four scores on 115 carries. LB Duane Hanna has 58 tackles.St. Joseph — RB/CB/KR K.J. Cusack has taken 70 touches for 1,335 all-purpose yards and 16 total TDs.

Santa Ynez (3-2, 1-1 lpl) at Morro Bay (3-2, 0-2 lpl)

Last week: Santa Ynez 7, Cabrillo 0; Templeton 35, Morro Bay 7.

Players to watch: Santa Ynez — RB Scott Arellano has team highs in rushing yards (458) and catches (13). Morro Bay — TE Gardner Kennedy took over at QB last week for Sam Crizer, the team’s leading rusher who left with a collarbone injury. LB Bronson Gonzalez has 66 tackles.

Mission Prep (2-3, 0-0 east sierra league) at Laton (1-4, 0-0 east sierra league)

Last week: Mission Prep didn’t play; Caruthers 49, Laton 6.

Players to watch: Mission Prep — LB Clay Mead has a team-best 50 tackles. Laton — WR Noel Ramirez has 37 catches for 506 yards and seven TDs.

Avenal (1-5, 0-0 west sierra league) at Coast Union (0-6, 0-0 west sierra league)

Last week: Kings Christian 24, Avenal 16; Farmersville 42, Coast Union 6.Players to watch: Avenal — RB Kaleo Lopez has 413 rushing yards.

Coast Union — RB Jacob MacHado ran for 61 yards on 14 carries last week.

SHANDON (4-1, 1-0 coast valley league) AT MARICOPA (3-2, 0-1 cvl)

Last week: Shandon 32, North County Christian 14; Valley Christian Academy 20, Maricopa 12.

Players to watch: Shandon — RB/DB Jose Hernandez has 280 rushing yards and four TDs on 23 carries, as well as four interceptions. Maricopa — DE Sam Robles has 74 tackles.

Notes: Game starts at 7 p.m.

North County Christian (0-5, 0-1 cvl) at Cuyama Valley (0-5, 0-0 cvl)

Last week: Shandon 32, NCC 14; Maranatha Christian 48, Cuyama Valley 36.

Players to watch: North County Christian — RB/LB Josh Feld leads the Crusaders in rushing, receiving, tackles, sacks and TDs. Cuyama Valley — No information available.

Notes: Game starts at 7 p.m.

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