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Prep Football: Arroyo Grande Eagles ride Crichton to win over Lompoc

Arroyo Grande High’s Christian Crichton runs for some of his 251 yards during the Eagles’ 41-12 win Friday night.
Arroyo Grande High’s Christian Crichton runs for some of his 251 yards during the Eagles’ 41-12 win Friday night. jmellom@thetribunenews.com

Running back Christian Crichton rushed for 251 yards on 17 carries, scoring on runs of 47 and 53 yards in the first quarter as the Arroyo Grande High football team beat Lompoc 41-12 in Arroyo Grande on Friday night.

The Eagles (6-1, 2-0 PAC 7) jumped to a 28-6 lead by halftime over a Lompoc team (0-7, 0-2) still looking for its first win on the season.

John Alexander caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from Matt McAustin in the third quarter to seal the game.

Righetti 22, Paso Robles 16

Michael Hale’s second touchdown run of the game gave the Warriors (5-2, 2-0 PAC 7) the home win over the Bearcats (3-4, 1-1).

Paso Robles had taken a 16-14 lead earlier in the quarter on Thomas Bernal’s 1-yard touchdown run.

Bernal, who finished with 110 yards on 17 carries, opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run.

Robbie Burbank ran for a game-high 129 yards on 20 carries for Paso Robles. Hale led Righetti with 91 yards rushing.

Nipomo 37, Cabrillo 14

Eric Penningroth caught two touchdowns passes, ran for one and threw for another as the Titans rolled on the road.

Penningroth ran for a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter and caught touchdown passes of 24 and 40 yards from Devonte Jackson in the first and third quarters.

He also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Derek Pirotte in the second quarter.

Nipomo (4-3, 2-2 Los Padres League), which was again without starting quarterback Josh Correia, led 16-0 after one period, 30-0 at halftime and 37-0 after three quarters.

Penningroth finished with 165 rushing yards on 20 carries.

Morro Bay 41, Santa Maria 20

After running for 153 yards on 16 carries last week, Bronson Gonzalez led Morro Bay (4-3, 1-3 PAC 7), running for 182 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns.

Gonzalez also had 17 tackles and one interception.

Teammate Hylan Lockshaw ran 103 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown.

“After losing Sam Crizer, it’s taken us a while to get the new kids in their positions,” Morro Bay coach John Andree said, “but things have fallen into place and they’re doing a great job.”

Santa Ynez 21, Templeton 6

Despite a late 58-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Wheeler to Dakota Oropeza, the Eagles couldn’t overcome a Santa Ynez defense that allowed 31 yards rushing.

Templeton (5-2, 2-2 LPL) quarterback Nolan Hildebrand was held to 5-of-16 passing for 79 yards with an interception.

Pirates (5-2, 3-1) running back Scott Arellano kicked two field goals and added two short touchdown runs.

“They just controlled the ball,” Templeton assistant coach Bryan Matherly said. “Defensively they overmatched us a lot. They controlled the whole game.”

Mission Prep 30, McFarland 7

Kevin Laird led Mission Prep (4-3, 2-0 East Sierra League), running for 140 yards on 12 carries for two touchdowns and returned a fumble 80 yards for another touchdown.

Maricopa 12, North County Christian 8

Josh Feld scored the Crusaders’ touchdown on a 28-yard touchdown run and caught the two-point conversion pass from Keelan Willison for an 8-0 lead after one quarter.

Victor Viga scored for Maricopa in the third quarter with a 6-yard run, and Joel Madina scored in the fourth quarter for the win.

Feld led the Crusaders (0-7, 0-1 Coast Valley League) with 149 rushing yards and had seven receptions for 89 yards.

Willison threw for 115 yards, and Kaleb Katches had 19 tackles.

Mendota 28, Coast Union 6

Zach Brooke scored the only touchdown for Coast Union (1-1 CVL) on a 25-yard reception from Trevor Cook.

Rafael Cervantes and Maria Ochoa each had two touchdowns for Mendota.

Jacob MacHado had 101 rushing yards on 16 carries for Coast Union.

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