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Prep Football Roundup: Correia sharp in his return as Nipomo rolls

Nipomo High’s Kevin Britt, left, tackles Santa Ynez’s Cole Hollingsworth during the Titans’ 36-8 win Friday night.
Nipomo High’s Kevin Britt, left, tackles Santa Ynez’s Cole Hollingsworth during the Titans’ 36-8 win Friday night. jmellom@thetribunenews.com

In his return after a two-week absence because of an appendectomy, Nipomo High quarterback Josh Correia threw for a school-record 303 yards in the Titans’ 36-8 Los Padres League win over Santa Ynez on Friday night in Nipomo.

“Josh had a really good game tonight,” Nipomo coach Russ Edwards said. “They were blitzing us all night and he did a good job picking up the blitz and making the throws.”

Correia finished 15 of 28 with three touchdowns and an interception, spreading the ball evenly among Kevin Britt (six catches for 88 yards), Akeem King (three catches for 80 yards) and Eric Penningroth (four catches for 96 yards).

Edwards said he was also pleased with the performance of his defense, which shut down Santa Ynez dual-threat quarterback Tyler Shean, who had minus-31 yards rushing on 12 carries.

The Titans (5-3, 3-2 LPL) sacked Shean eight times and held him to 12-of-33 passing for 171 yards.

“Our defense was tremendous tonight,” Edwards said. “They have a great offense and to hold them like we did — they played great.”

Righetti 13, San Luis Obispo 3

Thomas Lee had a 19-yard field goal for the Tigers to put them on the board in the second quarter.

Nate Nunno had nine rushes for 56 yards for San Luis Obispo (3-5, 1-3 PAC 7), and Cody Greybehl had two receptions for 32 yards.

Uso Taura scored the first touchdown for the Warriors on a 57-yard run.

Mike Puente closed the scoring for Righetti (6-2, 3-0 PAC 7) with a 25-yard touchdown reception from TJ Jordan.

Atascadero 49, Lompoc 35

Sterling Bullard led Atascadero (6-2, 2-1 PAC 7), rushing for 135 yards on 20 carries and scoring three touchdowns.

Gavin Cracknell caught three passes for 150 yards, scoring on 44- and 60-yard passes from Jesse Whitten.

“We started out cold defensively and they had some big plays and good players that kept them in the game early,” Atascadero coach Vic Cooper said. “We got everybody in and playing, so it was a nice night in that sense. We’re looking forward to our big game next week (against Arroyo Grande).”

Templeton 41, Cabrillo 14

Daniel Wheeler rushed for 180 yards on nine carries, and Chad McGill added 123 rushing yards as Templeton (6-2, 3-2 LPL) managed 414 yards of total offense.

Tyler Gray scored on runs of 1 and 25 yards, and Jake Simpson recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown.

St. Joseph 34, Morro Bay 14

Morro Bay’s Austin Nesbitt scored the first touchdown for the Pirates with a 4-yard pass from Gardner Kennedy, who threw for 46 yards in their loss to the Knights (8-0, 6-0 LPL).

Bronson Gonzalez had a 3-yard touchdown run for the Pirates (4-4, 1-4 LPL) in the fourth quarter and had 15 rushes for 92 yards.

Mission Prep 41, Farmersville 0

Mission Prep quarterback Kevin Laird finished 9-of-15 passing for 159 yards with a touchdown pass and also returned two interceptions for touchdowns as the Royals stormed out to a 24-0 halftime lead.

Sean Robinson had four catches for 64 yards for the Royals (5-3, 3-0 East Sierra League), and Jessie Andreini set a school-record with a 48-yard field goal.

“He’s got a pretty strong leg and we just wanted to give him an opportunity,” Mission Prep coach Brady Lock said.

Tranquillity 27, Coast Union 14

Jacob Machado scored the first touchdown for Coast Union in the fourth quarter with a 12-yard run, and Sam Rivera added a 5-yard touchdown run.

Zach Brooke led the Broncos (1-8, 1-2 West Sierra League) with 16 rushes for 100 yards, and Machado had 15 rushes for 78 yards.