High School Sports

Prep Football Roundup: Morro Bay wraps up playoff spot

With a big day from senior quarterback Sam Crizer, the Morro Bay High football team defeated the Santa Maria Saints 35-21 in a Los Padres League game on Friday night to lock up a playoff berth.

Crizer accounted for 282 yards of total offense in the win against the Saints. He rushed for 250 yards on 19 carries and threw for 32, completing 2-of-3 passes. When it came to touchdowns, he scored often and early.

After Santa Maria (3-7, 1-5) started the game with a 19-yard touchdown run from Terrell Dillon, Crizer took over as Morro Bay (5-5, 4-2 LPL) scored 28 unanswered points. Crizer scored on a pair of 1-yard runs and also had a 7-yard touchdown run.

In the fourth quarter, the Saints drew a bit closer as Dillon connected on a 52-yard pass to Joel Enriquez for a touchdown.

But Crizer answered again, scoring on a 29-yard run.

Darek Mendoza added 105 yards rushing and a touchdown for Morro Bay.

Enriquez led the Saints in rushing and receiving. He tallied 80 yards rushing with 52 yards receiving and a touchdown. He was also the only Saint to catch a pass.

Templeton 44, Nipomo 7 | Stats »

Templeton secured a playoff berth with a fourth-place finish in the LPL.

The Eagles easily dominated the winless Titans (0-10, 0-6), leading 28-0 at halftime.

Tyler Gray had a big game for the Eagles. Gray had two touchdowns on 10 carries for 123 yards. Gray went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season and has 16 touchdowns.

Ryan Heschke returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown for the Eagles (6-4. 4-2). It was his first interception and score of the season.

Nipomo’s lone score came on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Nolan Maddox to Micah DeBruno.

Mission Prep 42, Sherman Indian 0 | Stats »

Mission Prep knew it needed to win for a chance at a playoff berth.

The Royals (6-4) scored 21 points in each of the first two quarters to cruise to the win over Sherman Indian (3-6).

The clarity of the blowout contrasted with the adversity of the season, which saw then-coach Brady Lock resign after a 2-2 start, and Chad Henry step in, install a new offense, and guide the team to a 4-2 finish.

Senior Jesse Andreini made the most of what could be his final game at Mission Prep with 127 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns.

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Baty and sophomore receiver Joey Hall hooked up for scoring passes of 27 and 23 yards.

Now, the Royals will wait for Sunday to hear their playoff fate.

Henry said the Royals and five other teams are on the bubble for four spots in the Southern Section Northeast Division 9 playoffs.

Of those five, three would stand above the Royals with a win this week, while another two could tie Mission Prep with a 6-4 record.

Desert Christian Academy 58, Shandon 0

The Outlaws (4-5) fell in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 8-man playoffs to the No. 2 seed.