On Friday, Mission Prep announced that Chad Henry would be the head coach of its football program for the 2011 season after serving as interim head coach for the final six games of 2010.
After four games and a 2-2 record, then-coach Brady Lock stepped down, and Henry moved up from his position as defensive backs and receivers assistant to head coach.
As head coach, Henry guided the Royals to a 4-2 finish, including a 21-7 victory over Nipomo to bolster their résumé for a spot in the Los Padres League.
Henry played quarterback at Cal Poly from 1994 to 1998 and began his coaching career at San Luis Obispo High soon after. Moving forward, Henry said he hopes to develop the Mission Prep football program to a greater area standing and gain entrance to the Los Padres League.
“We have a very young team and we want to move forward with a competitive schedule,” Henry said.
“We want to have people look at our team and think, I want to go to Mission to play football.”
Morro Bay 47, Elk Grove 30
Morro Bay outscored Elk Grove 17-3 in the first quarter and made it 32-11 by the half to stay a perfect 3-0 as host of the Moriarty Enterprises Holiday Tournament.
The Pirates (5-0) got a 19-point, 12-rebound effort from post Hannah Gilbert, and Megan Hansen added seven points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Also at the Tournament:
Paso Robles 56, Lompoc 41
Paso Robles never let Lompoc make it close for its third win of the tournament in as many games.
The Bearcats (5-3) got 11 points and seven rebounds from Amani White, and 10 points and eight rebounds from Dominique Terry. Paso Robles recovered from its 2-for-23 performance at the free-throw line in Thursday’s four-point victory over Nipomo to shoot 15 of 24 from the stripe.
Templeton 42, Truckee 37
Templeton went 0 for 14 from the field in the second quarter and was outscored 14-1 to fall behind 20-12 at the half.
The Eagles (4-2) adjusted their offensive scheme during the break and responded by outscoring Truckee 30-17 in the second half.
Freshman Paige O’Sullivan had a strong all-around game for Templeton with five points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Mission Prep 73, Frontier 23
Kaylee Williams scored a team-high 18 points, Jenna Dunbar had 17 and the Royals defeated Frontier.
The Royals (6-1) held a 41-11 advantage at halftime and held Frontier to 12 points in the second half.
Righetti 55, Nipomo 31
Nipomo (2-5) had only nine field goals in the loss.
Tessa Underwood led Nipomo with 11 points.
Rosamond 51, San Luis Obispo 42
San Luis Obispo fell to 0-3 at the tournament with a loss to Rosamond (3-2).
San Luis Obispo’s Malie Guy and Erica Chandler both had a game-high 13 points, but San Luis Obispo fell behind 26-16 at the half and couldn’t recover.
Morro Bay 73, Coast Union 37
Luke Holzschuh had 10 points, 15 rebounds and five assists to pace Morro Bay in its dominating win over tournament-host Coast Union.
Edward Griley added 16 points, and Carlo Green had 11.
The Pirates (2-5) advance to the silver bracket of the Coastal Classic tournament.
Grant 54, Paso Robles 42
Richard Curl’s 15 points wasn’t enough to get Paso Robles past Grant at the Coast Union Tournament.
Grant’s Eddie Sparks scored 19 points, and Jeremee Churchill tallied 12 points.
Paso Robles (4-3) plays Hoover at 11:30 a.m. today in Paso Robles on the final day of the Coast Union Tournament.
Thousand Oaks 58, Atascadero 50
Competing at the Arroyo Grande Optimist Tournament, Atascadero (4-2) essentially lost the game at the free-throw line.
Thousand Oaks was 23 of 29 from the free-throw line while Atascadero was 6 of 6.
Troy Norris led Atascadero with 16 points. Rob Berwick and Kyle Barber both had 10.
Arroyo Grande 51, Mission Prep 43
Arroyo Grande overcame a two-point first quarter at its Optimist Tournament to take a 26-13 halftime lead and beat Mission Prep (2-1).
Arroyo Grande’s Gunnar Gomez led all scorers with 21. Andrew Hogue added 13 for the Eagles.
Andy Rowley had 13, and Zach Allmon had 11 for the Royals.
Cate 3, San Luis Obispo 1
It took an own goal for the San Luis Obispo boys soccer team to get its only goal in the San Marcos Tournament.
Midway through the second half, a shot deflected off a Cate defender and ricocheted into the goal for San Luis Obispo.
Cate scored all three of its goals in the first half.
Roosevelt 1, Morro Bay 1
The Pirates (0-4-1) outshot Roosevelt 24-3 but their only goal came from Allison Walter, who scored off a Macy Burgeson assist.
Dos Pueblos 2, San Luis Obispo 0
Kelly Koch had eight saves for San Luis Obispo (2-1-2).
Capistrano 0, Mission Prep 0
The Royals had 11 shots on goal but couldn’t score.
Helaina Hurwitz made four saves for Mission Prep (2-0-1).
Girls Water Polo
La Jolla 9, Arroyo Grande 6; Arroyo Grande 12, Tesoro 5
In the first day of the El Nino, La Nina Tournament, Arroyo Grande (1-2) split its first two matches.
In their first-game loss to La Jolla, the Eagles trailed 5-2 after the first quarter. Kim Johnson and Katie Szerchek had two goals apiece.
Against Tesoro, Arroyo Grande led 7-3 after three quarters.
Johnson led all scorers with four goals, Szerchek had three and Megan Anderson scored twice.