The San Luis Obispo High football team defeated the Dos Pueblos Chargers 36-23 on the road Friday night.
The Tigers were in danger of losing their second straight heartbreaker before linebacker Jack Ferguson picked off a fourth-quarter Dos Pueblos pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown to put the score out of reach.
“Ferguson is just a playmaker making a play,” Tigers coach David Kelley said. “That’s what leaders do. They change the momentum of the game.”
Jacob Flores rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown to help erase memories of San Luis Obispo’s (1-1) devastating loss last week to Kingsburg.
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“I can’t say enough about the offensive live and how dominant they were. They allowed Flores to have a breakout night,” Kelley said.
Garrett Giovannelli threw and rushed for a touchdown as the dual-threat quarterback accounted for 192 total yards on the night.
Templeton 19, Soledad 0
The Eagles (2-0) shut out the Aztecs on the road, led by quarterback Andy Garretson, who finished 3-of-6 passing for 72 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown pass to Scott Lawson in the first quarter that gave Templeton the lead for good.
Lawson finished with 23 yards receiving and a touchdown, and Matt Araca had 21 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving, including a 5-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Backup quarterback Alex Elterman finished 6-of-16 passing with 83 yards for the Eagles.
Clovis 7, Atascadero 0
The Greyhounds (1-1) lost a close one on the road, managing just 161 total yards of offense.
Clovis’ Bobby Grijalva intercepted Atascadero’s last-second heave to the end zone to secure the victory.
The Cougars’ only touchdown came in the second period, when Garrett Olson caught an 8-yard scoring pass from Jaryd Weakley.
The Greyhounds held Clovis to 179 yards of total offense.
No. Co. Christian 63, Alpaugh 0
The Crusaders put up 47 first-half points en route to a season-opening victory at home.
Austin Boggan scored four touchdowns — on a 13-yard first-quarter run, a 28-yard first-quarter punt return, a 5-yard pass from Keelan Willison in the second and on a 61-yard interception return in the third quarter.
Daniel Katches also had a big game for North County Christian with two rushing touchdowns and one receiving.
The Crusaders defense had 10 sacks — three of which came from Curtis Sarnecki — and four interceptions and limited the Buffaloes to just 36 total yards.
Willison finished the night 4-of-4 passing for 52 yards and two touchdowns.
He also caught a 45-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter from backup quarterback Carter Bernal, who finished 2 for 3 for 47 yards and a touchdown.