High School Sports

Atascadero shuts out Righetti 21-0 in PAC 7 football

Atascadero (4-2, 1-1) rebounded from last week’s loss to Arroyo Grande by shutting out Righetti 21-0 on the road in a PAC 7 football matchup Friday.

Atascadero piled up 313 yards on the ground.

The majority of those yards came from Deontae Barnes’ 196 yards on 27 carries as the offense ate up chunks of time to prevent any chance of a comeback or even a score by Righetti.

“We had a renewed emphasis on the run this week in practice,” Atascadero coach Vic Cooper said. “Our players did not like the taste in their mouths from last week’s loss. They came out with intensity and a chip on their shoulders and it really showed on the field.”

The Greyhounds’ defense forced two interceptions, including one by Dominic Chance in the end zone to prevent a Warrior touchdown and keep the shutout intact.

Atascadero’s first touchdown came on a 1-yard run by Hunter Stemper.

Logan Sprouse then caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Robert Berwick in the second quarter to put the Greyhounds up 14-0, part of Sprouse’s team-high 52 yards receiving. Berwick completed 8 of 9 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Davis Cracknell added an 11-yard rushing score in the fourth as part of his 53 yards rushing, putting the Greyhounds up 21-0.