The Paso Robles High football team beat St. Joseph 31-0 on Friday night at home as Christian Erickson rushed 33 times for 274 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bearcats (4-0) continued the scoring as Bryce Pasky kicked a 40-yard field goal and Justin Davis converted a 1-yard scoring run.
The defense preserved the shutout and held the Knights to 173 total yards on 44 plays.
Arroyo Grande 31, Pioneer Valley 7
The Eagles’ balanced attack racked up 223 yards on the ground and 234 yards in the air.
Sawyer May threw for two touchdowns and one interception, while Bradley Mickey had a 15-yard touchdown catch and a 33-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Alex Cecchi led the Eagles (3-1) with 12 rushes for 79 yards, while Joel Bishop had five catches for 87 yards.
Nipomo 54, Santa Ynez 0
The Titans’ defense forced three first-quarter turnovers and turned short fields into touchdowns to build a 28-0 first-quarter lead over the visiting Pirates (1-3).
Linebacker Terry Wambold intercepted Santa Ynez’s first pass attempt of the game and returned it to the 18-yard line for Nipomo (3-1). The Titans stripped a Pirates ball-carrier on the next possession, and Ethan Navongsy recovered it at the 30. Anthony Gangi added another interception to set the Titans up at the Santa Ynez 9-yard line in the final minute of the first quarter.
Nipomo quarterback Matt Albright was 16-of-20 passing for 253 yards and five touchdowns. Nick Kimball caught four passes for 148 yards, and every one of his catches went for a touchdown, including one for 79 yards and another for 69.
“The 79-yarder was a post play, and he outran the coverage and caught a ball that was in the air for 50 yards,” Nipomo coach Russ Edwards said, “but the 69-yarder was probably an 8-yard route and he made guys miss and took it all the way.”
In the final minutes of the fourth quarter, backup defensive lineman Angel Ortiz suffered a hip injury and was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Edwards said the injury was not life-threatening, and Ortiz called the coach in good spirits after the game.
San Clemente 42, Atascadero 20
Marc Martin’s 12-yard run kept it close early as the Greyhounds trailed by seven in the first quarter before San Clemente scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and went into the half down by 21.
Tommy Carr added two more touchdown runs of 10 yards and 9 yards for the Greyhounds (3-1), who totaled 320 yards on the ground and 55 yards in the air.