High School Sports

Templeton gets first Northern League win against Morro Bay

The Templeton High offense proved too much for Morro Bay on Friday night, and the Eagles defeated the Pirates in Morro Bay, 41-13. 

The win ended Templeton's (5-3, 1-1 Northern) three-game losing streak and gave the Eagles its first win in the Northern League this season. 

Templeton scored at least one touchdown in every quarter and two in the fourth quarter to close out the game and hand Morro Bay (0-8, 0-2) its eighth loss in a row. 

Morro Bay coach David Kelley said his team experimented with a new I-formation offense in the game and had decent success running the ball. 

Pirates quarterback Isaac Manuputy rushed for 76 yards on 18 carries and was also 6 for 8 passing for 174 yards. Noah Clapp was the leading rusher for Morro Bay with 120 yards on 26 carries. 

Morro Bay will try to get its first win of the season next Friday at Santa Maria. 

Note: Templeton did not report its stats and a call to the coaching staff was not immediately returned.