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Atascadero High football team shuts out San Luis Obispo

Atascadero High’s Marc Martin tries to break the tackle of San Luis Obispo’s Cristino Sandoval during Friday night’s game in Atascadero.
Atascadero High’s Marc Martin tries to break the tackle of San Luis Obispo’s Cristino Sandoval during Friday night’s game in Atascadero. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

The Atascadero High football team beat San Luis Obispo 46-0 in a one-sided affair Friday night.

The Greyhounds used a balanced offense to dismantle the Tiger defense, with 208 yards rushing and 228 yards passing.

Rinkenberger breaks out: Atascadero’s Carson Rinkenberger was 10 for 11 for 213 yards through the air, with 100 of those yards going to Tysen Delkener. The Greyhounds doubled their season average of 71.9 yards passing midway through the first quarter.

All year, the talk has been of Atascadero’s formidable rushing game, but if the Greyhounds can be a consistent threat to pass, the PAC 5 should look out.

Greyhound defense: The Greyhounds forced two safeties and allowed only 51 total yards from San Luis Obispo in the first half. Atascadero also recovered a fumble, which was later turned into point by the offense.

Tannen Soojian — who leads the team in tackles for a loss — was a force all night, with both safeties coming on tackles by him and he ended up in the Tigers backfield more often than not.

Spread offense: Four different players scored for the Greyhounds. Marc Martin had two scores on the ground and RJ Reusche added another score on the ground. Elijah Cooks, Delkener and Reusche all had touchdown receptions, all of which were over 28 yards.

Flash in the pan: The Tigers showed what they are capable of, with quarterback Omeed Djassemi connecting with Delvon Jack for 47 yards in the fourth quarter. Pierson Mosichuk added 98 yards on the ground.

What it means: Atascadero remains undefeated in PAC 5 play, moving to 2-0 on the season. The Greyhounds face a test next week against Arroyo Grande in game that will likely decide the PAC 5.

San Luis Obispo falls to 2-7 and 0-3 in league play.

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