After beating the Saints, Eagles will travel to CIF playoffs Friday
By Penny Fuentes
Templeton 55, Santa Maria 25
–On Friday, Nov. 6, Templeton hosted Santa Maria in an exciting last game of the regular football season, with the 55-25 victory over the Saints resulting in the Eagles earning a wildcard spot in the CIF playoffs.
Prior to the start of the game, the hometown crowd cheered for students during Senior Night as the senior class Eagle athletes were introduced alongside their parents. In addition, the evening was deemed Breast Cancer Awareness Night, with breast cancer survivors welcomed and celebrated for their recoveries.
Templeton quarterback Jordan Bernal had 10 complete passes for a total of 143 yards passing. Michael Capelli was unstoppable in his two touchdown runs for the Eagles, breaking through every tackle coming his way.
Nate Avery led the rushing yards with an impressive 112 yards in 13 carries, while Matteo D’Alfanso led receiving with four catches received for a total of 128 yards for Templeton.
The Templeton touchdowns were brought in by Avery (3), Capelli (2), D’Alfanso (2), and Carlos Hernandez (1).
The Templeton Eagles (2-2 LPL, 6-4 overall) will head to Cerritos on Friday, Nov. 13 to face the Valley Christian Crusaders (4-0, 8-2) at 7 p.m. and complete in the CIF playoffs.