Bearcats beat Bakersfield’s Frontier Titans 51-33
The Paso Robles Bearcats beat Bakersfield’s Frontier Titans, 51-33, Friday night at War Memorial Stadium in Paso Robles.
The Titans scored on their first possession to take the early lead. The teams exchanged the lead for two quarters until Richard Goldhammer intercepted a Titan pass. That stopped Frontier’s potent no-huddle offense and set up a go-ahead touchdown for the Bearcats.
The Bearcats made some adjustments at half-time and dominated in the second half. In the fourth quarter, Coach Rich Schimke gave valuable playing time to many of his back-up players, affording them valuable experience in front of a packed house at War Memorial Stadium.
Running back/linebacker Christian Erickson had another impressive performance on both sides of the ball. He rushed for more than 100 yards. He also made several key defensive plays.
Quarterback Steve Schouten also had another big game for the Bearcats. He threw a sensational touchdown pass to Senior Daniel Giroux. In the 4th quarter, Junior QB Zach Hanson ran the Bearcats offense. Hanson played with confidence and poise to secure the victory for Paso Robles.
The Titans ran for a touchdown on the final play of the game to make the final score 51-33.
The Bearcats travel to Oakland next Friday to take on McClymonds High School. The Warriors finished last year’s season with a record of 12-1.
The Bearcats are now 2-0 for the season.
Shandon Outlaws lose to Alpaugh
Shandon Outlaws opened their football season with a disappointing 0-70 loss to Alpaugh High School Saturday afternoon in front of a large home crowd in Shandon’s Clarke Park.
Head Coach Eric Recio was encouraged by his young teams (mostly freshmen and sophomores) ability to protect quarterback Daniel Diaz who was not sacked the entire game.
The offensive line provided excellent pass protection which allowed for Diaz to get many pass plays off which which were unfortunately broken up by the larger more experienced Alpaugh players.
Shandon’s defense had difficult time stopping Alpaugh’s running game but were able to adjust their tackling technique toward the end of the game and held the Alpaugh offense to short gains.
Coach Recio, and his assistant coaches Jose Diaz and Aleks Hewitt could also take pride in the sportsmanship displayed by the Outlaws who were only penalized for taking too much time and and a defensive false start. Despite the physicality of the game, the team kept their composure and played clean.
The Outlaws travel to Lemoore Friday, Sept. 9,for there next game at 7 p.m..