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Bearcats lose home opener to Bakersfield 24-0 

–The Paso Robles Bearcat football team lost its home opener to Liberty High School of Bakersfield, 24-0. The Patriots scored a touchdown in each of the first two quarters, and added a touchdown and field goal in the 3rd quarter. Neither team scored in the 4th quarter.

It was the first of four challenging games the Bearcats play to begin their season. Next Friday, the Bearcats travel to Bakersfield to play Frontier. Then on Sept. 6, they host El Diamante of Visalia. In their fourth game, Paso Robles travels to Fresno for a rematch with Central.

The Atascadero Greyhounds opened their season with a 30-7 loss to Sunnyside in Fresno. The Greyhounds will host Buena of Ventura next Friday in their home opener.

Templeton Eagles line up to shake hands with the Blue Raiders after beating them Friday in Caruthers.

Friday night, the Templeton Eagles traveled to Caruthers to play the heralded Blue Raiders. Although Caruthers had a record of 24-2 over the past two season, the Eagles forced a fumble on the second play of the game and scored the first touchdown. Templeton then intercepted two Blue Raider passes and converted those turnovers into touchdowns. The highly regarded Blue Devils did not score until the 4th quarter. The final score, Templeton 32, Caruthers 6.

The Eagles had outstanding performances from quarterbacks Tyler Kaschewski and Zach Logan. Marino D’Alfonso intercepted a pass, and scored on a touchdown reception.

Coach Don Crow said, “Turnovers made the difference in this game.”

The Eagles have a bye next Friday. They host a powerful team from Carmel on Sept. 6.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.