North County football: Righetti beats Paso Robles 34-7
North County high school football update
–Friday night, the Righetti Warriors beat Paso Robles 34-7 in a game in Santa Maria. Because of COVID-19 infections, the Warriors had to cancel several games. Friday’s game was Righetti’s first this season. The Bearcats host Arroyo Grande Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.
The Templeton Eagles shocked the Arroyo Grande Eagles Friday night at Mike Erb Field in Templeton. The Eagles beat Arroyo Grande 49-12. Coach Don Crow said, “I’m so proud of our team. They did something that this school has never done before. Templeton never beat Arroyo Grande in football. It’s a big feather in their cap.”
Templeton Quarterback Tyler Kaschewski rushed for 346 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries. He ran 92 yards for one touchdown. Tyler also completed 2 of 3 passes for 50 yards.
Running back Josh Berna ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries. Junior Kale Loppnow also ran the ball effectively on sweeps, adding another weapon to the Eagles’ offense.
The Templeton line played well. Crow said, “Chase Richards, Mason Barbour, and Anthony Fischer played a great game, especially Anthony and Chase going both ways. They play 100 snaps a game and just keep playing.” The size of some of Templeton’s players is impressive. Anthony Fischer is 6’7”, 265 pounds. Chase Richards is 6’2”, 285 pounds. Mason Barbour is 6’4”, 258 pounds.
The Eagles improve to 3-0 for the season. Friday, they travel to Santa Maria to take on undefeated St. Joseph. Crow says, “The Knights played club football, so they’ve already six games. Friday, they’ll be playing for the first time on their new artificial turf field. They will be jacked up, but if we play well, we’ll give them a good game.”
After Friday’s game, the Templeton football team lined up to shake hands with the Arroyo Grande team, but the southern Eagles exercised COVID protocol and stood on their sidelines. So, the Tempelton team lined up across from them in a show of respect. The gesture served as a reminder of the strange season under COVID restrictions.
Santa Maria shut out Atascadero 35-0. The Greyhounds will host Morro Bay on Friday.