Saturday, October 13, 2007

Friday's final thoughts

As I type this, it's already Saturday. But I wanted to update a thing or two from Friday night's live blog.

The player who was injured and taken from the field was Arroyo Grande's J.D. Gonzalez. Gonzalez took a big hit from wedge-buster Michael Lombardi on a kickoff return and appeared unconscious on the field.

Greyhounds athletic director Sam DeRose said Gonzalez's hospital tests were normal, he was alert and should be OK. Good things to hear.

And after one full week of PAC 7 play, it looks like Atascadero, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo took steps to become the top three teams to beat. The Greyhounds play the Tigers next week. Paso will get its shots after that.

Another thing that jumped out: Templeton held its oppoenent scoreless in the second half for the second straight week. Those Eagles coaches sure know how to make adjustments.

Oh, and if you were wondering if The Tribune expert who picked Atascadero to win by 25+ relished his prediction, you bet a liter of cola he did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Templeton did hold Nipomo scoreless the 2nd half of the game, but was lucky to escape with a win.

On their opening drive of the 2nd half, Templeton faced third and 15 from inside their own 30.

A Nipomo defensive lineman intercepted a pass and ran for a few yards before being tackled and fumbling the ball, which Templeton recovered.

So instead of Nipomo being up 9-0 and having great field position at the 25 and possibly marching in for another score to make it 16-0, Templeton gets the ball, back 1st down.

In effect, a turnover turns into a blessing.

To their credit, Templeton did grind out a long drive after that to score, and scored again late in the 4th quarter to win, but I wonder if they would have been able to come back from being down 16-0.