Juan Carlos Magana scored the first Santa Paula TD in the second quarter against Pacifica.

Cardinal varsity outgunned by Pacifica 63-27

September 12, 2012

The Cardinal varsity football squad had a rough go of it Friday night as they lost their game at Pacifica High School 63-27.

“I am disappointed about the way we performed on Friday night,” said Coach Teojua Sanchez.  “We were unable to get untracked versus Pacifica. We did not tackle well on defense and we dropped too many passes on offense. We came out flat against a talented team and we were unable to gain any rhythm or momentum. We will improve from this performance and we will be a better team versus Fillmore.”

Pacifica controlled the game from start to finish.  The Tritons had suffered an embarrassing loss the week before to Nordhoff and apparently didn’t want that to happen again.  Pacifica took the opening kickoff but fumbled the ball four plays later on the 50-yard line.

After the Cardinals were forced to punt Pacifica pushed to the Santa Paula 15-yard-line and got their first touchdown.  The Cards got to a 4th and 2 situation but only managed one yard, giving the ball to Pacifica on their own 39-yard-line.  Moments later the Tritons scored again.  With 50 seconds in the first quarter Pacifica brought the score to 21-0.

The Cardinals got on the scoreboard about two minutes into the second quarter when Juan Carlos Magana carried the ball into the end zone.  Daniel Kohr put six more points on the scoreboard for the Cards after a 65-yard run, followed by a pass to him in the end zone.  The Tritons scored three more times before the half, ending with a 42-14 lead.

The Cards got another TD in the third quarter on a pass to Oscar Cancino.  The Tritons didn’t let up, continuing to run up the score into the fourth quarter.  Santa Paula’s final TD came with four minutes on the clock.

The Cards travel to Fillmore Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game. Advance tickets can be purchased at the SPHS student store up until 3:30pm daily leading up to the game and Friday no later than 12:00 noon.

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