Cardinal JV and varsity football teams are disappointed after Pacifica drubbing
Cardinal JV hit with big loss at Pacifica
Published: September 12, 2012
The Cardinal JV football team suffered a 42-7 loss Friday against Pacifica High School.
The starting kickoff went to Santa Paula, but a pass interception moments later put the Tritons on the Cardinal 17-yard-line and a touchdown followed. The Cards again had possession of the ball but were forced to punt on a fourth down. Midway through the first quarter Pacifica scored again. Incomplete passes, penalties and fumbles plagued the Cards through the remainder of the quarter. The Tritons scored twice more during the first half, going into the break with a 28-0 lead.
The third quarter didn’t go much better with two more TDs for Pacifica. Santa Paula came alive in the fourth quarter when Luis Magana ran the ball 40 yards for a touchdown. That was the only good news for the Cards, although they did hold Pacifica from scoring again in the fourth.
Coach Justin Schmidt had this to say about the game: We are a young team with not a lot of experience. Our kids are learning to buy in to our system and trust it. We are getting better every day and every week. We cannot worry about measuring ourselves against other teams, we can only look at ourselves and ask “are we better than we were last week?” if the answer is yes, then we are on the right track.”
The JV squad gets another chance this Friday when they meet the Flashes on the Fillmore field at 4:30 p.m.