Eagles soar to victory over rival Pirates

NORTH COUNTY — In the eighth week under the Friday night lights, North County football teams celebrated rivalry and Homecoming wins on the field. With one more game in the regular season, we take a look at where the teams stand.

Atascadero 55, Cabrillo 13 

The defending CIF champion Atascadero Greyhounds continued their winning streak with a 55-13 victory over Cabrillo. Star player Kane Cooks connected with Mason Degnan on a pass play, putting the Greyhounds in the lead at 14-7 against the Conquistadores, and they never looked back. For the game, Cooks rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries, and also threw for 118 yards and a touchdown on 10 passes.


We can’t forget the efforts from Mateo Cano, who rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries.

Templeton 44, Morro Bay 10 

On their home field, the Templeton Eagles took victory against their rivals, the Morro Bay Pirates, by a score of 44-10. 

The game began with Morro Bay scoring first, but then senior Wyatt Ramey scored on a 12-yard touchdown run to tie it up at 7-7. Templeton’s senior wide receiver and defensive back, Kolton Sobyra, played a pivotal role with an interception in Pirates territory, leading to a field goal that put Templeton ahead 17-7. Sobyra went on to score two more touchdowns, a one-yard rushing touchdown and a spectacular 54-yard punt return, extending the Eagles’ lead to 29-10.

Nipomo 34, Paso Robles 21 

Struggling through this season, the Paso Robles Bearcats lost 34-21 against Nipomo. However, it wasn’t without effort from senior Conner Bowman, who rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown while picking up 7.3 yards per carry.

Photos by Rick Evans / ATN