After over a year of waiting, the MBHS football team had their first game of the season this past Friday, on March 19, at 6:00 p.m. They had a home game against Santa Maria High. Unlike usual, the game had very few people in attendance.
In the first quarter, the MBHS offense was held to zero points. On the flip side, Santa Maria was able to put up 13 points in the first quarter alone. When the second quarter began, MBHS started to find their footing. It began with a sack by senior Frankie Woulbroun, pinning Santa Maria inside their own five-yard line. The very next play, on 3rd and 15, senior Marcelo Hurtado got an interception and returned it to the endzone for an MBHS touchdown. Santa Maria ended up with the ball back and scored their third touchdown of the game. The offense for MBHS was still unable to get going, and the first half ended with a score of 21-7.
The second half of the game was very defense orientated. Although both teams made big plays during the second half, neither team scored. Senior quarterback Kevin Franco scorched the Santa Maria with multiple 10+ yard scrambles. Franco even made a few big plays through the air, connecting a few nice passes all throughout the second half. The big plays were not enough, and the game ended with a score of 21-7.
Offensively, Morro Bay was able to put up 36 total yards of offense, with 38 yards passing, and -2 yards rushing. Santa Maria on the other hand had 193 total yards of offense, with 114 yards passing and 79 yards rushing. Neither team did well on third-down conversions, with MBHS going 0-9, and Santa Maria going 3-13. Both teams had 2 turnovers each, with each team having one fumble and one interception.
After the first game of the season, Morro Bay High falls to 0-1. Morro Bay’s next game is an away game against Pioneer Valley in Santa Maria. It will take place this Friday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m.