Santa Paula Times

The Cardinal line blocks as quarterback Christian Garcia (photo above left) gets ready to pass the ball in Fridays game against Pacifica. Steven Kohr (right photo) heads into the end zone for a touchdown with a Pacifica defender hot on his heels. (Photos by Brian D. Wilson)

Cards score first but lose to the visiting Pacifica Tritons Friday

September 21, 2011

The Cardinal varsity got the first points on the scoreboard Friday against Pacifica, with Moises Salgado kicking a field goal about four minutes into the game.

The Tritons went on to win the contest, 64-39.  This was the second week in a row that Pacifica scored 60 or more points in a game.  

The Cardinals controlled the ball for much of the game, but a tough Pacifica defense held them from scoring.  The Cardinal’s first touchdown came near the end of the first quarter on a pass from quarterback Christian Garcia to Daniel Kohr.

The second quarter started off with a Pacifica fumble that Santa Paula recovered on their six-yard line.  A pass play a minute later was intercepted for a Tritons TD.  The Cards scored again as the quarter drew to an end on a rush by Kameron Klien.  Pacifica scored two more times in he second quarter, going into the half with a 28-17 lead.

In the third quarter the Cardinals scored twice to three TDs by Pacifica.  Klien scored one touchdown.  The other came off a catch by Steven Kohr.

In the fourth quarter the Santa Paula offense got two more TDs but they were matched by Pacifica.

The varsity plays Bishop Diego Friday at 7:30 p.m. in another home game to be played at Ventura College.

A Cardinal cheerleader fell and was injured during the game, but she is doing well after suffering a concussion.