Lompoc V. Cabrillo Game: Blazing Blue Tempers Rival, Glistening Gold.

Jasper Sandvoss, Author

“Lompoc High has the best football team in town.” This fact was once again proven on Friday night (9/3), when the Braves smashed the Cabrillo Conqs,56-0. 

 

The hopes of Cabrillo’s supporters (that their team could break LHS’s 13 [!] game win streak) were already crushed after Lompoc only touched the ball twice. 

First play of the game: Deville “Joker” Dickerson returns the Kickoff for the first 6 points on the board. Then the “kick was gooood” with Junior Gaeta’s PAT to solidify their lead. Cabrillo’s offense, which almost entirely consists of the same players as their defense, steps on the field. Three and out. They punt, and what else would happen? Joker returns it for another TD. 

After the first quarter and a few more big plays by Running Back Sheldon Canley and “Joker (both ended the game with 3 TDs each), the Braves were already up 35-0: leading  Head Coach Andrew Jones to give some backups the chance to prove themselves. 

A 42 point lead and without most of the starters into the second half, Lompoc was able to put two more touchdowns on the board, a 50-yard receiving TD by Andrew Porter and a rushing touchdown by Brian Ramirez.

This game produced one of the most crazy stat lines an LHS Quarterback had for a long time. Tony Arango, starting instead of Cavin Ross, (he was injured in the 42-20 win at Righetti a week earlier) threw only two passes against the Conqs. However, both were touchdown passes and added up for a total of 109 yards.

The final score of 56-0 could have been even higher, if the Braves hadn’t taken out their starters, however, this definitely was the right decision. All players could get to play, which will improve everyone’s motivation for sure and help the team bonding.

In the era of Head Coach Andrew Jones, the Braves never lost against Cabrillo. With him in charge of the team, they had an amazing record of 13-0. In addition, Jones never lost against Cabrillo as a Braves player either. 

The Braves now prepare for Friday’s road game at Arroyo Grande, where they want to get their undefeated record up to 4-0.