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St. Francis comes back from 20-0 deficit to win opener

Modified: Saturday, Sep 7th, 2013

St. Francis was able to overcome a 20-0 halftime deficit to win their season opener against Greenfield. The Sharks scored 28 points in the second half.

Nick Ciandro accounted for all four scores. He threw for three touchdowns and ran for another.

Garrett Saucedo caught all three passing touchdowns.

The defensive and offensive lines were key in the Sharks victory according to head coach Adam Hazel.

Wyatt Ryan, Tommy Carroll, Matt Powers, Matt Rodriguez Klye LeBlanc and Angle Rico-Madriz all played well in the Sharks’ win.

They were able to rally back and score on every possession they had in the second half. They scored the go-ahead touchdown with just under two minutes left in the game.

The Sharks will play Yerba Buena from San Jose on Friday at Yerba Buena.

“We played well,” said head coach Adam Hazel. “The guys really deserved this win. We were just determined coming out of the half.”

In other football action:

•Pacific Grove 47, Watsonville 7: The Wildcatz struggled to keep up with the Pacific Grove Breakers and they went down in a tough 47-7 loss to open up the season.

Watsonville wasn’t able to stop the Breakers as they scored 27 points in the first half alone.

Watsonville was finally able to get on the board in the final quarter to brush off the goose egg.

The Wildcatz will play against the Santa Cruz Cardinals who beat the Pajaro Valley Grizzlies 43-21 on Friday night.

•Monte Vista Christian 42, Del Mar 0:

The Monte Vista Christian Mustangs once again beat down Del Mar to open a season, this time the score was 42-0.

Quarterback Quentin MacLeod ran for two touchdowns and also threw a touchdown to Dominic Robles.

Robles added two more scores to his day. Both of them came on the ground. Jayden Tital also scored a touchdown.

The Mustangs will play against Pacific Grove who demolished the Watsonville Wildcatz 47-7 in their opener.



•Aptos 22, Hollister 5: The Aptos Mariners boy’s water polo team opened their season with a 22-5 romp over the Hollister Haybalers.

They will play Carmel High School on the road on Thursday at 4 p.m.

The first home game will come on Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.



•Watsonville Def. Pacific Collegiate:

Watsonville High School won their first match of the season this Thursday beating Pacific Collegiate School in four sets 25-11, 25-13, 26-28, 25-14.

“We tried something a little different in the third set and it didn’t quite work,” said head coach Susan Jeske. “I After the jamboree at North Salinas last Saturday, we had a better idea what each girls contribution to the team would be.”

Watsonville will play in the Rosemary Kingston tournament at Notre Dame of Salinas today.

Matches start at 8 a.m.

The Catz will have three home games in three days next week starting on Tuesday with Lynbrook and culminating with cross-town rival Pajaro Valley.

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