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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPER SEVEN (9/3/2012)
1. Lompoc Braves (2-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: Lompoc 21, Frontier 14
NEXT GAME: at Pioneer Valley (1-1), at PVHS, Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: A seven-point victory over Frontier High School of Bakersfield on Friday was the closest any team has come to beating the Braves since a 24-17 decision over Pioneer Valley in Lompoc’s second game of last year. The result dropped Lompoc from No. 16 to No. 19 in Maxpreps’ statewide rankings. But it’s still a victory and extends Lompoc’s overall winning streak to 22 games. Santa Barbara County Super Seven bubble team Pioneer Valley (1-1) is up next for Lompoc.
2. Righetti Warriors (1-1)
PREVIOUS GAME: Righetti 55, Cabrillo 15
NEXT GAME: vs. St. Francis (1-0), at Warrior Stadium, Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: Following a 28-21 season-opening loss to Villa Park, the Warriors came back strong to rout intra-county foe Cabrillo. The 55 points were the most scored in a single game by the Warriors since September 8, 2006. Meanwhile, St. Francis gave up just 10 points in their opening 49-10 victory over Arcadia. The Golden Knights will be one of Righetti’s toughest opponents of the season.
3. Santa Barbara Dons (2-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: Santa Barbara 35, Beverly Hills 6
NEXT GAME: vs. Atascadero (1-1), Peabody Stadium, Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: The Dons defeated Beverly Hills for the second straight year on Friday. Santa Barbara has now won big, the 35-6 result on Friday, and has won small, a 25-22 nail-biter over St. Joseph in the season opener [VIDEO]. Atascadero is coming off a 42-25 victory over Morro Bay.
4. Dos Pueblos Chargers (2-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: Dos Pueblos 21, San Luis Obispo 20
NEXT GAME: at Cabrillo (1-1), at Huyck Stadium, Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: Dos Pueblos is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2007. The Chargers shut out Santa Ynez 12-0 in their opener before picking up a road victory at San Luis Obispo on Friday night. The Chargers’ defense held the Pirates scoreless in the opener and limited the Tigers to a lone touchdown in a pivotal second half on Friday.
5. St. Joseph Knights (1-1)
PREVIOUS GAME: St. Joseph 44, San Joaqiun Memorial 3
NEXT GAME: Bye, at Palma (Sept. 14)
NOTES: St. Joseph takes its bye early in the season following a convincing victory over San Joaquin Memorial. The Knights are a last-second play from being 2-0 on the young season. After Palma, the Knights will begin their Pac-7 League schedule with San Luis Obispo on September 21.
6. Bishop Diego Cardinals (2-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: Bishop Diego 43, Santa Ynez 15 [VIDEO]
NEXT GAME: vs. Valley Christian (1-0), at La Playa Stadium, Saturday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: — The Cardinals are ranked No. 2 in the Northwest Division and have helped cement their status as the team to beat this year in the Tri-Valley League with two high-scoring performances to start the season. The Cardinals are averaging 48.5 points per game behind a rushing attack that has seen Jack Gregson compile 376 yards rushing and six touchdowns in two games. Valley Christian is coming off a 42-36 season-opening victory over Duarte.
7. Cabrillo Conquistadores (1-1)
PREVIOUS GAME: Righetti 55, Cabrillo 15
NEXT GAME: vs. Dos Pueblos (2-0), at Huyck Stadium, Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: After a season-opening victory over San Marcos, Cabrillo was put in check by Righetti on Friday in a game that was 35-7 at halftime. The Conqs face another stiff test this week in their first home game of 2012. Dos Pueblos is off to their best start since 2007 with a strong defense that will look to stop Cabrillo’s running attack.
DROPPED OUT: None
ON THE BUBBLE: Pioneer Valley Panthers, Carpinteria Warriors