Carpinteria beats La Salle in CIF opener

Carpinteria used a solid running attack to extend its football season to another game.

The Warriors rushed for 224 yards and four touchdowns and beat La Salle, 31-23, in a first-round game of the CIF Northwest Division playoffs on Friday night in Pasadena.

Bryson Frazer rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns and Peter Ramos pounded out 69 yards and scored on a 55-yard run as Carpinteria improved to 8-3 and earned a second-round game at home against fourth-seeded El Segundo.

“They played without a safety and we had several long plays,” Carpinteria coach Ben Hallock said of La Salle. “It’s either feast or famine against them and we had more feast than famine.”

Quarterback Ian Craddock played an efficient game. He rushed for 44 yards and a score and completed all four of his pass attempts for 95 yards. He also kicked a 40-yard field goal.

Frazer got the Warriors on the scoreboard first with a 28-yard touchdown run. But La Salle answered with a running touchdown and a two-point conversion to go ahead 8-7.

Ramos broke loose for his long touchdown run to put Carpinteria back into the lead at 14-8.

La Salle reclaimed the lead on a 9-yard run before Craddock capped a long drive with a 10-yard run, giving the Warriors a 21-15 lead at halftime.

Craddock booted a 31-yard field goal to expand the lead to 24-15 in the third quarter.

Bryson scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach at 31-15.

Carpinteria (8-3) ended La Salle’s seven-game winning streak. The Lancers were champions of the Del Rey League.

The Warriors will host El Segundo in the second round. El Segundo defeated Santa Paula 35-28.

“It’s been a long time since we hosted a second-round game,” said Hallock.