Lompoc firepower too much for Dos Pueblos

Senior Barrett Burnes returned at quarterback for Dos Pueblos and threw a touchdown pass, but the Chargers couldn’t slow down a potent Lompoc offense and fell 45-7 in a non-league football game Huyck Stadium on Thursday night.

Burnes had been sidelined for the last three games after suffering a concussion in the DP opener against Pacifica. He completed 18 of 29 for 170 yards and hit Austen Pearce on a 7-yard touchdown pass. The TD capped an 83-yard. He had another scoring pass to Pearce wiped out by a penalty.

Pearce also was returning from an injury.

Lompoc, the No. 3-ranked team in Northern Division, dominated DP from the start. The Braves scored on six of their seven first-half possessions.

Lompoc moved to 5-0 on the season. Braves coach Andrew Jones won his third meeting against his best friend, DP coach Nate Mendoza. The two were teammates at Lompoc.

Dos Pueblos fell to 1-4. Last week the Chargers lost to Newbury Park, the No. 1 team in the Northern Division. Next week they play at Sierra Canyon, the No. 2 team in the Mid-Valley Division.

Lompoc quarterback Torey Sims threw long to Richard Foster for a 39-yard touchdown pass to get Lompoc off and running on its first possession.

The Braves scored on the second play of their next possession, with Derrick Portis ripping off a 69-yard scoring run.

Dos Pueblos was able to stop the Braves on their third possession, but they still scored points on a 37-yard field goal with 4:11 left in the first quarter.

They made it 24-0 after another long drive, capped by a 5-yard Austin Hayes run.

Lompoc led 31-7 with 5:30 left in the second quarter.