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Mustangs stun short-handed Wolf Pack

Stockdale's Elis'ha Ortiz outruns the Ridgeview defense on his way to a score in the first half Friday night at Ridgeveiw High.

The day began badly for Ridgeview and got even worse before the buzz of the start of the 2016 football season had started.

The Wolf Pack, two-time defending Central Section Division II champions and No. 1 in the BVarsity Top 25 to start the season, suspended two starters and lost do-it-all senior Jamar Moya in the first quarter after getting tossed for a personal foul as Stockdale beat the Wolf Pack 34-20 in the first big stunner of the season.

Stockdale first-year quarterback Jacob Ruley took full advantage of the depleted Ridgeview

Garces High's Cameron Roberson, left, celebrates the first touchdown of the season with teammate Lebrevon Austin in the 1st quarter in the Friday night game against BCHS.

Garces routs BCHS 44-21

There’s starting a season quickly, and then there’s what Garces did to Bakersfield Christian on Friday night at Sam Tobias Field. The Rams exploded for 30 second-half points and routed Bakersfield Christian 44-21 to open a promising season. Five of Garces’ six touchdowns were scored on the first

Frontier quarterback Greg Youngblood busts through a hole as Cabrillo's Jesus Mendoza falls short in his effort to make the tackle. Other Titans are, from left, Koltin Anderson, (63), Connor Gettman, (23), and Greg Smith (64).

Frontier smothers Cabrillo, 42-6

It was a mismatch from the start. Host Frontier High rolled to a lopsided halftime lead and coasted to a 42-6 win over Lompoc-Cabrillo Friday night in the season opener for both squads. The Titans, 5-6 a year ago, had a dominant offensive game, piling up 415 yards of total offense despite running

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