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 only 10 plays from scrimmage in the second half.
Quarterback Greg Youngblood threw touchdown passes of 27 and 28 yards to wide receiver Marcus Cornford and added a 27-yard touchdown run. Fullback Efrain Morales added touchdown runs of 4 and 14 yards.
Cabrillo, a 1-9 team last season that was shut out in its final three games of the season, averted a shutout when Cody Perry scored on a 2-yard run with 37 seconds left in the game.
The final 10 minutes of the fourth quarter was played with a running clock after Frontier took a 42-0 lead with 10:30 to play on Morales’ 14-yard TD.
Perry’s run was the game’s final play. No extra point was attempted.
Cabrillo finished with 283 net yards.
“We’re happy with it,” said Frontier coach Rich Cornford. “Offensively we were clicking. We ran the ball well. We threw the ball well. We took advantage of the speed we have this year.
“Defensively we gave up more yards than we’d like. … They’ve got a big offensive line and a good hard-running tailback so we knew they’d get some of the yards. We’re glad we held them out of the end zone until the end.”
Cornford, who’s a graduate of Lompoc High, said he wanted to play a team from the coast. The teams will play next season in Lompoc, he said.
“I thought we played great,” Youngblood said. “We watched lots of film. Our scout team did a great job preparing us for them.”
Youngblood was 11-of-18 for 234 yards and the two touchdowns. Marcus Cornford, son of the coach, had five catches for 126 yards. Morales had nine carries for 67 yards.
Perry was busy for Cabrillo, gaining 120 yards on 22 carries.