A missed exchange between Kori Grant and Cody Rogina out of the “Wildcat” formation caused a Los Osos fumble, which Upland LB Anthony King recovered at the Grizzly 24.
After an illegal procedure penalty, Upland gave the ball right back, as Cole Chapman fumbled an exchange from Justin Nunes which Garrett Tobin recovered for the Grizzlies.
Los Osos ball down 13-7 with 8:48 left.
Upland has the ball 2nd-and-5 on its 44 as we head into the final period with the Highlanders up 13-7. The Highlanders forced Los Osos into a 3-and-out after scoring the touchdown, with Fred Green coming up with Upland’s third sack of Blake Loncar.
Upland tight end Anthony King caught a 71-yard touchdown pass from Justin Nunes, putting the Highlanders up 13-7 after a missed extra point. On 3rd-and-2, Nunes hit King on a stop pattern at the 36. King dodged a tackler and outran the remainder of the Los Osos defense for the score.
13-7 Upland, 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
Walkeem McDonald broke a 20-yard run on Upland’s first play of the second half but crapped out after that, punting back to the Grizzlies. Los Osos proceeded to go 3-and-out on its possession, necessitating a punt.
Still 7-7, 3:10 left in the third.
Los Osos got a couple first downs on its first drive of the second half, but a sack by Gianni Olivas on Blake Loncar left the Grizzlies in a 3rd-and-long situation which they could not convert.
Upland now has its first second-half possession with the game tied 7-7 and 8 minutes left in the third.
This is what I got right now. Second half about to start.
First downs: Los Osos 5, Upland 6
Total yards: Los Osos 75, Upland 163
Rushes-yards: Los Osos 12-45, Upland 17-99
Passing yards: Los Osos 30, Upland 64
Att-Com-Int: Los Osos 5-14-0, Upland 5-9-0
Turnovers: Los Osos 0, Upland 2
Penalties-yards: Los Osos 4-30, Upland 7-51
Los Osos: Blake Loncar 5-14-0-30
Upland: Justin Nunes 5-9-0-64
Los Osos: Cody Rogina 8-39, Blake Loncar 3-3, Victor Smith 1-3
Upland: Corey Sims 7-56, Walkeem McDonald 4-25, Gianni Olivas 3-17, Cole Chapman 1-1, Aaron Hale 1-1, Justin Nunes 1-(-1)
Los Osos: Sean Alston 2-12, Matt Sallis 1-9, Zach Martin 1-6, Rogina 1-(-3)
Upland: Dilan Clark 3-33, Kenneth Lawler 1-23, Olivas 1-8
The Grizzlies drove to the Upland 42 using dink and dunk passes right before the half, but were eventually forced to punt. Upland kneeled it out, leaving the CIF-SS Central Division title game tied 7-7 at the half.
Tony Washington picked up a Corey Sims fumble out of mid-air and rumbled 41 yards for a touchdown, tying things up at 7-7 with 5:08 left. Upland called a toss to Sims, who was smacked by a couple of Los Osos defenders to force the fumble. The ball popped into Washington’s arms and he did the rest, giving Los Osos its first score against Upland this season.
The Highlanders marched 76 yards in 9 plays, capped by a 7-yard touchdown run by Corey Sims on a toss sweep to take a 7-0 lead. Sims dominated the drive, rushing five times for 50 yards culminated with the touchdown. Justin Nunes also hit Kenneth Lawler on a 23-yard pass in the drive.
Los Osos ball, 7-0 Upland, 7:04 left in the first half.
Los Osos started another drive with great field position, this time at its own 49, but wasn’t able to do anything with it, going 3-and-out. Los Osos’ starting field position thus far has been at its own 47, while Upland has started on average at its own 23.
Upland ball, 0-0, 9:06 left in the 2nd.