Fumble! Then Fumble! again.

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.

To the fourth

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.

First-half stats

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

Individual

Passing
Los Osos: Blake Loncar 5-14-0-30
Upland: Justin Nunes 5-9-0-64

Rushing
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)

Receiving
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

All tied up

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.

Upland draws first blood

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.