LOS BANOS — Patterson walked out of Los Banos' Loftin Stadium still undefeated on Friday after a 28-10 victory over the other Tigers, behind the arm of quarterback Damien Paulo.
"It's crazy," Paulo said. "This is the second team that's ever been 7-0 at Patterson High."
The junior had a busy night, completing 19 of 34 passes for 212 yards and a pair of touchdowns, spreading the ball to Daniel Kelepi (6 catches, 81 yards), Jordan Levu (2 catches, 58 yards), Avion Warmsley (7 catches, 50 yards) and Brandon Williams (4 catches, 23 yards).
"Since Day 1 out there in summer league, they pulled it through," Paulo said. "I trust every one of my receivers, even the backups."
Los Banos got on the board first, giving the ball to running back David Walker eight straight times. The sophomore took Los Banos all 81 yards for the opening score, plowing his way into the end zone from 4 yards out on the final play. Walker finished with 21 carries and 134 yards, but only had two long runs a 53-yarder in the initial drive and a 35-yarder later in the game after Darren Baty got LB a first down on a fake punt.
LB's only other points consisted of a 36-yard Bebeto Robles field goal in the second quarter.
Los Banos quarterback Loggan Pimentel completed as many passes to the Patterson secondary as he did to his own receivers, with three completions for 37 yards and three interceptions two of them off passes batted at the line of scrimmage.
Patterson punched in a touchdown in each quarter a 2-yard Ruben Rosas run in the first quarter, a Paulo pass to Warmsley three plays after Warmsley intercepted a pass and returned it to the LB 6-yard line in the second quarter, an 11-yard Paulo scramble in the third also on a short field due to an interception and a 29-yard Paulo pass to Kelepi on a quick out in the fourth quarter. Kelepi stepped around the defender and raced down the sideline.