WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High senior linebacker Matthew Flores put on quite the defensive performance with 10-plus tackles and three sacks on Friday night.
But it wasn’t enough firepower for the Wildcatz as they were edged by King City, 7-0, in Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress Division action on Oct. 8.
Watsonville (3-4, 1-2) had several chances to take the lead but it couldn’t cash in on the moment. The Mustangs (5-0, 2-0) posted their second straight shutout, and third one this season.
A key coaching decision came on fourth down when Watsonville attempted a fake punt that failed, giving King City the ball on the Wildcatz’s 30 yard line with 4:59 left in the final stanza.
Scoreless after three quarters, the Mustangs finally got on the scoreboard when quarterback Jjey Martinez connected with Alexis Dedios on a 2-yard touchdown pass with 3:10 left in the game.
King City is 5-0 for the first time in nearly four decades and remains undefeated in league play.
Watsonville will head into a bye-week to regroup before a meeting against Pacific Grove (2-2, 0-1) on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Alisal 21, MVC 6: Senior receiver Will Mesa scored the lone touchdown for the Mustangs in their PCAL Gabilan Division loss against the Trojans on Friday night.
The Mustangs (1-4, 0-4) have lost four straight since the start of league play. They will have a short turnaround to try to regroup as they host Seaside (0-6, 0-4) on Thursday at 7:30pm
The Trojans erased a six-point deficit with a pair of touchdowns from Christian Campos. Alisal (3-2, 1-2) plays at Aptos (6-1, 4-1) on Thursday 7pm
Pacific Grove 34, NMC 7: The Condors avoided their fourth shutout of the season with a late touchdown from Nico Torres in a PCAL Cypress Division loss to the Breakers on Oct. 8.
With the loss, NMC dropped to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in league play this season. They’ve been outscored 74-7 in their past two games and have yet to win a home game this year.
The ailing Condors have been hit with numerous injuries this season, including a lineman on the second play of the game. By halftime, he needed a tight end to switch jersey numbers so he could be eligible to play on the offensive line.
NMC will try to regroup this week at King City on Friday at 7:30pm.
Week 7 schedule
Alisal at Aptos, 7:30pm
Seaside at MVC, 7:30pm
NMC at King City, 7:30pm
Watsonville at Pacific Grove, 7:30pm
Pajaro Valley at Stevenson, 2pm