GREENFIELD — Turnovers and the inability to capitalize on an opponent’s turnovers cost the Greenfield High football in its 29-7 non-league loss to the North Monterey County Condors last Friday in Castroville. The Bruins trailed by one score at 13-7 at halftime but could not keep with the Condors when they needed to in the second half.
“The difference was the turnovers,” said Greenfield head coach Adam Barsenas. “We had some turnovers and didn’t capitalize and they (Condors) did. “We were up 7-6 in the first quarter and ended the half down by a touchdown.”
North Monterey County took an early lead with a score by Lupe Sanchez that was matched by Greenfield score on a three-yard run for a touchdown by Jaime Soto. Jose Hernandez gave the Bruins a 7-6 lead after booting the PAT. The Condors took the lead with a touchdown in the second quarter. In the second half North Monterey County made the score 21-7 with a 27-yard run by Oscar De Vega and sealed the win with a pass play of 63-yard from Bradon Ducusin to Lupe Sanchez that put the Condors up 29-7.
Greenfield fell to 0-4 after the loss and North Monterey County improved to 2-2.
The Bruins begin Santa Lucia Divisional play on Friday when the host the 0-2 Harbor Pirates.
“For Harbor we need to keep the energy and aggressiveness we had against North Monterey County,” said Coach Barsenas. “We also need to capitalize when we cause a turnover.”
In the JV game, the Condors beat the Greenfield JV squad by a 29-0 score.
“North County overpowered us a little and our inexperience showed a lot in this game,” said Greenfield head JV coach Adrian Trujillo. “Our defense matched their intensity but our offense couldn’t get going.”