Friday, May 26 , 2017, 6:16 am | Overcast 58º

 
 
 
 
Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with The Lab and American Riviera Bank

Lompoc Dominates Etiwanda, Advances to CIF D4 Semifinals

Lompoc is rolling through the CIF-Southern Section football playoffs just like it dominated during the regular season.

A nearly 200-mile one-way bus ride to Etiwanda didn't bother the Braves one bit as they jumped on the hosts early and never let up in romping to a 46-0 victory in a Division 4 quarterfinal game. The Braves have outscored their two playoff opponents 110-0. Friday's shutout was their seventh of the year.

Second-seeded Lompoc will make another long trip to Corona del Mar for a semifinal game next Friday night. Corona del Mar edged Colony 49-48.

Lompoc's defense picked off four Etiwanda passes and stymied the Eagles all night.

Shemar Savage got the Braves going early with a 90-yard touchdown run. Lompoc recovered a fumble and capitalized on the turnover with a Toa Taua 20-yard scoring run. Jimmy Gardner rushed for a 2-point conversion for a 15-0 lead in the first quarter.

Taua had another touchdown run in the second quarter and Kameron Davis rushed for TD following a Braves' pass interception, raising the lead to 29-0 lead before halftime.

Etiwanda threatened to score before the half ended, but Lompoc's defense stopped the Eagles on fourth down at the 8.

Lompoc capitalized on another interception in the third quarrter, with Taua scoring the touchdown on a 1-yard blast for a 36-0 lead.

Julian Araujo kicked a 22-yard field goal following a third Lompoc interception for a 39-0 lead early in the fourth period.

Gregory Lewis completed the scoring with a 4-yard run.

In other action, top-seeded Calabasas defeated St. Joseph, 42-19, in a Division 5 quarterfinal.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >