Ran­cho Co­tate now 4-0

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In the first meet­ing be­tween peren­nial play­off pow­ers, visit­ing Ran­cho Co­tate-Rohn­ert Park (4-0) sur­vived two sec­ond­half in­ter­cep­tions thrown by quar­ter­back Jake Sim­mons and made two goal-line stands in the fourth quar­ter to hold off Cam­polindo-Mor­aga 33-28.

Sim­mons fin­ished 25 of 32 for 352 yards and three touch­downs. But he threw three in­ter­cep­tions, the last of which gave Cam­polindo the ball at the Ran­cho Co­tate 26-yard line with 6:50 re­main­ing.

Cam­polindo (2-2) got the ball to the 2, but a fourth-down pass by Cougars quar­ter­back John Tor­chio fell in­com­plete and Ran­cho Co­tate took over and ran out the clock

Tor­chio went 20-for-30 for 333 yards and four TDs, with 219 of his yards in the fist half.

Cam­polindo en­tered No. 12 in The Chron­i­cle’s Metro rank­ings and Ran­cho Co­tate was No. 17.

“We knew our de­fense was good, but to stop them twice like that when our of­fense was sput­ter­ing a bit for the first time this sea­son was in­cred­i­ble,” Ran­cho Co­tate coach Gehrig Ho­tal­ing told Harold Abend of Prep2Prep.com.

Said Cam­polindo coach Kevin Macy: “Our in­ex­pe­ri­ence showed and we bailed them out a cou­ple of times. They were a lit­tle more pol­ished.”

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