2019 A-Town Throwdown begins Friday


Greyhounds host passing league tournament and lineman competition

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Greyhounds will be holding their annual A-Town Throwdown passing league tournament and lineman competition on Friday and Saturday. This year the Hounds have invited 12 high schools with some being local and others making a weekend out of it. Templeton, Paso Robles, Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, Coalinga, Clovis North, Sanger, Santa Barbara, Tulare Union, Righetti, Avenal, West Hills and Atascadero will be in attendance as Atascadero High School will have four fields full of football with the lineman competition happening on the track, weight room and in the surrounding areas.

What you need to know:

Passing league rules:

  • Games will be 40 minutes with time kept on the scoreboard
  • All series start on the 40-yard line
  • Offenses have three plays to get 15-yards for the first first down, three plays to get 15-yards for the second first down and four plays to get the final 10-yards
  • Touchdowns count as six points, interceptions count as two, dead balls on fumbles
  • No extra points

Lineman competition: starting around 10:45 a.m.

  • 185-pound bench press reps
  • Farmers walk with feed bags
  • Tire Flip
  • Truck push/pull
  • Fire Hose Pull
  • Weight for Height

Passing league games will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Local schedule:

Friday at 10 a.m.

  • Templeton vs Coalinga
  • Atascadero vs Clovis North
  • Paso Robles vs Sanger

11 a.m.

  • Templeton vs Clovis North
  • Atascadero vs Santa Barbara

12 p.m.

  • Paso Robles vs Avenal

1 p.m.

  • Templeton vs Santa Barbara
  • Atascadero vs Tulare Union

2 p.m.

  • Paso Robles vs West Hills
  • Templeton vs Tulare Union

3 p.m.

  • Paso Robles vs Coalinga
  • Atascadero vs Sanger

Saturday at 8 a.m.

  • Templeton vs Sanger
  • Atascadero vs Avenal

9 a.m.

  • Paso Robles vs Clovis North
  • Atascadero vs West Hills
  • Templeton vs Avenal

10 a.m

  • Paso Robles vs Santa Barbara

11 a.m.

  • Templeton vs West Hills
  • Atascadero vs Coalinga

12 p.m.

  • Paso Robles vs Tulare Union

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