The Monterey High football team took full advantage of seven turnovers by Salinas High and won 34-12 on Friday night in its final regular season home game of 2013.
Monterey grabbed three interceptions and four fumbles from the Cowboys.
The Toreadores’ Brandon Finona was all over the place for the home team. He had a 41-yard touchdown end-around run. He also had a 10-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, an interception and one catch from quarterback Carter Aldrete for 39 yards.
Finona also had a second fumble recovery that he ran back into the end zone, but the play was called back.
Akili Jones was a rushing yard short of 100, and he did it on nine carries. He also scored a touchdown. Teammate Jason Berring totaled 14 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown.
Jordan Torres powered Salinas’ offense with 148 yards on 18 carries.
Elijah Kirkland had 61 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys, which lost their second consecutive game and dropped to 2-2 in the Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division and 4-4 overall.
Salinas will try to turn things around in a week against Palma.
Monterey won its third consecutive game to improve to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the MBL Gabilan Division. The Toreadores have scored at least 30 points in each of its three wins during the streak.
Monterey will be on the road for the rest of the regular season. It travels to Alisal next week before playing at Monterey Peninsula College against rival Seaside. It then finishes the regular season at Alvarez.