The Sweetwater Red Devils take home a victory, on their Homecoming night, against Mar Vista Mariners. The final of this close fought game was 13-0. The first half of the game was a strong defensive battle. Each side’s defense came up with key plays of their own. The Mariners defensive line had three passes they were able to bat down at the line of scrimmage.
With 51 seconds left in the first half, Sweetwater’s Quarterback Adrian Gutierrez completes a long pass to Raul Romero. The completion set up the Red Devils on the three yard line. Marty Sesma ran the ball in to put Sweetwater up 7-0 at the half.
At the start of the second half both teams offenses struggled to keep a hold on the ball, fumbling on one possession each. In the beginning of the fourth quarter, Mar Vista again loses the ball on a fumble. This fumble proved costly, as it was taken 71 yards, by Carlos Alvarez for a touchdown. To put the icing on the cake, Joey Motta came up with the game ending interception.
Next week Mar Vista will try to rebound, as they take on Chula Vista at home. Sweetwater will look to continue its winning ways when they travel to Sweetwater.
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It’s week nine of the prep football season, and this weeks South Bay matchup has the Mar Vista Mariners (5-2) traveling to face the Sweetwater Red Devils (2-5). This game will take place at Sweetwater High School this Friday at 7pm, and is sure to be a tough matchup.
Mar Vista is coming off a statement win last week, where they defeated Southwest in the Battle for the Bell. The Mariners offense can get it done both on the ground as well as through the air. Dual threat Quarterback Jacob Beck throws the ball very well, and can also break a long run wide open. Look for Beck to play very aggressive this week and try to dominate the Sweetwater defense. On the defensive side of the ball, Shack’s Pig Pin spotlight athlete, Niko Figueroa, continues to dominate. Figueroa has 15 sacks on the season. He will look to pick up a couple more this week.
Sweetwater also had a strong showing last week, defeating San Ysidro 30-0. The Red Devil’s offense came alive and dominated on the ground. Running Back, Marty Sesma ran for over 300 yards in the game. Sesma has a tough matchup on the ground this week against a strong Mariners defensive front.
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