Week 11 is all Hilltop, as the Lancers spoil senior night for the Mar Vista Mariners, shutting them out by the score of 10-0. With the win, Hilltop improves their record too (6-4) and clinches their first outright league title since 1979. Mar Vista with the loss falls too (5-5) to close out the regular season.
Hilltop got things started first as junior kicker David Delgado nailed a 20-yard field goal to give the Lancers a 3-0 lead going into halftime.
The tough Hilltop defense picked off Mar Vista’s third-string quarterback De’von Peterson halfway through the third quarter, which eventually set up a Mcpherren to Ferreira 8 yard touchdown extending the Hilltop lead 10-0.
In the fourth quarter, however, Mar Vista found some life, as they blocked a Lancer punt, downing it at the Hilltop 33 yard line. The Mariners would squander the opportunity and the game two plays later due to another interception, this time by Alexander Gutierrez.
Although it wasn’t the result Mar Vista wanted both teams will advance to the playoffs next week as their opponents for both of their respected matchups will be named tomorrow.
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Week 11 of the Prep Pigskin Reports takes us to the South Bay where the (5-4) Mar Vista Mariners will play host to the Metro league leaders the (5-4) Hilltop Lancers. The Lancers will look to remain perfect in league play and clinch the metro league top spot with a win on Friday night.
Mar Vista will be led by dual-threat quarterback Jacob Beck who has accumulated for nearly 1500 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. The Mariners also has 5 other players who have rushed for over a hundred yards on the season. Hilltops defense will be eager for the challenge, as they have won four out of their last 5 games.
The Lancers will look to answer the Mariners offense with their own as they are headlined by running back Jeremiah Rivera who leads his team with 1200 yards on the ground. The Mar Vista defense will hope to shut down Rivera as they look to avoid a three-game losing streak to close out the year.
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