Chula Vista takes home the Legacy of Pride trophy for the 2017 season. In a hard fought game, the Spartans were victorious by a score of 17-14.
Sweetwater started off the scoring, in the beginning of the second quarter, with a one yard Marty Sesma touchdown run. The away crowd was out in numbers tonight, and was very pleased with the Red Devils scoring first.
Later in the quarter, the Spartans intercepted a pass. Guillermo Guttierez returned the ball all the way to the eight yard line. On the first play from scrimmage Kajahan Duncan took the ball into the end zone. Going into halftime the score was 7-7.
Both teams made adjustments at halftime and came out eager to play. Chula Vista scored first with a 31 yard field goal by Isaac Gardner. The Red Devils wouldn’t let the Spartans be in the lead for long, as they scored to take the lead 14-10 at the end of the third. Luciano Estopier took the snap and turned to his left like he was running an option play with his running back. From the other side of scrimmage Raul Romero came down and received the shovel pass which he took 21 yards for the touchdown.
Chula Vista wouldn’t disappoint their home crowd, as they responded with Kajahan Duncan and a 5 yard touchdown. On their final drive, Sweetwater’s Quarterback Brandon Sweeney threw the ball down field and was intercepted by Maseem Monroy.
The Legacy of Pride trophy well reside with the Spartans for the upcoming year. This game adds another close battle that will be cemented into the longest lasting rivalry in San Diego.
The Prep Pigskin Report will be back next week as the first round of the playoffs begins.
Preview: It's rivalry week in high school football and we are in for a treat this week! The biggest sports rivalry in the South Bay has the Sweetwater Red Devils (2-7) traveling to face the Chula Vista Spartans (5-4).
It’s called the Legacy of Pride. The longest continued sports rivalry to take place in San Diego, first started in 1947. Sweetwater leads the all time series.
Sweetwater and Chula Vista are both 1-1 in league play, which makes this game even more important for their league standings. They both trail Hilltop, which is 2-0 in league play thus far and will travel to play win-less in league Mar Vista.
Chula Vista is coming off a defensive battle in which they won 14-3. The Spartan offense will look to rebound this week and find ways to move the football into the end zone. Starting Quarterback, Darrion Hamilton’s leg injury will appear to end his season. Junior Quarterback, Moses Contreras has one week of starting Quarterback duties behind him, and can only improve as he takes more reps with the Spartan offense.
Sweetwater has a key offensive player that will look to help his team take home the trophy this week. Running back Marty Sesma has 1190 yards on the season and is averaging 132 yards per game this season. Sesma is fifth in the county for rushing leaders. Look for Sesma to have a big week in a very important game.
Highlights from this game, as well as others from throughout the county, will be on the Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 pm this Friday. Follow along on our social media platforms for up to the minute scores and pictures @RedJacketArmy @KUSIPPR.