Fri, Sep 23 2011 01:16 AM Posted By: Phillip Brents
The Granite Hills High School football team is one of just three Grossmont Conference teams to sport a 3-0 record three weeks into the 2011 season. The Eagles join the Mt. Miguel Matadors and Santana Sultans also with unblemished early season records. Also sporting an undefeated record are the Grossmont Foothillers with two wins and one tie.
Granite Hills 28, Sweetwater 14
The Eagles started slow, yielding a 6-0 lead to the host Red Devils on a 10-yard touchdown run by Sweetwater quaarterback Sal Nasser with 5:25 left in the first quarter. The Sweetwater scoring play was set up by a blocked punt.
After Dominic Banaga intercepted a Red Devil pass in the end zone and returned it 41 yards, it was time for the Granite Hills offense to finally get untracked. Quarterback Dylan Andrews threw a pair of short touchdown passes to Nick Spencer for a 14-6 halftime lead.
The Eagles went to the air again in the second half as Taylor Fleury caught a 30-yard scoring pass and Kyle Norris caught a 32-yard touchdown pass to push the visitors to a 28-6 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Sweetwater (1-2) added a late touchdown on a 23-yard pass from Nasser to Daniel Alcala and then tacked on a successful two-point conversion. But Granite Hills, boosted by a strong defensive performance, had the victory well in hand.
Andrews completed 13 of 16 passing attempts for 152 yards and four touchdowns while Michael Millien rushed 18 times for 136 yards. Fleury had four catches for 65 yards.
Millien has rushed for 222 yards so far this season while Andrews has passed for 302 yards and seven touchdowns. Fleury has 11 catches for 222 yards and three touchdowns.
For the Red Devils, Nasser passed for 107 yards and rushed for 61 yards.
The Eagles next play the San Diego Cavers (2-1) at Balboa Stadium on Sept. 23. Kick-off is 6:30 p.m. The Cavers are coming off a 53-0 victory against visiting Castle Park.
Sweetwater is off until a Sept. 30 road game at currently undefeated Mt. Miguel.
Mt. Miguel 41, Pt. Loma 7
The host Matadors exploded for 20 points in the second quarter and used a strong defensive effort to subdue the perennial Division III power Pointers. Cory Littleton had three sacks while Henry Ingram returned an intercepted pass 47 yards for a touchdown
Offensively, Derrick Dunn rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns while Ernest Williams passed for 136 yards and two scores.
Williams has passed for 467 yards and five touchdowns while Dunn has rushed for 343 yards ands scored four touchdowns in advance of the Matadors’ Sept. 30 non-league game against visiting Sweetwater.
Mt. Miguel enters this week ranked fifth among section teams.
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