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Sweetwater pulls rug out from underneath undefeated Lancers Phillip Brents | Fri, Oct 11 2013 09:55 PM

The Sweetwater High School football team, beleaguered by a four-game losing streak, celebrated the opening of its new Turf Field stadium Friday night -- and also celebrated a victory against the previously undefeated Hilltop Lancers. The Red Devils' inspired 17-9 non-league win was the first on the newly-carpeted field that had been dedicated just hours beforehand.

Sweetwater district and city of National City officials participated in pre-game ceremonies to dedicate the $3 million field. Former SuHi great Dan Saleaumua and district board president Jim Cartmill cut the ceremonial ribbon.

Hilltop led 9-3 until the Devils posted two second-half touchdowns on the scoreboard. The first was set up by a Lancer fumble on their own four-yard line. Angel Reyes later broke off a 62-yard scoring run to seal the upset victory.

Hilltop drops to 5-1 on the season; Sweetwater improves to 2-4.

"We've been getting better each week but it hasn't shown because we've been playing some tough teams. Eastlake, for instance, which we lost to last week, is one of the top teams in the state," SuHi coach Brian Hay said.

For more details, pick up Friday's print edition of The Star-News

Prep Football Scoreboard

Metro-Mesa League
Friday, Oct. 11

Olympian 37, Otay Ranch 14
Chula Vista 19, Bonita Vista 10

Friday, Oct. 11

Sweetwater 17, Hilltop 9
Castle Park 62, Southwest 32
Mater Dei Catholic 31, Mar Vista 27
San Ysidro 22, Montgomery 14
Chula Vista Calvary Christian Academy 22, Borrego Springs 6
Agassi Prep (Las Vegas) 59, Lutheran 0

Friday, Oct. 11

Vista Calvary Christian Academy 26, Ocean View Christian Academy 12

Metro-Mesa League
Friday, Oct. 18

Chula Vista at Eastlake, 7 p.m.
Otay Ranch vs. Bonita Vista at Olympian High School, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 18
San Ysidro at Castle Park, 7 p.m.
Mater Dei Catholic at Hilltop, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater at Mar Vista, 7 p.m.
Southwest at Montgomery, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Lutheran vs. Julian at Monte Vista High School, 7 p.m.
Chula Vista Calvary Christian Academy vs. Classical Academy at Orange Glen High School, 7 p.m.

San Diego Section Playoff Ticker
Open Division

Eastlake Titans 5-1

Division I
Olympian Eagles 5-2
Chula Vista Spartans 3-3
Otay Ranch Mustangs 1-5

Division II
Mar Vista Mariners 2-4

Division III

Hilltop Lancers 5-1
Bonita Vista Barons 3-4

Division IV

Castle Park Trojans 3-3
San Ysidro Cougars 3-3
Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders 2-4
Montgomery Aztecs 2-4
Sweetwater Red Devils 2-4
Southwest Raiders 0-6

Division V

Chula Vista Calvary Christian Academy 4-2
Lutheran Knights 1-5

Ocean View Christian Academy 1-4

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