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By Adam Paul


Imperial Beach – The Sultans traveled down to Imperial Beach to take on the Mar Vista Mariners in a key CIF Division III playoff matchup.

Unfortunately the Sultans couldn’t break the trend in the series with the Mariners. For the sixth straight year the home team wins as the Mariners came out on top against the Sultans.

The Sultans got out on top first as last week’s star freshman running back Brooks Moutaw (5 carries, 12 yards) scored on a 2-yard run to make it 7-0. Unfortunately that would be the lone highlight of his night as he would leave the game with a shoulder injury and wouldn’t return.

Mar Vista was able to score twice before Santana scored again when Dylan Hanslick who came into replace Moutaw was able to find his way into the end zone for a 3-yard score to make it 19-14 at the intermission. Hanslick who is normally a slot back finished with 45 yards on 9 carries and 2 TDs.

The Mariners extended their lead in the third quarter with another touchdown to make it 26-14 on a 75-yard TD pass from Jacob Beck to Sebastian Burke.

Santana would fight in the fourth quarter as Hanslick again would score, this time on a 6-yard run and also Josh Oedewaldt would score on a 1 yarder.

With the win the Mariners now have a leg up on the Sultans when it comes to playoff seeding for CIF Division III.

SCORE: Mar Vista 34, Santana 28

PIVOTAL MOMENT: The Mariners scoring on two Sultan turnovers inside their 20 and 10 yard lines.

KEY STATS: Mar Vista Mariners forcing 6 Santana turnovers and scoring on a couple of them.

QUOTABLE I: “It was a close game and if we don’t turn over the ball twice in our side of the field I believe we win the game.” Said Santana head coach Tim Estes.

QUOTABLE II: “We gave up way too many opportunities and they capitalized on them which turned the game in their favor.” Said Coach Estes.

NOTES: Colton Snipes for the Santana Sultans etched his name in the SAN DIEGO SECTION CIF RECORD BOOK for most blocked kicks in a game. On the night he blocked 2 extra points and also 2 field goals. He tied Mac McKeever who did it back in 1980 for San Pasqual against San Marcos and also Brian Corbit who did it for Helix against Monte Vista back in 1972. He not only tied a CIF Record but also a Grossmont Conference record and also set a school record as well.  Besides his record setting performance he notched 9 tackles defensively.  Josh Oedewaldt for the Sultans finished 16 of 36 for 157 yards and an interception.  Davon Chestnut caught 8 balls for 55 yards.  Defensively for the Sultans Landon Wood tallied 12 tackles and 2 sacks while Cameron Lariccia had 8 tackles.

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