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Unbeaten Wolf Pack retain Mayor’s Cup

West Hills and Santana battle on Friday night. / photo by Vic Marano

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WEST HILLS 23, SANTANA 7

 

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West Hills Wolf Pack will take an 11-game winning streak into next Friday’s Grossmont Valley League championship game after defeating city rival Santana, 23-7, to retain hold of the Santee Mayor’s Cup.

It was the Wolf Pack’s Homecoming game against the Sultans and the undefeated home team didn’t disappoint in extending the program’s best-ever winning streak.

West Hills (9-0, 5-0 Grossmont Valley League) got two touchdowns from Dylan Snyder (one rushing and one receiving), and another from Collin Dill in defeating the Sultans for the ninth time in the last ten meetings between the schools, which are separated by 3 1/2 miles.

The Wolf Pack will face the El Capitan Vaqueros (8-1, 5-0 Grossmont Valley League) with the winner not only raising a league championship banner but also the Tony Burner Memorial Trophy, which is currently held by El Cap following its 27-13 win over West Hills in Lakeside back in the spring.

West Hills, ranked No. 16 in the county entering the game against the Sultans, is one of four unbeaten teams remaining in San Diego County this season – along with top-ranked Carlsbad, fourth-ranked Mater Dei Catholic, and ninth-ranked Santa Fe Christian. Three of those teams – the Wolf Pack, the Crusaders, and the Eagles – are all in Division III.

In the victory over the Sultans, West Hills had 282 yards of total offense, including 149 from quarterback Braden Oberg.

Sophomore Collin Dill, of the Wolf Pack, rushed for a touchdown and threw for another.

West Hills recorded three sacks on defense, as junior Rye Schultz, and seniors Orion Koster, and Ashton Callan registered takedowns of the Santana quarterback.

Dill forced a fumble, which was recovered by teammate Cohen Benavente, in the third quarter.

Santana’s all-around star Dylan Anderson had 163 yards of total offense, including four receptions for 84 yards.

Anderson threw a touchdown pass in the third quarter to Reed Robertson.

Following Snyder’s first touchdown, which came on a reception in the first quarter, West Hills led 7-0 at halftime.

The Wolf Pack took a 14-0 lead into the fourth quarter after Snyder rushed for a score in the third.

Santana passed for 188 yards in total.

Both West Hills and Santana are headed for the postseason no matter what happens on the final night of the season.

Both teams compete in the section’s Division III and both are likely to host a first-round game. Potential opponents include Orange Glen (5-3), Canyon Hills (1-7), and Westview (2-7).

 

 

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WEST HILLS 23, SANTANA 7

Santana    0 0 0 7 — 7

West Hills 7 0 7 9 — 23

WH  Snyder 9 pass from Dill (Haley kick)

WH  Snyder 33 run (Haley kick)

S  Robertson 30 pass from Anderson (Scott kick)

WH  Dill 12 run (kick failed)

WH  FG Haley 36

 

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