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Sweetwater coasts to easy win

08/30/2013, 11:18pm PDT
By Doug Sherwin, Special to the U-T

Red Devils look comfortable running the double win offense.

    Pass, what pass?
    One game into the 2013 season, and it looks like the Sweetwater High football team has been running the double wing offense for decades.
    Utilizing the ground-oriented attack Friday for the first time under new coach Brian Hay, the Red Devils rushed for 308 yards and cruised to a 42-0 victory over host La Jolla Country Day. Hay, however, wasn’t ready to coronate the system quite yet.
    “It was a bit more of a factor of the heat getting to them (Country Day) and their limited numbers,” said Hay, who transported the double wing from Mar Vista. “We wore them down with more numbers. You’d like it to happen all at once, but sometimes it looks great and sometimes it looks bad.”
    Under the section’s new rules, which groups schools according to strength of program and not enrollment numbers, both schools are Div. IV teams, even though Sweetwater (2,673 students) is more than five times bigger than Country Day (475). The Red Devils have struggled to stay competitive in recent years, including a 2-8 mark last year.
    Raven Middleton rushed for a game-high 117 yards, which included a 71-yard TD scamper, and added a safety to power the Red Devils.
Antonio Garcia rushed for a score and caught another. Tranya Castle notched a pair of rushing TDs.

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