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Hilltop rides ‘D’ to win over Coronado

09/27/2013, 11:09pm PDT
By Alex Riggins, Special to the U-T

In starting the season 3-0, Hilltop had allowed just 11.6 points per game.

— In starting the season 3-0, Hilltop had allowed just 11.6 points per game.

On Friday night, the Lancers played even better, shutting out Coronado on the road in a 10-0 win.

“We made a lot of mistakes, we played ugly,” Hilltop head coach Cody Roelof said. “Even with all the sloppy play, our defense came through tonight. They played exceptional.”

The game included three lost fumbles, two Hilltop touchdown runs negated by penalties and two goal-line stands by Coronado.

But a first-half Luis Hernandez field goal and a late touchdown run by Diego Uranga were all the points Hilltop would need to improve to 4-0 and drop Coronado to 2-3.

“Tonight (the defense) just stepped up because the offense didn’t have too great of a night,” said Hilltop defensive back Christian Sandoval.

Penalties contributed to the Lancers’ rough offensive outing. Montel Campbell and Drake Madarang combined to rush for 272 yards, but Campbell had a 90-yard touchdown run called back for an illegal blocking penalty in the first quarter. Madarang had a 19-yard score called back in the third quarter for holding.

Hernandez finally put Hilltop ahead when he nailed a 31-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. Uranga, who carried just four times for 12 yards, added a touchdown run with under a minute left in the game.

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