SAN MARCOS Mission Hill High’s dominance over crosstown rival San Marcos continued Friday night as the No. 2 Grizzlies beat the Knights 42-14 at Mission Hills.
The victory in Discovery Bowl X gives Mission Hills (9-1) nine straight wins over San Marcos (6-4), with the Grizzlies outscoring the Knights 400-75.
The talk after the game centered on playoff seedings.
Mission Hills is looking for the No. 1 seed in th Open Division. San Marcos is hoping for a No. 4 in Division III.
“It would be an insult if we aren’t the top seed,” said Mission Hills coach Chris Hauser. “And I mean no insult to Oceanside or Eastlake by saying that.
“We beat Oceanside head-to-head, and I believe we play a tougher schedule than Eastlake.”
Friday’s game was over by halftime as Mission Hills recovered a fumble deep in San Marcos territory to set up one score, then took advantage of a failed fake punt and led 14-0 midway through the first quarter.
San Marcos got back in the game with an eight-play, 56-yard drive to make it 14-7, but couldn’t take advantage of a bad snap on a Grizzlies punt. Taking possession at the Mission Hills 21, the Grizzlies got the ball right back when DeChaun Holiday intercepted a pass.
That led to an 11-play, 73-yard drive by Mission Hills with Connor Wynn hitting Holiday with a 25-yard scoring pass.
Wynn connected with Martel Holmes on an 11-yard scoring pass on Mission Hills’ next series, and backup quarterback Nate Ostrom hit Fred Warner with a 5-yard pass on a jump pass for another Grizzlies score.
Wynn completed 13 of 15 passes in the first half for 180 yards and pair of TDs.