It wasn’t pretty, but Westminster High School will take its 16-6 victory over Marina Friday night at Westminster.
Westminster lost 3 fumbles, had its quarterback intercepted 4 times and was penalized 10 times for 105 yards.
In the Sunset League opener for both teams, the Lions gained 204 yards on the ground, 103 by senior running back Osavale Fiaseu.
Senior quarterback Bob Elliott completed 5 of 13 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.
“With eight guys back in the lineup from injuries, I thought we played pretty well,” said Jack Bowman, Westminster co-coach. “We hit real well.”
Westminster (2-4, 1-0) scored the first time it had the ball, driving 78 yards in 11 plays. Fiaseu scored on a 1-yard run with 6:46 left.
In the second quarter, Elliott threw 31 yards to senior wide receiver Jim Slagle for a touchdown with no time left. Ryan Pence’s conversion gave Westminster a 14-0 halftime lead.
Marina (0-6, 0-1) scored early in third quarter when senior running back Stacy Kagasoff broke up the middle and dashed 67 yards for the score.
Marina punter Eddie Rhea was tackled in the end zone in the third quarter for a safety, giving the Lions their final 16-6 lead.