After coming from behind to win its first two games this season, Westminster took an early lead Friday night, then watched as San Diego Rancho Buena Vista stormed back to record a 37-6 victory in a nonleague game at Vista High School.
Westminster, which has not started a season 3-0 since Coach Stan Clark came to the school in 1985, went 31 yards in six plays to score on its first possession after Kevin Wingerd recovered a Rancho Buena Vista fumble on the third play of the game.
Gary Frazier's one-yard run put the Lions up, 6-0, with 6:33 left to play in the first quarter.
But Rancho Buena Vista, which lost to San Diego Section powers Morse and El Camino in its first two games, fired up its ground attack and never looked back.
Bill Pryor scored twice, including a 39-yard run, and Leon Hawes added two more touchdowns, including a 50-yard run, as the Longhorns built a 28-6 halftime lead.
"I thought we were prepared," Clark said. "They obviously have a lot more speed than we have and they outhit us. There's no excuse for that."