San Marino came away with a 52-6 victory but that is no surprise. The Titans (3-0) had six penalties and helped Hoover (0-3) move the ball in its favor with a few chances to score.
Credit to Emmanuel Sells who recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter after the Indians penetrated into Titans territory. Unfortunately, it was a Sells blown coverage that led to Hoover’s scoring.
All in all, San Marino showed it can throw the ball, albeit it came against a weak team. Still, Hoover needs to find a way to give the ball to backup quarterback Aj Pule. The kid can really throw the ball and is very accurate. He’s mobile and not afraid to take a hit down the field. He helped Hoover record a few first downs in the fourth. If he can get some players to step up Hoover might be decent next year.
Here’s an interesting note. I was wearing a new suit today (celebrating my b-day after I leave the office here) so I decided to cover the game from the press box to avoid getting it sweaty or dirty. When I sat in the press box, two Hoover coaches walked into my side of the box to send signals to the coaches on the field. It got crowded but it didn’t last fast.
After Dooley’s 55-yard run with 3:37 left in the first quarter, both coaches slammed the table, got up off their seats and left. It was as if they threw the white flag.
I found that kinda strange but a bit comical.
Tonight’s Scores with my thoughts
San Marino 52, Hoover 6 — Dooley looked great, Wright looked good but there were six Titans penalties. Yikes.
San Gabriel 28, Temple City 21 — I’m not gonna say I told you so. I’m not gonna say it. The Matadors needed a final 90-yard drive in the final minutes to get the victory. How does that happen? The score was 7-7 at the half. Joey Stewart had 18 carries in the first half but he was used sparingly in the second half. He had only seven carries for 44 yards. TC had a fourth and 2 at about midfield but Stewart was stuffed on his last carry for a no gain that pretty much ended the game.
Alhambra 21, La Canada 17 — Moors come from behind again to win.
Lynwood 27, Arcadia 7 — No Golper, no win. Can’t say I’m surprised. I should have known but at least the Apaches didn’t get blown out like some thought.
Glendale 48, South Pasadena 7 — Nitros coming out of nowhere.
Monrovia 32, Beckman 7 — Beckman looked terrible but it’s a credit to the Wildcats D. I said it earlier this week: It’s only a matter of time until they all click with the Wing-T.
Jefferson 27, Blair 6 — Neither team could do anything but Jefferson’s ground attack proved to be too much. Jefferson threw only four passes.
South Hills 48, Duarte 6 — Gutsy for the Falcons to even play Huskies.
La Salle 19, Bosco Tech 14 — Lancers offense still staggering but at least they came out on top, finally.
Mountain View 28, Keppel 8 — What else is there to say, really.
Village Christian 14, Gabrielino 6 — Gabrielino offense an enigma.
Rio Hondo Prep at Sage Hill, 7 p.m. — Waiting….
Flintridge Prep vs. Campbell Hall at Occidental College, 7 p.m. — Waiting….