Above: Atta boy, Joshy boy. Josh Lowden introduces himself, though his manners are not up to par. You’re supposed to let the kid hold on to the ball. Not. (Sara Reingewirtz / Staff Photographer)
FRIDAY’S RESULTS (WITH COMMENTS)
FOR THE RECORD: Not counting the Marshall result, which we’ve yet to receive, I went 10-2-1 on Friday night.
Monrovia 36, San Dimas 17 — ‘Cats are on the run! Maybe there was a reason San Dimas Coach Z wouldn’t divulge his plan to stopping Monrovia’s offensive prowess: He didn’t have one. From Fred Robledo: I never expected this. It looks like like its good times in M-Town again. When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong. Our reporter Scott French said the Cats will go 14-0.
Temple City 28, Arcadia 28 — Something has to come about after the referees completely blew this one. Will heads roll? Probably not, but someone needs to be held accountable. I thought referees get paid by the game, not by how many quarters are played. If I’m Arcadia I let those checks bounce, but that’s just me speaking out of utter disbelief of what I saw unfold. To let this game end in a tie is an absolute slap in the face to both teams and their efforts in what could have been an instant classic. The game was tied 28-28 as both coaches met at midfield. They agreed to play the overtime. The crowd wanted it. The players wanted it. The coaches wanted. Oh, but not the referees, who seemingly had something better to do with their Friday night. “We don’t get paid for overtime” was their excuse. They jogged off the field to a chorus of boos. Believe you me, I will be following this closely when I get into the office Monday.
St. Francis 35, Burroughs 20 — Knights still on top, continue to roll as Justin Posthuma completed 10 of 21 passes for 190 yards and rushed for 110 yards. Dietrich Riley who? Just kidding, Dietrich.
Crescenta Valley 38, La Caada 35 — Good for the Spartans. I thought they would lose this game, but the final score was a great showing.
La Salle 28, Blair 2 — Not a bad showing for Blair, but as predicted the Lancers were going to be too much to handle. The win, however, may have come at a price. Mike Novell (deep bruise or torn ACL) and Carlos Morales (leg) were injured.
Harvard-Westlake 42, Rosemead 0 — Wow. Lets see how the Panthers rebound next week. Our correspondent said he was impressed with Joey Diaz. Give him the ball!!
Azusa 34, Gabrielino 20 — It’ll be a long year for Gabrielino …
San Marino 42, Hoover 7 — Titans off to another impressive start.
Littlerock 55, Duarte 0 — There was a two-hour delay here after Littlerock’s bus got a flat tire on the way to Duarte. The game didn’t start until 9 p.m.
Maranatha 28, Bakersfield Christian 2 — Great showing for Maranatha. I thought the Minutemen were going to get blown out, but not on this night. This victory was much needed. Josh Jones returned a fumble 70 yards for the Minutemen’s first touchdown and Danny Beckwith added two more to lead the Minutement. They trailed 2-0 before taking a 14-2 lead at the half. This was an even more impressive win since Maranatha was missing five starters. Bakersfield Christian was averaging about 300 yards per game. They were held to 150 yards Friday night. Suffice it to say, the defense came up huge.
San Gabriel 28, Contreras 2 — This should have been a shutout but a muffed punt in the end zone earned Contreras the safety.
Alhambra 21, L.A. Wilson 17 — Joseph Becerra had another great game for the Moors. He stepped up. Mitchell Crockom was kept quiet.
Rio Hondo Prep 28, Boron 20 — The Kares are enjoying the ride back from Boron. Big plays by RHP as they earned their fourth win of the season.
Chadwick XX, Marshall XX — n/a