Friday Night Aftermath: Monrovia offense starts slow, ends big in 40-0 win; Arcadia improves to 4-1, Muir adds a win, too; St. Francis comes up at homecoming, 40-10.

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Friday’s Results

Monrovia 40, Temple City 0 — Give credit to the Temple City defense in the first half. The Rams held Monrovia to 14 points in the first half and scoreless in the first quarter. Temple City intercepted a pass on Monrovia’s first red zone trip. In fact, Monrovia’s first three possessions resulted in an interception, a missed 33-yard field goal attempt and a fumble at the Temple City 9. It wasn’t until Nick Bueno returned a 35-yard punt return for a touchdown to get things going in the second quarter. Bueno rushed for 163 yards and one touchdown on nine carries. He passed for 222 yards on 15-of-24 passing and three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats. Jay Henderson recorded an interception. He easily could have had three interceptions. Luke Williams, Anthony Craft and Brandon Wingenbach each caught a touchdown pass. George Frazier capped the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Burbank 45, Pasadena 26 — There were seven different leads in the first half before Burbank pulled away in the second half. Burbank’s Ulisies Ochoa shouldered offensive responsibility in absence of Quortney Brazier, who is serving a one-game suspension stemming from a scuffle in Burbank’s 48-20 loss to Arcadia last week. Ochoa had 211 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. Pasadena’s Brandon Cox completed 16 of 23 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns. Pasadena trailed 24-20 to start the second half, got all the way to the Burbank 1 and Burbank stopped them on fourth and 1 at the 1 before Burbank initiated an impressive 11-play, 98-yard drive that was capped by a touchdown. The game was never in doubt after that.

St. Francis 40, St. Paul 10 — St. Francis scored 30 points in the third quarter to break the game open. In that quarter, the Golden Knights defense had two interceptions and a safety. Luke Anderson had an interception, a sack and also scored on a 6-yard run for St. Francis. Brett Nelson completed 15 of 28 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns. Ian Hamilton had a 26-yard pass off a double-reverse and a 69-yard reception. St. Francis improved to 4-4 overall and 1-2 in Mission League to keep its playoff hopes alive. St. Francis now has played its toughest part of league.

Arcadia 49, Hoover 6 — The Apaches’ special teams was, well, special. They returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns to lead the way. Maldonado returned both punts on 66 and 68 yards. Everett Frazier also got in on the fun, this time returning a kickoff for 88 yards. Arcadia improved to 4-1 in the Pacific League.

Muir 31, Glendale 6 — Tairen Owens was an offensive machine for the Mustangs. Owens rushed for 157 yards and three touchdown on 12 carries to lead Muir, who improved to 3-2 in the Pacific League.

La Canada 42, Blair 0 — The Spartans’ Scott Gray rushed for 93 yards and scored two touchdowns on the ground. He threw four passes only, completed three of them, all three to Jay Kolina, including one for a touchdown. Not all turned out good for the Spartans. La Canada’s Jordan Johannes suffered right leg injury on a fumble recovery in the end zone by John Moon.

South Pasadena 42, San Marino 20 — San Marino struggled for consistency on offense. The Titans had 153 yards of total offense. South Pasadena’s Conor Bednarski completed 10 of 16 passes for 152 yards and four touchdowns, all thrown to Matt Nelson, who’s longest touchdown reception was for 39 yards. Tigers running back Patrick Martin carried the ball 29 times for 203 and two touchdowns.

Montebello 17, Alhambra 7 — Fernando Hoffens completed 21 of 44 passes for 183 yards and one touchdown to lead the visiting Oilers. Alhambra’s Joshua Mendoza completed 9 of 25 for 136 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions in the losing effort. Alhambra generated 209 yards of total offense, which included only 73 yards on the ground.

Rosemead 38, Mountain View 12
Bell Gardens 37, San Gabriel 35
Arroyo 49, Gabrielino 7
Schurr 42, Keppel 0
Cantwell-Sacred Heart 28, Bosco Tech 0
Workman 41, Duarte 7
Mary Star 35, La Salle 14
Pasadena Poly 42, Flintridge Prep 7

Saturday’s games
Marshall at Campbell Hall, 1 p.m. — Melendez (Campbell Hall)
Rio Hondo Prep at Chadwick, 2 p.m. — Melendez (Rio Hondo Prep)
Maranatha vs. Village Christian at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Maranatha)

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