Most Pasadena and Altadena subscribers will find our PrepXtra Turkey Tussle Souvenir Edition inside today’s Star-News. The 24-page magazine includes a preview of tonight’s big Muir-Pasadena game, as well as several feature articles, and projected starters with pictures of each player in the starting lineup. We hope you enjoy this magazine. Additional copies will be sold at the Star-News and at tonight’s game at the Rose Bowl. Please let us know what you think.
NOTE: This is why we strongly encourage you to subscribe to the Star-News, so you don’t miss out on speical issues like the Turkey Tuzzle souvenir edition. The magazine will not be sold at the Star-News office today or at newstands, only at the game. About 1,000 copies will be sold at booths at the Rose Bowl, so get there early and buy them. This is a limited edition, and we plan on more projects like this in the future, so subscribe, subscribe, subscribe!
Muir 63, Pasadena 6 — Muir dominated from start to finish. For the first time all season, the Mustangs played superb in all facets of the game. Special teams, defense, passing, rushing. Everything. Jeffrey Davis passed for 129 yards and four touchdowns. Karl Holmes Jr. caught two TD passes and Deshawn Hayes and Denzel Talifero each caught one, too. DaiDai McFadden, destiny Iwuoma, Trayveion Yates and Brandon Jackson all made big plays. Muir led 42-0 at the half. It was the Mustangs’ largest margin of victory in Turkey Tussle history and scored the most points in Turkey Tussle history. The win helped Muir secure the Pacific League’s fourth and final berth into the CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs. Muir will find out who it plays next week.
Arcadia 35, Crescenta Valley 17 — Myles Carr passed for three touchdowns and Brian Ponce ran for another to lead the Apaches, who got off to a slow start and twice trailed by 10 and trailed 17-14 at the half. Arcadia shut out Crescenta Valley in the second half and took the ball away three times, including two interceptions from Nader Daumoni. Arcadia finished undefeated at Salter Stadium.
Monrovia 34, La Caada 10 — Nick Bueno rushed for 289 yards and two touchdowns. He passed for only 69 yards, but the Wildcats didn’t need to really pass. The Spartans, however, did record two interceptions off of Bueno. La Caada’s Scott Gray scored the lone touchdown on a 1-yard run. Temple City, La Caada and South Pasadena all finished 3-2, with the Tigers losing the coin flip. Temple City advances as the league’s No. 2 team after winning the head-to-head tiebreaker over La Caada.
St. Francis 34, Harvard-Westlake 14 — St. Francis scored on its first six possessions of the game, en route to securing the Mission League’s final automatic berth for the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs. St. Francis (6-4, 3-2) opened the game with an eight-minute, 16-play, 80-yard drive, culminating in a 6-yard touchdown run by Austin De Los Santos. Ian Sternau kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the first half for a 24-0 lead.
Rio Hondo Prep 47, Viewpoint 0 — The Kares defense held Viewpoint to 78 total yards of offense. Rio Hondo Prep clinches its 22nd Prep League championship and gets ready for the Northeast Division playoffs.
San Gabriel 38, Schurr 28
Pasadena Poly 36, Chadwick 27
Rosemead 42, El Monte 29
Montebello 38, Keppel 12
Mary Star 31, Bosco Tech 29
Cantwell-Sacred Heart 44, La Salle 6
San Marino 31, Blair 6