Rosemead 49, Temple City 36 — Matt Fregoso rushed for 365 yards and scored seven touchdowns to lead the Panthers. Temple City was within striking distance in the waning minutes. The Rams recovered an onside kick and got to within the Panthers 9 and trailing 42-36. But an interception in the end zone all but sealed the win for Rosemead, which travels to play Village Christian next week.
Muir 33, La Mirada 14 — Muir took advantage of three La Mirada turnovers and other miscues to pull off the upset over the No. 3 seed and defending Southern Division champion Matadores. Muir will play Bonita in the next round.
Maranatha 41, La Puente 28 — This was the Minutemen’s first Mid-Valley Division game, and boy did they have a strong showing. Quarterback Andrew Elffers passed for six touchdown passes, five of which came in the first half. He finished with 377 yards passing. Josh Jones had two touchdowns, but injured his left knee in the second quarter. It didn’t look good as he was carted off the field. Jeremy Major had two touchdown catches and made an interceptions. Maranatha travels to defending champion San Dimas next week. Ouch.
Norwalk 35, Arcadia 27 — Arcadia scored with 4:51 left in the fourth quarter. The Apaches went for a two-point conversion, but the attempt failed, leaving the score 35-27 Norwalk. Myles Carr passed for 242 yards and three touchdowns. Taylor Lagace injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter with around five minutes left in the game. Norwalk’s double wing was hard to defend.
Monrovia 42, Gladstone 3 — Nick Bueno passed for three touchdowns and rushed for 90 yards and a score, all in the first half. There was a running clock in the second half. Monrovia has outscored its last seven opponents, 304-27. The second and third teams took over the second half. The Wildcats led 35-0 at the half. The Wildcats play at home vs. Schurr, which beat Baldwin Park.
Covina 42, La Canada 14 — The Colts scored five touchdowns in the first half to all but send the Spartans packing.
Pasadena Poly 56, Hamilton 18 — The Panthers had 506 yards of total offense, including 326 yards on the ground. Blake Edwards had three catches for 85 yards, one of which was a 65 yard touchdown reception. He rushed for two touchdowns. Pasadena Poly scored early and often, no drives going more than five plays. Hunter Merryman completed 5 of 8 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns. Jack Porter had two catches for 95 yards, both touchdowns from 66 and 29 yards. Poly’s defense recorded seven sacks, including four from Nathan Hamming. The Panthers will play at Desert Christian, which defeated Fairmont Prep, 50-6.
Rio Hondo Prep 51, California City 8 — Charles Quintero had 15 carries for 156 yards and one touchdown. He also returned a kickoff 50 yards. Nick Preciado had 15 carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns. The Kares will travel to Boron, which defeated Saddleback Valley Christian, 50-7.
Dominguez 28, St. Francis 25 — The Golden Knights couldn’t convert on fourth down as St. Francis’ late rally fell short. Brett Nelson and Travis Talianko connected for three touchdown passes, but the one they couldn’t connect on was on fourth and 18 from the St. Francis 48 with less than two minutes left in the game.