Arcadia 30, Monrovia 22 — This isn’t an upset by any means, but it’s a huge win for the Apaches. This ought to get them fired up for the Pacific League opener next week at Muir. Arcadia trailed 22-20 with 2:25 left in the game. That’s when Taylor Lagace came to the rescue. He took a slant rout on fourth-and-6 from the Arcadia 45 and turned it into a 55-yard touchdown reception that proved to be the game winner. Arcadia led 20-6 at the half, so giving up leads seems to be an issue for the Apaches. Nevertheless, the In-N-Out Classic belongs to Arcadia. Double-double. Animal style.
Rancho Cucamonga 35, Muir 6 — Rancho Cucamonga was too strong up front and too big, too. Muir was held to 81 yards rushing in the first half and finished with a whopping 85 yards the entire game. Penalties again were an issue for the Mustangs, accumulating 13. Kevon Seymour and Tairen Owens were kept in check, except for two big plays for Seymour. He ran for 77 yards to the Rancho 9 but the Mustangs were stopped after a big loss on fourth and goal. Seymour also connected for a 53-yard touchdown pass from Josh Washington with 3:07 left in the game. Rancho Cucamonga’s Camryn White scored on runs of 11 and 5 and Tyan Washington added another from 2 yards. Quarterback Dimitri Morales connected on 8 of 14 passing for 133 yards including a 63-yard touchdown pass to Jermel Walker. Alani Latu also returned an interception 34 yards for a score for the Cougars.
Maranatha 47, Azusa 28 — Azusa jumped out early 14-7 after the first quarter. Andrew Elffers & Co. used a big strike to come back and overpowered the Aztecs’ secondary. Elffers connected with Darien McGee for three touchdowns for 60, 31 and 41 yards. Elffers then hit Clifton Martin twice for scores of 58 and 75 yards. Azusa’s Desmond Reed had 162 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries and an 84-yard kickoff return in the losing effort.
St. Francis 35, Crescenta Valley 0 — Jared Lebowitz opened the game hitting his first six completions. He finished the night 11 for 19 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns. The Golden Knights led 21-0 at the half. Lebowitz connected with Christian Hess on a 55-yard touchdown strike with six seconds left in the first quarter. Travis Talianko had four receptions for 51 yards and returned an interception 97 yards. The ball was tipped by linebacker Ryan MacALeenan.
San Marino 24, La Salle 0 – Kwame Do scored three touchdowns on runs of 4, 3 and 12. Matt Wofford connected on a 22-yard field goal as the Titans handed the Lancers their third consecutive defeat.
La Canada 16, Glendale 14 — Andy Painter had 87 yards on eight carries, including a 42-yard run that got the offense going for the Spartans. La Canada enjoyed success on the ground, rushing for 204 yards. The score was 6-6 at the half. La Canada’s Franklin Cervenca kicked a 22-yard field goal in the third quarter to go up 9-6. The Spartans came back with a 15-play, 86-yard drive, 14 of which were consecutive and on the ground, capped by a Painter 2-yard run to make it 16-6. Glendale came back with its own 80-yard run and converted the two-point conversion to pull within 16-14 with 1:52 left in the game. La Canada ran it down to 28 seconds and Grant Owens intercepted a Glendale pass to close the game for the Spartans.
San Dimas 59, San Gabriel 6
Pasadena Poly 34, Marshall 6
Bosco Tech 51, Gladstone 27
Cathedral 21, Pasadena 13