Updates from South Pasadena-Maranatha …
My record today: 8-2
Maranatha 35, South Pasadena 14 — There was an impressive showing from both teams. South Pasadena pounded the ball in the first half that resulted in 33 plays, 13 first downs and 232 total yards. The game was tied 14-14 at the half, but Maranatha scored 21 consecutive points in the second half to run away. Darien McGee opened the second half with a 94 yard kickoff return and in less than two minutes scored again on an Elffers 2-yard run fueled by a 40-yard pass to McGee on the first play that put the ball to the South Pasadena 2. South Pasadena’s first drive chewed up a lot of clock and its 13-play, 77-yard drive was capped by a Nathan Lee 5-yard touchdown run. Maranatha answered back in all of 1 minute, 12 seconds as Andrew Elffers connected on a 51-yard touchdown pass to Robert Flewelling.
Crescenta Valley 27, Muir 20 — Kevon Seymour had four catches for 111 yards and a touchdown, an 85-yard strike from Josh Washington. Seymour also recorded an interception and Tairen Owens had 4 catches for 88 yards that included a 66-yard touchdown catch. Muir, however, couldn’t contain Marro Lee, who ran for 126 yards on 23 carries and ran the clock down on CV’s final possession. Muir had a chance to tie or win the game with 10 seconds left on CV’s 20-yard line, but Washington was intercepted by Jack Lutynski to seal the fate.
Monrovia 40, Paramount 36 — The Wildcats trailed 23-7 and stormed back on the road and pulled within three at 36-33 with 2:44 left in the game. Monrovia then from its 13 yard line and with 25 seconds, Blake Heyworth connected on a 37-yard touchdown pass to Mason Bryant to seal the comeback.
Burroughs 41, Arcadia 29 — It was the Zander Anding show at Arcadia. The senior running back rushed for 303 yards and five touchdowns on 33 carries. He scored three touchdowns in a 2 minute, 35 second period in the second half. Burroughs led 14-7 at the half. Arcadia scored 19 straight points in the fourth quarter, but Anding’s fifth touchdown ended the Apaches’ comeback with less than a minute to go. Taylor Lagace finished with 16 catches for 170 yards. So in the end it looks like the Apaches just couldn’t stop the run and had trouble fielding short kickoffs. So much for Arcadia in the Pacific League driver’s seat.
Rosemead 35, Temple City 9 — Rosemead did three things right tonight: executed its balanced attack, eliminated penalties substantially and the Panthers didn’t play down to their level of competition. Matt Eddy rushed for 112 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns. Quarterback Adan Guillen went 9 of 14 for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Temple City’s Jamie Dea had 121 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown in the losing effort. It’s Rosemead’s third straight win while the Rams fall to 0-5 for the first time in some 50 years.
Pasadena 47, Glendale 46 — There were 93 points scored tonight. Wow. Pasadena’s Brandon Cox once again was the man. He had the go-ahead score on a 15-yard run with 17 seconds left and had the game-sealing interception in the end zone. He passed for 334 yards and three touchdowns. He was Michael Vick-like with 91 yards and three touchdowns. Ryan Simpson had 211 yards receiving on nine catches and grabbed all three touchdowns from Cox. Glendale’s Evan Norton was 24 of 39 for 440 yards and three touchdowns. Alex Yoon had 101 yards rushing and three touchdowns and 119 yards receiving in the losing effort. Pasadena, though, couldn’t stop Michael Davis, who had 12 catches and 248 yards and two touchdowns.
Arroyo 23, La Canada 21 — The Spartans were up 21-7 in the second quarter, but went away with what was working. Grant Owens started at quarterback instead Matt Jones. Owens rushed for 116 yards on 12 carries and scored on a 64 and 12-yard run. Andy Painter also added an 18-yard run. Arroyo’s Steven Rivera went 17 of 30 for 237 yards and two touchdowns, and he must have had at least 12 passes dropped. He intercepted a pass at the end of the first half and also recovered a fumble that sealed the win for the Knights. Arroyo’s Peter Alholoka finished with 155 yards rushing.
St. Bernard 49, La Salle 17
Pasadena Poly 28, Sage Hill 0
Duarte 21, Ganesha 0