Friday Night Final: La Salle no match for Cathedral; Arcadia romps Alhambra; Muir, Keppel, Rio Hondo Prep among winners

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La Salle High School football coach Russell Gordon, after the Lancers suffered a heartbreaking loss in the first round of last season’s CIF-Southern Section playoffs, stepped up his team’s schedule in hopes of hardening them while using it as a barometer of where they stand.
Time holds the answer for the former, while La Salle showed at times Friday that it’s not too far off from the latter, pushing Cathedral before losing 34-9 in both teams’ season opener at La Salle High.
La Salle coach Russell Gordon: We think this will really help us down the line. I thought we had a real good chance against a really good football team. We played great offensively and defensively and created some opportunities for ourselves. I’m very proud of the team. We can only get better from here. We kept fighting.”


1. Monrovia (0-0), idle — hosts Ayala next week
2. St. Francis (0-0), idle — travels to Chino next week
3. Rio Hondo Prep (1-0) def. Brentwood, 36-6 — Kares don’t miss a beat. But Mission Prep looms next week.
4. La Salle (0-1) lost to Cathedral, 34-9 — Big plays did in the Lancers, who forced four turnovers in loss
5. Muir (1-0) def. Salesian — The Mustangs needed OT, which doesn’t bode well for them vs. Alemany next week
6. San Marino (0-0), idle — Hosts Duarte next week
7. Temple City (0-1) lost to Simi Valley, 55-2 — A slow start for Rams…but remember last year?
8. Maranatha (1-0) def. Bassett, 41-21 — Nice way to begin the Jude Oliva era.
9. Duarte (1-0) def. Cerritos Valley Chr., 28-24 —Solid win for the Falcons…It gets tougher next week
10. Flintridge Prep (0-1) lost to Army-Navy, 42-41 — A-N edges the Rebels for the second consecutive year.
Arcadia 38, Alhambra 6
Hoover 65, Blair 0
Keppel 22, Ganesha 18
Montclair 38, San Gabriel 6
Pasadena Poly 42, Marshall 7
Hacienda Heights Wilson 22, Bosco Tech 14

ROUNDUP: Keppel opens with win over Ganesha

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