Friday Night Final: Muir pushes Alemany before losing; Monrovia, St. Francis get big wins; Rio Hondo Prep drops title game rematch

PASADENA >> Muir High School was hoping to get some redemption against visiting Alemany on Friday night.
But wanting to accomplish something against the Warriors is one thing, actually doing it is quite another.
The Mustangs were routed by Alemany, but still made a good account of themselves before the Warriors pulled away for a 44-24 victory in a nonleague game.
Okalani Langi rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns, and Dominic Davis had 101 yards and a touchdown for Alemany, which improved to 2-0. The Warriors opened with a 30-7 victory over Los Osos last week.
Dejon Williams accounted for 373 yards and three touchdowns for Muir, which slipped to 1-1. The Mustangs beat Salesian, the top team in the Northeast Division, 18-12 last week.


1. 1. Monrovia 21, Ayala 13 — Deshawn Potts passed for 195 and two touchdowns and Kurt Scoby rushed for 140 yards…Yes, the Wildcats are on the road to a 4-peat
2. St. Francis 52, Chino 3 — Tyler Gangi shows he has the answers, throwing for two early TDS in a romp
Mission Prep 24, No. 3 Rio Hondo Prep 22 — Kares late rally comes up short. Who doesn’t think these two won’t meet again.
Alemany 44, No. 4 Muir 24 — Mustangs showed a lot, despite losing. Deshon Williams accounted for 373 yards and three scores
No. 5 San Marino 39, No. 8 Duarte 20 –– The Titans, getting 215 yards rushing from Andrew Ferraco, look as good as ever
No. 6. La Salle 28, Pasadena 0 — Milan Acquaah rushed for 103 yards and TD as Lancers win battle of Pasadena
No. 7 Maranatha — Is at Firebaugh today
No. 9 Arcadia — Idle, waiting for No. 1 Monrovia next week
No. 10 Flintridge Prep — Travels to Las Vegas Meadows today

Other Scores
Irvine 27, Rosemead 3
Arroyo 44, Temple City 6
La Canada 24, Alhambra 13
Gabrielino 34, Bosco Tech 0
Eagle Rock 40, South Pasadena 15

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  • Woanelly

    Stevie, I wonder where the line is drawn with the term route. The game is made up of four quarters and from what I saw the Mustangs played pretty well and if not for their lack of tackling on kickoffs and punts one for a touchdown and if Muir capitalizes on the turnover its a different ball game. Now what Maranatha and St. Francis did to their respective teams;that’s what you call a route. Thanks for the coverage though, but I am not sure if your our guy yet. This years Muir Team is actually better than last, no so dependent on Muema-Washington.

    • Steve Ramirez

      I was impressed by what I saw from Muir. They actually had a shot in this game, but losing by 3 TDs is a rout by most people’s definitions. I’d like to see more of a running game from someone other than QB Dejon Williams, but like the challenge Williams offers th defense, and Taeon Mason is a big play weapon. From what I saw, they won’t get touched in league and should go at least two rounds in the playoffs, maybe more.

      • New York

        The headline of “pushing” Alemany sorta conflicts with the statement of getting routed…just cuz it’s me and it’s early in the season…lol…great to have football back!

        • Steve Ramirez

          I don’t agree. U can rout a team by the final score, although the game might have been close for much of it.

  • New York

    Sounds like the Cats got a good win against a team that already had a game under their belt. Nice work.

  • woanelly

    Stevie, I think touchdowns should be put in context and yes three TD’s is a lot but I still do not agree with the route. Here are my headlines” Mustangs play hard not enough to beat 10th ranked Alemany”. States the effort, and justifies the score. Come on brother be a homer every now and then, we are trying to keep kids home!!

    • Steve Ramirez

      Sorry I can’t. I would see the face of my journalism teacher frowning.

  • I do not like this game too