Who’s the best football team in the area? St. Francis left no doubt, routing No. 1 Monrovia, 48-14. Tyler Gangi continued to look like the best quarterback in the area, accounting for five touchdowns as the Knights looked Golden, jumping out to a 35-14 lead by halftime. The question is are the Wildcats No. 2? Muir laid claim after routing Glendale, 40-0, but it would be hard to put the Mustangs ahead of the Wildcats at this point. Also Friday, San Marino and Rosemead also scored big wins in their final tune-ups before league play.
HOW THE TOP TEN FARED
No. 2 St. Francis 48, No. 1 Monrovia 14 — Tyler Gangi accounts for five touchdowns as the Golden Knights leave no doubt who has the best football this season, routing the previously unbeaten Wildcats. Next up is the Mission League, where St. Francis should be competitive.
No. 3 Muir 40, Glendale 0 — The Mustangs have their own version of the triplets with Dejon Williams, Taeon Mason and Marceles Clash, who helped Muir rout the Nitros.
No. 4 Rio Hondo Prep — Idle
No. 5 San Marino, 63, South El Monte 14 — The Titans scoring train just keeps on rolling, scoring at least 50 points for the fourth consecutive week.
No. 6 La Salle — Idle
No. 7 Pasadena Poly — Idle
No, 8 Rosemead 35, Temple City 14 — The Panthers score their fourth consecutive win and now look like contenders in the Mission Valley League, which begins next week.
No. 9 Gabrielino — Idle
No. 10 Arcadia 53, Hoover 21 — The Apaches took care of business, scoring a season-high in points. It’s a big win for Arcadia, which still has league games vs. Muir, Crescenta Valley and Burroughs.
Arroyo 34, La Canada 10 — Sparta, after winning its first two games, is falling, losing their third consecutive game.
Duarte 52, Workman 0 — The Falcons rebound from last week’s last-second loss, pounding the Lobos.
Maranatha 23, Mountain View 20 — The Minutemen complete a solid league season, going 4-2. But can they compete in the Olympic?
South Pasadena 41, Beverly Hills 7 — The Tigers win their second consecutive game.