Friday Night Final: Gabrielino no match for Arroyo…St. Francis, Muir and Monrovia all win big; La Salle gets close call in Del Rey

Arroyo and Gabrielino high schools opened Mission Valley League play Friday each with 4-1 records.
That’s where the similarities ended for the Knights and Eagles’ football teams.
Nathan Coto threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns and Randy Amezcua rushed for 117 yards and two scores as host Arroyo rolled to a 41-7 victory.
Nico Lozano had 106 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Knights, who are ranked No. 2 in the CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division
Elijah Peters had 140 yards passing and a touchdown for Gabrielino, which was held under 200 yards.
Arroyo coach Jim Singiser: “We knew we had to have better starts than we’ve been having. We were able to jump on them early. We were up 21-0 in the first quarter. The kids did a real good job.”
Gabrielino coach Harold Sanin: “Arroyo’s defense did a good job. I give them all the credit. We weren’t tackling and they were running hard.”
– Steve Ramirez
@steverramirez on Twitter

No. 1 St. Francis 63, St. Paul 18 — Jim Bonds picks up win No. 100 as the Golden Knights (6-0) continued their amazing season. The schedule gets tougher from here on out, with a home game vs. a very good Cathedral team next.
No. 2 Monrovia 54, Temple City 0 — The Kurt Scoby just keeps on rolling, getting 212 yards and four TDs in an easy win. The Wildcats (5-1), back in their comfort zone, might run the table the rest of way en route to the Mid-Valley Division title.
No. 3 Muir 42, Burroughs 7 — The Mustangs (5-1) set up next week’s showdown vs. Burbank with an easy win. If the rest of the Southeast Division wasn’t already scared of the Mustangs, they are now. Dejon Williams threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 4 Rio Hondo Prep 35, Chadwick 0 — The Kares (5-1) opened the Prep League with an easy win. It should be the first of four.
No. 5 San Marino 21, South Pasadena 6 — The Titans (5-1) take the Crowley Cup, with defense, shutting down the Tigers. Tenny McFarlane rushed for 155 yards to lead San Marino.
No. 6 La Salle 48, Verbum Dei 42 — The Lancers stretch their Del Rey League win streak to seven games in an encounter that was closer than expected. But a win’s a win.
No. 7. Pasadena Poly 41, Flintridge Prep 8 — Griffin Carter scored three touchdowns and the Panthers continued to look like one of the best in the Northeast Division, stretching their record to 5-0.
No. 8 Rosemead 34, Mountain View 27, OT — This one was also closer than expected. But the Panthers improved to 5-1 and at this point, look to be Arroyo’s chief challenger in the Mission Valley League.
Arroyo 41, No. 9 Gabrielino 7 — The Knights led 21-0 after one quarter and 27-0 at halftime before coasting. Are the Eagles, who dropped to 4-2, in for another Mission Valley League slide? It’s beginning to look that way.
No. 10 Arcadia 14, Glendale 6 — The Apaches improved to 4-2 with their win on Thursday. But they’ll need to improve to win the necessary games to make the playoffs.

10-11-13 ARROYO02

Other scores
Bell Gardens 48, Alhambra 0
Montebello 55, Keppel 6
Bishop Montgomery 43, Bosco Tech 8
Pasadena 33, Hoover 13
La Canada 56, Blair 12
Schurr 47, San Gabriel 0
Maranatha 48, Village Chr. 12

ROUNDUP: Pasadena scores first win of the seaosn with blow-out win over Hoover

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  • bigfatfan

    Great effort South Pasadena!! for a very young team, you held your own last night against the “Juggernaut”.

  • I’m not much interested in sports issues, I like movies, music and more fashionable. Actually congratulate them, thank you for sharing this article.

  • Guest

    That’s it on La Salle vs verbum dei? Wow!!! We kicked it the whole game we ruled in last min and 36 seconds no story. Ughhhh

    • Steve Ramirez

      As you know, we’re short staffed, so we have full stories on three games, and have a roundup of about 4-5 games played locally that we can send some freelancers out to. La Salle played out of the area, so we just got the score. We’ve covered two La Salle games this season, and will cover their pseudo league title game vs. B-Monty in a few weeks.

      • Guest

        Well basically it was amazing within the first 33 seconds the score was 6-6. Then 8-6 la Salle 14-6 LS, 21-14 LS halftime. 33-14 LS . Had a mistake. 42-40 verbum dei with 52SECONDS LEFT. BALL on 28 4th and 5 to go. QB throws to Akins. Caught 46-42. Ls hoes for 2 pt conversion and the QB throws and they toss to another who throws to QB in end zone 48-42 LA SALLE WINS! Verbum dei homecoming!!

  • Titan Football Fan

    SP played a good game, made better by a good strategy. Some SP non-scoring possessions lasted > 6 minutes. Penalties took even more time off the clock. Will be interesting to see if SP can do anything like that against Monrovia. Probably not, but if it works…

    • GrimReaper

      Rivalries are over rated, stuff for newspapers and old men, congratulations on evening up the long standing record of wins and losses with SP and holding on to the perpetual trophy another year.