Friday Night Massacre? Pasadena area football season ends as St. Francis, Monrovia, Muir and Rio Hondo Prep all ousted from CIF-SS semfinals

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The Pasadena area was propping itself up last week after the area’s top four teams all advanced to the semifinals. A week later all are gone as the football season came crashing down. It’s now shifted to the award season as St. Francis; Monrovia, which looked like a title lock a few weeks ago; Muir and Rio Hondo Prep all lost. Monrovia, which lost 22-21, to Paraclete, lost its chance at a 4-peat, while Rio Hondo’s chance at a 3-peat went crashing down.


Serra 22, St. Francis 14 — Nothing to be ashamed about for the Golden Knights, who lost close games to arguably one of the top teams in the state.
Paraclete 22, Monrovia 21 — The Wildcats simply made too many mistakes against a good team. They had a fumble lead to the Spirits first score another one cost them a chance at the lead in the first half. Monrovia made a nice comeback, but couldn’t deny the Spirits, who won it on an 18-yard field goal by Andrew Jimenez with 39 seconds left.
Norwalk 35, Muir 28 — A tough one for the Mustangs, who behind the play of Dejon Williams, led a 28-14 lead slip away. But another solid season for Muir.
Salesian 35, Rio Hondo Prep 20 — The Kares chance at a 3-peat came crashing down. Another solid season for Ken Drain’s group.

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