Thursday Final: Muir finds the winner’s circle; Rio pushed La Canada before losing

Muir quarterback Chase Keough (3) scrambles against Glendale in the first half of a prep football at Glendale High School in Glendale, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

Muir quarterback Chase Keough (3) scrambles against Glendale in the first half of a prep football at Glendale High School in Glendale, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

By Keith Lair
GLENDALE >> All the Muir High School football team needed was to get to Pacific League play.
The Mustangs opened league action with a resounding 30-0 victory over Glendale on Thursday night at Glendale’s Moyse Field. It was their first victory of the season.
Chase Keough threw for 209 yards and three TDs to lead Muir.

Muir coach John Hardy: “We got a victory. We have to get better from here. No disrespect to Glendale, but we expected to win this game. Getting the doughnut was good, but we have to get better and be more physical.”
Chase Keough: “It felt good. It’s the first taste that I’ve got here. It’s well deserved. We worked hard this summer.”

La Canada RB Ryan Breneman is tackled by Rio Hondo's Mikey Tsogt, left, and Domenico Chico, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at La Canada. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/Los Angeles Daily News)

La Canada RB Ryan Breneman is tackled by Rio Hondo’s Mikey Tsogt, left, and Domenico Chico, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at La Canada. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/Los Angeles Daily News)

LA CANADA 26, RIO HONDO PREP 19
For three quarters, La Canada looked out of sync on offense. Then came a wild fourth quarter.
Trailing by 10 with eight minutes left, the Spartans scored 17 points in a wild sequence to escape with a 26-19 nonleague home win against Rio Hondo Prep.
Anthony Connell scored on a 7-yard run with 6:16 left to make 19-16. After forcing Rio Hondo to punt, the Spartans quickly moved down the field and Mikey Selsor kicked a 30-yard field goal to tie the game at 19 with 1:30 left.
Ryan Breneman forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff recovered by Josh Moulin and on the next play, Breneman scored on a 26-yard run to complete the comeback.

— Evan Barnes

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  • Bob Anon

    What a good win for LC!

  • Football

    Rio has less than 1/10th the enrollment of LC and has their worst team in years…… and they were missing their best player and still should have won. Congrats LC?

    • Bob Anon

      ^ This is why playing RHP is a no-win situation. If you beat RHP, the win is downplayed. The enrollment argument is tired; it’s not like LC has been a football juggernaut. Of course, when a local team loses to RHP, we never hear the end of it.

      • Ralph

        Good point. Sorry “Football” you can’t use the enrollment, the refs or anything else when you lose. Season’s still on, you guys can still win you league if you knock off poly.

        • vegemighty

          You’re right, and you’re not. Of course it is unseemly to use those sorts of excuses. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with taking a look at these sorts of things in a neutral analysis. I mean, no one thinks that Blair taking three games against lousy teams means anything with respect to the RHL; likewise, LC’s win could be evaluated in light of things like enrollment, missing players, etc.

          That said, RHP’s football team has essentially nothing in common with a typical school of its size, and including that in the discussion is a pretty facile argument.

    • Eastern Ave.

      No excuses. Just own it. It’s all good. It’s just a game.

  • Eastern Ave.

    Good for LC they earned the victory. They played all 4 quarters.
    Rio did not.
    It’s great that any local school plays Rio.
    Rio is down this year.
    Poly actually has a shot to win league. We’ll see.

    The RHP football philosophy is being challenged this season.
    Let’s see if the Rio Hondo prep coaches can correct that by the Poly game.

    Have fun everyone!

    “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” – Bill Shankley

    BTW, Steve… Maranatha has a good coach! Oh Magoo! 😀