Thursday Night Final: Duarte no match for Azusa; Muir takes care of business

Duarte plays Azusa at Duarte High School in Duarte during Thursday night's game, on October 30, 2014. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

Duarte plays Azusa at Duarte High School in Duarte during Thursday night’s game, on October 30, 2014. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

AZUSA 49, DUARTE 30
DUARTE —
With just three rushes this season entering Thursday night’s game, junior Dominic Ramirez totaled only 30 yards.
With his first three touches of the ball Thursday, the 5-foot-8 Azusa High School running back totaled three touchdowns on runs of 69, 46 and 4 yards.
And he wasn’t through as he ran for another two scores and finished with 179 yards on 11 carries as the Aztecs defeated host Duarte, 49-30, in a Montview League game.
“I just told the coach to put the ball in my hands and I’ll make something happen,” Ramirez said.
“I know I’m not the biggest, but that means that I have to be the fastest.”

— John Sherrard
MUIR 40, HOOVER 0
PASADENA —
There was no chocolate, strawberry or even pistachio in Muir High School’s 40-0 Pacific League game against Hoover on Thursday night.
“We just wanted to play vanilla football,” Muir coach John Hardy Jr. said. “That’s all we wanted to do.”
The Mustangs ran right at the Tornadoes, scoring on their first five drives. Muir (5-4, 5-1) had a 27-0 lead and a running clock at the end of the first quarter.
“We wanted to come out here and do the basic part of football,” Hardy said. “That is run the football, execute your blocks, have a couple of pass plays and just stay healthy.”
— Keith Lair
OTHER SCORES
Crescenta Valley 49, Pasadena 24
Burbank 56, Arcadia 14

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  • vegemighty

    Upsets? C’mon. The only plausible Pacific League upset this week is Glendale-Burroughs. The Burbank-Burroughs game next week is probably the only remaining competitive match in the Pacific League.

  • Stangs03

    Tussle Season!!! Callin all Stangs and if you must bulldogs to Amigos Mexican Restaurant in Pasadena for post Tussle Cadillac Ritas

  • New York

    I think you journalists jinxed Duarte this summer with the hype machine, not to mention their new coach going on record that he doesn’t foresee anyone in league stopping them.