Saturday Morning Quarterback: Damien back in a big way, topples Glendora 21-0; Bishop Amat goes to a perfect 7-0, beating Alemany 36-14

Damien coach Greg Gano
“It’s a long time coming. Our kids played a heck of a football game. Maybe we will get some momentum, because we’re a better team than what we showed against Chino Hills (38-6 loss). We needed this very badly.”
Glendora’s Mark Pasquarella on losing Andre Holmes to a first-quarter knee injury.
“We kind of scrambled a little bit because he’s a big part of what we do. But the big issue was we couldn’t protect our quarterback. If we can’t protect him it’s going to be a long night no matter who we’re playing.”

Friday’s results
Damien 21, Glendora 0 — The Spartans are back in the Sierra League race after blanking the Tartans and sacking quarterback Chad Jeffries five times. The news is worse for Glendora, who lost RB/DB Andre Holmes to a knee injury in the first quarter. He watched the rest of the game on crutches.
Bishop Amat 36, Alemany 14 — The wins are more impressive by the week. The Lancers are no longer squeaking by quality opponents, they’re shoving them aside with the powerful Serra League up next.
Bonita 26, Los Altos 20 — It went back-and-forth with the Bearcats mounting a last minute drive to pull it off. The heartache continues for the Conqs.
Charter Oak 12, Diamond Ranch 0 — The Panthers usually play the Chargers tough, but the outcome is always the same, another loss.
La Puente 38, Bassett 6 — Another easy win for the Warriors, making you wonder what happened against Azusa.
Workman 45, Sierra Vista 20 — The Lobos keep themselves in the thick of the Montview race with a whipping over the Dons.
South Hills 42, Nogales 17 — The Huskies put on the breaks by halftime and cruised home. They get Los Altos before finishing with Walnut and Rowland.
West Covina 31, Walnut 11 — The Bulldogs bounce back, winning the game both teams had to have in a tight playoff race in the San Antonio.
San Dimas 35, Covina 0 — The Saints defense does it again, blanking an offensive-minded Colts squad.
Ganesha 9, Northview 7 — The Vikings allow the Giants to win their first Valle Vista league game since 2002 … Can you say, “ouch.”
Rowland 56, Wilson 12 — The Raiders don’t have any problems in game one after Michael Ball’s injury, but they still have South Hills and West Covina to deal with at some point.
Arroyo 41, Gabrielino 0 — The Knights continue to cruise through the Mission Valley league, winning another easy one.
Rosemead 41, Mountain View 7 — The Panthers need wins to get themselves back in the playoffs. This only helps.
Ayala 43, Diamond Bar 10 — The Brahmas continue to struggle and struggle badly.
South El Monte 22, El Monte 19 — That’s 2-0 in the MVL for the Eagles, who won the first annual Griffin Bowl

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