Thursday Final: Damien makes it look easy against Chaffey, 52-6; Rowland hangs on for 20-19 win over Rosemead; Mountain View wins again

SCOREBOARD: For quarter updates of tonight’s games, clink link.

Thursday’s results
Damien 52, Chaffey 6Spartans QB Gage Pucci threw two touchdown passes, and should have had another if not for a dropped pass in the endzone. But the key was running back Jalen Castille, who ran for two touchdowns and gave the offense what it needed, a steady presence in the backfield that allowed the offense to move at will. Now comes the big test, Amat at home next week.

Rowland 20, Rosemead 19 Even with its offense bogged down for most of the night, the Rowland High School football team had just enough moxie to get past host Rosemead on Thursday night. The Raiders took advantage of four Rosemead turnovers and got a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Terry Ford with seconds left before halftime to eventually pull out a 20-19 win.

Mountain View 16, Sierra Vista 14Special teams can be the difference when young teams meet in early-season games. That proved to be true in Mountain View High School’s 16-14 victory over Sierra Vista in a nonleague encounter Thursday night.

Rancho Christian 20, Duarte 13 – Our apologies for not covering the Falcons game. It would have been nice if someone at the school let us know they changed the date of the game at the last minute. In any case, the Falcons lose a tough one.



I will twitter updates from Damien-Chaffey, and Aram Tolegian will twitter from Rosemead-Rowland ..

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  • Dhs

    Duarte’s game was moved to today.

  • Damien Parent

    O.k. , to all the doubters, now what do you want to say about Pucci. Now what do you want to say about the Spartans as a whole. Game one was typical of a game one.

    Bring on Amat, bring on the Sierra league. Damien is primed and ready to kick ass.

  • ???

    Did you guys just play Chaffey?

  • oldschool

    good to see damian win big.should be a close game against amat and maybe make a run for the sierra league crown.

  • Panther Fan

    Damien Parent, Hold your horses there sparty, your team ONLY clobbered a team with a calpreps rating of “2″. Damien just ESCAPED with a win in their first game against a team with a rating of 13. Now your talking about kicking something against a team with a rating of 48.7? Was tonights game really the Spartans as a whole. If that’s the case then Aram’s take on DR looks that much better
    “Neither QB got it done vs. D-Ranch, but a lot of that could be that D-Ranch is pretty darn talented and has a nice, athletic defense”.
    OK Amat, Damien is all yours, put them in their place and spank them good.

  • Please

    Panther fan you have to be kidding. Amat go gettem for us…lol
    Just go on your way you 0-2 and your worried about Damien…lol

  • Panther Fan

    Please – where did I say go gettem for us? Can’t read properly, must be that private school learnin. I’m not worried about Damien they won’t make it to the playoffs with a 3-7 record. Now you go on and enjoy your short season.

  • Please

    Panther keep up with the blog son…
    You obviously could put us in our place so you need Amat to.
    Now your going to talk playoffs as if you ever one something..lol

  • Please

    Panther keep up with the blog son…
    You obviously could put us in our place so you need Amat to.
    Now your going to talk playoffs as if you ever one something..lol

  • Damien Fan

    Panther Fan ,

    You’re a joke. And yes, bring on Amat. You think we’re afraid of them? Wait and see what happens when they come to our house next week. Amat is in for a beating part two. I know they have a few hurt players, but after we’re done with them, they will need to bring up some JV players to have a squad left.

    Hagerty is worried about Damien, and being embarrased this year, and so are the Amat fans across the SGV.

    Go Spartans !

  • Get Real

    Everybody knows the rankings and ratings are a croc of you know what. You have to come and play on Friday night. I’m not gonna say that we will destroy Amat, or say we will beat them down, because I know they are a good team. But I know we are a much better team this year than last year. And next week’s game will be close, with Damien pulling it off.

    By the way, Amat still has to go up a strong La Mirada team tomorrow. LM should have beat Powerhouse La Habra last week, but choked in the last minute. Amat might not make it past LM tomorrow and be even more demoralized with back to back losses.

    Amat, we’re waiting.

  • SGV Parent

    Wow , really Damien parents? You beat a door mat team and you are now calling out Amat. I mean, I guess I can respect your confidence, but be careful what you stir up.

    I’m neither an Amat nor Damien fan. I’m a Bosco grad, who resides in Covina.

    Remember, Amat is realing from the Servite game. They will take that game as a lesson, and want to beat up on their nonleague opponents to prepare for Serra League play.

    Be careful what you ask for, as you just might get it next week.

  • SGV Parent

    Wow, really Damien parents? You beat a door mat of a team tonight and you are calling out a team like Amat. You need to stay quiet and just play. Let your play speak for itself. You don’t want to piss off a team that is hurting right now.

    I neither root for Damien nor Amat, but it’s funny to read this blog and see how Damien fans react after a deceiving win against Chaffey. Your JV squad could have given you a better game.

    I’m really interested in the results of next week, no matter who wins.

  • THEHenry

    did i read correctly?
    keppel…WON?
    thats the first in how long?
    that reminds me of the drought that the cal tech basketball team went through as well, or most recently, ganesha’s 49- consecutive losing streak ended as well

    you gotta win sometimes right?

  • Keep it real

    Trust me when I say Damien people are not writting this stuff about Amatt.
    If you have been on the blog you know the Damien faith aren’t happy and a win over lowly Chaffey not going to change that.
    Some people are just trying to stir the pot.
    Just like the last week when people came on saying Chaffey was going to kill Damien y throwing all over them with their athletes.
    That stuff was nonsense and so is this.
    Damien hopes to make it a better game than last year.

  • Not Impressed…

    “Damien Parent said:
    O.k. , to all the doubters, now what do you want to say about Pucci. Now what do you want to say about the Spartans as a whole. Game one was typical of a game one.
    Bring on Amat, bring on the Sierra league. Damien is primed and ready to kick ass.’

    Pucci – 4-11 one of his TD passes was a screen pass like last week. Not stellar especially against Chaffey. Amat, Charter Oak and Chino Hills aren’t Chaffey…LOL

    Crow all you want, Damian beat Chaffey 35-0 last year and we see what that got them….4th place and out of the playoffs……so I wouldn’t start beating you chest until you beat a “quality” opponent.

  • Bo Knows

    Damien Parent (Aka Kevin Pucci)

    Time to pull your head out of your butt dude. Feel good about beating a Junior All American team like Chaffey.

    I can’t wait for the game next week. Its going to be a true Bobby Boucher @ss kickin lesson for you Damien honks….

    Pucci? Really now! LOL

  • Pain

    Too all you Sparta fans

    Sure sounds like your coach is pretty confident on the interview? Great game against Chaffey to get ready for Amat.

    Next week will be the first of many beatings you’ll take….

  • LMAO

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wait, wait… Let me catch my breath…

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  • STILL LMAO

    Whew!!!! ok, ok, I think I am ready…

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA…

    Did you see those guys??? They are so small. They are like mini-me’s…

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    Yeah, good luck against Amat!!!

  • Gano & the Spartan Factory

    Oompa Lumpa, Dupety Doo,
    Damien’s got a perfect puzzle for you..
    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee
    If you are wise, you’ll listen to me

    What do you get when you have half pint peeps?
    And whose fathers there is no measure to how far they will steep
    What do you think when you are dissing the pack?
    What do you think will come of that?

    Amats going to kick our @ss….

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
    If you’re not spoiled, then you will go far
    You will live in happiness too
    Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

  • Gano & the Spartan Factory

    Oompa Lumpa, Dupety Doo,
    Damien’s got a perfect puzzle for you..
    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee
    If you are wise, you’ll listen to me

    What do you get when you have half pint peeps?
    And whose fathers there is no measure to how far they will steep
    What do you think when you are dissing the pack?
    What do you think will come of that?

    Amats going to kick our @ss….

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
    If you’re not spoiled, then you will go far
    You will live in happiness too
    Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

  • Gano & the Spartan Factory

    Oompa Lumpa, Dupety Doo,
    Damien’s got a perfect puzzle for you..
    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee
    If you are wise, you’ll listen to me

    What do you get when you have half pint peeps?
    And whose fathers there is no measure to how far they will steep
    What do you think when you are dissing the pack?
    What do you think will come of that?

    Amats going to kick our @ss….

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
    If you’re not spoiled, then you will go far
    You will live in happiness too
    Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

  • Dan

    Something smells fishy on this thread, sure looks like an Amat supporter posing as a Damien parent and calling out Amat to try to put a little fire into the Lancers. Would Damien parents really puff their chest and call out Amat
    after beating Chaffey? Nahhhh I don’t think so.

  • AMAT 73

    WC Dan,
    I might agree with you other then the fact that it probably isn’t AMAT people at all but haters posting knowing the blog will automatically go to your thought of it being someone from AMAT . I think you know well enough Hags will put the fire in them without help from the Faithful .We keep the fire lit on Friday night by the turnout at the games. But go to Aram’s blog and you just might have a different opinion on your take.

  • WTF?

    Chaffey a doormat? Hardly! They have been down the last 2 years but calling them doormat makes you sound ill informed and stupid. Keppel is a doormat. Ontario is a doormat. Chaffey, up until last year went to the CIF Playoffs 9 consecutive years reaching the semis twice and were 2 points away from shocking Los Osos and going to the semi’s for a third time in 2008.They won league titles in 2004, 2005, and 2008. They finished second in 2006 and 2007 to 2x CIF Champ Colony. now I agree they are not a high caliber opponent for Damien but at the time the schedule was set (2008) they would have given Damien everything they could handle.

  • BFD

    WTF SAID

    Damien and Chaffey are both doormats. They both SUCK! Who cares about the past……

    Stay off the donuts Gano, man your interview presence is scary!

  • Amat Dad

    I would never call any team a door mat, that’s just immature and ridiculous. But some teams have been really down the last few years. Amat needed a blow out win like Damien needed one. Amat got their’s against La Mirada, while Damien got their’s against Chaffey. So there you go, both teams riding high after this week’s big blow outs. What does that mean for next week?

    I believe Damien is an improved team from last year. I think they will play an inspired game at home next week. But I believe they are still a tier or two away from competing against Amat. I don’t think Amat blows them out like last year. But I see the score being something like 31-14.

    Let’s be realistic, Amat is not big up front, so that does let opponents compete more against us this year. But what we lack in size, we more than make up in skill positions and speed.

  • WTF?

    I knew an idiot would make a stupid and ridiculous comment in response to my statements and BFD you win the prize. Let’s just throw inane things against the wall and see if one sticks. Is that your game? Just like your name, which is probably your nickname because you celebrate simple tasks like wiping your rear end on your own that leaves people scratching their heads and saying “BFD.” That’s your comeback? And I’m sure you want Gano to stay away from the donuts so you can eat them right fat ass? Your a punk.