Damien 52, Chaffey 6 — Spartans 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 14 — Special 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 ..