Covina in total control, shuts out Baldwin Park
By John Honel
Rock-solid defense and another long punt return for a touchdown by Mike Peters sparked the Covina High School football team to a 35-0 win over Baldwin Park on Thursday night at Covina District Field.
The Colts (5-2,2-1) scored first on a 6-yard touchdown run by Shazeb Mallick capping a seven-play, 74-yard drive with 3:59 left in the first quarter.
Mallick carried the ball 14 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns.
Gladstone pulls away in second half to remain unbeaten
By Garrett Fisch
Unbeaten Gladstone High School started slow but got its act together to beat Bassett 44-22 on Thursday night in a Montview League football game at Citrus College.
The Olympians’ defense started the game strong as it forced the Gladiators into intentionally grounding the ball in the end zone, resulting in a safety.
After the ensuing free kick, Bassett quarterback Nicolas Colmenero hit Jamel Greenfield on a 13-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 9-0.
The Gladiators’ offense didn’t take long to respond as it took three plays to drive 65 yards, scoring on a 55-yard pass from Kevin Amezquita to Sergio Torres.