Glendora wins a thriller over Charter Oak, 38-37; Northview loses first game

Glendora proves its a force in the Central: Glendora followed the same script that it used to win the Mayor’s Trophy last year.
In a battle of CIF-Southern Section Central Division powers, The Tartans trailed Charter Oak at the half and came back to beat the Chargers in the last few minutes, 38-37, at Citrus College on Thursday night.
The winning score came on Justin Frazier’s 8-yard run with 4:40 left in the gam, which capped a five-play drive following a fumble recovery by Joel Stone at the Chargers’ 18-yard line.
The Chargers appeared to have stopped the Tartans on a fourth-down play at the 16-yard line, but a pass interference penalty gave Glendora life.
“That’s what you’re going to get when you get Charter Oak-Glendora,” Tartans coach Jerry Lewallen said. “That was just two good football teams. We got off to a quick start and Charter Oak made some plays to get back in it.”

Northview’s loses first game: The La Sierra High School football team mounted a massive second-half comeback Thursday night to hand Northview its first loss of the year, 41-34, in a non-league contest.
The Eagles trailed 28-7 at halftime, but outscored the Vikings 34-6 in the second half to improve to 2-3 at the end of nonleague play. La Sierra equaled its 41 points from last week, making it five consecutive games with at least 20 points.
The Vikings had held each of their last three opponents to just six points, going on to win each game. The defense picked up where it left off for the first half of the game. However, La Sierra managed to turn around its offense to drop Northview’s record to 4-1 as it goes into the league portion of the schedule.

Thursday’s games and predictions
Muir 30, Glendale 0
California 56, Magnolia 6
Glendora 38, Charter Oak 37
La Sierra 41, Northview 34
La Canada 26, Rio Hondo Prep 19

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  • reality

    Pretty funny quote from the smart veteran coach. Unless I’m reading wrong his roster of 73 guys is full of 200 plus pounders. And he says he has speed. What else do you want coach? Charter does not let anyone roll them in the SGV. 28-15 CO.

    • AMAT 73

      Anyone except AMAT , but I also like CO in this one , Coaching will be the difference as I am sure all those LB sized guys that Big Lou speaks of on CO’s D will be all over Fink .

      • reality

        C’mon 73. You’re not comparing Amat to CO are you? You guys are not in the SGV you’re in the SEC.

        • AMAT 73

          By no means am I doing that . You stated CO does not let ANYONE roll them in the SGV . Last time I checked AMAT is in the SGV .Just some friendly banter . SEC !!!!

  • GP AKA Green Machine

    I am taking Glendora in this one. After watching the highlights, I just feel they are more physical than Charter Oak. I am not sure how talented or speedy Damien is, but I can imagine that Glendora’s a better football team with Fink, and just don’t see them being slower or Smaller than Damien. If i am correct, Glendora should win this game. I know CO can stretch and space the field in ways Los Altos couldn’t. I Don’t think Co will be able to run the ball at will, so they will need to protect Brown. I see this being tied at half time, tied going into the 4th, and Fink will get the go ahead score and Glendora’s D holds in the final minute.

    • G-Town Observer

      I think Glendora wins 28-10. Glendora too big and defense will hold CO’s ground game. If CO cant protect their QB gonna be a long night for their offense

  • Ray_Morehart

    Straight up gamesmanship by Farrar

  • New York

    I’m sure every coach from the Central Division will be at this game. Two good football programs going toe-to-toe. Gotta love border rivalries.

  • Frank Castro

    Well Fred, It will be a great contrast of Size vs. Speed and
    which team can execute their will on the other team. They say that Speed Kills and you got to enjoy the contrast in styles! Is that Lou Holtz or Lou Farrar in the interview down playing his chances? Some how I do not remember Lou caring when he had the both Size and Speed advantage on the rest of the Division opponents. Looking forwarded to the this game.

    Frankie “C” in LV Go Bearcats!

  • Tan K Solot

    CO will win if they come out strong and stay focused. These game at Citrus with all that red checker board stuff and that scotty dog and bagpipers. It can get to you. Glendora gets breaks like no other team I’ve ever seen play at Citrus. CO needs to knock em down and keep em down.
    Let’s go CO!!

    • Nomoredrama

      Yeah, I’m sure it was all the red checkerboard, aka “plaid” stuff, Scotty dog, bagpipes and playing at citrus is why CO lost, lol

  • WCDan

    Uhhhh, Uhhhh….. ok what was that again Fred? Oh yeah!!! You must have meant “AFTER” CO plays Glendora that they wouldn’t lose another game for the rest of the year, right? Or was it before? Come on now help me out here Fred.

    • Tan K Solot

      The Chargers had ’em. Glendora hung in there long enough to let CO screw it up at the end. Oh well, maybe a playoff rematch. Hopefully not at Citrus.

      • WCDan

        It was a good effort by both teams, Glendora at first looked like they were going to run all over CO with those two early scoring drives, CO toughened up and made stops and opened things up with their passing game. Matt Fink was a defensive headache with his running/scrambling ability. Glendora had a couple other opportunities to score with long passes but smart CO DB’s held the shirts of Glendora recievers to keep them from getting to the passes. Better to get a 15 yard PI than to let a TD happen. Glendora DB’s did it once or twice too. Both teams played hard, The teams were pretty even. I like the physical play by the Glendora safety #7, if you were a reciever going into his zone you had to know you were going to pay a price for going up for a ball. Zion Echols was a threat to score from anywhere on the field.

  • FredJ

    I’ll take my medicine …. looking at the schedule I thought Charter Oak would run the table …. Big win for the Tartans

    • WCDan

      Had to give you a hard time Fred, Central is too tight to call this early in the season.

  • Bob Miller

    Good high school football game last night. Props to Glendora, both teams gave tremendous effort. Both teams are for sure a contender for the Central title. Two games of interest tonight for the Central will be Monrovia vs. Los Altos and Colony at La Habra. We may a better picture of the top teams after this week, as most teams head into league play next week.

  • Frank Castro

    Well Fred and Aram, Is that the QB that was not
    very Fast? Well maybe not D1 Fast but fast enough at this High School Level. Turn Over’s and the team ability to take advantage of them was the Key. Both teams have some good Athletic and it showed on Thursday. I’m sure there were allot of coaches scouting
    at this game. Everyone got their monies worth.Now it’s on to the Second Season and League play as the REAL FUN begins.

    Frankie “C” in LV…….. Go Bearcats!