Thursday Final: Montebello rallies to beat Whittier; Rosemead falls to Artesia

Rosemead comes up short: Rosemead High football head coach Matt Castaneda said his team is very close to being good despite a rough start to this new season. The Panthers showed that potential by rallying in the second half before falling short against Artesia 40-27 in nonleague action on Thursday night.
Rosemead (0-3) found itself down 32-13 at halftime before trimming the Pioneers’ lead to 32-27 to start the fourth quarter. However, a fumble and a few other mistakes allowed Artesia to score one more touchdown that sealed the game.

Montebello overcomes big deficit to win: Even though Montebello High’s football team faced a three-score deficit going into halftime, the team did not once think about hitting the panic button.
Things were not looking good for the Oilers (2-1) early in the game, with senior quarterback Gabriel Tapia only having 49 passing yards and 40 on the ground.However, the visiting Oilers overcame the three-touchdown margin by scoring four touchdowns in the third quarter, en route to a 48-40 victory over Whittier on Thursday in a nonleague game at California High.

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