Thursday final: La Puente holds off Gladstone, 27-19

La Puente finds its groove: Two teams that came into Thursday night’s nonleague game at Citrus College with two wins between them played as if a league title was on the line.
Gladstone and La Puente high schools had a combined 2-5 record, seemingly looking for a direction before their respective league schedules begin.
La Puente came away with a 27-19 win to improve to 2-2, while Gladstone fell to 1-4.
Warriors senior quarterback Jesse Hernandez completed 13 of 21 passes for a game-high 192 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 47 yards on 10 carries.

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