Monrovia, Bishop Amat continue league turnaround; Muir comes up short


Saturday Morning Quarterback: The stage is set.
It took awhile for Bishop Amat to brush visiting Alemany, but it pulled away from a tie game at half to post a 42-22 victory to set up next week’s Mission League championship game at Chaminade, and now you have to believe the Lancers have a shot.
Especially after Chaminade had to sweat out a 40-35 victory over Notre Dame on Friday.

Bishop Amat football keeps rolling in Mission: Bishop Amat’s Blake Archuleta and Damian Moore led a balanced offensive attack while the defense figured out Alemany in the second half in a convincing 42-22 victory over Alemany at Kiefer Stadium on Friday night.
The Lancers (5-4, 5-0) travel to Chaminade next Friday, with the winner being the outright Mission League champion.
Amat overcame a sluggish start, pulling away with 35 consecutive points after trailing by seven in the second quarter.

Monrovia stuns once-beaten San Marino: It was a struggle, but for the 14th time in 15 years, the Wildcats did it again.In a game that saw numerous lead changes, the Monrovia High football team (3-6, 3-0) defeated host San Marino 42-37 on Friday to win the Rio Hondo League championship.
The Wildcats were led by Maury Rams IV. The junior carried the ball 22 times for 230 yards and scored three touchdowns. Also turning in an outstanding performance was quarterback Trevor McPherson. The senior completed 9 of 13 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns.

Santa Fe stays undefeated in Del Rio: The Santa Fe High football team came into this season with a chip on its shoulder.After last season’s defensive coordinator and former Chiefs standout Romeo Pellum resigned, it was presumed that the team might suffer a setback in 2017. That notion quickly became an afterthought once Del Rio League play kicked off when the Chiefs knocked off reigning champion La Serna.

La Serna continues to roll: After a loss in the first game of the Del Rio League football season to current leader Santa Fe High School three weeks ago, La Serna has been on a major scoring frenzy, scoring 136 points while winning three consecutive games.
The latest was a 42-17 win over visiting El Rancho on Friday night at California High.
“That first game is in our rear view mirror and it’s definitely taught us a lot about ourselves,” said La Serna coach Andy George about the DRL opening loss.

Muir rally comes up short: The Muir High football team came into its game against Burbank with a chance to solidify its case to make the CIF-Southern Section Division 9 playoffs, assuming it could pull off the upset win against the Pacific League’s first place team. Muir was certainly up to the challenge and nearly had a chance to tie or win the game in regulation. However, the Mustangs fell seven yards short, losing 38-31 on Friday night.
With the loss, Muir (5-4, 3-3) will have to defeat archrival Pasadena in next week’s Turkey Tussle showdown to have any chance of reaching the postseason.

Friday’s results
FREEWAY LEAGUE
La Habra 50, Buena Park 14
Sunny Hills 34, Sonora 7
Fullerton 34, Troy 10
OLYMPIC LEAGUE
Valley Christian 67, Whittier Christian 14
ALMONT LEAGUE
Schurr 56, Bell Gardens 10
Alhambra 56, Keppel
Montebello 40, San Gabriel 6
ANGELUS LEAGUE
St. Paul 34, La Salle 9
Cathedral 46, Salesian 0
BASELINE LEAGUE
Los Osos 41, Chino Hills 34
Rancho Cucamonga 56, Damien 9
Upland 77, Etiwanda 21
DEL RIO LEAGUE
Santa Fe 34, California 13
La Serna 42, El Rancho 17
HACIENDA LEAGUE
Charter Oak 48, Chino 10
Diamond Ranch 59, Walnut 14
Los Altos 36, West Covina 22
MIRAMONTE LEAGUE
Ganesha 55, Bassett 14
La Puente 27, Garey 21
MISSION LEAGUE
Bishop Amat 42, Alemany 22
Chaminade 40, Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks 35
Serra 34, Crespi 0
MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE
Arroyo 45, Mountain View 14
South El Monte 28, El Monte 0
Gabrielino vs. Pasadena Marshall
MONTVIEW LEAGUE
Gladstone 14, Duarte 6
Nogales 56, Sierra Vista 6
Azusa 50, Workman 7
PACIFIC LEAGUE
Crescenta Valley 50, Glendale 7
Burbank 38, Muir 31
Arcadia 39, Pasadena 14
PALOMARES LEAGUE
Ayala 45, Claremont 7
South Hills 56, Diamond Bar 6
Glendora 55, Bonita 30
PREP LEAGUE
Pasadena Poly 2, Firebaugh 0 (For)
Rio Hondo Prep 40, Trinity Classical Academy 14
RIO HONDO LEAGUE
Monrovia 42, San Marino 37
Temple City 33, La Cañada 13
SOUTH CATHOLIC LEAGUE
Bishop Montgomery 27, Bosco Tech 6
Verbum Dei at Cantwell-Sacred Heart
SUBURBAN LEAGUE
Artesia 87, Cerritos 32
La Mirada 41, Glenn 25
Mayfair 51, Bellflower 7
VALLE VISTA LEAGUE
Covina 28, Wilson 9

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