Thursday Wrap: Los Altos outlasts St. Paul in thriller; South Hills with shocker win of the night

Thursday’s high school football results

St. Paul 31, Los Altos 25, 20T
As far as thrilling finishes go, this was fun. Los Altos hung around long enough to take its first lead late in the fourth quarter, but St. Paul came back with big plays and big stops to squeeze out a 31-25 victory in double-overtime to remain undefeated on Thursday. St. Paul running back Mateo Rico scored his second touchdown on a 2-yard run to win the game in double OT, improving the Swordsmen, ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division 5, to 3-0.

Glendora 21, Charter Oak 7
Glendora took home the Mayor’s Trophy for the first time since 2013 with a 21-7 win over Charter Oak at Citrus College on Thursday night. The Chargers (0-3) were playing with heavy hearts as head coach Lou Farrar’s older sister passed away Thursday morning after battling a long illness. “We’ll miss her,” Farrar said. “She was a one of the biggest Chargers fans for a long time.” The Tartans (2-1) scored twice in the fourth quarter to break a 7-7 tie in a defensive battle that looked destined for overtime.

Pomona 53, El Rancho 27
Pomona High School’s source of optimism toward a fifth consecutive Miramonte League title this season rested with the return of quarterback Daniel Limon, who lived up to the billing Thursday. The senior threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Red Devils to their second consecutive win with a 53-27 victory over visiting El Rancho in a nonleague game.

South Hills 19, San Juan Hills 7
Throughout the history of its football program, South Hills High has never shied away from challenging some of the top teams from Orange County and coming away successful. It happened again Thursday night. Junior Juaquin Elliott had 31 carries for 120 yards and scored both of South Hills’ touchdowns as the Huskies (3-0) upset San Juan Hills 19-7 at Covina District Field.

Thursday’s final scores
St. Paul 31, Los Altos 25 (2OT)
South Hills 19, San Juan Hills 7
Pomona 53, El Rancho 27
Glendora 21, Charter Oak 7
South El Monte 28, Nogales 21
Gabrielino 23, Sierra Vista 7

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  • Conq ’76

    Headline is backwards…St Paul outlasted LA…VERY entertaining game, LA could have bowed out early but kept battling and had opportunities to pull out a win. Helmets off to the Swordsmen who could have folded as well..

  • hs sports news

    so should the over/under on charter oak wins this year be 2 or 3??? I think they are 50/50 against damien this week (although I think I still pick damien), then i think they lose to chino hills; could this be the year that west covina and walnut could actually beat them??? the no longer having out of area athletes and the “leadership” running out all of those coaches (lehigh, perris, evans…) is going to bury the old man