Nogales wins first league title since 1991: A year after being knocked out of the playoffs on the final game, Nogales put all those bad memories to rest with a shockingly easy 41-10 victory over Azusa on Friday at Citrus College to go undefeated in the Montview League and win its first league title since 1991.
The Nobles’ defense entered allowing a fraction over three points per game in league and they dominated while their offense went to work, building a 25-point halftime lead even though starting quarterback Joshua Lopez sat out the first quarter.
Lopez still threw for 158 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown.
La Habra clinches Freeway title: La Habra drove for touchdowns at the start of both halves and relied on its defense the rest of the way to claim the Freeway League title Friday night, Nov. 3, with a 17-0 triumph at Fullerton.Skyler Taylor ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, surpassing 1,100 yards for the season, and the Highlanders (7-3 overall, 5-0 Freeway) limited Fullerton (6-4, 4-1) to 130 yards and seven first downs through the first three quarters en route to their 10th league championship in 11 years.
Bishop Amat no match against Chaminade: It’s not often that a running back who scores four touchdowns and a 2-point conversion in a league championship game is not the No. 1 star of the contest.
But Chaminade quarterback Ryan Stevens was just that good against Bishop Amat on Friday night.
Stevens was nearly perfect in leading the Eagles to their first Mission League championship since 2012, completing 23 of 26 passes to power Chaminade to a 57-33 victory over visiting Bishop Amat.
St. Francis title bid comes up short: In a football game between two evenly matched teams playing for a championship, it’s expected things would go back and forth.
That was true between St. Francis and Cathedral for most of Friday’s game, before Cathedral came up with clutch plays in the fourth quarter to win the Angelus League title 28-16.
The Phantoms (9-1, 5-0) will host a game in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs, while St. Francis (9-1, 4-1) will find out on Sunday if it will have a home game in the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs.
Muir wins the Turkey Tussle: Down five. Four minutes to go.
In a last-ditch effort, Pasadena went for a two-point conversion late in the 71st Turkey Tussle at the Rose Bowl on Friday night against crosstown rival Muir to try to chip away at the Mustangs’ lead.
The attempt failed, Muir scored in the dying moments of the Pacific League game and defeated Pasadena 33-21 to claim the Victory Bell for the second year in a row.
— Vincent Nguyen (@ReporterVince) November 4, 2017
Damien finishes with a win: In a game that could have gone either way, Damien knocked off visiting Etiwanda 34-28 in a Baseline League finale Friday night to force a three-way tie for third place.
Damien, Etiwanda and Los Osos all finished with 2-3 league records, leaving a coin flip to decide the No. 3 spot out of the Baseline League for the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs between Damien and Etiwanda, while Los Osos will await its fate for the Division 5 postseason.
The crazy scenario was all set up by Damien’s improbable victory, which allowed the Spartans (6-4 overall) to snap a three-game losing streak.
Pasadena Poly wins Prep League title: The Rio Hondo Prep High football team knew that it faced a tall order against Prep League rival Pasadena Poly.
]For about three quarters and a half, the Kares managed to hold a second-half lead against the reigning league champion Panthers.
But after Pasadena Poly running back Jackson Treister broke off a go-ahead 61-yard touchdown run with 2:36 remaining in the game, Rio Hondo Prep had to go to the air with little time left.
FRIDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
La Habra 17, Fullerton 0
Sunny Hills 49, Buena Park 7
Sonora 21, Troy 14
Schurr 48, Alhambra 20
Montebello 45, Bell Gardens 15
San Gabriel 14, Keppel 0
Cathedral 28, St. Francis 16
Harvard-Westlake 53, La Salle 23
St. Paul 42, Salesian 6
Rancho Cucamonga 62, Chino Hills 14
Damien 34, Etiwanda 28
Upland 56, Los Osos 7
DEL RIO LEAGUE
La Serna 28, California 7
Charter Oak 52, West Covina 0
Diamond Ranch 42, Los Altos 6
Chino 29, Walnut 19
Pomona 40, Ganesha 6
Chaminade 57, Bishop Amat 33
Alemany 27, Loyola 24
Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks 41, Crespi 7
MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE 14
Mountain View 20, Gabrielino 0
Rosemead 41, El Monte 14
South El Monte 65, Marshall 12
Workman 20, Duarte 0
Gladstone 31, Sierra Vista 28
Nogales 42, Azusa 10
Muir 33, Pasadena 21
Claremont 42, Diamond Bar 35
Pasadena Poly 20, Rio Hondo Prep 13
RIO HONDO LEAGUE
Monrovia 40, Temple City 20
San Marino 55, South Pasadena 14
SOUTH CATHOLIC LEAGUE
Cantwell-Sacred Heart 30, Bishop Montgomery 23
VALLE VISTA LEAGUE
San Dimas 62, Baldwin Park 0
Covina 28, Rowland 17
Northview 35, Wilson/HH 6
Whittier Christian 54, Ribet Academy 22