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Bishop Amat’s Garcia has big night: Bishop Amat High scored on its first six possessions and quarterback Damian Garcia had a near record night, throwing for 418 yards and five touchdowns in a 52-22 rout of visiting Chaminade to head into its bye week tied for first in the Mission League with its third straight league win for the first time since 2010.
Garcia threw four of his touchdown passes to Brandon Arconado, and emerging junior running back Torreahno Sweet had another solid game, rushing for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
Garcia did all his work in three quarters before sitting out the fourth. He was chasing legendary Pat Haden’s 1969 single-game record of 470 yards passing before taking a seat.
Los Altos stuns Charter Oak: Los Altos ruined homecoming for longtime rival Charter Oak with a 29-7 win over the Chargers on Friday night.
The Conquerors (3-4, 1-1), one of the preseason favorites to win the Hacienda League, had lost three consecutive games but find themselves right back in the race and may have turned their season around with the win.
The Conquerors defense set the tone for the game when Kyle Durham intercepted a Chargers pass at his own 40-yard line and ran it back to the Charter Oak 34 with 9:36 left in the first quarter.
Glendora knocks out Ayala: Two games into its Palmoares League tenure, the Glendora High School football team couldn’t be happier.
Ayala, conversely, wasn’t thrilled to reunite with its former Sierra League nemesis Friday night.
Glendora held the Bulldogs to 208 total yards in a 27-7 win to remain undefeated in league play and hand a crucial loss to arguably their toughest competition for the Palomares League title.
Etiwanda 35, Damien 6 – That just about does it for the Spartans playoff hopes. Chino Hills in town next.
Diamond Ranch 31, Walnut 10 — It’s one of the games the Ranch had to win to keep playoff hopes alive.
Los Altos 29, Charter Oak 7 — One of the night’s stunners, a drink-your-bottle-of-get-tough win for the Conqs.
West Covina 42, Chino 16 – You can say it now, West Covina steps ahead as favorite to take Hacienda.
Bishop Amat 52, Chaminade 22 — QB Damian Garcia could have broke Pat Haden’s single-game record if they left him in the fourth quarter. Garcia finished with 418 yards and 5 TDs. Haden’s record is 470 yards set in 1969.
Mission Valley League
Rosemead 33, Gabrielino 14 – Panthers on their way to the Mission Valley League title.
El Monte 44, South El Monte 14 – Lions have turned it around the past two weeks.
Baldwin Park 38, Sierra Vista 0 — I tweeted Baldwin Park by 28 points. I was close.
Gladstone 47, Duarte 7 – Absolute stunner that the Gladiators won this easy.
Azusa 69, Workman 0 -- Nice tuneup for Aztecs heading into Baldwin Park shodown next week.
Claremont 25, Diamond Bar 0 – You got to ask, what happened to the Brahmas?
Glendora 27, Ayala 7 – Tartans continue to shy why they’re No. 1 in the Central.
South Hills 26, Bonita 21 — Arguably the best turnaround from a down-and-out team in a while.
Valle Vista League
Covina 55, Rowland 0 – Wondering if the Colts can give San Dimas a game next week.
Northview 42, Wilson 0 — Only obstacle left is a date with rival Covina on Halloween.
San Dimas 49, Nogales 0 -- You didn’t think the Saints would lose three straight did ya?
Bassett 42, Ganesha 0 — It’s been a turnaround season for the Olympians.
La Puente 62, Garey 35 – Five different players scored for the Warriors