Flintridge Prep Defeats Milken, 29-15

First published in the Oct. 21 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Sophomore Noah Willingham rushed for three touchdowns to lead Flintridge Prep’s varsity football team to a 29-14 victory over Milken School of Los Angeles last week.
Christian Baydaline caught a touchdown pass from junior Jack Jones for the Wolves, who held a 29-point halftime lead.
Meanwhile, senior linebacker Nick Gonzalez was one of the top defensive players for Coach Russell White’s team.
A turnover as well as an onside kick recovery played key roles in Milken’s two second-half touchdowns.
Flintridge Prep, which has a 1-0 record in the Prep 8-Man League (4-1 overall), will play this Friday at Windward in Los Angeles at 3 p.m.

Cheung, Shepherd Lead Spartans Past Temple City, 48-0

First published in the Oct. 21 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity football team bounced back and snapped its two-game losing streak with an impressive, blowout victory against visiting Temple City, 48-0, in a Rio Hondo League game last Friday.
Spartan senior Brandon Shepherd and junior Corey Cheung’s running games helped LCHS move to fourth in Rio Hondo League play with a 1-2 record (5-3 overall).
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Spartans Lose Late Lead in 23-22 Setback

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School let an eight-point lead in the final quarter slip away as host South Pasadena rallied to score the game’s final nine points for a narrow 23-22 Rio Hondo League victory over the Spartans last Thursday evening.
The win improved the Tigers’ league record to 2-0 (4-3 overall). Meanwhile, the Spartans dipped to 0-2 in league (4-3 overall).
South Pasadena’s Aidan Kinney’s kicked an 18-yard field goal with 1:33 to play in the fourth quarter to provide the margin of victory.
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Falcons Defeat Burroughs, 14-7

First published in the Oct. 16 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Crescenta Valley High School has had Burroughs’ number in football recently, but so far this season the Falcons have struggled. So, when the Bears hosted the Falcons, the time seemed ripe for a change in fortune. However, CVHS did not cooperate.
In a tight game, Crescenta Valley scored early and then held off the host Bears for the 14-7 victory last Friday night at Burbank’s Memorial Field in Pacific League action. It was the fifth straight win in the series for the Falcons.
“Burroughs is always just a hard-nosed, tough football team. They grind it out,” CV coach Hudson Gossard said. “We battled them and we were able to come out with a win.”
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Spartans’ Big Game Tonight Has Dramatic Setting: Coliseum

First published in the Oct. 21 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The La Cañada High School varsity football team will take on Polytechnic School of Pasadena in the first Rio Hondo League contest between the two programs today, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.
With two league losses on the season for LCHS and a CIF Southern Section playoff berth on the line, first-year Spartan coach Dave Avramovich called the showdown with the Panthers a “must-win.”
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Glendale, Hoover Fall

First published in the Oct. 16 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity football team suffered its third straight nonleague loss at the hands of visiting Hueneme of Oxnard, 39-16, last Friday.
Quarterback Dennis Perez completed 12 of 24 passes for 169 yards for the Nitros (1-7 overall).
Senior Anthony Lopez caught two passes for 73 yards with one touchdown and senior Kerison Florita connected with Perez six times for 59 yards. Florita also returned a kickoff for a 64-yard touchdown.
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Bears Fall to CV, 14-7

First published in the Oct. 16 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Crescenta Valley High School has had Burroughs’ number in football recently, but so far this season the Falcons have struggled. So, when the Bears hosted Crescenta Valley, the time seemed ripe for a change in fortune. However, the Falcons did not cooperate.
In a tight game, Crescenta Valley scored early and then held off the host Bears for the 14-7 victory last Friday night at Memorial Field in Pacific League action. It was the fifth straight win in the series for the Falcons.
“Burroughs is always just a hard-nosed, tough football team. They grind it out,” CV coach Hudson Gossard said. “We battled them and we were able to come out with a win.”
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Tornados’ Football Program Storms Back Into the Picture

First published in the Oct. 16 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Hoover High’s varsity football team may have fallen one victory shy of tying the school record of six wins in a row achieved in 1953, but their 5-2 start this season certainly merited attention.
Especially when one considers that the team played its first game in nearly three years on Aug. 20.
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Bulldogs Defeated by Pasadena, 42-26

First published in the Oct. 9 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

It was the second Pacific League game for both a pair of Bulldogs football teams — those from Burbank High and Pasadena.
The hosts from BHS were looking to pick up their first league win, and the visitors looked to build on a successful league opening win.
Pasadena never trailed in the contest, although the second half was a real slugfest as Burbank tried to come back before time ran out.
Pasadena won the high-scoring affair, 42-26, Thursday night at Memorial Field.
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Hoover Falls From Ranks of Unbeaten

First published in the Oct. 9 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

By winning their first five football games of the season, the Hoover Tornados were off to their best start since 1953.
However, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
In game number six, the Tornados hosted Castaic High and proved no match for the Coyotes, who posted a 48-6 nonleague victory last Friday evening on campus at Herbert Hoover High.
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