Falcons, Nitros Attempt to Rebound

First published in the Oct. 2 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s football team lost to visiting Arroyo High of El Monte, 49-0, in a nonleague game on Friday, Sept. 24.
The Nitros (1-6 overall record) played Azusa High on Friday, Oct. 1, losing 32-22. Glendale will host Hueneme of Oxnard this coming Friday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

CRESCENTA VALLEY

Crescenta Valley High School lost to host Pasadena, 46-0, in the Falcons’ Pacific League opener on Thursday, Sept. 30. The Falcons (1-4 overall record, 0-1 in league) will visit Burroughs of Burbank this coming Friday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL

Hoover had a bye last week. The Tornados (5-1 overall record) played Castaic last night, and lost, 48-6. Hoover will host Maywood CES in a nonleague game on Friday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

Hoover, CVHS Are Victorious; Glendale Falls

First published in the Sept. 18 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Hoover continued its winning streak by defeating host Roybal of Los Angeles, 30-6, in a nonleague contest last Friday. With the victory, the Tornados (4-0 record) have their most wins in a season since 2016 and more than the past four seasons combined. On the year, Hoover has outscored its opponents 147-42.
Sophomore quarterback Ethan Davis completed five passes for 95 yards while carrying five times for 55 yards.
Meanwhile, junior Andrew Torres had a team-high 13 carries for 28 yards and three touchdowns.
Sophomore Joseph Dizon had four receptions for 46 yards, while junior Daniel Rangel and sophomore Isaac Perez each had one reception for 46 and five yards, respectively. Continue reading “Hoover, CVHS Are Victorious; Glendale Falls”

Nitros Blanked by San Gabriel in Third Road Game

First published in the Sept. 4 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

The Glendale High School football team had the unenviable task of playing its third consecutive road game of the season and it wasn’t the result that the Nitros had hoped for.
Host San Gabriel controlled the ball with the ground game, keeping Glendale at bay, for a 37-0 victory over the Nitros in nonleague action in a rare Thursday afternoon contest. Continue reading “Nitros Blanked by San Gabriel in Third Road Game”

Nitros Defeated by La Cañada in Nonleague Game

The fans were back, the cheerleaders were cheering and the band had returned as Glendale High School traveled to La Cañada on Thursday evening.
The Nitros, who came in looking for its first win after dropping their season opener last week, were outplayed by the host Spartans in the first half, but finished strong in the 58-21 La Cañada victory in a nonleague game.
“It was a slow start. We wanted to play defense better. In the first half we didn’t tackle well,” Glendale coach Jacob Ochoa said. “We’re trying to build. We talked to them at halftime and told them just to go out there and have some fun. I wanted to see smiles and play some football because it’s been a hard, rough road for Glendale football.” Continue reading “Nitros Defeated by La Cañada in Nonleague Game”