Titans Defeat La Cañada, Closing in on Playoff Spot

Justin Mesa and the San Marino sideline celebrate during the Titans’ 42-7 homecoming victory over La Cañada last Friday. With the win, SMHS controls its own destiny and must defeat Temple City on Nov. 1 to qualify for playoffs.
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Justin Mesa and the San Marino sideline celebrate during the Titans’ 42-7 homecoming victory over La Cañada last Friday. With the win, SMHS controls its own destiny and must defeat Temple City on Nov. 1 to qualify for playoffs.

The San Marino High School varsity football team picked up a big victory on a memorable evening, defeating visiting La Cañada, 42-7, in a Rio Hondo League game on homecoming night last Friday. Continue reading “Titans Defeat La Cañada, Closing in on Playoff Spot”

San Marino Shut Out by Monrovia in League

Nick Singhal was one of San Marino’s highlights in a 35-0 loss to Monrovia last Friday. The junior ran for 115 yards on 26 carries. The Titans fell to 1-6 on the season and will travel to South Pasadena for a league game this Friday.
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Nick Singhal was one of San Marino’s highlights in a 35-0 loss to Monrovia last Friday. The junior ran for 115 yards on 26 carries. The Titans fell to 1-6 on the season and will travel to South Pasadena for a league game this Friday.

The San Marino High School varsity football team faced a tough preseason schedule and it didn’t get any easier in its Rio Hondo League opener last Friday. Continue reading “San Marino Shut Out by Monrovia in League”

Titans Can’t Slow Down Newport Harbor in 48-7 Defeat

San Marino’s Cole Cribbs (white jersey) defends a pass against Newport Harbor.
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San Marino’s Cole Cribbs (white jersey) defends a pass against Newport Harbor.

The San Marino High School varsity football team couldn’t keep up with host Newport Harbor of Newport Beach, falling to the Sailors, 48-7, in a nonleague game last Friday.
Newport Harbor, No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Division 9, scored 48 unanswered points and brought the Titans down to 1-5 on the season.
San Marino was the first team to get on the board early when Niko Mavridis connected with Trond Grizzell for a 71-yard touchdown pass with just more than 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
That’s as good as it got for the Titans’ offense as junior quarterback Cole Lavin threw five touchdown passes for the Sailors, who improved to 5-0 on the season. He completed 20 of 25 passes for 222 yards. Continue reading “Titans Can’t Slow Down Newport Harbor in 48-7 Defeat”

Booth Too Much for San Marino in 20-7 Defeat

Trond Grizzell caught two passes for 33 yards during the Titans’ 20-7 loss.
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Trond Grizzell caught two passes for 33 yards during the Titans’ 20-7 loss.

The San Marino High School varsity football team defense did all it could keep its nonleague game against visiting El Monte within reach, but five-star recruit Davon Booth made enough big plays to help the Lions escape with 20-7 win over the Titans last Friday.
San Marino’s defense shone in the team’s home opener with three turnovers. Unfortunately for first-year head coach Justin Mesa, the offense cashed in on only one of them during the third quarter. An interception by Niko Mavridis put the Titans (0-3 overall record) in good position to score. On the fourth play of the drive, senior quarterback Connor Short connected with Neven Yarahmadi for a 13-yard touchdown with 4:02 remaining in the third. The extra point gave San Marino a 7-6 lead, its first of the season. Continue reading “Booth Too Much for San Marino in 20-7 Defeat”

San Marino Shows Improvement in Loss at Northview

Connor Short
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Coach Justin Mesa said Connor Short improved in the Titans’ 42-7 at Northview.
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Kourosh Hassibi brings down Covina Northview quarterback James Jimenez.

The San Marino High School varsity football team suffered a second consecutive loss last Friday as the Titans fell to host Covina Northview, 42-7, in a nonleague game last Friday.
The last time San Marino opened the season with two defeats was in 2016. The Titans managed to overcome the tough start and qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
First-year head coach Justin Mesa remains optimistic about his group despite being outscored 84-10 the past two weeks.
“I think we have been improving,” he said. “We’re improving on a weekly basis. Obviously, some of the results aren’t what we wanted and some of the performances aren’t what we wanted. We got of a lot of young guys that are playing varsity for the first time. Continue reading “San Marino Shows Improvement in Loss at Northview”