Spartans stun San Marino, alter Rio Hondo League

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La Cañada football pulled off the upset late Friday night, taking advantage of some key turnovers to beat Rio Hondo no. 2 team San Marino, 14-10, in a game that altered the league landscape and the playoff chances for both teams.

“We made it harder on ourselves to get to the playoffs tonight,” said San Marino Head Coach D.R. Mooreland. “We had a lot of miscues and a lot of penalties. That’s football. It’s a game of ebb and flow. This time around, we couldn’t get it done.”

“This means a lot to us,” said La Cañada running back Daleep Sandhu. “Everyone looks down on us and now we got a chance to get to the playoffs.”

La Cañada is now 4-3 overall, 2-1 in league, usurping San Marino as the no. 2 team in Rio Hondo standings. They play South Pasadena next week and a win there will put them in the playoffs.

The loss for San Marino drops them to 6-2 overall, 1-2 in league. If they’re to advance to CIF through the Rio Hondo standings, they need to beat both Blair and Temple City in their final two games of the season.

Read the full story here.


Written by Seth Amitin

October 30, 2009 at 11:37 pm

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