Monrovia, but might have saved its season Friday with a 25-19 win
against South Pasadena.
The Spartans have a game Friday against host Temple City.
La Canada plays in Division X and could exercise a loophole to
grab a playoff spot should it finish fourth in league. Like Division
III, there are five leagues in Division X. With the top three teams
from each league automatically qualifying for the postseason, La
Canada might be awarded an at-large berth and a trip to second-ranked
El Segundo or top-ranked Gardena Serra.
For that to happen, the Spartans will need to develop a consistent
offense. La Canada went a mind-boggling 78 minutes 48 seconds without
scoring until running back Elliott Seymour tallied the first of his
three touchdowns against South Pasadena.
At least the Spartans, which finished second in league last year
after winning the league championship in 2000, can control their own
destiny to some degree. La Canada finishes its regular season against
winless Pasadena Blair and could receive some help from South
Pasadena if the Tigers can crack San Marino's air-tight defense.
GRIDIRON VIEWS is a high school football column that appears
Tuesdays. Charles Rich is a staff writer. He can be reached at
637-3228 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org