On defense, Dodge recorded eight tackles as a linebacker. La
Canada also received stellar defensive outings from Erik Dowling,
Gavin Thomson, Drake Singleton, Jack Smith, Brandon Childs, Bin
Alexander, Kyle Hughes, Anthony Lombardo, Lopez, Hammerli, Eric
Guzman, Laverdiere, Sember, Smiland and Simpson. Sember finished with
La Canada 38, El Monte Jets 0: La Canada won its second
consecutive contest Saturday in Baldwin Park.
La Canada scored in the first quarter on its first possession on a
28-yard run by running back Chris Rey. Alex Clash had a 15-yard run
to help set up Rey's run. Clash then scored on a 74-yard run to give
the Gladiators a 12-0 lead in the first quarter.
La Canada used some strong defensive play to build a 20-0 halftime
lead. Sean Lacey blocked a punt at the 5-yard line and cornerback
Marcus Thompson recovered the ball for a touchdown. Thompson scored
on the two-point conversion.
La Canada's offensive line was led by Reid Gantney, Bobby Pardo,
Taylor Murphy, Ron Wolter, Bernard Kozacik, Kevin Cude and tight end
On defense, Lacy and linebackers Darwin Bacelis and Robinson each
blocked a punt. Zak Coffee, Phil Moses, Andrew Farestveit, Joe
Cuellar, Charles Kimbrough and Nick Alegria stopped El Monte's
Parker Haleen, Ryan Michael, Schuyler Murphy and Shelton Miles
played well on defense for La Canada.
After Bacelis blocked a punt, Robinson threw a 24-yard touchdown
pass to wide receiver Chris Hieber to make it 26-0 in the third
quarter. La Canada closed out the scoring in the third quarter on a
35-yard run by Rey to make it 32-0. Robinson had earlier blocked a