SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — A year ago, the Pasadena High football team defeated Hoover because it was too fast and when it got to the outside, the Tornadoes couldn't catch the Bulldogs.
Not much changed this season.
The Bulldogs rushed for 212 yards and limited the Tornadoes to 71 total yards through three quarters in a 41-7 Pacific League victory Friday at Moyse Field.
"Their speed was too much for us," Tornado Coach Chris Long conceded.
Pasadena's speed made a difference on offense and defense.
The Tornadoes (1-8, 0-6 in league) couldn't contain Bulldog running backs Cleo Bates and Chris Fuqua. Bates, a junior, had five rushes for 73 yards and a pair of touchdowns, both of which came when he took a rush to the outside and outran the Tornado defenders.