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St. Francis High football enjoys historic win, performance from Ty Gangi

Football: Golden Knights quarterback pulls off possible historic performance in 48-14 victory over Monrovia, while CV suffers late collapse.

October 08, 2013|By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com
  • St. Francis High quarterback Ty Gangi, left, had seven touchdowns in a 48-14 win over Monrovia.
St. Francis High quarterback Ty Gangi, left, had seven… (Mike Mullen )

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 71st year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the fifth meeting of the year.

KNIGHTS ENJOY BIG PERFORMANCES

While St. Francis High football Coach Jim Bonds acknowledged the hype surrounding his team’s trip to Monrovia last Friday, he said his team approached it like any other game.

It showed on the scoreboard, as the Knights posted yet another lopsided win, 48-14, over the Wildcats behind some incredible performances.

None was more impressive than St. Francis quarterback Ty Gangi, who logged seven total touchdowns on the night. The senior was named the team’s “Will to Win” player of the game after he threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns, ran for two scores and also caught a touchdown pass in the win.

“Ty had an incredible night. …He accounted for seven touchdowns, I haven’t seen anything like that,” said Bonds, who also earned his 100th victory with St. Francis Friday. “Some St. Francis faithful were asking me if anyone had ever done that before and I’m not sure.”

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Bonds also recognized Dylan Crawford’s “career game.” The sophomore wide receiver had four catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns to earn him the team’s co-offensive player of the game award, along with senior offensive lineman Austin Finton, who was named honorary captain for the game because of his ties to Monrovia High, as his mom is a graduate of the school.

Senior defensive lineman Ricky Urzua was the Golden Knights’ defensive player of the game. Defensively, St. Francis managed to keep the Wildcats elite running back Kurt Scoby in check. The senior, who transferred to Monrovia this summer and has spent time at six different schools, ran for 120 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

St. Francis will look to carry its 5-0 nonleague start into the Mission League, as it hits the road to face a winless St. Paul team (0-5).

FALCONS LOSE IT LATE

Panic didn’t set in for the Crescenta Valley High football team until it was finally down against Burroughs in a Pacific League game last week, Falcons Coach Paul Schilling said.

CV held a 17-3 fourth-quarter lead but a botched punt and three turnovers keyed a 21-0 Indians run in the final 6:08 of the game. Burroughs’ 24-17 win handed the Falcons (4-1, 1-1 in Pacific League) their first loss of the season.

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