Crescenta Valley High football relives overtime win

Football: Falcons still on high after 48-47 overtime win over Burbank High Friday night.

October 15, 2013|By Andrew Shortall,
  • Crescenta Valley High football's Ryan Cancelosi coasts into the end zone during the Falcons' 48-47 overtime win over Burbank.
Crescenta Valley High football's Ryan Cancelosi… (Tim Berger/Staff…)

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 sixth meeting of the year.


With impeccable timing, the Crescenta Valley High football team got its biggest win of the year a week after its first loss.

At the Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club Tuesday, Falcons Coach Paul Schilling was all too happy to recount his team’s 48-47 overtime Pacific League win against a then-undefeated Burbank.

“That was an amazing game to be a part of, we’re still trying to get my heart rate back to normal,” Schilling said. “We tried to tell the kids you don’t get to experience things like that all the time.”

After leading the whole game, it appeared it may not end in CV’s favor Friday night at Moyse Field. With the game tied at 40, the Falcons (5-1, 2-1 in league) drove the ball into field-goal range, but missed a 32-yard field goal with nine seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.


While momentum may have been going toward Burbank (5-1, 2-1), it seemed the opposite to Schilling when the coaches and players met in the middle of the field for the overtime coin toss.

“Burbank was in shock, they’re very good and they didn’t think we could play with them,” he said. “Our guys were just excited, fired up and their guys were stunned and couldn’t believe it — their coach, too. We played off that.”

Still, the Bulldogs opened the extra frame with a touchdown for their first lead, 47-40, of the night. Crescenta Valley responded with what appeared to be a reverse that was tossed back to quarterback Brian Gadsby for a flea-flicker pass.

Gadsby, who finished 26 of 32 for 367 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, hit wide receiver Chase Walker (226 yards, two touchdowns on 11 catches) for a 38-yard touchdown.

Those two connected again on a gutsy two-point conversion pass in the back of the end zone, as Walker dragged his feet just inbounds to end the game.


Fresh off earning his 100th win with the St. Francis High football team, the only talk of Jim Bonds’ personal milestone came from a shout in the crowd of “100th win,” which drew applause from those in attendance, before Bonds’ speech.

“Thank you,” said Bonds, who has posted a 100-56 record since taking over as the Golden Knights coach in 2000, humbly.

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