Crescenta Valley, Glendale high football set for rematch

Football: Falcons, Nitros meet a year removed from Glendale's upset victory, while St. Francis hosts tough Cathedral squad.

October 16, 2013
  • ARCHIVE PHOTO: Crescenta Valley High running back Jonathan Jun will look to help spark the Falcons to a Pacific League win against Glendale Friday.
ARCHIVE PHOTO: Crescenta Valley High running back Jonathan… (Tim Berger/Staff…)

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

One of the biggest upset victories of the 2012 football season came when Glendale High topped Crescenta Valley for the first time in nine years.

While revenge may play a small factor when the two teams meet again at 7 p.m. Friday at Moyse Field, the Falcons will have bigger things, namely a Pacific League title, on their minds.

Crescenta Valley kept its hopes alive with an upset victory of its own over Burbank in overtime, 48-47, last week. The instant classic against the Burbank, which is ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division, ended after CV’s gutsy, successful two-point conversion.

“It was a phenomenal game,” Falcons Coach Paul Schilling said. “Now what we have to do is get back to life. We lost to Glendale last year and that’s a big motivation for us.”


The Nitros (2-4, 0-3) suffered their third straight loss at home Thursday to Arcadia, 14-6.

“Defensively, the guys played well, but offensively we just couldn’t make a big play when we needed one,” Glendale Coach John Tuttle said.

Like it did last year, Glendale will have a chance to bounce back and get the biggest win of its season.

“The kids have played hard all year so far and we have a big game coming up this week,” Tuttle said.

Glendale overcame a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit in doing so in its 20-17 win over the Falcons. It was also Glendale’s first league win against a team other than Hoover since 2008.

Offensive identities of the Falcons and Nitros are polar opposites, with CV relying on its aerial attack and Glendale doing most of its work on the ground.

Crescenta Valley sits in a four-way tie for second place in league with a 5-1, 2-1 in league record. Burbank (5-1), Arcadia (4-2) and Burroughs (3-3) have identical league records. Muir is in sole possession of first place with a 5-1, 3-0 mark.

“We feel like we’re back in the race, we have to keep this thing going and keep that feeling alive,” Schilling said. “I don’t want this feeling to end.”

Hoover at Burroughs, 7 p.m.: The Tornadoes’ task of getting back on the winning side of things gets tougher this week when they travel to Memorial Field for their fourth Pacific League game Thursday night.

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