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 second meeting of the year.
GADSBY ENJOYS RECORD-SETTING EFFORT
He completed 27 of 41 passes for a school-record 483 yards. It also marked the second straight game that Gadsby tossed six touchdowns in a game.
“He’s been amazing to watch,” Crescenta Valley Coach Paul Schilling said. “In two games, he’s thrown 12 touchdowns and no interceptions.”
While the Falcons have had little trouble accumulating points on offense, there have been some pressing concerns on defense that Schilling would like to see shored up.
“We had 618 yards of total offense and that’s great when you score 56 points,” Schilling said. “We also gave up 550 yards of total offense, so we want to tighten up on some things.”
Schilling also praised the effort of Kevin Hello, a senior linebacker and running back who finished with two touchdowns against San Marino.
Hello’s first came on a punt he blocked and recovered in the end zone for a touchdown late in the third quarter. His other score came on a 36-yard run with about four minutes remaining in the game that raised Crescenta Valley’s lead to 56-45.
“Everything went great for him,” Schilling said.
The Falcons, who improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2001, will face host La Cañada (2-0) in a nonleague game Friday.
GANGI FLOURISHING WITH GOLDEN KNIGHTS
There’s another local quarterback who has also been more than holding his own. St. Francis High senior signal-caller Ty Gangi has likewise helped the Golden Knights get to a 2-0 start.
Gangi’s latest effort showed how versatile he can be running St. Francis’ offense. He finished with four total touchdowns in St. Francis’ 35-14 nonleague home win against Righetti on Friday.
Gangi completed 15 of 22 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns and added six carries for 59 yards and one touchdown.
“He’s been everything we’ve hoped for in these first two games,” said St. Francis Coach Jim Bonds, a former quarterback at Hart High and UCLA. “He’s been a great leader in helping run our offense.
“We were able to get up on Righetti early and take them out of it.”
The Golden Knights are ranked No. 6 in the latest CIF Southern Section Western Division poll entering Thursday’s nonleague home contest against La Mirada (0-3).
VAQS HEADING IN RIGHT DIRECTION AFTER DEFEAT
For the first three quarters, Glendale Community College stayed close with host San Bernardino Valley. The Vaqueros, trailed, 28-12, through three quarters before seeing San Bernardino Valley tally 17 fourth-quarter points en route to a 45-18 nonconference victory.
“We thought this game would be a good test for us and it was,” Glendale Coach John Rome said. “We held our own for the first three quarters and then we made some mistakes in the fourth quarter.
“I still think we have a team that’s heading in the right direction.”
Freshman quarterback Sean Murphy completed 30 of 59 passes for 271 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Wide receiver William Fennessy caught both touchdowns passes.
Glendale (1-1) will meet visiting San Diego Mesa in a nonconference game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sartoris Field.