SOUTHEAST GLENDALE —- The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 70th year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the seventh meeting of the year.
With the Crescenta Valley High and Hoover football teams on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, there’s still a matter of pride when the teams meet.
The pride factor will be put to test when the teams meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Glendale High’s Moyse Field.
The Falcons and Tornadoes are both 3-5 and 1-4 in the Pacific League. Crescenta Valley and Hoover are tied for last place in league with Pasadena and Glendale. The top three teams in the league earn automatic playoff berths, down from four from last season.
Crescenta Valley suffered a 20-17 loss against Glendale on Friday and Hoover fell, 42-13, to Burroughs on Thursday.
“We played a good game against Glendale and we had some good [scoring] chances,” said Crescenta Valley Coach Paul Schilling, whose team will look to snap a three-game losing streak. “It’s a tough loss, and we saw some sad faces on Saturday.
“There’s a great lesson from losing and that’s seeing how you react. We have to play better and we know Hoover will play hard.”
Hoover Coach Andrew Policky said the Tornadoes will look to regroup and win for the second time in three games.
“We were riding high going into the Burroughs game after beating Pasadena,” Policky said. “We got smacked around and we couldn’t stop them at all.
“It wasn’t an impressive effort. Now, we have to put together a good plan and put on a good show against CV. We have a lot of respect for CV.”
Mired in a four-game losing streak, the schedule certainly doesn’t get an easier for St. Francis. The Golden Knights fell, 41-6, to visiting Gardena Serra, ranked No. 3 in the latest CIF Southern Section Western Division poll, in a Mission League home game Thursday night.
Next up for St. Francis (3-5, 0-3) will be visiting Chaminade (7-1, 3-0) at 7 p.m. Friday. The Eagles are No. 2 in the division.
The losing skid has taken a bit of a toll on veteran St. Francis Coach Jim Bonds, whose team fell out of the division rankings this week for the first time this season.
“The one thing I can tell you is that the players have not quit on us,” Bonds said. “They know what they are up against each week.”
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