Below are scores for last weekend’s contests of the La Cañada Gladiators.

Jr. Gremlin – Gladiators vs. Arcadia Indians
Teams do not keep official score

Final Score: La Cañada 13, Glendale Bears 19

Jr. Pee Wee
Final Score: La Cañada, 12, Glendale Bears 12
The Gladiators Jr. Pee Wees travel on Saturday to Duarte High School to play the tough Duarte Hawks at noon.

Pee Wee
Final Score: La Cañada 32, Glendale Bears 13
The Gladiators next play on Saturday at 1 p.m. when they face the Duarte Hawks at Duarte High School.

Jr. Midget
Final Score: La Cañada 43, Glendale Bears 8
The Gladiators will travel to Walnut High School for their next game on Saturday at 3 p.m. when they take on the undefeated Walnut/Diamond Bar Cowboys.

Final Score: La Cañada 6, Glendale Bears 30

Reports provided by Kevin Lacey.

Jr. Gremlin (Flag)

No Official Score

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La Canada 13 Glendale Bears 19

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Jr. Pee Wee

La Canada: 12 Glendale Bears 12

The La Canada Gladiator Jr Pee Wees improved to 3-1 this Sunday when the defeated the previously unbeaten Glendale Bears on Sunday afternoon at La Canada High School. This is the Gladiators’ third consecutive victory, this time pulling out a last minute victory 20-12 over the Bears. A huge defensive effort was put forth the Gladiators to hold off Glendale’s final drive threatening to score on the Gladiator’s 4 yard line with 10 seconds left in the game.

The defense was led by Angel Martinez with 7 unassisted tackles. Carson Okland pulled in a timely in the red-zone interception. Solo tackles were made by Will Stewart, Evan Estrada, Chris Wood, Joseph Reyes, Jake George, Mitchell Espinosa, Ian Goodstein, Carson Okland, and Jacob Buntich. Contributing to the strong defense front were Tyler Shakaibi, Jack Rothgeb, Michael Egan, Griffin Dilbeck, William Henderson, Gaige Keir and David Getzen.

Offensively the Pee Wee crew was led by Elijah Washington scoring twice on runs of 30 yards and 57 yards and Harrison Woo on a pass run of 38 yards. Quarterback Joseph Reyes completed six of 10 passes for 76 yards and 1 touchdown throw. Working the o-line and offensive backfield were Marcelino Martinez, Clayton Esparza, Kai Aguila, Baron Ashton, Blake Northrop, Chris Simonian, Jacob Buntich, Derek Albanese and Miles Haxton.

In the scoreless first quarter, the Gladiators dominated the game, controlling the ball for virtually the entire quarter. Joseph Reyes completed critical passes to Jacob Buntich and Kai Aguila, to extend the drive. In the trenches for the Gladiators were Evan Estrada, Clayton Esparza, William Henderson, Ashton Baron, Michael Eagan, Griffin Dilbeck, Blake Northrop and Marcelino Martinez. Running and passing behind the front line protection were Joseph Reyes, Tyler Shakibai, Elijah Washington, Harrison Woo, Kai Aguila, Angel Martinez, Chris Simonian, Miles Haxton, and Jacob Buntich. The Gladiator defense shut down the Bears offense with Carson Okland rushing the quarterback and blocking a third down pass attempt.

In the second quarter, the defense again came up big as Angel Martinez forced the quarterback to rush his pass. Elijah Washington circled under the errant throw to intercept the ball. The offense did not disappoint as they scored on a picture perfect pass from Reyes to Woo who took it 38 yards to the end zone for a Gladiator touchdown. The conversion was good as center Marcelino Martinez snapped the ball to Reyes. Chris Wood split the uprights for 2 points. Halftime score – La Canada Gladiators Jr Pee Wees 8 and the Glendale Bears 0.

The third quarter was a see-saw battle with neither team scoring. A great play was made by Angel Martinez who flattened his opponent thereby springing Washington free for a 30 yard punt return.

The La Canada Jr Pee Wee defense has been phenomenal these past three games. The dominating defense consists of front line Will Stewart, Mitchell Espinosa, Ian Goodstein, Jack Rothgeb, Michael Egan, Garrett Hamilton, David Getzen, Derek Albanese, and Jacob Buntich. Linebackers, cornerbacks, and safeties were Joseph Reyes, Elijah Washington, Evan Estrada, Jake George, Gaige Kier, Angel Martinez, Cade Vanneman, Chris Wood, and Carson Okland.

The fourth quarter saw Washington break through the line and outrun the defense for a 30 yard touchdown, and a 14 point lead. The Bears came roaring back with a score to make it 14-6, then they recovered the onside kick and drove for another touchdown to make it 14-12. One play after recovering the Bear’s failed onside kick, Washington broke off-tackle for a 48-yard score to extend the Gladiator lead to 20-12. With time running out, the Bears refused to quit, and drove downfield to the Gladiator 4 yard line. The Gladiator defense was exhausted, but on the last play of the game Angel Martinez and Evan Estrada rushed the scrambling quarterback and sacked him for a loss as time expired.

Next Saturday the Gladiators travel to Duarte High School to play the always tough Duarte Hawks at noon.

Pee Wee

La Canada 32 Glendale Bears 13

On a hot Sunday afternoon at La Canada High School, the Gladiator Pee Wee team put together its best-executed game of the season, earning a 32-13 win against cross-town rival Glendale in convincing fashion.  The offense scored 4 touchdowns and notched 12 first downs, gaining over 200 yards running, including 102 yards with two TD’s by Michael Chan, 82 yards by Will McConnell, 25 by Jackson Totleben, and good short yardage running by quarterback Andrew Van Ginkel, including a 3-yard TD run.  The defense swarmed and hit hard, forcing the Bears into a fumble, and twice the ball was turned over on downs.  The special teams also made an impact, gaining over 65 yards on kick-offs, recovering an onside kick, and scoring all 4 PAT kicks.

Playing its first home game of the season, the Gladiator starting defense of linemen Jason Rowton, Theo Chamberlain, Drake Barron and Michael Doud, and defensive backs Chan, Nathan Gray, Jules Buenabenta, McConnell, Gregory Dulcich, Kurtis McNevin and Bobby Gazmarian got the game off to a rousing start, stopping the Bears opening drive with solid gang-tackling.  Gray dropped the Bear runner for a loss on 4th down, and the Gladiators took over on their own 26 yard line.  As they did all afternoon, McConnell and Chan shared most of the running, mixing their different styles to get the Gladiators to the Glendale 33 before a turn-over ended a scoreless first quarter.

The second quarter started with the Bears putting together a drive to the La Canada 38, where a well-executed screen pass went for a TD around the right side of the Gladiator line.  The PAT was no good, score Glendale 6, La Canada 0.  The Gladiators came roaring back, sparked by Dulcich’s 20 yard kick-off return to the Gladiator 45.  The offensive line of Kyle Ramirez, Chamberlain, Barron, Ethan DeMoulin, Doud, Rowton and Dulcich went to work and first downs by Totleben and McConnell set up a Gladiator first and goal at the Glendale 8.  Three plays later, Chan powered in for the score, McConnell kicked the extra point, and La Canada took an 8-6 lead.  Bobby Gazmarian recovered the onside kick for La Canada, which drove into Glendale territory as time expired in the half.

La Canada picked up right where they left off in the second half, McConnell returning the kick-off 26 yards to midfield.  On 2nd and 7, Chan broke 3 separate open field tackles to rumble 47 yards for a touchdown, and the successful conversion made it 16 to 6 Gladiators.

La Canada’s defense, powered by additional support from Gavin Chi, Jordan Kruglov, Conrad Oakes, Grady Schilling, Brandt Lukas, David Lewis, Connor McGoldrick, Michael Solis and Brandt Lukas, forced and recovered a Glendale fumble on their ensuing drive.  La Canada then put together a 6-minute drive behind additional blocking from Zachary Kejmar, Richard Berry, Justin Sabourin, Buenabenta, Jack Rappard, and McNevin.  Totleben, McConnell and Chan shared the running duties, McConnell breaking one run for 19 yards to set up a Gladiator first & goal just inside the 10 yard line.  On 3rd down, McConnell lofted a pass which a diving Chan caught on his finger tips for a score, and the successful kick made it La Canada 24, Glendale 6 with under two minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.  Glendale responded with a long run around the right side of the Gladiator line for a TD on their next possession, and the 4th quarter began with La Canada leading 24-13, Gladiator ball at midfield.

As they had done all game, Chan and McConnell pounded the ball behind the solid blocking of the line, and La Canada put together another 6-minute drive, Chan breaking free for an 18-yard gain to the Glendale 3 yard line for 1st & goal.  Van Ginkel took in a quarterback keeper for a touchdown, and the successful kick brought the score to 32-13 in favor of the Gladiators.  With only 5 minutes left in the game, the Gladiator defense played tough on every play, gang tackling and swarming the Bears runners to make them fight for every yard.  An incomplete pass on 4th and 6 ended the Bears day, as the Gladiators ran out the clock on a terrific team win.  Final score:  La Canada 32, Glendale 13.

The Gladiators invite everyone to join them next Saturday, October 15th at 1:00 pm as they face the Duarte Hawks, at Duarte High School.

La Canada Jr Midget

La Canada 43 Glendale Bears 8

In a dominating offensive display, the La Canada Gladiators remained undefeated by routing the previously unbeaten Glendale Bears 43-8 at La Canada High School on Sunday afternoon. In the first half, the Gladiator offense ran only four offensive plays but three were for touchdowns.  The Gladiators improved to 4-0 and are now in sole first place of the Arroyo League halfway through the season.

Drake Beasley scored on the second play of the game on a 63 yard run down the right sideline behind the spectacular blocking of his teammates.  Head Coach Jason Sarceda applauded his offenses’ efforts, “Today the offense came out and executed the blocking schemes to perfection.”  Sarceda continued, “Max Meyer, Robert Adame, Jason Reyes, Agustin Saucedo, and Jackson Diaz dominated the Glendale Bear front seven.”  “Drake Beasley also played at a different level today,” added Sarceda.  Beasley finished the day with 194 yards on 5 carries and 3 touchdowns.  After Beasley’s first touchdown of the day, the Gladiators recovered a beautifully placed onside kick by Mario Martinez in front of an excited Gladiator sideline.  Angel Salazar recovered the kick and the Gladiators’ offense had the ball again before Glendale had even run a play from scrimmage.  Beasley was off to the races again scoring on a sweep to the left for his second touchdown of the day.

Glendale finally took possession and held the ball for a ten minute drive that cut the lead in half at 16-8.  The defense was stingy on that drive making the Bears convert on three fourth down plays before scoring.  Leading the way on defense was inside linebacker Tyler Hill.  Hill led the team in tackles with 8.  Not far behind Hill were defensive standouts, Angel Salazar, David Vardanian, Alexander Guiragossian, and Jacob De La Hoya.

In the third quarter, Beasley and the Gladiators answered with what Coach Sarceda called, “the best run of the year.”  Beasley exploded through the line of scrimmage on the left side, kept his feet churning, and ultimately broke numerous tackles en route to his third touchdown of the half.  After the conversion, the score was 24-8 and the Gladiators were back in control.

The second half of the game was very similar to the first.  Both of the Gladiator touchdowns were on runs on 40 yards or longer.  Brett Gangi and Mario Martinez provided the fireworks with runs of 45 and 50 yards respectively.  William Rees also ran the ball hard for the Gladiators throughout the entire contest.  Defensively the Gladiators displayed a “bend, but don’t break” demeanor in stifling the Bears in the second half.

The Gladiators will travel to Walnut High School for their next game on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. when they take on the undefeated Walnut/Diamond Bar Cowboys in what should be a very entertaining contest.

La Canada Midget

La Canada 6 Glendale Bears 30

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