Here are the results of the Oct. 23 contests of the La Cañada Gladiators.
Jr. Gremlin – Cardinal
(Teams Do Not Keep Official Score)
No report received
Jr. Gremlin – Gold
(Teams Do Not Keep Official Score)
The La Canada Gladiator Jr. Gremlin Gold Flag Football Team squared off against the. El Serreno Stallions Flag Football Team at Louie Pompei Memorial Sports Complex, on Saturday afternoon, October 23, 2010.
Playing for the La Canada Jr. Gremlin Gold Team were players Sebastian Aviles-Maya, Jacob Hurtado, Brady Kline, Mike Okland, Christopher “CJ” Corlett, Jake Okland, Dexter Matthews, Charlie Stewart, Jordan Hershman, Dylan Luper, Bennett Oakes, Angel Martin, Chris Nava, and Valentine Nunez.
Playing at a neutral site in Glendora under overcast skies, the Gladiators played a tough team in the Stallions. The Gladiator team was again led on offense by the tandem quarterback duo of Bennett Oakes and Chris Nava. In the second quarter, Chris Nava completed a tough pass to Val Nunez for a 5 yard gain, but the Gladiators were held at bay by the tough Stallion defense. In the second half the Gladiators continued to run the ball led by brothers Jake and Mike Okland with Sebastian Aviles-Maya, “CJ” Corlett, and Chris Nava filling in at the running back position as well. The Gladiator offense continued to try and put the ball in the endzone but the tough Stallion defense came up with some key stops to keep them from scoring.
On the defensive side of the ball, Val Nunez had a key interception to halt a Stallion drive to end the second half. Versatile player Bennett Oakes once again came up with another interception of his own during the game. A highlight on defense was the outstanding play by Angel Martin who had a key flag pull near the endzone to prevent a Stallion touchdown. Charlie Stewart and Jake Okland once again played solid games at the end positions, pulling a couple flags each. Overall, the Gladiator defense made it very difficult for the Stallions to move the ball, aside from a couple big plays, the Gladiator defense held the Stallions at bay for most of the game.
Next up for the Gladiator are the always tough Rosemead Rebels, on Saturday morning in Rosemead.
Final Score: La Canada: 1 El Sereno: 0
The El Sereno Stallions Gremlin team forfeited its game against the La Canada Gladiators who now improve to 3-2. Next up for the Gremlins is a showdown against the undefeated Rosemead Rebels on Saturday in Rosemead.
Jr. Pee Wee
Final Score: La Canada: 39 El Sereno: 0
The sun returned to La Canada after a rainy week to shine down Saturday at La Canada High School on a dominating 39-0 win by the Gladiators, bringing their season record to 4-2. Every player on the Gladiators saw extended playing time, and all played well.
After the Stallions received the kickoff, the Gladiator defense of linemen Julian Martinez, Theo Chamberlain, Jules Buenabenta and Ethan DeMoulin, defensive backs Maxx Moreno, Will McConnell, Michael Chan, Eli Chavez, Jackson Totleben and Eric Song, and safety Bobby Gazmarian set the tone of the game, throwing the Stallions for a loss, and forcing a punt on 4th and 14. Gazmarian returned the punt 24 yards, and the Gladiators started on the Stallion 47.
Behind the offensive line of Jordan Kruglov, Drake Barron, Conrad Oakes, Richard Berry and Lukas Brandt, running back Eli Chavez took the hand-off from quarterback Brian Erickson and broke the first play for 20 yards. McConnell took the next hand-off 27 yards in for the score, and also successfully converted the extra point, making it 7-0 Gladiators. The Stallions were unable to move that ball on their next possession as a smothering defense led by Buenabenta, Chamberlain, Erickson, Totleben and McConnell produced 4th and 20, and a turn-over on downs on the Stallion 40-yard line. A smoothly substituting offensive line including Matthew Lim, Peter Simmeth, Ellis Rothrock, Kyle Ramirez, Chamberlain, DeMoulin and Chan opened up big holes, Chavez going for 27 yards, McConnell for 11, and Chavez punching it in from the 3 for a 13-0 Gladiator lead.
On the first play of the second quarter, Brandt Lukas popped the ball free with a hit and recovered the fumble on the Stallion 39. Moreno and DeMoulin came in as running backs, Moreno gaining 9 yard, and DeMoulin running it in 30 yards out for his first score of the season. After missing the extra point, the Gladiators were ahead 19-0.
On their next possession the Stallions fumbled on 4th and 15, when Erickson sacked the quarterback, and McConnell scooped up the ball and ran 35-yards for the score. New running back Chan ran in the conversion, putting the Gladiators ahead 26-0. The Stallions took the ball at midfield, but sacks by Matthew Lim and Totleben, and a swarming defense including Eric Song, Justin Sabourin, Berry and Rothrock, led to 4th and 14. Chavez intercepted the 4th down pass, and returned it 23-yards to the Stallion 33. Moreno ran for 11, Chan and Song ran for 12, and Chan took it in 10 yards for his first touchdown of the year. The conversion by Gazmarian was good and the Gladiators were ahead 32-0 at the half.
The second half went quickly with a running clock, and everyone on the Gladiator defense contributed, with Barron getting two sacks, and Berry one, to thwart the Stallions first drive. With Julian Martinez in at quarterback, the Gladiators started on their own 39 with Gazmarian, Barron and Jackson Totleben at running back. Totleben ran for 12, Gazmarian for 5 and Martinez scrambled for 8, setting up a 4th and 5 at the Stallion 37. Drake Barron broke a big run for 36-yards, caught from behind on the 1 for first and goal Gladiators. Barron then punched it in for his first touchdown, and Jules Buenabenta took in the conversion, making the score 39-0 Gladiators. Moreno and Jordan Kruglov both had tackles for a loss, and McConnell ended the game with a final interception.
Next Saturday the Gladiators travel to Rosemwad to face the Rosemead Rebels in a key matchup.
La Canada: 35 El Sereno: 6
No report received.
La Canada 33 El Sereno: 13
No Report Received.
La Canada: 42 El Sereno: 0
Submitted by Kevin Lacey