Falcons Cruise into Thursday Night Matchup with Burroughs

Photos by Leonard COUTIN

By Brandon HENSLEY

The Crescenta Valley High School football team cannot be stopped at the moment. After another win on Sept. 21 against Pasadena High, the Falcons are 5-0 for the second straight season and will look to go 6-0 tonight when they take on Burroughs High School at Glendale’s Moyse Field.

CV enjoyed its first game back home last week after a month of road games and a bye week. The team dismantled Pasadena 47-28 with the game pretty much over by halftime. It was in the second quarter when the Falcons did most of the damage.

After the Bulldogs missed a field goal, quarterback Cole Doyle found a hole and ran for a 70-yard touchdown in the opening minutes of the quarter, and CV led 14-0. CV sacked quarterback Andreas Solling for a safety on the next Pasadena possession. The initial sack was made by Tom Lee and CV led 16-0.

Colby Rees

Kick returner Vincent Parrot ran the kickoff back 45 yards and, two plays later, Doyle found Colby Rees on a slant route for a touchdown.

Defensively, the Falcons were on their game. Chad Ruf sacked Solling on the next drive, setting up a fourth down and 39. No surprise, the Bulldogs went for it but did not make it. After the Falcons took over, Rees ran it up the middle on second-and-goal.

Solling completed a long pass for a touchdown along its own sideline just seconds before the half expired but the damage has been done. CV outscored Pasadena 30-6 in the quarter, and led 37-6 at halftime.

Doyle, a senior, was 21 of 30 for 250 yards passing, with three touchdowns and an interception. The victory moved Doyle into second place all time for a Falcons starting quarterback. Doyle, who has started since he was a sophomore, moved past Hudson Gossard’s wins (22 to 21), putting him behind Brian Gadsby (26). Gadsby, of course, led the Falcons to a 14-0 season with a CIF championship in 2014. Doyle surely has eyes set on those accomplishments more than a wins record.

Burroughs comes into tonight’s game 1-1 in the Pacific League, 1-4 overall. CV is currently tied with Arcadia for the league lead at 2-0. The Falcons won’t travel far until the last week of the season when it plays at Arcadia. Counting tonight, the next four games all take place at Moyse Field.

The game against Glendale on Oct. 12 is designated as a road game.