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Based on overall wins and losses, the two best high school football teams coming into this past weekend’s Pacific League action were Arcadia and Crescenta Valley.

The unstoppable Apaches ran over the visiting Falcons 43-10 on Friday night.

Arcadia (8-2 and 7-0 in league) led 6-0 heading into the second quarter and outscored the Falcons (8-2, 5-2 in league) 20-7 in the second quarter.

Arcadia then added a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to lead 40-10.

Both will qualify for the CIF Southern Section playoffs, which commence this weekend.

The two worst teams are Glendale (2-8, 1-6 in league) and Hoover (1-9, 0-7 in league).

Their meeting scheduled for Thursday was cancelled. Earlier this month there was a full-scale brawl on the Hoover campus involving several football players.

The Nitros will be credited with the victory because the Tornadoes forfeited, which they’ve done four straight games.

On Friday at Memorial Field, Burbank routed Burroughs 54-20 behind senior quarterback Matthew Porras throwing a school-record and personal-best seven touchdown passes.

The Bulldogs (7-3, 6-1 in league) are the defending league kings, finished second in league and will make the postseason, while the Indians (2-8, 2-5 in league), who were sixth, won’t.

Muir and Pasadena, two one-time league powers met with the Mustangs, the school that spawned Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and later starred as a four-sport star at UCLA, pounded the Bulldogs 33-14.

Muir (7-3, 4-3 in league) had a 20-point fourth frame, but Pasadena (5-5, 3-4 in league) had a 7-0 first-quarter lead before Muir tied it 7-7 at the half.

The Bulldogs were in charge 14-13 heading into the fourth quarter, before the Mustangs offense came alive.


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The Sports Department Rick Assad has written about sports for the Pasadena Star-News and Los Angeles Times. Contact him at richsports5@sbcglobal.net.

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