Tiger QB Sam Luna-Long had a long night against El Monte.
Photo Joseph Ruiz

The South Pasadena High School varsity Tiger football team got a sudden jolt of reality Friday night when El Monte High beat them 59-6 in a non-conference game.

Although the Tigers played hard they were no match for El Monte’s high-powered offense and suffocating defense. The game was played at El Monte High School.
“They were a real quality team,” said SPHS Athletic Director Greg Luna. “They were a better team than expected.”
The Tigers were coming off a dominating performance of their own when they beat Mountain View (El Monte) 35-14 last week. That also was a non-conference game and was played at home in front of about 250 So Pas fans.
Read the full story in next week’s print edition of The Review.

Steve Whitmore is the editor for the South Pasadena Review. Steve has spent more than four decades as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with a 16-year stint as the senior media advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Steve comes to us from the Keene Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire, where he covered politics and was a columnist.

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