For the second week in a row, the South Pasadena Tigers varsity football team was outplayed, out hustled and out performed as they suffered another devastating loss this time to San Marino, 50-0. And this was the first game that counted in league play.
The Tigers couldn’t handle the Titans no-huddle offense as running back Beau Hobbie shredded the Tigers defense with long runs time and time again.
The Tigers had moments when No. 20, Ivan Estrada, broke free and exhibited his 4.9 speed in the 40-yeard dash. The Tigers were playing their third-string quarterback, Jaden Gallego, again because Sam Luna-Long sat out the game with a wrist injury. Gallego had a long night, missing wide-open receivers. Luna-Long is expected to be back next week against Monrovia.
Last week, the Tigers went down to defeat against Eagle Rock, 68-0, in one of the worst losses in South Pasadena history. The Tigers are now 0-1 in league play and 2-5 overall for the season.
“Tonight we keep learning about our kids and their perseverance and their willingness to continue to fight even when the odds are against them,” said Greg Luna, So Pas athletic director near the end of the game.
Read all about the game with more in-depth interviews with coaches and players in next week’s print edition of The Review.