Photos by Henk Friezer

Despite going 13 quarters now without scoring a single point and going down to defeat for the fourth time in a row, So Pas Tigers varsity football Head Coach Jeff Chi was proud of his team’s running game against Monrovia this past Friday night. A game they lost, 41-0.

“You know, I was very proud the way our offense came out and played and actually had ball control and moving the ball,” Chi said after another lopsided loss. “They got first downs, but this typical type of offense, you know, we can’t overcome penalties and third and long or second and long situations.”

Photos by Henk Friezer

The loss puts the Tigers at 0-2 for league and 2-6 overall, while the Monrovia Wildcats are now 2-0 in league and 3-4 overall.

The last time the Tigers scored any points was a touchdown in the third quarter against Alhambra High School, 13 quarters ago. A game they lost 29-14.

SPHS Athletic Director Greg Luna said he was disappointed that the Tigers can’t seem to push the ball across the goal line.

“Well, points are positive,” Luna said after the game. “So, when you score it creates a positive atmosphere. So, we’re missing that piece. “

The Tigers play Temple City next week in the SPHS Homecoming game. Chi and Luna are optimistic the Tigers can be competitive against Temple City. Their last game of the season is against La Cañada, a team they usually handle quite easily.

Read all about the game with more interviews and predictions for the remaining two games in this week’s print edition of The Review.

Steve Whitmore
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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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