By Cole Weinstein
La Canada traveled to Rio Hondo Prep for their last game before the beginning of league play on September 25th. What ensued was a close game that was up for the taking for the majority of the game.
This changed when Rio Hondo intercepted a pass from the new starting quarterback Tyler Rubendall late in the 4th quarter. After that the Kares drove down the field and scored another touchdown, making the score 13-29 and out of reach for the Spartans
The Spartans took away some positives from the game. They kept the game very close and improved mightily from their previous loss to CV. Ryan Breneman had another great week, which he normally does, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown.
Despite throwing a couple of interceptions, Tyler Rubendall, who started his first start at quarterback this season, had a good game. He was able to control the offense well and scored a rushing touchdown.
With three different quarterbacks getting a start this season, the big question is who will start in their first league game today against South Pasadena.
Coach Zerbel gave a definite response, “Tyler will be our quarterback from here on out. He's going to continue to be coached and we’ll see what we can do from there. But right now, he’s our guy.”
When asked about the two week break that La Canada would get before tonight’s contest against South Pasadena, Zerbel replied, “We don’t have two weeks off, we have two weeks to prepare. We have some things we need to iron out and we've got a lot of work to do.”
Despite the disappointing loss, the Spartans were already looking two weeks ahead to the South Pasadena Tigers. They had some issues that they needed to work out during their two weeks, but the Spartans know they can win games when they play Zerbel’s “brand of football.”
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