By Cole Weinstein
With a 2-3 record in the preseason and two weeks to prepare, the Spartans looked as though they were ready to hit the ground running when league play began against the South Pasadena Tigers. Once again, this game looked to be one of note like last year’s game in which South Pasadena had forfeited because of the controversy involving taped practices. Sadly, the Spartans hit a major roadbump against the now undefeated Tigers who came to play.
The Spartans were simply outmatched by the Tigers who won the game 36-0 with an impressive 394 yards of total offense, not to mention the extremely talented Tiger receiver Max Luck who had seven receptions for 115 yards and an astounding 4 touchdowns.
The Spartans also experienced struggles of their own, looking out of sync during the beginning of the game with 2 timeouts being burned in the first minute and a half and having three separate offside calls in the first 4 minutes of play. These were two of many miscues and breaks that didn’t go the Spartans’ way. With so many issues, it makes sense that the Spartans struggled against the South Pasadena team that is the best it has been in over 10 years.
Overall, it was a tough way to start the league, but the loss was only one of five that remained in league play. The Spartans still have plenty of football left, and soon, the tough loss will be a thing of the past.
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