By Cole Weinstein
Riding high off of a 53-0 victory against the Blair Vikings and possessing a two game win streak, the Spartans were on a role and looked to make a game against bitter rival, 8-0 San Marino Titans. Sadly, the game never took off for the Spartans as an interception returned for a touchdown by San Marino player J.P. Shohfi in the early minutes of the 1st quarter, put La Cañada behind. After that, the game was in the Titans favor, and the Spartans never regained their footing.
In the end, the Titans won 49-0 against the Spartans. Whether it was 341 total yards of offense or three team interceptions, the San Marino seemed to have the better game.
While this was a tough loss for the Spartans, their playoff hopes are still alive. If La Cañada is victorious against Monrovia in their game tonight at 7pm, and South Pasadena wins against Temple City, then the Spartans will play in a tiebreaking game for seeding and possible elimination. On the other hand, If the Spartans win tonight, and South Pasadena loses, then the Spartans are automatically in the playoffs.
A loss is always made a little more bitter when it's to San Marino. However, while it is disappointing, a playoff berth will turn it all around. Come support your Spartan football team tonight, and let's get a win and go to the playoffs for the second year in a row!
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