Arcadia punches ticket to playoffs: Sometimes a little magic is needed to get over the hump and win a crucial game. In Arcadia football’s case, the magician was quarterback Max Davila, and his assistants were the rest of his offensive teammates.
Davila orchestrated an 85-yard game-winning touchdown drive with 32 seconds left in the game to give the Apaches a thrilling 22-16 win over rival Crescenta Valley in Pacific League action on Thursday night.
With the win, Arcadia (7-3, 6-1) clinches at least second place in league and an automatic spot in the Division 11 playoffs.
Glendora finishes second in Palomares: Glendora High made the most of its opportunities Thursday night, rolling to a 35-14 victory over Ayala in a regular-season finale to take second place in the Palomares League.
The victory could be enough to get the Tartans (7-3, 4-1) a first-round home game next weekend when the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs get underway. The playoff seedings will be announced Sunday.Ayala (5-5, 3-2) will likely hit the road for its Division 7 playoff opener.
Local High School Football Results
Del Rio League
Whittier 21, El Rancho 14
Arcadia 22, Crescenta Valley 16
Glendora 35, Ayala 14
South Hills 53, Bonita 0
Crean Lutheran 37, La Canada 14