The Crescenta Valley High School varsity football team secured a 34-14 victory over visiting Burbank in a Pacific League game on Oct. 6.
Senior quarterback Jacob Deno completed 13 of 16 passes for 221 yards with two touchdowns. Senior Bjorn Hermansen contributed on both sides of the field, making three receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. He also carried the ball eight times for 49 yards and a touchdown, in addition to delivering nine tackles on defense.
Junior Tyler Matsuda returned a kickoff for a 90-yard touchdown while also contributing seven tackles on defense. Sophomore Xavier Thompson had three catches for a game-high 79 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, sophomore Leonidas Grant was the team’s leading rusher, gaining 50 yards on nine carries with a 14-yard catch.
Junior Chander Thome caught three passes for 60 yards, junior Matthew Sepanossian had an 8-yard carry, and senior Cristian Flores contributed with three catches for 5 yards. Senior Andranik Saryan added a 5-yard carry with five tackles on defense, while junior Serge Odabashian went 4-for-4 in PAT attempts.
Senior Jake Dunlavey recorded 11 tackles and a 20-yard interception, while senior Nathan Martinez contributed 11 tackles. Senior Jackson Roehr and sophomore Torin Blunt each tallied eight tackles, and senior Lachlan Blunt recorded five tackles. Senior Michael Clark made two tackles, while senior Clint Pascual, junior Samvel Yengibaryan and junior Jesse Flores each registered one tackle.
The Falcons (5-2 overall, 1-1 in league) visited Pasadena on Oct. 13; the league game ended after the Glendale News-Press’ deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. CVHS will visit Burroughs High in Burbank on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. before hosting Arcadia in its regular-season finale on Oct. 27.
First published in the October 14 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.