The Glendale High School varsity football team suffered its third consecutive loss, falling to Rowland High in Rowland Heights 41-26 in a nonleague game on Oct. 6.
Senior Jonathan Wells completed 18 of 29 passes for 419 yards and three touchdowns, along with a rushing touchdown. Sophomore Kyle Robertson had five receptions for a game-high 137 yards with a pair of touchdowns.
Senior Sergio Avalos made a 70-yard touchdown catch, and sophomore Brady Aldrete scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Sophomore Gevork Papazyan rushed for a team-high 64 yards and contributed three catches for 46 yards. Senior Alex Idolor carried the ball five times for 33 yards and had three receptions for 46 yards.
Senior Austin Aldrete recorded five catches for 96 yards and led the defense with eight tackles, while sophomore Rudy Cuellar had three receptions for 33 yards and chipped in with four tackles and a fumble recovery on defense.
Senior Alfred Intriago tallied five tackles, while junior Mark Dacles produced four tackles. Senior Brandan Guzman and junior Alexander Shirvanian each recovered a fumble and contributed three tackles, while senior Alejandro Maravilla had three tackles. Senior Gerardo Contreras chipped in two tackles, while seniors Freddie Rios Barrientos and Luis Rodriguez each had one tackle.
The Nitros (5-3 overall) hosted Grace Brethren High of Simi Valley on Oct. 13; the nonleague game ended after the Glendale News-Press’ deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. Glendale will face rival Hoover High in the annual Battle of the Bell game on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
First published in the October 14 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.