By Tim Peterson
(Arcadia) – Crescenta Valley racked up over 400 yards of total offense and went on to beat Arcadia 49-28 Friday night to secure the Pacific League championship.
Everybody got into the act for the Falcons. Cole Doyle threw for 187 yards and a touchdown and ran for 81 yards and a pair of scores. Tyler Hill, who once played quarterback for CV, scored three touchdowns on short runs, Brandon Beardt hauled in a TD pass and Joe Suh also had a touchdown run.
CV led 28-7 at the half, scoring on its first three possessions and also with just 11 seconds left in the half on the two-yard run by Suh. Doyle scored on a 15-yard run as the Falcons needed just four plays to find the end zone on their first possession.
After forcing Arcadia to punt Crescenta Valley put together a 10-play, 92 yard drive that Hill finished with a two-yard run. When Doyle scored on a five-yard run early in the second quarter the Falcons were up 21-0.
Raeshawn Roland hauled in a 29-yard touchdown pass from Max Davila on the Apaches next series to cut the lead to 21-7. Crescenta Valley marched 80 yards on 8-plays and a couple of key penalties at the end of the first half. Suh blasted in from two yards out for a 28-7 lead.
Hill scored from a yard out early in the third to make it 35-7 and the Falcon bus driver was reaching for his keys. Arcadia tried to answer as Roland, who was the highlight reel for the Apaches, returned the kick off 97 yards for a touchdown.
Roland scored his third of the night on a 14-yard touchdown reception from Davila in the fourth after Hill got his third of the night for CV on a one-yard run. Davila got Arcadia within 14 points on a one-yard keeper with just six minutes left after Arcadia recovered an onside kick. But the Falcons sent everybody home two minutes later when Doyle swung it out to Beardt who scurried into the end zone from nine yards out.
Beardt had four catches for 32 yards and the touchdown and Tyler Lobianco hauled in two passes for 49 yards. Omri Edwards led the CV running attack with 122 yards on 18 carries.
Roland was the offensive focal point of the Apache offense with six catches for 106 yards and three touchdowns.
With the victory the Falcons finished 9-1 overall and 7-0 in the Pacific. Arcadia ended up 5-2, third in the league, and 8-2 overall. Crescenta Valley will be home for the first round of the playoffs.