Arcadia Takes Down CV, 22-16

CV quarterback, Cole Doyle breaking free against Arcadia on Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of Dale Domingo)

By Tom Hendrickson

(Glendale)—Max Davila’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Frankie Contreras with 32-seconds remaining gave the Arcadia Apaches a 22-16 victory over the Crescenta Valley Falcons on Thursday night at Moyse Stadium on the campus of Glendale High School.

The key to the game-winner was Davila’s conversion of a fourth and 16 from the Apaches 15. Alex Kelliher managed to get free behind the Falcons secondary and hauled in Davila’s pass for a 54-yard gain before being dragged down.

The two teams traded punches from the start of the fourth quarter. After a 7-7 tie through the first three quarters, CV jumped to a 13-7 lead on Angel Ochoa’s 48-yard halfback option pass to Jordan Nelson with 11:51 left in the game. A bad snap on the extra-point kept the point difference at six.

The Apaches answered three minutes later when Davila raced 54-yards to the CV one. On the next play, Davila found paydirt on a sneak. Randy Ludwig added the point after and Arcadia led, 14-13 with 10:34 to play.

After trading possessions, the Falcons regained the lead when Chris Wood capped a 12-play drive with a 26-yard field goal with just 1:49 on the game clock to set up Davila’s heroics.

The victory was Arcadia’s fifth straight and improved its record to 7-3. Crescenta Valley fell to 8-2. But the Apaches secured second place with a 6-1 Pacific League record. The Falcons are 5-2.

Playoff pairings will be announced this Sunday.

3 Comments to "Arcadia Takes Down CV, 22-16"

  1. 210's Gravatar 210
    November 3, 2017 - 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Great game last night, both teams fought hard until the very end. Arcadia has also had a few players out due to injury but the boys stepped up and played until the last whistle was blown.

  2. Captain's Gravatar Captain
    November 3, 2017 - 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Well written article!

  3. Falcon1's Gravatar Falcon1
    November 3, 2017 - 11:31 am | Permalink

    Falcons been bit hard by the injury bug this season. Hopefully they will get some guys back
    and right the ship for a playoff run.

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