The X-Man Conquers Los Altos

By Alex Gonzalez

(Hacienda Heights) — Glendora running Xzavier Ford tallied 167 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns in the Tartans 24-10 win over Los Altos Friday night at Patrick J Mauch Memorial Stadium. 

Early turnovers halted the Tartans to get any points in the first quarter. The offense had to wait until the middle of the second to get the games first points. With a chance to get the game’s first touchdown, Cade Marshman dropped Jacob Gonzalez’s pass in the corner of the end zone. Glendora settled for a Jake Peralta 32-yard field goal with 6:47 in the second quarter.

Sixteen seconds later, David Hacegaba hooked up with Zedekiah Rodriguez on the receiver screen and he took all the way to the house for the 80-yard touchdown.

The Lead didn’t last very long on the ensuing drive for Tartans. On fourth and short and elected to punt, Shane Nutter faked the kick and bolted for the first down and converted. On the next play, Gonzalez found Dylan Hill deep for a 40-yard gain to put the offense at the one-yard line. Ford then capped the drive with his second touchdown of the night with one second left in the second quarter.

Following intermission, Glendora kept the offense going when they handed the ball to Ford, who spun out of two Los Altos defenders and raced to the end zone for the 75-yard score bolstering the lead to 17-7 19 seconds into the third quarter.

The Conquers had no answer throughout the third quarter. On their possession, they were forced to punt and on the following two possessions, the team fumbled the ball and both times were recovered by the Tartans.

Los Altos did make some noise when Hacegaba took it upon himself and complete a 12-play drive when he scrambled his way into for a touchdown to bring his team within three points early in the fourth quarter.

However, the Tartans didn’t take long to swing back. After Gonzalez connected with Marshman for a 66-yard gain, Ford put the game away when he bulldozed his way to pay dirt, sealing the game midway through the fourth quarter.

16 Comments to "The X-Man Conquers Los Altos"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 11, 2018 - 2:10 pm | Permalink

    The parents come along with the LA ship, this is what Brown asked for when he signed on. He actually hasn’t gotten it bad yet, just wait. Lol. And you may be young but you’re loaded with talent! Have dudes everywhere young or not they’re studs, so enough with the young stuff.

  2. it is what it is's Gravatar it is what it is
    September 11, 2018 - 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Look people Coach Brown is doing fine, yes we have a lot of young talent and it shows with flashes of good plays with bad plays. Despite being young the defense looks really good. we all knew going in the season we lacked big boys on the o line and lacked a star QB to go with all the toys on offence. It its what it, but what makes it more tuff or adds drama is all these LA parents talking down to certain players in hopes of getting there kids more playing time. We have to work with what we got this year and hope we get some hogs on the line and a star QB next

  3. LA homer's Gravatar LA homer
    September 10, 2018 - 6:12 pm | Permalink

    I was referring to your comment about Spat being 3-1, Spat was 3-1 because there was talent in that team he coached at LA he goes to Workman and there is no talent which is why he is 1-3, players with talent make it easier for coaches to coach and look good, coaches have to coach. Brown has team that is majority under classmen

  4. Mid Valley Fan's Gravatar Mid Valley Fan
    September 10, 2018 - 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Get Over It I was replying to LA HOMER. LA HOMER was saying player at LA made Spathais a better coach. So i replied Ziola and his staff coached at Diamond Bar and they went 0-10 one season after he stepped down. So can LA HOMER say player at LA made Ziola and his staff better coaches? Yes have your parents get on board with coach they thought would be better then last season. I’m just replying to LA HOMER this site is ok to say my opinion? Or my thoughts right Mr Peterson?

  5. Get over it's Gravatar Get over it
    September 10, 2018 - 9:36 am | Permalink

    Mid Valley Fan,

    Ziola hasn’t been a HC for 2 years now, so what does he have to with anything? Why bring him into this? Lets just get on board with Coach Brown, be supportive, and good things will come.

  6. Blue Lou Boyle's Gravatar Blue Lou Boyle
    September 9, 2018 - 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Please remember that there only 8 seniors starting out of 22 positions on this year’s LA squad. LA is very young at some key positions, but they are definitely competing at a high level against some solid teams. Keep working Conqs!

  7. just an 'ol has been's Gravatar just an 'ol has been
    September 9, 2018 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    I’m a longtime area alum, parent, coach and now a current fan. As I look into some of the recent success of our area teams, I can’t help but gravitate to one division in specific: The Southern Section’s Division 5.
    From the surrounding area there are teams such as Glendora, Los Altos, St Paul, La Serna, Colony, Diamond Ranch, Los Osos, Corona, Burbank. While this division isn’t the powerhouse group like the Mater Deis, Amats, OLus, etc, it is a competitive group. Especially since a few of these teams have already met up against one another.
    Does anyone have any thoughts of how this may play out?
    (Keep in mind; St Paul beat Los Altos in OT; Glendora just beat Los Altos; La Serna just beat Colony)

  8. Mid Valley Fan's Gravatar Mid Valley Fan
    September 9, 2018 - 2:15 pm | Permalink

    LA HOMER so what’s coach Brown problem he 2-2 with supposedly better talent? Plus transfers? How about Ziola and his staff I know Ziola wasn’t the head coach but it was all Los Altos staff went 0-10 I think at Diamond Bar? I guess Los Altos players made Spathais look good. Can the same players want Brown to fail? LA HOMER have a great Sunday

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 9, 2018 - 12:35 pm | Permalink

    If that was the case and last years team sucked so bad how come you’ve only beat Wilson? Zaldivar is still there.

  10. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 9, 2018 - 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Rene is an awesome player, but to say he was the best on last years team is a far reach. They had a much better season last year. The LA team is running wild over here, players are undisciplined. To all the parents that are saying LA is one big happy family it is probably best to put the truth out there. LA is suffering from Daddy ball syndrome.

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 9, 2018 - 9:50 am | Permalink

    LA is not going fire coach brown he is doing a great job with a very young team. What LA need to do is put and end to all these idiotic people that has no life and live thru there kids and hope one day they can play football again or these mother hoping that there baby girl oh sorry I mean son can get on the field and play and not be a cheerleader but new flash you kid just not good and to soft and it a risk if he plays

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 8, 2018 - 11:41 pm | Permalink

    @LA Homer, this years team is much much more talented than last years not to mention 20plus transfers. Last year their best player by far was a Zaldivar and he was only a soph. LA still as delusional as ever.

  13. LA Homer's Gravatar LA Homer
    September 8, 2018 - 10:25 pm | Permalink

    So Spat goes to D13 an he is 1-3 at Workman? Seems to me LA made him look good with the players he had not his coaching.

  14. Mid Valley Fan's Gravatar Mid Valley Fan
    September 8, 2018 - 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Spathais was 3-1 after 4 games. Dropping the 🎤I’m out!!!!!

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 8, 2018 - 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Lets start the fire Coach Brown campaign.

  16. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 7, 2018 - 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on a great game young man

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