Winning is a Hobbie for San Marino

Beau Hobbie ran for 204 yards and 4 TDs to lead the Titans.

By Tim Peterson

(Temple City) – Beau Hobbie rushed for 204 yards and four touchdowns to lead San Marino to a 68-14 rout of host Temple City Thursday night in Rio Hondo League action.

Hobbie piled up 160 yards and all four scores on 12 carries in the first half and had just three carries in the second half. San Marino led 49-14 at the half and after the Titans scored two quick touchdowns early in the third quarter the game became a running clock when both coaches agreed.

San Marino scored on its first two possessions. The Titans needed just four plays (all Hobbie runs) to go 58 yards on their first series as Hobbie finished it with a 12-yard run. After a Temple City punt, San Marino went 80 yards in three plays. Kade Wentz, in his first game back after sitting out six weeks with a shoulder injury, hit Sean Richardson for a 60-yard touchdown to  make it 14-0.

Temple City tried a little trickery on the next series when they faked a punt on fourth down. But an attempted pass turned into a 40-yard interception return by Neven Yarahmadi and just like that it was 21-0 in the first quarter.

The Rams got on the board just before halftime when Samuel Jackimowicz capped a 13-play, 76 yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run.

San Marino answered with 29-yard TD strike from Wentz to Jacob Leftwich and after a blocked punt gave the Titans the ball on the TC 32, Hobbie took it 32 yards to the house on the first play to give San Marino a 35-7 advantage.

Temple City’s biggest play of the night came on the following series when Alex Vera hit Daniel Centeno over the middle for a 26-yard touchdown. Centeno wrestled the ball away from the San Marino defender in the end zone for six with 5:36 left in the first half.

That just seemed to make the Titans mad. They marched 45 yards on three plays as Hobbie finished it from seven yards out. On the next possession, San Marino drove 70 yards on five plays as Hobbie did the honors again for a three-yard score for the 49-14 lead at the break.

An 11-yard touchdown sprint by Wentz, a Temple City fumble, and a 32-yard keeper for a score by backup quarterback Connor Short led to a running clock mid-way through the third quarter.

Matthew Karapetyan raced in for a 19-yard score as the clock hit 13 seconds and then ran out for the final tally of the night.

Wentz completed 6 of 7 for 153 yards and two touchdowns to balance out the attack for San Marino.

For Temple City Jackimowicz was the workhorse with 25 carries for 102 yards and a score.

San Marino remained unbeaten in the Rio Hondo with the victory at 3-0 and 7-1-1 overall. It sets up a showdown with Monrovia next week for the league title. Temple City fell to 1-2 in the Rio and 3-5 overall.

14 Comments to "Winning is a Hobbie for San Marino"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 24, 2018 - 10:10 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been wanting this for years on end!!!! Have monrovia and SM join Muir, Burbank, crescenta valley and make a new league and that way every week there’s gonna be a good game.

  2. Benjamin Cordeiro's Gravatar Benjamin Cordeiro
    October 24, 2018 - 6:38 pm | Permalink

    TC decided to play on Monday because of their coaches schedule…. Hobbie chose not to play an overtime at the beginning of the game…. he didn’t play OT for the first time in his career because his team had injuries in the fourth quarter with multiple players already injured and about half the JV squad playing up he made the right decision!

  3. Fear and Loofahs's Gravatar Fear and Loofahs
    October 23, 2018 - 9:34 am | Permalink

    @Keepin It Real

    Au contrare. It was Hobbie’s teaching moment.
    The lesson? ..Entitlement.

  4. Keepin It Real's Gravatar Keepin It Real
    October 21, 2018 - 12:21 am | Permalink

    So let me get this straight, Hobbie decides at the end of the game against Newport that he doesn’t want to play in overtime due to player safety but he has no problem forcing Temple City to play on limited rest? This guy has no ethics or integrity as a coach. A complete clown.

  5. Rider's Gravatar Rider
    October 20, 2018 - 8:23 am | Permalink

    Very true!

  6. Gordon Gekko's Gravatar Gordon Gekko
    October 19, 2018 - 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Rio Hondo football blows,
    seasoned football fans, good players and coaches know this to be true.
    West San Gabriel football is NOT at all what it once was. It’ll never return to that level again.
    Small town mayor complex at SMHS.

  7. New Leagues Now's Gravatar New Leagues Now
    October 19, 2018 - 9:27 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think there is any point to quitting the sport or even going to 8-man. The problem is that so many area leagues are basically a mix of Christians and Lions. A league or two with TC and the bottom two RHL teams, the Glendale teams, the Almost bottom dwellers, Gabrielino and Mountain View, etc would make a lot more sense. Who knows, maybe even Marshall would still be competing if they faced more appropriate competition every week. I think releagueing will be inevitable. Either schools get together and make it happen (HA!) or it will happen organically as a lot more football programs cease to exist

  8. Health, not victory's Gravatar Health, not victory
    October 19, 2018 - 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Obviously TC was never going to win this game. The point is that delaying the game should have been done in the interest of player welfare. Losing a day or two later would have been a more sensible option. No one was making an excuse for.defeat.

  9. Old Has Been's Gravatar Old Has Been
    October 19, 2018 - 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Frankly I have little sympathy for TC Rams problems, as I suffered through the period when TC football set records for consecutive wins and CIF championships. But what SM SP Monrovia Blair La Canada and I believe Duarte at one time couldnt do, immigration and demographics has successfully destroyed.

    But is more than possible the whole RHL will go into the crapper as concussions, demographics etc make SAT review classes more important than football. The numbers of players on varsity and the end of Soph and JV teams add up to a slow death for High School football by attrition.

    Like I said I have little sympathy for TC but it is a sad situation.

  10. Rider's Gravatar Rider
    October 19, 2018 - 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Young Riley Saxon got intimidated by Hobbie into keeping the game on Thursday.
    From T. Peterson: Maybe, I don’t know all of the particulars but it wouldn’t of mattered anyway. They could have played Thursday, Friday, Saturday, a week from Tuesday and the outcome would have been the same. Temple City just simply isn’t in San Marino’s class right now. Schedule had nothing to do with it.

  11. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 19, 2018 - 12:39 pm | Permalink

    I think the youth programs struggling with numbers or some such as the TC Rams, no longer existing, carries over to small high school squads.

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 19, 2018 - 11:58 am | Permalink

    What I don’t understand how could the administration and A.D and Head Coach allowed there Team to play with two days rest shame on them .it there job to protect their players. Football is not basketball or baseball . That why football had only 10 regular games baseball basketball have over 25 . They should fought tooth and nails to Postpone the game till Saturday. Just damn lazy . The safety of the players should always come first .

  13. La Verdad's Gravatar La Verdad
    October 19, 2018 - 11:39 am | Permalink

    Gabrielino football is in a similar position

  14. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    October 19, 2018 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    I hate to say it because of my name, but at what point does Temple City follow Blair and give up football before someone gets hurt. Numbers continue to fall across the program. What do they suit up for varsity 15-20? How many of those are frosh?

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