By Alex Gonzalez
Glendora — In a battle of undefeated teams, Glendora quarterback Jacob Gonzalez kept his team’s perfect record intact Friday night when he tossed three touchdown passes in the Tartans’ 21-13 win over Los Altos at Citrus college.
“He stepped up,” said HC Brandon Rohrer after the game. “I’m very proud of him, and he made plays when he needed too.”
For starters, the Tartan offense marched down the field to score the games first touchdown. Gonzalez connected with Cade Marshman from 15 yards out in which he had to dive to complete the catch.
Glendora then had to wait until 3:52 in the second quarter for Gonzalez to find AJ Salgado who was running across the goal line, putting the score at 14-0 after the PAT.
Los Altos then made the game interesting when the team’s fake punt worked to perfection when Zedekiah Rodriguez grabbed Justin Gaytan’s pass and went the distance for the score.
Momentum started to build for Los Altos when Rodriguez was on another receiving end for a touchdown when the team was buried in their territory.
David Hacegaba, who had replaced Gaytan, dropped back and darted his pass to Rodriguez on the quick screen, and he took it to pay dirt. However, the team missed the PAT and was down one point at the start of the fourth quarter.
The Tartans wasted no time to put the game away on their ensuing possession when Gonzalez found Blake Welte alone for a 54-yard strike.
After turnovers by both offenses, the Conquerors had a chance late to force overtime, but both of Hacegaba’s passes in the end zone were broken up by Glendora’s secondary.
“They got some momentum there. They did a great job; they executed well,” said Rohrer. “But, we bounced back, and we made plays.”
With the win, Glendora looks to stay perfect next week when they play West Covina next Thursday night at Citrus College. The Conquerors will try to bounce back next Friday night when they host Northview.