The teams will meet again at 7 p.m. Friday at La Cañada.
Crescenta Valley pulled out an emotional 38-34 victory over La Cañada last season, as the game was played two days after the death of former CV Coach Gordy Warnock. The Falcons have recently dominated the annual contest, defeating the Spartans each of the past four games.
The rivalry game takes on even more meaning for the Spartans this year, as it also serves as their home opener. Both teams come into the game with 1-1 records, but they experienced quite different results under the lights last week.
The Falcons squared off with their other La Cañada rival, St. Francis, and were outmatched in a 35-0 loss. The Spartans staved off a last-minute Glendale High comeback with an interception for a 16-14 win.
"[The team is] up from the win, but we also recognize CV is a big challenge and we are going to have to shore up a lot of the little mistakes we made on both sides of the ball from last week," Yoder said. "Any time you make a mistake against a team like CV, they will make you pay for it."
La Cañada rushed for 200 yards in 41 carries against Glendale, using a stable of several different backs. One of Yoder's biggest concerns about squaring off with the Falcons is how his offensive and defensive lines will hold up against CV's big bodies up front.
"They are bigger than the teams we have faced to this point, so we have to make sure we are able to win the fight in the trenches," Yoder said.
Crescenta Valley will look to get its offense back on track, after managing just 79 offensive yards last week.