LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Both the La Cañada and Temple City high football teams came into Friday night's Rio Hondo League game desperate for a win. The Rams were looking for their first win of the season, while the Spartans were looking for No. 2 and to break a five-game skid.
La Cañada came out and played with more confidence than an average one-win squad and rolled through Temple City, 44-27.
Spartans Coach Dan Yoder said his team can be pretty good "when they get that little bit of swagger."
"They feed off each other," said Yoder, whose team limited its mistakes, turning the ball over just once late in the game. "Tonight, they came out ready to play and they kept the ball the entire night, which is good. It's something we haven't been able to do for a while."
La Cañada's defense, on the other hand, forced three Temple City (0-8, 0-3 in league) turnovers — two of which were turned into touchdowns.