LA CAÑADA — For the second week in a row, the Blair High football team had its opponent on its heels early. But for the second week in a row, the Vikings saw their opponent run away with the game late.
La Cañada had a one-score advantage heading into halftime, but wore Blair down as the game went on, walking away with a 28-0 Rio Hondo League win in the Spartans' homecoming.
The game got away from the Vikings (1-8, 0-4 in league) in the second half after their 16-man roster was trimmed to 13 with two injuries and an ejection. The lack of players washed away Blair's strong performance early on, as the Vikings were clicking on offense and defense.
"We saw some things on film we could expose, especially with our speed, but we knew we had to hit it early," Blair Coach Gary Parks said.
The Vikings threatened to score first, taking their opening drive 49 yards down field on 10 plays to La Cañada's 31-yard line. That's where the drive ended, though, as Blair turned the ball over on downs.