By Aaron Valdez
When two of the Pacific League’s top teams – and bitterest of rivals – met last Friday with at least a share of the league title on the line, one would expect the game to be a dramatic battle of epic proportions.
However, this affair between Arcadia and Crescenta Valley proved to be a lopsided one as the Apaches were crowned the outright league champs with a 43-10 demolition over the Falcons.
Going into each team’s last regular season game, the Apaches held a slight advantage as they were undefeated at 6-0 and would’ve won at least a share of the league title even with a loss. On the other hand, the Flacons’ 5-1 record had them right on Arcadia’s tail and tied with Burbank for second place.
Despite the Apaches’ offensive flurry, it was their defense, led by DB Demarco Moorer, who showed why defense really does win championships. Along with two rushing touchdowns, Moorer’s big interception in the third quarter was the icing on the cake in the Apaches’ big victory over the Crescenta Valley.
Now with a league title under its belt, Division VIII No. 5 ranked Arcadia will head into the playoffs with loads of confidence on its side. The Apaches’ opponent in the first round will be Agoura, who finished third in the Canyon League with a 1-2 record.