The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 75th year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the sixth meeting of the year.
BONDS, KNIGHTS GET ANOTHER WIN
St. Francis coach Jim Bonds had a quite a dilemma leading up to the first week of Angelus League competition.
Bonds recently sold his house and purchased another one and had to move out of the former on Friday.
“It was pretty interesting,” Bonds said. “We had to be out of the house by 6 p.m. Friday, but I couldn’t be there for packing because I had football. So I had my family take care of that.”
St. Francis (6-0) posted a 24-7 home victory against St. Paul on Friday.
While his family put the finishing touches on packing and the move, Bonds came away fairly impressed with St. Francis’ effort.
“We didn’t have one of our greatest games on offense, but we looked great on defense,” Bonds said. “We never lost control on defense, but we seemed to misfire on offense.”
FALCONS HAVE STRANGE ENDINGS TO GAMES
Crescenta Valley is 6-0, 3-0 in the Pacific League and inching closer to winning a league title for the second straight season.
“It’s good to be 6-0, 3-0 in league,” said Falcons Coach Paul Schilling, whose team posted a 48-33 league win at Pasadena on Friday. “In our last four games, things have been different, from having running clocks to trying to get different people in to play.
“We jumped out to an early lead [against Pasadena] and we had a 28-7 halftime lead. Then the last quarter took about an hour to play. We had a couple of players get injured. There just seemed to be a lot of stress involved in the fourth quarter.”
Crescenta Valley finished with more than 500 yards of offense.
FORMER GCC COACH VISITS CLUB
Jim Sartoris has made plenty of appearances at the Quarterback Club since the 1970s. Most of them came when he served as the head coach at Glendale Community College from 1972-88. At Glendale, Sartoris went 111-63-1 and led GCC to seven bowl games and eight conference tiles. He coached 30 All-Americans. and served as athletic director from 1985-2007.
Sartoris was the guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting.
Sartoris has plenty to keep him busy as commissioner of the Southern California Football Assn. since its inception in 2008.
“We have 69 community colleges in California playing football,” Sartoris said. “It’s an opportunity for student-athletes to develop their skills in football and develop their academic backgrounds.
“We oversee and make sure all of the colleges are following the rules and we rely on the athletic directors and administrators of each college regarding recruiting and eligibility. We also emphasize sportsmanship.”