GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.



With the most glaring highlight of Friday night's 80th annual “Battle for the Victory Bell” being Glendale High quarterback Moises Chavez's record-breaking five-touchdown night, the most glaring number, as always, was on the scoreboard: Glendale 56, Hoover 7.

But that was the wrong score. In fact, the Nitros missed two point-after-touchdowns, but the scoreboard incorrectly counted one of them.

After the Nitros' final score, kick holder Arturo Garcia, noticing the Hoover rush breaking through, sprinted left for a two-point conversion to make the final score 55-7.

The 48-point margin of victory was the largest since 1991 when the Nitros prevailed, 51-0. The 55 points, however, were the most scored by either team in the history of the rivalry.

Glendale's win was its second straight in the rivalry and seventh out of nine in the millennium, giving them a 46-32-2 advantage in the all-time series.

Chavez's mark of five touchdowns in the game broke the previous record of three and he did so in the first half, alone, tossing four touchdown strikes.

His 302 yards passing were second all-time in the game behind Glendale's Jeremy Callister's 373 in 1991. Callister also tossed three scores that night.

The only real unfortunate for Glendale on Friday was that, despite notching its first winning season since 1993, it couldn't become the first Nitros squad since 2003 to make the playoffs.

Oddly enough, the '93 squad also failed to make the postseason after a 6-4 mark.



In what was characterized by many as a flat-out ugly game, the Philadelphia Eagles tied the Cincinnati Bengals, 13-13, on Sunday.

It was the first tie in the National Football League since 2003 and the first deadlock in the coaching career of Eagles Coach Andy Reid, a former Glendale Community College football player whose career record now stands at 101-66-1.

The tie put the Eagles at 5-4-1 on the season and had Reid speaking at his Monday press conference on whether or not he was surprised that some of his players were unaware of overtime rules.

“I'll tell you that I'm sure there are plenty of rules that guys don't understand,” Reid stated on “But I don't think that has any factor whatsoever to do with the outcome of this game and how they played in the overtime.

“I think that's absurd. ... You play to win in that time whether you think you have another overtime period or you don't. And you play your heart out to win it in that time, and that's how we approached it and that's how the players approached it. That rule, not knowing that rule, I don't think has any affect on what we did there.”

The comments came after Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb grabbed notice when he admitted he had no idea the game would end in a tie.

“I've never been part of a tie,” he said. “I never even knew it was in the rule book. I was looking forward to getting the opportunity to get out there and try to drive to win the game. But unfortunately with the rules, we settled with a tie.”

Reid and his Eagles are at Baltimore on Sunday.



The Glendale Community College women's basketball team finished fourth in the Vaquero Shootout, which was held Thursday through Sunday.

The Vaqueros (1-2) opened the tournament with an 84-71 victory against El Camino Community College on Thursday.

They then were handed a 63-48 loss by Antelope Valley College on Saturday before losing to Santa Ana College in the third-place contest Sunday.


QUARTERBACK CLUB TO HOLD 11TH MEETING The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club will hold its 11th meeting at 11:30 a.m. today at The Elk's Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale.

The club, which is in its 66th year, is geared to support the Crescenta Valley, Hoover, Glendale and St. Francis high football teams and the Glendale Community College football program.

Former NFL player Mike Hull, a Crescenta Valley High graduate, will be the guest speaker.

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