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Sports Briefs: Glendale Community College alumnus falls from unbeaten ranks

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid walks the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Kansas City on Sunday. The Pittsburgh Steelers won, 19-13.
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Reid, Chiefs suffer first loss of season

The Kansas City Chiefs and coach Andy Reid, a former Glendale Community College player, suffered their first loss of the season Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, 19-13, at home.

The Chiefs (5-1) fell behind early and trailed, 12-3, at halftime. With just six yards of total offense and one first down in the first two quarters, the Chiefs’ first-half yardage was their lowest output at halftime since week 14 of 2011, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Kansas City tallied just 28 rushing yards in the game.

“I don’t think you ever expect to have that, but things happen in this league and that’s why teams don’t go undefeated very often,” Reid told NFL.com.

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The Chiefs return to action Thursday with a game at the Oakland Raiders.

Davis contributes to Chargers’ victory

Another week and another tackle for Glendale High alumnus Michael Davis, who is a rookie with the Los Angeles Chargers.

On Sunday, Los Angeles picked up a much-needed AFC West victory over the archrival Oakland Raiders, 17-6, in the Bay Area.

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Davis registered his lone tackle in the second quarter on a kickoff. The tackle came after Davis was called for a five-yard offside penalty on the kickoff.

For the season, Davis has tallied five tackles with his best effort – two tackles – coming against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 8.

Browns, Jackson still winless

The Cleveland Browns and coach Hue Jackson, a former Glendale Community College player, are still searching for their first win of the season after a 37-17 loss Sunday to the host Houston Texans.

Dropping to 0-6, the Browns, who have lost 16 in a row on the road, have the worst record in the NFL.

Jackson made a change at quarterback this week, benching rookie DeShone Kizer, who had thrown a league-high nine interceptions, for Kevin Hogan to make his first NFL start. Hogan threw three interceptions to drop Jackson’s record in Cleveland to 1-21.

The Browns’ next game will be Sunday when they host the Tennessee Titans.

Sarkissian in Northbay Championship

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Former Glendale Community College men’s tennis player Alex Sarkissian fell to Ernesto Escobedo in a round-of-32 match at the Northbay Healthcare Men’s Pro Championship in Fairfield. Escobedo posted a 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 win Oct. 11

CV baseball hosts poker night

The Crescenta Valley High baseball team will sponsor a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker event at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at American Legion Hall, 4011 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

The event will feature a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, bunco, dinner and raffle prizes.

The cost per person is $100 at the door. Must be 18 or older. No high school students.

Entry includes 1,500 poker chips, buffet dinner and drinks. Bunco is $40 per person, including dinner and drinks.

For more information, contact Crescenta Valley coach Phil Torres at (818) 249-5871, ext. 6110, Audra Parrott (818) 518-6844 or Amy Harley (818) 517-1304.


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