Glendale High alumnus adds to Los Angeles’ victory
Four weeks into the season and the Los Angeles Chargers’ 2017-18 campaign appeared over after the club started 0-4.
Since then, however, Los Angeles has responded with a 6-2 run that culminated in a 19-10 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday at StubHub Center.
With the triumph, the Chargers jumped into a three-way tie atop the AFC West Standings with the struggling Kansas City Chiefs and also rebounding Oakland Raiders.
On Sunday, Glendale High alumnus Michael Davis added to the winning cause as the rookie finished with one tackle.
Davis has tallied 14 tackles this season.
Los Angeles is back in action Sunday at home versus Washington (5-7).
Jackson, Browns sink to new low
The Cleveland Browns under coach Hue Jackson, a former Glendale Community College player, remained winless on the season with a 19-10 loss Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers in Jackson’s return to Southern California.
The loss dropped Cleveland to 0-12. The Browns have four games left to avoid becoming the fifth winless team in NFL history and only the second in a 16-game season.
The Browns are 1-27 under Jackson, who broke John McKay's NFL record for the slowest start to a coaching tenure with a franchise. The Browns' only victory since Dec. 13, 2015 was a 20-17 win over the then-San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve last season.
The Browns return home to host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Reid, Chiefs lose fourth in a row
A losing trend continued Sunday for the Kansas City Chiefs and coach Andy Reid, a former Glendale Community College player, who fell to the New York Jets, 38-31, in a shootout Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
It was the Chiefs’ sixth loss in seven games and fourth straight.
The Chiefs (6-6) are tied for first in the AFC West with Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers, who both won Sunday.
Kansas City had a chance to tie it, taking over with just over two minutes remaining, but the drive stalled at the Jets’ 19-yard line as quarterback Alex Smith’s fourth-down pass fell incomplete and New York took over on downs.
“You look back and correct the mistakes that we made and pick the urgency level up and go get ourselves better,” Reid told ESPN.com. “I’ve been around this thing long enough to know that things happen and it’s not going to get changed around unless everybody’s doing better, and that’s what we’ve got to do.”
Kansas City will play at home Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
Annual Hoop Shoot competition
Glendale Elks Lodge No. 1289 invites all girls and boys, ages 8-13, to participate in its annual “Hoop Shoot” basketball competition at 8 a.m. Saturday at Hoover High’s gymnasium, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale.
The competition is open to all students from public and private schools in the Glendale area. Winners who qualify will go on to represent their schools at district, regional, state and national competitions.