SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Reid has Eagles in winning form early

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Two games into the season and the Philadelphia Eagles have won a pair of one-point contests. Both have come in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter.

The latest victory for the Eagles, coached by former Glendale Community College football player Andy Reid, came Sunday. Quarterback Michael Vick scored on a one-yard run with 1:55 left to lead the Eagles to a 24-23 home win against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Eagles have started the season with two victories for the first time since 2004, when they advanced to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.

Philadelphia began its winning drive on its own 20-yard line with 4:43 remaining and trailing, 23-17. Vick completed a pair of passes to Brent Celek. Vick than completed a 19-yard pass to Clay Harbor. On the play, Baltimore picked up a personal foul for roughing Vick.

Vick then tossed an incomplete pass as he was hit by Baltimore's Haloti Ngata. The officials, however, ruled it a fumble and the ball was scooped up by Baltimore. A lengthy replay overturned the call and Vick scored on the ensuing play.

The Eagles settled down in the second half after a sloppy first half in which they turned the ball over three times in the red zone. Philadelphia has committed a combined nine turnovers in wins against the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore.

Reid said there's room for improvement.

“We have to get better at it,” Reid told the Associated Press. “You have to take care of the football. You have to throw the football to the right person. This isn't something we planned on having.”

Philadelphia will next take on the host Arizona Cardinals (2-0) at 1 p.m. PDT Sunday.


A host of local teams are ranked among the top 10 in their respective CIF Southern Section divisions in polls released Monday.

Boys’ water polo leads the way, as Glendale is No. 1, Crescenta Valley is No. 4 and Flintridge Prep is No. 5 in Division V.

In football, St. Francis holds down the No. 4 spot in the Western Division.

In boys’ cross-country, Flintridge Prep is second in Division II and the Falcons are eighth in Division I. In girls’ cross-country, the Rebels are third in Division V.


The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club will conduct its second meeting at 11:30 a.m. today at The Elk's Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale.

The club, which is in its 70th year, is geared to support the Crescenta Valley, Glendale, Hoover and St. Francis high football teams and the Glendale Community College football program.

The guest speaker will be Jaiya Figueras, a former Glendale High and University of Oregon player.

Lunch is $17 at the door and a yearly club membership is $50.

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