Pride on the line for rivals

SOUTHEAST GLENDALE —- The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 70th year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the seventh meeting of the year.



With the Crescenta Valley High and Hoover football teams on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, there’s still a matter of pride when the teams meet.

The pride factor will be put to test when the teams meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Glendale High’s Moyse Field.

The Falcons and Tornadoes are both 3-5 and 1-4 in the Pacific League. Crescenta Valley and Hoover are tied for last place in league with Pasadena and Glendale. The top three teams in the league earn automatic playoff berths, down from four from last season.

Crescenta Valley suffered a 20-17 loss against Glendale on Friday and Hoover fell, 42-13, to Burroughs on Thursday.

“We played a good game against Glendale and we had some good [scoring] chances,” said Crescenta Valley Coach Paul Schilling, whose team will look to snap a three-game losing streak. “It’s a tough loss, and we saw some sad faces on Saturday.

“There’s a great lesson from losing and that’s seeing how you react. We have to play better and we know Hoover will play hard.”

Hoover Coach Andrew Policky said the Tornadoes will look to regroup and win for the second time in three games.

“We were riding high going into the Burroughs game after beating Pasadena,” Policky said. “We got smacked around and we couldn’t stop them at all.

“It wasn’t an impressive effort. Now, we have to put together a good plan and put on a good show against CV. We have a lot of respect for CV.”



Mired in a four-game losing streak, the schedule certainly doesn’t get an easier for St. Francis. The Golden Knights fell, 41-6, to visiting Gardena Serra, ranked No. 3 in the latest CIF Southern Section Western Division poll, in a Mission League home game Thursday night.

Next up for St. Francis (3-5, 0-3) will be visiting Chaminade (7-1, 3-0) at 7 p.m. Friday. The Eagles are No. 2 in the division.

The losing skid has taken a bit of a toll on veteran St. Francis Coach Jim Bonds, whose team fell out of the division rankings this week for the first time this season.

“The one thing I can tell you is that the players have not quit on us,” Bonds said. “They know what they are up against each week.”


For the first time this season, the club had a pair of guest speakers step up to the podium. The pair consisted of Chuck White, the public address announcer for UCLA football and men’s basketball, and Tim Cates, an executive producer for FOX Sports Radio.

White, who appeared at a club meeting last year, has held the position for 20 years while announcing the calls from the press box at the Rose Bowl and court side at Pauley Pavilion. Both venues have recently undergone extensive renovations.

His voice has become a staple around Southern California through the years, and he’s been the public address announcer for three BCS games since 1997.

When the UCLA football team moved from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to the Rose Bowl starting in 1982, White explored entering the profession.

“It’s been an interesting journey, and it’s something I love doing,” said White, who graduated from UCLA in 1981 after starring on the men's golf team for several seasons with Corey Pavin, Brad Sherfy and Tom Pernice. “I consider it an honor and not a job.

“I started out as the in-house announcer and announcing stats and data to the press. I’ve certainly cherished these years doing the UCLA games.”

White said he worked as a boat captain for the Jungle Cruise attraction at Disneyland in which he'd give comical descriptions of the ride and scenery. A Disney representative heard White and suggested he get involved in doing voice-overs and commercials.

White took the advice and did some commercials before landing the UCLA job.

Cates, a Burbank resident and former standout catcher at Burroughs High, entered his profession nearly 15 years ago after graduating from UCLA. He learned the ropes while first serving as an intern for an outdoor show.

“I began by answering the phones on a fishing show,” said Cates, a former All-Foothill League and All-CIF catcher. “Now, I’m an executive producer overseeing two radio shows on FOX radio.

“With radio, it’s something new everyday. We go over who in the sports world is hired and fired and we do things on a local and national scale. Things are always changing and there’s always something to talk about.”

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