BREAKING NEWS: South Pasadena High School Football in Playoffs

SPHS Tigers Football team will travel to play Fillmore in first round action of CIF Southern Section playoffs

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | News | South Pasadena High coach Jeff Chi believes if his team wins its next two games, finishes the regular season at 7-3, the Tigers will put themselves in position to reach the CIF playoffs as an at-large CIF-SS team

South Pasadena High will play Fillmore in a first round CIF-Southern Section Division 13 playoff game at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road.

The Tigers will be making the 59 mile trip to play the 7-1 Flashes after qualifying as an at-large berth team, finishing the regular season with a 7-3 mark and two straight wins to go 2-2 in Rio Hondo League play.

“We’re in the playoffs and that was one of our goals going into the season,” said Tigers, coach Jeff Chi. “We’ll be ready to go.”

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Alhambra, a team South Pasadena lost to earlier in the season, is ranked No. 1 in the division while the Tigers are No. 9. “We played pretty well against Alhambra, so I feel we can play against anyone in our division. We’ll see. We’re expecting a tough game against Fillmore. It should be a good one.”

Monrovia and San Marino automatically qualified for the postseason by finishing first and second, respectively, in the Rio Hondo League.

South Pasadena is coming off a 40-10 win over visiting La Cañada last Friday, coming back from a 10-point deficit to score 40 unanswered points.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | News | South Pasadena High dropped a 10-7 contest to rival San Marino Friday night and are now 5-2 overall on the season while the Titans improved to 2-6. South Pasadena travels to play Monrovia next Friday. The Wildcats are 2-0 in Rio Hondo League play while the Tigers are 0-1 with the loss to the Titans