Beau Hobbie, the grandson of San Marino coach Mike Hobbie, scored five touchdowns on the ground in leading San Marino High to a 50-0 victory over rival South Pasadena Friday night.
With the win, the Titans improved to 6-1-1 on the season while the Tigers fell to 2-5. San Marino now leads the overall series between the two teams 33-28-3.
The game is played for the Plaque and Crowley Cup, in honor of the late Paul Crowley, who had ties to both schools.
Hobbie, all 5-foot-5, 140 pounds of him, scored on 10, 21, 4, 32, and 30-yard runs and was difficult to bring down all night.
The Titans also recorded a safety with just over nine minutes to go in the second quarter to make it 22-0.
“The thing about him is he’s extremely quick,” said South Pasadena coach Jeff Chi, ”and he uses his blocks well. He’s a smart runner.”
On the other side, Hobbie, the coach, praised his grandson by saying he’s “pretty special,” but saddened to some degree he’s not larger in stature. “He’s got a lot of tools but there aren’t too many colleges looking at players his size. He’s doing pretty well for us, though, and we’re glad to see that.”
San Marino showed off its aerial attack midway through the third quarter when Jake Leftwich hauled in a 49-yard scoring toss.
Jackson Wendling caught a 3-yard pass from Titans’ quarterback Connor Short on the last play of the third period to end the scoring.
South Pasadena returns to action next Friday at home against Monrovia.
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