Friday Night Football | SPHS Tigers Still Looking for Victory After Boron Battle

The Tigers were scheduled to meet Viewpoint of Calabases on Saturday, but wound up hosting Boron of Kern County Friday night instead and suffered their second straight non-league loss

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In an odd series of circumstances, which saw South Pasadena High preparing for not one but two football teams, the Tigers dropped a 33-14 non-league contest to visiting Boron High Friday night.

Most of the week, the Tigers had prepared to play Viewpoint of Calabassas, but when a call came in that one of the Patriot players had tested positive for COVID-19, requiring eight others to be quarantined, a scheduled game between the two schools for Saturday had to be cancelled.

Immediately following the decision, South Pasadena High officials put out the call for another opponent in a last ditch effort and found one in Boron of Kern County, which just happened to be in a similar situation.

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Both teams were grateful for the opportunity to play, meeting on Friday night at Roosevelt Field as Tigers’ coach Jeff Chi appreciated the effort of Boron coaches and players for making the 2 ½-hour drive to play South Pasadena in the non-league encounter.

“We’re just pleased they are willing to do that for us,” said Chi on the eve of the contest.

With the loss, South Pasadena, which fell to Lincoln 37-20 in week one, has an 0-2 record. Boron, after losing to Foothill 14-7 in its opener, is now 1-1.

Look for a detailed recap of the game soon.