Though it appeared that South Pasadena High School's varsity football team tried to hand Alhambra a number of comeback opportunities, they managed to pull it together and hang on for a decisive 24-10 win.
The Tigers dominated the game from the outset, led by interceptions on defense and great field position most of the game. Late in the first half, the Tigers were driving for an apparent score, when they threw an interception that the Moors ran back near the South Pas end zone, and on ensuing play scored. The 14 point turn-around fired up the Alhambra team, and it seemed momentum had shifted in Alhambra's favor.
In the third quarter the Tigers appeared to fall apart, as they incurred numerous penalties that put them in the hole. And it appeared as if a fired-up Alhambra would continue where they left off at the end of the first half.
On each occasion, though, the Tigers were able to make big plays when it counted to hang for the victory, and bring their record to 3-1. Next Friday they travel to Beverly Hills.