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Temple City Finishes South Pas in Overtime

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The Tigers Nathan Lee returning the game's opening kick-off for a touchdown."

By: Matt Schuler

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By Matt Schuler

 South Pasadena, CA -Temple City was trailing nearly the entire game before pulling off a miraculous comeback, doing all the right things to hang around and pull off the 42-35 come-from-behind victory against host South Pasadena in overtime Friday Night.

Anthony Valencia rolled out right and found Oscar Estrada open in the end zone, who barely managed to secure the catch and touchdown in the first possession of overtime. On the flip side South Pas quarterback David Madrid watched his fourth down pass go off the hands of his receiver followed by the sidelines pouring out onto the field.

The win makes it four-consecutive for Temple City, who trailed 21-7 late in the first and 28-14 with 8:22 in the second before putting together three consecutive scoring drives and 21 points when they needed it most. TC soon found itselves ahead 35-28 with 11:16 to play when Nic Starling darted in the endzone for the teams first lead of the night.

Starling finished with the night with two touchdowns and Austin Esparza also chipped in with another.

South Pasadena’s Nathan Lee opened the game with a 99-yard kick off return to the house and the Tigers looked good early with the arm of David Madrid. Lee finished with three total touch downs for South Pas, but it wasn’t enough.

The Rams play San Marino next week and The Tigers take a bus ride to La Canada for a battle of playoff implications for both teams.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Temple City Finishes South Pas in Overtime