Friday Night Football Preview: Maranatha Looks For Third Straight Win, Meets Village Christian at Occidental College in Olympic League Opener

first_imgSports Friday Night Football Preview: Maranatha Looks For Third Straight Win, Meets Village Christian at Occidental College in Olympic League Opener By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 10:17 pm More Cool Stuff Maranatha (2-2-1) vs Village Christian (4-1) at Occidental CollegeDespite being injured and not having great depth, Maranatha is finding its stride in the nick of time.The Minutemen began the season with a tie and two losses.But they’re coming off victories at Linfield Christian and last week’s home victory over Duarte.And just in time for Olympic League play begins Friday, as coach Steve Bogan and the Minutemen will travel to Occidental College to take on Village Christian (4-1).As always, the ability of their double-threat quarterback, Kwon Peterson to run and pass the ball are paramount for a Maranatha win.Jake Byrd, a sophomore quarterback, leads Village Christian, having completed 33 of 66 passes for 856 yards. He’s thrown 8 TD passes and been picked four times.Malachi Meeks’ 350 yards on 70 carries is tops for the Crusaders running game, and Caleb Henshaw has been Byrd’s go-to guy, catching 14 passes for 322 yards, and 3 touchdowns.By the numbers, Village Christian has scored 195 points and allowed just 59 in five games, while Maranatha has put 86 points on the board and allowed 118.But Bogan’s team has played much better of late, and it’s the Minutemen’s first chance to make positive strides towards a playoff berth, and with only four league games to play, each week is a near must-win for all five Olympic League schools. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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