Published : Friday, November 1, 2019 | 3:17 AM
In a game marked by numerous penalties on both sides, the Muir Mustangs (8-2) overwhelmed the outgunned Pasadena High Bulldogs (6-3) 33-0 in the annual “Turkey Tussle” matchup at the Rose Bowl Thursday, to take the Victory Bell back to Lincoln Avenue. Muir is now 13-1 against Pasadena since 2004.
The game was played before a sparse crowd on a chilly and windy Halloween night, with temperatures in the 50s.
Both teams executed poorly in the first half, as a number of offensive drives in the first half by both teams sputtered, with both teams committing crucial penalties.
Little went right for the hapless Bulldogs, who even suffered a safety in the third quarter.
Muir Quarterback Amaris Harrison enjoyed a memorable game, scoring on a 2 yard sneak in the second quarter, and throwing a beautiful touchdown pass in the third quarter, when the Mustangs put the game away, scoring three times.
Muir also scored on a punt return for a touchdown with 4 minutes remaining in the game.
The game ended with Pasadena on Muir’s 3-yard line, unable to score, after several first-and-goal opportunities.
The game was temporarily delayed in the first quarter when the lights on the eastern side of the stadium went out.
And as if things weren’t already going well enough for the Mustangs, following the third quarter, Oboe Foundation President Brad Ratliff presented a check for $4,220 to the Muir High Band, the result of foundation fundraising.