Great Week for Varsity Football

This week, St Rita Varsity Football really lived up to their potential. They began with a 42-6 victory overall Immaculate Conception. The starters played only a limited role in the game, but Andrew Garibian ran back a kick off and a punt for touchdowns. Jake Smith threw some nice balls and both Jason Maucher and Frederick Harper scored for the Raiders.

The following day, the Raiders had an opportunity to avenge their only loss of the season and they did it in dominating style. The starting defense held Holy Family to no scores and just one first down. Govind O’Campo played his best game of the year as he constantly harassed the knight quarterback. Defensive backs Andrew Amerio, Vinny Zuniga, Brandon Clarizio and Christian Locateli blanketed the receivers all game.

The offense did equally well as they scored four time to take a 30-0 lead at one point. The combo of quarterback CJ Rettig and receiver/running back Luca Farroni did a lot of damage through the air, but the elusive running of Farroni was equally strong. Sam Poon was his usual excellent self at center and both O’Campo and William Zhang had their best blocking game of the year. The knights finally scored on a kick return and an interception return, as even the second defense held them in check.

The wins ran the Raider’s season record to 7 wins against 1 loss overall and 4-0 in league. They are in sole possession of first in the 11 team Foothill Conference of the CYO. next week, St Rita has a pair of away games against traditionally strong teams. They start with Assumption of Pasadena at Victory Park on Tuesday (10/7) and move on to St Elizabeth of Altadena on Thursday.

Varsity Football Season Results – Updated 10/24

Overall Record – 11 Wins and 1 Loss            League Record – 8 Wins and 0 Losses

St Rita 32   St Hilary 6

St Rita 26   St Irenaeus (Cypress) 20

Holy Family 19   St Rita 14

St Rita 20   St Joseph (Placentia) 6

*St Rita 30   San Gabriel Mission 0

*St Rita 30   St Philip 14

*St Rita 42   Immaculate Conception School 6

*St Rita 30   Holy Family 14

*St Rita 44   Assumption BVM 16

*St Rita 42   St Elizabeth 0

*St Rita 44   St Therese 0

*St Rita 40   St Luke 0

*League Game

Raider Football Takes Third at St Paul

St Rita went 3-1 in the St Paul Tournament. In our opening game Saturday, we defeated St Hilary of Pico Rivera 32-6.  The second game was far more difficult as we jumped out to an 18-0 lead in the first ten minutes against St Ireneaus of Cypress. We then proceeded to give up 20 straight points and things looked desperate until we scored with 10 seconds remaining to win 26-20.

In Sunday’s semifinals, we met Holy Family of South Pasadena. At the half, we trailed 12-6. The Knights scored again to go up 19-6. We got a touchdown and a 2 point conversion to bring the score to 19-14. After holding Holy Family on four plays, we had one last chance, but were sacked. That loss sent us to the third place game against St Joseph of Placentia. They scored on their second play but St Rita came right back to tie the score at 6-6, where it stayed until the half. The second half was all St Rita’s as we took over the game, shutting out St Joseph and scoring 14 points to win 20-6.

2014 Varsity Football Game Schedule

Download this schedule here

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Day/Date/ Time                               Home Team                                Visiting Team          Venue


Saturday – 9/13 (TBA)                   CYO Football Jamboree                                               Cantwell


*Wednesday – 9/17 – 4:45             Postponed!


Saturday – 9/20 – TBA                  St Paul Tournament                                                       St Paul H.S.


Sunday – 9/21 – TBA                      St Paul Tournament                                                       St Paul H.S.


*Tuesday – 9/23 – 3:45                  S.G. Mission                                St Rita                        Mission H.S.


*Friday – 9/26 – 3:45                      St Rita                                           St Philip                     Holy Angels


*Tuesday – 9/30 – 3:45                   I.C.                                                 St Rita                                I.C.


*Wednesday – 10/1 – 4:45              St Rita                                          Holy Family              Holy Angels


*Tuesday – 10/7 – 3:45                    Assumption                                St Rita                        Victory Park


*Thursday – 10/9 – 3:45                 St Elizabeth                                St Rita                         St Elizabeth.


*Thursday – 10/16 – 4:00               St Rita                                       St Therese                  Hahamongna


*Thursday – 10/23 – 3:45               St Rita                                          St Luke                        St Luke

*Monday – 10/27 – 3:45                    St. Rita                                         St Andrew                  Holy Angels

*Wednesday – 10/29 – 3:45           Holy Angels                                St Rita                         Holy Angels

* denotes a league game


Note: Playoffs begin Saturday Nov 8. The CYO Playoffs are for the top 64 teams from about 145 teams that start the season. They go for 3 weeks on Saturdays and Sundays unless we lose.

Cantwell High School – 329 Garfield Ave, Montebello, CA, 90640

 Holy Angels – 360 Campus Dr, Arcadia, CA, 91007

 Mission High School – 254 S. Santa Anita St , San Gabriel, CA, 91776(not the Santa Anita near us)

 I.C. (Recreation Park) – 620 S Shamrock Ave, Monrovia, CA

 Victory Park – 2575 Paloma St, Pasadena, CA

 St Elizabeth – 1840 N. Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

 Hahamongna Watershed Park – 101 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

 St Luke – 5521 Cloverly Ave, Temple City, CA 91780


On Saturday Sept 13, we are participating in the first ever CYO football jamboree. It takes place at Cantwell High School in Montebello (329 N Garfield). The boys will meet there at 10:45 in Gold Jerseys (bring blue). We will play three – 30 minute scrimmages at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30.

Directions: 210 east to the 605 south to the 60 West. Exit at Garfield-Wilcox. Cross Wilcox and go another block to Garfield where you turn left. Cantwell will be on the right a couple of miles down.

Fall Sports Fees Are Now Due

Please download the sports fee schedule below. We are only collecting Football and Girl’s Volleyball at this time. Please due not pay for other sports now. There is an additional download about helmets for those playing football.


Varsity Football Practice Schedule

For the week of October 19 – October 24

Monday – Practice 3 – 4:30

Tuesday – No Practice 

Wednesday - Practice 3-4:30

Thursday –  Game vs St Luke at St Luke. Take Baldwin south to Live Oak (Below Las Tunas. Turn right on Live Oak. Field is at Live Oak and Cloverly. Park on the street or the front parking lot. DO NOT PARK IN THE SMALL LOT BY THE FIELD.

Friday – Practice 3-4:30

MONDAY OCTOBER 27, we play St Andrews at 3:45 at Holy Angels in our make up game from September.

Mouthpieces are required at every practice

CYO Website

Parents, please take the time to view the CYO website at CYOLA.ORG   It will provide a tremendous amount of information. Besides schedules, standings and last minute updates, you can view upcoming calendar events and venue locators. Every site our school will play at can be found on the venue locator. There is also additional info such as the food available around the venue when we are in tournaments. You can access directions as well. Alerts such as weather cancellations are coming. Please register with the site to get specific St Rita information.