DUARTE — St. Margaret’s High School from San Juan Capistrano, ranked second in CIF Division XIII, defeated Flintridge Prep 29-9 Saturday night at Duarte High in a nonleague game. Unable to sustain any offensive rhythm during the game, the Rebels fell behind 14-3 early in the second quarter. Gary Au kicked a 23-yard field goal for the Rebels’ first points in the opening half after a drive stalled with five minutes left in the first quarter. Following the second touchdown by St. Margaret’s in the first half, Alex Clayton returned the ensuring kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 left before halftime to pull Flintridge Prep within 14-9. Alex has been nursing some nagging injuries the last couple of games and we are happy to have him back,” Rebels coach Brad Miller said. When he touches the ball he always energizes our team. He raises our level of play.” Assistant coach John Fisher said before the game that the Rebels had to find a way to get Clayton more touches. Clayton’s kickoff return electrified the crowd. I am very proud of the valiant effort of the team,” Miller said. There were four or five pivotal plays tonight that we didn’t respond to.” The loss dropped the Rebels to 2-2 in nonleague play heading into the start of Prep League action next weekend. We have a strong understanding of our strengths and weaknesses,” Miller said. I like our team speed and the way we fly to the ball defensively. We can match our skill players with any one in the league. I feel very comfortable going against Chadwick next week. I like our chances this year.” The Rebels, comprised of 25 upperclassmen and only one sophomore, believe they can turn things around in league. Two-way performers Brady Thompson, Adrian Rodriguez and Matt Stein had strong games Saturday for Flintridge Prep. Pasadena Poly 61, at Viewpoint 0 Quarterback Stephen Sherman and John Grace led a Pasadena Poly offensive assault as the Panthers stormed to a nonleague victory over Calabasas Viewpoint. The Panthers, 2-2, opened a 28-0 lead after one quarter and led 47-0 at halftime before cruising to the victory. Sherman got Poly on the board first, connecting with Greg Lawler on a 60-yard pass play — the first of his three TD passes. Scott Gregg’s extra point gave the Panthers a 7-0 lead. Grace then scored the first of his two TDs, catching a 12-yard pass from Sherman to make it 14-0. After Jake Schorr caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Sherman, Grace scored his second TD on a 48-yard run. Josh Moore tackled Viewpoint’s quarterback in the end zone in the second quarter for a safety and Tim Lembke returned a pass interception 64 yards in the fourth quarter to conclude Poly’s scoring. Viewpoint remained winless at 0-4 with the loss. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!