The Lobos had a chance to win at the end, but kicker Julio Salas missed a 25-yard field-goal attempt with eight seconds left. “I don’t know why, but I never felt like we were going to lose,” Riggio said. “I was so impressed with how well we played, and how we competed, that I would have been proud of them regardless. “But let’s be honest, to get that (monkey off our back) is huge for the players and the student body. Some of the students rushed on the field afterward, and we let them enjoy the moment.” The Aztecs have a chance to start 2-0 on Friday when they host Blair, which was humbled by Saugus 57-0. “It’s going to be great to see how the kids respond off a win. How the practice is going to go, and all that stuff,” Riggio said. “We don’t want to live off one win. We want to give that same effort every week.” When Riggio took over three years ago, he knew what he was getting into and felt by his third season it would be time to turn the corner. “It’s just one win, so we can’t get carried away,” he said. “But we have some offensive linemen that have been together for three years, and five of them have been here two years. “And when you look at guys like (running back Mike) Edwards and (quarterback) Paul Lee — those are two players to build and rally around. “I don’t know what’s going to happen the rest of the season, but winning — and winning off the bat — sure sets a good tone.” – Football wasn’t the only show in town over the weekend. A couple of Prep League girls volleyball rivals also were on display. Pasadena Poly is 5-0 after defeating Arrowhead Christian 25-22 to win the Laguna Blanca Tournament on Saturday. The Panthers’ Jessica Damasco led the charge with seven kills and was named the tournament MVP. Kara Monroe and Rene Duncan-Mastel were named to the all-tournament team. Behind the steady play of tournament MVP Kelly McCall, Westridge is 7-0 after defeating Western Christian 27-25, 25-15 to win the Gladstone Tournament on Saturday. — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Maranatha, 4-6 last year and minus many graduated players, is 2-0 under first-year coach Dwayne Cantrell following Saturday’s 44-6 thumping of visiting Lakeside of Lake Elsinore. But the real eye-opener on Friday was at Keppel, where the Aztecs ended a 38-game losing streak with a 28-27 victory over Workman. Aztecs coach Jimmy Riggio, entering his third season, notched his first victory after an 0-20 start. It was Keppel’s first win since the 2002 season. “It was a great feeling, and the way we did it was even more special,” Riggio said. San Marino, one year after losing to Gabrielino 37-0, spoiled the Eagles’ debut in their new stadium on Thursday by earning a 14-14 tie in a game the Titans had a chance to win at the end. Despite La Canada coach Rich Wheeler’s claims that his Spartans aren’t the favorites to win the Rio Hondo League, his backfield of running backs David Hopkins and Lavelle Peterson and quarterback T.J. Trumbo were masterful in a 45-21 victory over Pomona. The first full week of high school football games produced its share of surprising results. In case you’re wondering, Muir High School’s 57-0 loss to Oaks Christian was not a misprint.