LA CANADA — Patrick Perrigue scored three touchdowns and La Canada High defeated Workman, 49-6, in the first round of the Southern Section Division X playoffs Thursday night.
Perrigue returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a score, igniting a 42-0 first-half outburst by the Spartans (10-1).
He also returned a punt 57 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 36-yard pass play from Eric Young.
Perrigue caught three passes for 75 yards.
Strong special teams play allowed La Canada good field position for most of the game. The Spartans started possessions in Workman territory five times.
"Our special teams did a heck of a job," La Canada Coach Rich Wheeler said. "They won the game for us."