By George Hernandez
(El Monte)- Billy Livingston put on a clinic throwing for five touchdowns in Covina’s 52-10 win over El Monte Friday night at Lions Stadium.
The Lions started off strong holding the Colts to a punt on their first drive.
El Monte’s first play of the game went for 35-yards when Brandon Martinez hit a leaping Memo Silva and they finished it off with a 36-yard field goal from Bryan Luevano to take a 3-0 lead.
It didn’t last long.
Covina warmed up; the Colts scored 38 unanswered points, starting with a 1-yard touchdown run from Vinny Venegas. Just two minutes later still in the first quarter Livingston hit Justin Mason for a 78-yard score to take a 14-3 lead.
Far from finished the Colts picked off a Martinez pass and Livingston found a wide open Gevontray Ainsworth and he scampered to paydirt from 60-yards out.
After another Martinez interception, Livingston just a minute later hit Venegas for a 23-yard score at 10:21 of the second quarter to make it 28-3.
The Colts scored two more times before the end of the first half. Darren Torres hit a 21-yard field goal and with zeros coming on the clock Livingston went to work again when he found Mason again from 45-yards out to make it 38-3 at the half.
The second half was much of the same as Livingston threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game midway through the third quarter when he hit Venegas on a slant for a 19-yard score.
With Livingston on the bench back-up Daniel Sifuentes got in on the action when he hit Torres for a 24-yard score to cap off the scoring for the Colts making it 52-3.
El Monte’s Frank Lopez wasn’t ready to pack it up he ran back the kick return 80-yards for a Lions score making it 52-10.
Livingston finished with 287-yards, 5-touchdowns while going 13 of 18. Venegas and Ainsworth finished with 261 total yards, while Mason had 3-catches for 138-yards and 2-touchdowns.
On defense Andrew Carrillo, David Gonazalez and Torres all had picks for the Colts. Peter De La Cruz and Nick Hynes chipped in with a sack each.
El Monte will head to Gladstone next week looking to get back on track. Covina will face Walnut looking for revenge after last years 49-42 loss.