San Dimas Rolls Over San Gabriel

By Alex Gonzalez

(San Gabriel) Domonic Jollevet rushed for 145 yards on 16 carries with two scores as the Saints cruised past San Gabriel 59-6 Friday night.

San Dimas only threw the ball three times and two out of the three were touchdowns from senior quarterback Shawn Kennedy to senior Andrew Espinoza. Other than that the Saint’s focus was running the ball.

The Delaware Wing T-formation was made for running, and that’s what the Saints did. As a team they ran the ball for 446 yards with five scores.

Jollevet was the one that did the most damage (16-145yds 2Tds) while DeVante Brown pitched in 60 yards with a score and Donald Wallace ran for 117 with a score of his own.

San Gabriel had costly turnovers to start, fumbling three plays into the opening drive. The Saints were able to score quickly with a four play 37 yard drive ending with Brown running it in from six yards out. After a 79 yard toss from Kennedy and an interception by the Saints, SD was up 22-0 early.

Quarterback Eric Alvarez went 12 for 23 with two picks. He left the game early due to a dislocated thumb. Team medics were able to pop his thumb back into place, but by then the game was out of reach and head coach Jude Oliva did not want to risk Alvarez to further injure his thumb.

Andy Guerrero did a little bit of everything for the Matadors in relief. He caught six balls for 23 yards, ran for 66 scoring the Matadors only touchdown and when Alvarez went down he threw for 6-11 for 81 yards.

“This is a humbling experience” coach Oliva said. “We knew coming in, they can run the ball and we couldn’t stop it. We were out played and out coached.”

The Matadors will look to fix their defensive struggles when they play at Baldwin Park next week, and the Saints take a trip to Monrovia to play the Wildcats.

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