By Alex Gonzalez
(Pomona) – Junior quarterback Ivan Vasquez throws four touchdowns as the La Puente Warriors defeated the Ganesha Giants, 59-14, Thursday night at Nancy McCracken Stadium.
With the absence of senior running back Nick Barrientos, the Warriors game plan was to throw the ball, and that’s what they did.
The Warriors offense came out firing from different angles scoring on their first two possessions. The scoring drives for LP were fast and simple. The first was a four play 48 yard drive with Vasquez connecting with senior tight end Brandon Rios on 16 yard pass for six.
LP had a balance attack mixing the play calling to confuse the giant’s defense.
Vasquez led the team passing for 222 yards and four scores in the first half, connecting with four different receivers.
By half the score was 32-8 in favor of the warriors. They had control of the game and ran out the clock in the second half.
Ganesha’s only score in the first half came on Kenny Uba 98-yard kick-off return.
The Giants were able to score again late in the third on a one yard Eric Acevedo scoring.
“We wanted to come out and throw,” Warrior head coach Brandon Rohrer said. “That was our game plan. We have vets on this team to pass.”
With the win LP remains undefeated and 3-0 in league. They travel to Sierra Vista next Friday.
For Ganesha it faces Azusa at Citrus College.