West Covina Wins Shootout

SGV Shootout Champions – West Covina Bulldogs

(El Monte) – West Covina beat Northview 30-18 to win the SGV Shootout at Arroyo Saturday. The Bulldogs, not traditionally a passing team, knocked off Monrovia in the semi finals before dispatching of Northview. Monrovia beat Whittier Christian in the consolation game.

West Covina’s Antonio “Noodles” Hull

The Bulldogs used both Antonio “Noodles” Hull and Jon Najera at quarterback but it was Najera who got the majority of the snaps in the semi final against Monrovia and in the Final. Skill players like Aaron Franklin and Deshon Love made big catches through out the day – specifically Franklin who made special plays all day.

Monrovia QB Blake Heyworth

For Northview Quarterback Victor Garcia continues to impress. He led the Vikings all the way to the finals before they succumbed to West Covina. Northview lost only one game prior to the final. Javon Taylor was big on both sides of the ball.

Northview’s Javon Taylor

Monrovia was led by the usual suspects, Blake Heyworth, Mason Bryant, Anthony Craft, George Frazier, Brett Walsh…etc. The Cats seemed to be in control with a lead over West Covina before the Bulldogs came back late to pull it out.

Other notes…

Northview QB Victor Garcia

Alhambra won two of its first three before falling to Maranatha. The Moors despite losing their returning quarterback to transfer, continue to get better with Mando Amaya behind center. Essien Frank and Sebastian Espinoza played well too.

Rosemead’s Aaron Flores

The Minutemen will always compete with Andrew Elffers throwing the ball. Maranatha won its first two before falling to Gladstone. Gladstone, behind Kevin Amezquita, also put it to Rosemead earlier in the day and was playing well.

Victor Ambruzo’s Vikes won their first four games

The Gladiators were disqualified however along with Azusa when a fight broke out bewteen the two teams late in the afternoon. Words were exchanged, along with shoves and a couple of punches before order could be restored. The two are rivals in the Montview League and in fact they both play on the same field – Citrus College, which could have been a factor in the brawl. Arroyo HC Jim Singiser disqaulified both teams but indicated that they could return next year.

The Double Wing

Mt. View was the surprise of the tournament winning its first three games before losing to Northview. Xavier Yanez was pulling the trigger for the Vikes in HC Victor Ambruzo’s double wing offense.

Nick Bueno and Jacob Bueno…If Nick wasn’t wearing the Cal Lu shirt could you tell them apart?

“The Kids were really excited and pumped up. We were playing well,” Ambruzo said.

Temple City QB Anthony Valencia…like the headgear

Got a chance to meet former NFL star Ron Brown who is now an assistant at Diamond Bar…nice guy.

The Warriors came out to play aaay!

Anthony White’s Buena Park Coyotes were there but didn’t make the run they did last year. “We’re young but physical,” White said.

No Apaches Down!

Temple City competed hard early and took D-Bar to OT before falling short. Anthony Valencia has stepped up at starting quarterback with the transfer of Michal Quintanilla to San Gabriel. “I like our group of kids. We have probably 90 kids from our freshman to the varsity so I’m happy about that,” said TC Coach Mike MacFarland. “But this really isn’t what were going to do (passing). We’re going to run the ball.

Walsh…Brett Walsh

Pat Ahhing, long time line coach for Rosemead is now calling the offense. “Football is football so it’s really not a big difference,” Ahhing said. “I just wish one of our quarterbacks would step up and take the job.” The Panthers have been looking at Everado Camacho, Adan Guillen and Macias all summer.

Temple City WR/DB Kasmir Khaliq…and the headgear

Arroyo, the host, went out early as did Bonita and Workman. Arcadia won two games early before being eliminated in the afternoon.

Northview (L-R) Javon Taylor, Roy Torres, Victor Garcia

La Puente has been a frequent player on the passing circuit with Ivan Vasquez running the show. Brandon Roher’s Warriors had a heated game with Mt. View in the afternoon but Vikings untimately prevailed.

West Covina’s Jason Heilman likes his defense

M-Town’s G-5 George Frazier and Brett Walsh take a break

Whittier Christian’s Ryan Esslinger

The View played inspired ball

Alhambra QB Mando Amaya



21 Comments to "West Covina Wins Shootout"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 13, 2012 - 5:58 am | Permalink

    Perfectly said viking family. 0-5

  2. viking family's Gravatar viking family
    July 10, 2012 - 10:46 pm | Permalink

    as always mnt view is the main story hahaha people cant stop talking about us but as much as i hate it when the pads come out these kids are in for a rough season. Most of the kids cant hit only a few good linebackers. Their best kid jason at MLB is out with a knee injury and most of the kids are quitting because of this new program. Overall is them going 0-5 in league and maybe one win in preseason highly doubt it but still going to be in the stands cheering them on vikings!!!!!!!!!!

  3. ship's Gravatar ship
    July 10, 2012 - 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Get on the Viking ship people its getting full pretty quick.

  4. From the View's Gravatar From the View
    July 9, 2012 - 6:24 pm | Permalink

    MV gave up less than 30 points in pool play. And even beat last years champ. Then picked off LP about 4 or 5 times and NV a couple as well. What does that have to do with the double wing?

  5. MVL Insider's Gravatar MVL Insider
    July 9, 2012 - 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I would be shocked if Mt. View wins a game in league. Taking delay of games in a passing league to win isn’t going to help your performance when it comes to the real deal. Pretty pathetic and bush league. Here’s guessing that unlike Wilson, who people respected enough not to run up the score, this head coach is going to endure a lot of double nickles put on his team. But at least he can say we won some PL games.

  6. Homeybadger's Gravatar Homeybadger
    July 9, 2012 - 11:59 am | Permalink

    SEM Beat MVHS .
    MVHS run same play every time that player aint
    Gonna be open with pads.

  7. Mid Valley Fan's Gravatar Mid Valley Fan
    July 9, 2012 - 9:24 am | Permalink

    Lot of good competition on a hot Saturday. Regarding Gladstone, some of their players were “talking a little to much” after every little play. Not surprised some blew v Azusa. Simply embarrassing for this to happen at a passing tournament.

  8. NewRam's Gravatar NewRam
    July 9, 2012 - 8:08 am | Permalink

    Khaliq from TC is the closest thing Temple City had for a “threat” last year. The kid obviously had not stepped on a football field previously – yet managed to get open and catch a few balls, including some in the end zone. Though Mac may ground pound, Khaliq should have a good year for the Rams, especially if TC can pass protect beyond 1-1/2 seconds.
    Best of luck to Quintinilla becoming a Matador. Does anyone ever transfer TO Temple City??? Not including transfers for advanced Calculus curriculum that is.

  9. GoingTribal's Gravatar GoingTribal
    July 8, 2012 - 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Any Info on the Santa Fe High Tournament. . .

  10. Azusa/Gladstone's Gravatar Azusa/Gladstone
    July 8, 2012 - 4:46 pm | Permalink

    If G-Stone handed it to Azusa, why was the score 12 – 3 Azusa when the fight broke out. Fact is that Gladstone was cheapshoting Azusa & when they realized they could not compete they began to throw punches. First punch thrown by the Gladstone middle linebacker.

  11. daddy's Gravatar daddy
    July 8, 2012 - 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Azusa got there butts handed to them didn’t miss much. There’s a new sheriff in the montview league this year gstone is the real deal.

  12. Bulldogs's Gravatar Bulldogs
    July 8, 2012 - 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Are you guys really complaining about a predominantly losing team for having a pretty successful day and getting beat by a fullback? A FULLBACK?? I was fortunate enough to catch the MV/LP game & it seemed as if the View picked off LP on every possession. Best defense I saw all day once they settled in. Well, besides the Bulldog defense. I give that coach & his staff credit because they had some fire. Hell, they lost to 2nd-place NV by 3 only. & NV was stout. I’m assuming no one in that league is going to be pushingaround this team anymore. Stop complaining & give the boys & staff their credit. They earned it.

  13. SGV football's Gravatar SGV football
    July 8, 2012 - 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I thought Mt. View HC ambruzo ran the spread?

  14. TrueCoach's Gravatar TrueCoach
    July 8, 2012 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    Haters keep hating…. Deal with Mt. View shocked teams and handled them.

  15. BG FAN's Gravatar BG FAN
    July 8, 2012 - 9:50 am | Permalink

    @ True Coach
    They played hard. The head coach should be given a award. THE CRY BABY AWARD. He cried in every game they were in. This is football coach deal with it.

  16. Keppel football's Gravatar Keppel football
    July 8, 2012 - 7:34 am | Permalink

    Peterson mt.view cheated using a fullback and then just passing it to him when everybody went out on their route. They did not beat anyone head on

  17. SGV football's Gravatar SGV football
    July 8, 2012 - 1:40 am | Permalink

    The Shootout has come a long way. Great Job Coach Singiser and Arroyo Coaching Staff.

  18. Viking's Gravatar Viking
    July 8, 2012 - 12:39 am | Permalink

    Yea mt view did do good they did better than the in their league

  19. TrueCoach's Gravatar TrueCoach
    July 7, 2012 - 10:52 pm | Permalink

    I heard Mt. View did good.

  20. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    July 7, 2012 - 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Not bad for a run team, great job Bulldogs. The Monrovia / West Co semifinal was intense!

  21. Keppel football's Gravatar Keppel football
    July 7, 2012 - 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Peterson did u see the fight between Azusa and Gladstone

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