(West Covina) – Crescenta Valley’s Jordan Lobianco caught a pair of touchdown passes and Brian Reyes of Muir intercepted two passes including one for a touchdown to lead the West to a 31-14 win over the East Friday night in the Hall of Fame All-Star Game at West Covina High School.
Reyes picked off East quarterback Christian Lara and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown with just over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter to seal it. The pick six gave the West a 31-7 lead and ended all East hopes for a comeback. Reyes had also intercepted Lara in the first half to halt a drive. Reyes was named MVP for his efforts.
The East scored a late touchdown when La Mirada’s Lara found Manny Luna of Pomona in the end zone for a seven yard strike with 6:14 left to round out the scoring.
Lobianco, who did everything in leading CV to the title, did a little bit of everything for the West too. He scored the first touchdown of the game hauling in a 22 yard pass from Maranatha’s Eli Snyder in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead. Montebello’s Enrique Lozano split the uprights from 38 yards out yards out early in the second to put the West up 3-0.
In the third quarter Lobianco, on a trick play, threw a 33 yard pass to Octavius Spencer of Monrovia. Later in the third he snagged his second six pointer of the night on a 26-yard strike from Snyder for a 24-7 advantage.
Speaking of Spencer he got behind the East secondary on the West’s first possession of he second half and caught a 52-yard bomb from Jorge Reyna of Pasadena to make it 17-0.
Lobianco caught four passes for 87 yards and Spencer had three receptions for 103 yards. Snyder threw for 104 yards to go with his two TDs. Reyna threw for 81 and ran for 49.
MacKenzie Stenquit of Damien caught five passes for 60 yards and also completed a pass for 30 yards to take home MVP honors for the East. Lara threw for 124 yards but was hurt by the two interceptions. The East had trouble generating a running attack. Verdugo had 27 yards.
The West victory snapped a seven game East winning streak. The East leads 23-11-2 in the series all time.
W 0 10 14 7 31
E 0 0 7 7 14