Arroyo, South El Monte, Bell Gardens…in April

South El Monte coming off of a big year

South El Monte coming off of a big year

By Tim Peterson

(El Monte) – South El Monte, Bell Gardens and LA Jordan visited Arroyo Saturday for a four-way throw.

Didn’t the season just end? Wasn’t Arroyo HC Jim Singiser holding the CIF Championship plaque high above his head just last week? Well actually it was four months ago and in this day and age that means it’s time to hit the field.

Ernesto "Macho" Camacho is back for Arroyo.

Ernesto “Macho” Camacho is back for Arroyo.

Arroyo of course is looking for a repeat of last year’s success as is South El Monte who advanced to the Division 13 semi finals. Different story for Bell Gardens which is coming off a disappointing 2-8 campaign. The Lancers were loaded with sophomores last year and with Margarito Beltran at the helm it can only get better.

Margarito Beltran showing Bell Gardens the way as he enters his second season.

Margarito Beltran showing Bell Gardens the way as he enters his second season.

Here’s a few shots.   IMG_9460

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50 Comments to "Arroyo, South El Monte, Bell Gardens…in April"

  1. @THEOC's Gravatar @THEOC
    April 19, 2017 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I just want to know how it felt for 2 of those OC teams to barely squeak out wins over a coachless 1-9 ER team in 2015, I was a neutral fan on the opposing sideline and your OC teams and staff knew they were in a dog fight each time.

  2. April 19, 2017 - 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Dumbest comment I’ve ever heard is about how the Arroyo Schurr game started. The coaches didn’t know what to do? Lmfao. They knew exactly what to do that’s why the rattled off 42 points smart guy! I think the Schurr coaches couldn’t adjust evident of our lop sided victory! Talk about the faces of coaches lol

  3. April 19, 2017 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    What do you want arroyo to do about that? They play in the league their in that’s all they can do. And if you’re from Schurr don’t act like the almontbus any better it’s a two team race every year

  4. "Los Altos"
    April 19, 2017 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

    LA made that trip this year, and to the IE, they were the ones ringing the bells

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 19, 2017 - 7:48 pm | Permalink

    BG has played and scrimage OC teams they hung around with them for the first half then it all went south for them second half.

  6. Com'On'Mann's Gravatar Com'On'Mann
    April 19, 2017 - 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Arroyo is weak just like the league they play in biggest school in the El Monte district but playing schools with half the students I won’t give that school any credit until they join a legit division with equal competition until then I’ll give them as much credit as Gabby gets in basketball lol

  7. THE OC's Gravatar THE OC
    April 19, 2017 - 4:46 pm | Permalink

    The only team that dares to come into the heart of the OC is El Rancho. They got their bells rung but at least they tried.

  8. April 19, 2017 - 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Funny thing is an OC guy coming on this little old SGV blog to pound his chest. Move on bro

  9. @THEOC's Gravatar @THEOC
    April 19, 2017 - 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Wtf are you doing on this site anyway?

  10. THE OC's Gravatar THE OC
    April 19, 2017 - 10:56 am | Permalink

    Funny coming on hear and reading all the arguing of who is better in division 13. Like little kids sticking their tongues out at each other. We don’t yap in the OC we play.

  11. Just a fan's Gravatar Just a fan
    April 19, 2017 - 10:23 am | Permalink

    Please enlighten me and tell me who you support bud? You comment a lot on here like you have some knowledge of things. You don’t know squat!
    As for that loss, yeah we lost and your point is????? That first quarter all I hear was crickets from the Arroyo sideline. The faces on your stuff was priceless. We play again this year and these kids don’t forget their losses. What come around goes around. Well return the favor on 9/1/17

  12. April 19, 2017 - 9:29 am | Permalink

    Reading through the comments can’t find anyone from South El Monte talking about BG. SEM and BG have the same kind of kids just tough hard nosed kids.

  13. @ In the know's Gravatar @ In the know
    April 18, 2017 - 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Can todays players handle the physical and mental part of football?

  14. Phill's Gravatar Phill
    April 18, 2017 - 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Schurr you think Ramos will get u guys a ring i don’t think so try to win league Ramos is predictable like when he was in BG come playoffs u Will not get passed second round

  15. April 18, 2017 - 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh and Schurr… how’d that playoff loss taste last year? Left you guys like a bump in the road!

  16. April 18, 2017 - 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Hey BG defenders… everyone had freshman and sophomores out there genius. Arroyo has a ton of guys playing baseball and running track which is the case for SEM and BG as well. You guys are panicking already in April? Geez! Relax boys this is the time of the year to mess up these are teaching moments. Never saw a team playing flawlessly in April may June or July man lol keep your heads up get better everyday and things will take care of themselves. Go Knights!!!

  17. BG fan's Gravatar BG fan
    April 18, 2017 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    @ShurrBoard that’s why we play the game just over look BG take them lightly please.

  18. In the Know's Gravatar In the Know
    April 18, 2017 - 6:36 pm | Permalink

    All this talk from people at South El Monte and Schurr about Bell Gardens High School, BG has never been the biggest or the fastest but they were always going to be one of the toughest. Anyone that has seen BG football the last three to five years the football program (in general all of its sports programs) has been no where near what Coach Newell built in the early 80s and left in place in the late 90s. Anyone that has been a part of this program this year and yes even last year can see the change happening, yes Bell Gardens was 2-8 last year but outside looking in Coach Lombardi might have been able to get 3 wins this past year. I graduated from Bell Gardens and had two boys play football for Coach Newell (1991 and 1998), I have heard the people talking and I have seen a few of the Night Lifts and the 50 to 60 junior high kids who showed up for the camp BG put on. I don’t know if Coach Beltran can build at Bell Gardens what he built at La Serna but I do know if Coach Beltran can bring back the mental and physical toughness back to Bell Gardens that was sorely missed throughout the 2000s the wins will follow. Bring back the mental and physical toughness, bring back that Gurkha attitude and I will guarantee the wins will follow.

  19. SchurrBroad's Gravatar SchurrBroad
    April 18, 2017 - 2:57 pm | Permalink

    BG was 2-8 last year. People were talking about the great things that would happen lol. I predict bg will go 1-8 this year with a win against Mark Keppel. No one wants to play for BGHS

  20. April 18, 2017 - 10:59 am | Permalink

    Camacho is the real deal

  21. @fridayknights's Gravatar @fridayknights
    April 18, 2017 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    lol because having a QB who curls is going to give you a victory over SEM… better make sure the line is up to par or he will be eaten for lunch all season.

  22. Hehehe's Gravatar Hehehe
    April 18, 2017 - 9:43 am | Permalink

    Don’t give up 70+ points this year coach Beltran! Really should of put 100 on y’all last year.

  23. April 18, 2017 - 9:27 am | Permalink

    Look at the difference in body type and overall development between Camacho and the SEM QB? Arroyo will dominate this years match up again

  24. what people believe prevail over the truth's Gravatar what people believe prevail over the truth
    April 18, 2017 - 3:18 am | Permalink

    So much anger in April. Who in the flying DELETED give a DELETED what passing scheme teams are running in passing league or how many touchdown were thrown against a defense. Everyone that coaches football know that teams run some BS passing league offenses. You will see teams throwing to the fullback down the middle of the field or throwing to the fourth option on a swing route or delay. For the kids being confused. Most of the players on all the team out there on Saturday had a lot of green players that are learning their team schemes. Playing against one of the team on Saturday i noticed the DC was calling out the coverage and making the checks to the DB’s from the sidelines. So i really think it is to soon to cash in your ticket on any team in April.

  25. April 17, 2017 - 9:23 pm | Permalink

    I was referring to the black and blue game tough guy! Lol if you didn’t know that then who’s Durant know what’s up! Typical fools can’t take criticism.

  26. BG fan's Gravatar BG fan
    April 17, 2017 - 6:50 pm | Permalink

    2nddegenerationLancer we know you’re not a parent youreally on the SEM staff so you don’t know what’s going on here. We will be Allright here and we will successful. We will see you here at BG to watch the games on your bi week. I have more faith on a head coach that is a proven winner and helped your head coach get his ring. And again on your game the upcoming JV team played 80% of the game so don’t look to much into it.

  27. hmmm's Gravatar hmmm
    April 17, 2017 - 5:33 pm | Permalink

    The great Urban Meyer once said, I dont know if we can be great but lets try for great and if we fall short so be it.

  28. April 17, 2017 - 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Not that BG kids can’t handle it… but totally different situation here than at LS. At LS they get an influx of the best kids from all over the Whittier area. For example, at BG we get 3-4 really good football players that come in as freshman every year. At LS they get 15-18 really good football players every year. To further my point. Our BG kids MUST play both ways or we can’t compete at LS they have so many good players they don’t play both ways for the most part. At LS you can afford to teach complexity because that’s all they have to learn. At BG we learn the complex offense and a defense? Now we’re thinking and thinking causes hesitation and hesitation causes losses! In college where it is essentially your job to play football they still don’t over complicate scheme why? Because they want kids to play fast. DeLaSalle the most successful program in the nation runs 6-8 plays offensively and play a base defense Coaches there know if they do not beat themselves they understand tricks are kids tricks get you beat. if you don’t beat yourself and you don’t give up big plays and you don’t turn the ball over the other team probably won’t beat you because they will use tricks they will give up the ball essentially beating themselves. Saint John Bosco 12 plays using formations and tempo and again a base 4-2-5 disguising quarters and halves defense that’s it. So if the big dogs employ this strategy and they play against the nations best id follow that strategy before I would give 15-17 years a hundred options and not make a mistake!

  29. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    April 17, 2017 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    @2generationslancer, Give your players more credit than that. Are you saying that Bell gardens kids aren’t smart enough to learn a system the La Serna kids were able to learn? That’s not good at all. What is it? La Serna kids can handle something sophisticated but BG kids can’t? That’s not a good mentality at all.

  30. April 17, 2017 - 1:51 pm | Permalink

    OMG! “Play madden in the same room you grew up in, you graduated ten years ago” hahahaha bro I lost right all over the screen. Lol. BG fans take it easy Beltran has proven he knows what he’s doing in the famous words of Aaron Rodgers “R-E-L-A-X! Relax people it’s April remember. BG will be just fine. Love the passion tho it wouldn’t be BG if we didn’t have passion right fellas good or bad.

  31. April 17, 2017 - 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Look at you defending that crap. My son is on the team I know exactly who was and who wasn’t out there. Don’t try to spin it keep it 100! The scheme sucks! It’s too complex. And why would I worry about Arroyo? Did you me worry about LS or ER maybe?

  32. BG fan's Gravatar BG fan
    April 17, 2017 - 1:06 pm | Permalink

    2generationLancer the team that got scored on was the jv team 8 freshmen. The first twam only had one score on them and thats because the starting safety wasnt there. Don’t judge Beltran till you have the ring to do so. I bet if he asked you to be in his staff you would jump on the chance. Worry about your team and your coache’s oh and worry about Arroyo.

  33. For Gods sake's Gravatar For Gods sake
    April 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm | Permalink

    At: BG ( Bell garbage) it’s called personal discipline. You probably are just as big (fat boy). Coach it up then, I wonder what your excuse will be this year. Can’t wait to hear it!

  34. BG Dad's Gravatar BG Dad
    April 17, 2017 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

    ER is not in the league. They haven’t been “in the league” since 1993. Wake up 2generationslancer and join the 21st century. I was at the same passing league you were and saw SEM score 8 touchdowns with there ones against BGs twos and threes to the point where the SEM HC got pissed and told his coaches to sub the starters out.
    Instead of talking crap on a blog why don’t you go to a practice or night lift. If you are associated with the program you know Coach Beltran opens them both up for the parents to watch. If you are a dad I’m guessing your son was one of the twos or threes not movie up the depth chart. If you can’t see the improvement from last year already your blind as a bat!

  35. April 17, 2017 - 12:11 pm | Permalink

    South El Monte scored 8 touchdowns in 20 plays vs our great defense yes South El Monte the wing t team! If that’s not cause for concern at BG I don’t know what is! I agree with generation lancer. The kiss method when dealing with kids is probably the only way to go. Beltran you don’t get the same pass as last year senor. You must show improvement this year.

  36. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 17, 2017 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    Amazing how there are so many people that know it all! For all guys that are doing great coaching on these blogs, go to college, get a degree, get a teaching credential, student teach, and then coach at the high school level. It might take you 6 years. Until then shut the heck up and stick to playing madden in the same room that you grew up in. Considering you graduated from high school 10 years ago!

  37. hmmm's Gravatar hmmm
    April 17, 2017 - 11:55 am | Permalink

    Dude its spring the kids are supposed to be a little lost right now, that is the point of these “practices”. You get to go against other teams and get the kids to learn the schemes. No one expects them to be great right now. If you are mad because he yells too much while coaching then you should transfer your son to El Monte or better yet apply there and show everyone just how simple and stupid you can make things.

  38. In the Know's Gravatar In the Know
    April 17, 2017 - 11:34 am | Permalink

    SchurrBroad yet San Gabriel didn’t beat Bell Gardens.

  39. April 17, 2017 - 11:28 am | Permalink

    BGs Defense is absolutely horrible. So many switches, So many what ifs, the kids are lost which is a shame because there are athletes in the secondary. Beltran, you ever hear of KISS? keep it simple STUPID! If you run basic coverage schemes your kids can play FAST!!! Not think out there on the field…do I take this guy or do I take that guy. It’s a joke really! Do you really think A high school Qb is really gonna beat a standard coverage scheme? The only team in league that throws the ball is ER, but they are RPOs and dink and dunk. Beltran you need a DC and just back off seriously. The kids all agree on one thing…THEY DONT UNDERSTAND YOUR SCHEME! stop screaming at them and be a real coach and evaluate your personnel to see if what you’re doing is or isn’t working

  40. Phill's Gravatar Phill
    April 17, 2017 - 10:54 am | Permalink

    I think all the ALMONT is Lost week league u guys play good then come playoffs and u play real teams and you get whooped so what you talking about Lol…..

  41. SchurrBroad's Gravatar SchurrBroad
    April 17, 2017 - 9:44 am | Permalink

    lol bg is lost! San Gabriel can beat bg

  42. April 16, 2017 - 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Does Arroyo ever have competition in that league?

  43. BG's Gravatar BG
    April 16, 2017 - 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Beltran is there to coach not model underwear sissyboy.

  44. For Gods sake's Gravatar For Gods sake
    April 16, 2017 - 11:14 am | Permalink

    Coach Beltran has a huge boiler! Grab a salad coach. Lol

  45. BG fan's Gravatar BG fan
    April 16, 2017 - 9:23 am | Permalink

    Things looking at lot better at Bell Gardens some size at receivers but can’t wait to see the running game with that huge RB. Defense looking good still a young team

  46. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 16, 2017 - 12:18 am | Permalink

    Can Beltran return BG to respectability after they bended over back to get him

  47. BTBear's Gravatar BTBear
    April 15, 2017 - 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Yes! Thanks for the pictures.

  48. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    April 15, 2017 - 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Ahhhh tovar won’t play at cathedral. Stay at s el lonte

  49. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 15, 2017 - 11:25 pm | Permalink

    SEM defense lol

  50. April 15, 2017 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Great day to throw the ball around. Good to see everyone leave healthy. Couple things to point out, Arroyo looks huge! Saw their lineman getting some work in before hand. They are big up front. SEM has some nice athletes but are small No Sal Tovar today hoping those Cathedral rumors aren’t true. Camacho looked a little rusty today but the talent is there. SEM still running the same man zone combo defense that has no business in high school. But hey they run it lol. in a two horse race for league Arroyo clearly has the athletic edge and will have the size advantage as well. Chalk up another MVL crown boys. Calling it now.

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