(Montebello) The Schurr Spartans and the Garfield Bulldogs battled for the first time in the schools histories. The two teams traded early touchdowns until the Spartans broke it open with 32 unanswered points and belted the Bulldogs 46-14 before a packed house at Ken Davis Field.
Miguel Aguero had a huge night for the Spartans throwing for 353 yards and five touchdowns and added 26 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
While Aguero had a great night, it was the Bulldogs who got on the board first. Adam Polanco found Jalen Lawrence from 13 yards away to cap an eight play 54 yard drive and give Garfield the early 7-0 lead. The Bulldogs were set up with good field position when Kevin Lopez, fighting for extra yards, coughed up the ball at the Garfield 46.
Schurr answered right back with a score on the ensuing drive. The Spartans traveled 61 yards on six plays finalized with Aguero getting his first td pass on the night to Miguel Torres.
Garfield returned the score with another of their own late in the first period on a 10 yard run by Polanco. The score was the last of the night for the Bulldogs as the Spartan defense shut Garfield out the rest of the way.
The Spartan offense caught fire and did most of their damage in the second quarter. Three more touchdown passes by Aguero, two to Francisco Remigio and another to Aaron Silva and a seven yard touchdown scamper by Remigio pushed the Schurr lead to 34-14 as the teams headed to the locker room at the break.
Just past midway through the third quarter, Schurr got on the board again when Aguero found Lance Babb II on a 39 yard catch and run to paydirt. The Aguero to Remigio connection played a key roll in the the drive as faced with a third and 35, Aguero found Remigio over the middle and the senior receiver picked up 40 yards on the play.
Non other than Aguero would finish off the scoring the evening calling his own number from seven yards away capping a 10 play, 89 yard drive with 10:12 remaining in the game.
Remigio finished the night hauling in nine passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns and carrying the rock six times for 36 yards and another score. Babb II had 10 catches of his own for 111 yards and the lone score.
Not much on the highlight film for Garfield as most of the damage was done by Polanco who threw for 61 yards and a score and carried the ball 16 times for 149 yards and another score.
The Spartans will have a big test next week when they travel to Arroyo to take on the 2016 Division 12 Champs. The game will be a rematch of last years Division 12 quarterfinals match in which the Knights beat the Spartans 42-28.