South Hills is Coronated King of Cameron

South Hills Takes home the King of Cameron Trophy

By Rich Whittington

(West Covina) –  The South Hills Huskies were officially coronated as the 2017 “King of Cameron”, defeating the host West Covina Bulldogs, 47-0, Friday evening.

West Covina, 0-3, put their three-year winning streak in this annual rivalry game on the line. The Bulldogs had been victorious in 2014 (winning 44-0), 2015 (27-7), and 2016 (35-8). However, a fourth consecutive victory was not to take place. South Hills, 3-0, scored early and often, en route to their dominating victory.

The evening started off on a solemn note, as West Covina paid tribute to Lance Corporal Ruben Velasco. Velasco, who graduated from West Covina in 2016, was killed in a plane crash, while serving in the United States Marine Corp. The tribute included the school’s presentation of Velasco’s #28 jersey to his family. The tribute also included the presentation of colors by a uniformed Color Guard, as well as a moment of silence. Semper Fi, Marine…and thank you for your service.

On the field, the evening belonged to the Huskies. Specifically, the evening belonged to South Hills quarterback R.J. Stearns. Stearns completed 8 of 12 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns; connecting with running back Ryan Torres for an 18 yard score,

SB Joseph Ruelas on a 33 yard touchdown completion, and running back Zion Naulls for a 66 yard score. Stearns also contributed on the ground…rushing for 68 yards and two touchdowns. The balance of the evening’s scoring was provided by Naulls, who scored on a 56 yard run, and by relief quarterback Khalil Ali, who connected with Christian Miller for the game’s final score.

South Hills also dominated defensively, recording four sacks and an interception.

South Hills next game is scheduled for September 22 when the Huskies will travel to Charter Oak High School to play the Chargers. West Covina’s next contest is Friday night as the Bulldogs travel to Schurr to battle the Spartans. Kickoff time for both of these contests is 7:00PM.

11 Comments to "South Hills is Coronated King of Cameron"

  1. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    September 14, 2017 - 9:33 pm | Permalink

    @sgv insider and @dan, and @hsf fan
    Taunting and celebrating, are you seriously complaining about hs boys enjoying their victory over their rival team? And to make those comments about Betchel and or his staff, what nerve. Where have you two coached, how many wins do you two have.. it takes balls to win. And sometimes it takes balls to leave a program that doesn’t have the same views as you to win.. as far as CO and big lou this season.. everyone and their local daddy is on them like their the best thing ever. Who have to hey played to be boasted as the best in the sgv, Northview? ? Hahaha, I’d be surprised if Damien doesn’t beat them before they suffer a loss to SH.. and when SH beats them, what will all of you find to complain about then..

  2. footballmom's Gravatar footballmom
    September 14, 2017 - 3:32 pm | Permalink

    When all you grown “men” decide to stop whining about how classes SH is let’s look at all HS teams who enjoy their victories. There was no need for SH to be apart of the honoring ceremony , however NONE of our coaches, players, students and spectators were ever disrespectful While honoring the young Marine. That being said it’s obvious that people are bias when it comes to SH coaches and team. They are the new kids on the block that no one saw coming. These boys have been working hard off season to get what they want and they want to win. #gohuskies#shhs#allthewayup#cobrali

  3. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    September 14, 2017 - 12:34 pm | Permalink

    @sgv insider and @dan,
    Taunting and celebrating, are you serioussly complaining about hs boys enjoying their victory ovee their rival team? And to make those comments about Betchel and or his staff, what nerve. Where have you two coached, how many wins do you two have.. it takes balls to win. And sometimes it takes balls to leave a program that doesn’t have the same views as you to win.. as far as CO and big lou this season.. everyone and their local daddy is on them like there the best thing ever. Who have to hey played to be boasted ad the best in the sgv, Northview? ? Hahaha, I’d be surprised if Damien doesn’t beat them before they suffer a loss to SH.. and when SH beats them, what will all of you find to complain about then..

  4. SH's Gravatar SH
    September 13, 2017 - 9:06 pm | Permalink

    @ Dan SH wasn’t asked to come out for the ceremony. As far as SH grabbing the trophy, West Co did the same thing the past 2 years. As a matter of fact, West Co stayed and cheered and were rubbing it in 2 years ago when district field just opened. They were on the field for more than an hour celebrating and taunting. Cmon man.

  5. HSF Fan's Gravatar HSF Fan
    September 11, 2017 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    Well said, Sgv Insider and Dan:
    Not the first time a Bechtel coached time was classless. Guy bounces around more than a ping pong ball in a BINGO game. He is a big whiner when he doesn’t get his way, and always leaves his teams and young men behind. People at SH will eventually get fed up with his antics or he’ll find something to cry about and move on. Bechtel even complains to the SGVT writers if he gets his feeling hurt about something they said… Grow up Bechtel!!

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 - 10:36 am | Permalink

    Coaching staff looks awful at WC. Maggiore was that glue that held them together. Offensive and Defensive coordinators switched roles? Maggiore is gone. Longtime assistant and athletic director Murphy is gone. Offensive Line coach gone. How long does the Tello era last?

  7. Sgv Insider's Gravatar Sgv Insider
    September 11, 2017 - 8:36 am | Permalink

    I agree with @Dan. This is completely classless. But what we should’ve expected from a Bechtel coached team. It’s a big reason he has bounced from school to school. This tends to wear on people’s nerves after a while. Then it’s on to the next school. But it’s ok, league play is coming and they won’t even sniff a playoff berth. And by the way @SH and @ The Truth, you better hope that Big Lou has mercy on you. Because CO can get easily do to you what you just did to WC. Only with more class.

  8. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    September 10, 2017 - 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Your staff also was asked to come out pregame along with West Covina’s team to honor fallen Marine and former Bulldog player Ruben Velasco, who’s father was present on the field, South Hills refused, West Co honored him without SH. Rivalry aside, we are talking about a local boy who served and gave his life for this country, SH should have been out there too, alongside West Co to honor the young man.
    The game and the a– beating WC took I can live with, it’s happened before, probably will happen again, but at least have the class and respect for the game to honor your opponent, there were years that WC put an a– beating on South Hills, but they always honored the game of football and respected the Huskies enough to shake and congratulate after the game.

  9. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    September 10, 2017 - 5:23 pm | Permalink

    You guys had a great coach interview but chose to stay in house. Live with it.

  10. SH's Gravatar SH
    September 10, 2017 - 9:58 am | Permalink

    Get use to it. With that coaching staff you will never see the trophy again. It doesn’t matter how good players you have if you don’t put them in a position to win, it will not happen.

  11. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    September 9, 2017 - 3:35 pm | Permalink

    After the game the West Covina players were lining up to congratulate South Hills,
    The South Hills team ran right past West Covina players without shaking their hands to the WC sidelines and grabbed Kings of Cameron trophy which was supposed to be presented to the winner of the game by the mayor of the city, they then held up the trophy and taunted the WC crowd with it, then took it to the middle of the field on top of the Bulldog emblem and knelt, stood, sat, stomped and even made obscene gestures on the emblem in the middle of West Co’s field. The South Hills Coaches and players then held their post game meeting on top of the Bulldog Painting.
    This kind of behavior never would have been permitted by South Hills under coach Bogan and Judy North, It was a total display of classlessness that was put on by both players and coaches. Being on the South Hills sideline I twice overheard a SH coach with head phones hollering ” Yes, F–k these guy’s” why the hatred and disrespect? West Co was routed last night but who really has fallen further.

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