Eagles Sack Buccaneers In Bellflower

Sal Tovar leads the Eagles to the W.

(Bellflower) The South El Monte Eagles traveled to Bellflower Thursday night to take on the Bellflower Bucanneers at Ron Yary Stadium. After a slow first half, the Eagles turned up the pressure in the second half and pillaged the Buccaneers to the tune of a 35-8 victory.

The Buccaneers did get the first points on the night only not on offense. Their first points came on a tackle of South’s Sal Tovar in the endzone for a safety with 3:35 left in the first quarter.

Daniel Olmos saw the endzone twice for the Eagles.

The Eagles only score in the first half came on a one play drive when Tovar broke loose on a 73 yard jaunt to paydirt. Tovar finised the first half with seven carries for 92 yards and the score.

South El Monte pushed their lead to 14-2 with just under seven minutes left in the third. Daniel Olmos called his own number from one yard out to cap a 10 play 72 yard drive. Olmos would score again a few minutes later to up the lead to 21-2. Olmos finished the night with 40 yards rushing and two scores.

The Eagle defense was stout on Thursday night.

The Eagles defense was solid giving up zero points. The only other score for Bellflower was a 91 yards kick return by J’lon Manning.

Early in the final frame Tovar got his second score on a four yard run that finished of a five play 41 yard drive. At that point Tovar’s night was finished after gaining 158 yards and two touchdowns.

63 yards and a touchdown for Jarvis Godinez.

The final score of the night for the Southmen came with 9:16 left in the fourth. Jarvis Godinez found a hole in the Buccaneer defense and raced 54 yards to glory.

The Eagles will return home and prepare for their Mission Valley League opener at The Swamp against Mountain View.


8 Comments to "Eagles Sack Buccaneers In Bellflower"

  1. September 15, 2017 - 5:39 pm | Permalink

    No disrespect to SEM they’ve actually made league fun. Anyone who was at the game last year knows the environment I’m talking about. The Eagles are a solid team with a beast of a running back. Who should make a run. They don’t have enough to beat us but it will still be fun

  2. MVL_League_Watcher1994's Gravatar MVL_League_Watcher1994
    September 15, 2017 - 3:27 pm | Permalink

    KniteVision – South El Monte has been a city since 1958. “Monte” as a phrase only works if your referring to El Monte (3 Schools) – Mountain View, El Monte, and Arroyo. And so what about the weekend Swap Meets? People selling goods and you have the audacity to crap on that? Pathetic to say the least.

    It’s funny how the Arroyo fans, well at least some on here, always pump their chests about dominating the MVL. yeah it is true, but good grief, they are not THAT dominating to the degree you describe. At least before last year, Arroyo always got knocked out of the playoffs, and the blogs and Twitter responses were nowhere in sight. Let’s see where you play nothing but Division I-V teams in the pre-season, the complete pre-season, I doubt that you would be singing the praises of Arroyo in the manner in which you do.

    Really! – you are really regurgitating the same crap people have said about the recent success of SEMHS. Last year was no different, “let’s see what SEMHS does in the CIF Playoffs” – They made it to the QuarterFinals game, a feat that they haven’t done since about 2005/2006 I believe. They held their own until the 2nd Half against Rancho Christian (Score was 14-14 at Halftime).

    At least give them some respect. From where I stand/sit, all I hear EVERY year is Rosemead/Arroyo/El Monte – in the last two years it’s only really been ARROYO and SEMHS by far, statistically speaking.

    BTW, I definitely give credit to Arroyo High School football coach Jim Singiser, he has got a great program going, year after year. But some of you “fans” just are flat out jerks!

  3. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    September 15, 2017 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Eschewing the obvious South Hills-Charter Oak game I often prefer the regular tilts. I have decided on West Covina- Schurr (how has WC 0-3 and scored only twice in 3 games fallen so fast?) or Montebello- El Rancho (Montebello of the unstoppable offense and ER according to fans could easily be 3-0 except for the bad bounce of the football.) Time for the coin flip.

  4. Dancing with the Stars's Gravatar Dancing with the Stars
    September 15, 2017 - 12:58 pm | Permalink

    @KV: Parents and students would rather be dancing than watching THE ONLY REAL TEAM IN MONTE play football. Remember that?

  5. Really!'s Gravatar Really!
    September 15, 2017 - 11:33 am | Permalink

    What is the overall record of the 3 teams South El Monte High School has played. I don’t care about enrollment numbers and stuff like that….South El Monte plays NO ONE!!!! What Junior All American team are they playing next?

  6. jjodat's Gravatar jjodat
    September 15, 2017 - 9:22 am | Permalink

    Easy there KniteVision, Temple City and Rowland aren’t exactly Alabama and USC! Besides, if the Mid Valley only covered Arroyo sports, what would they do when basketball season comes around?

  7. KniteVision's Gravatar KniteVision
    September 15, 2017 - 7:49 am | Permalink

    Who goes to these games other than sem parents? I can’t believe you guys even cover sem swap meet high. Oh look they beat 2-3 team’s in pre season. Maybe we’ll schedule some cupcakes so we can bang our chest also. What a joke! There is only one real team in Monte remember that.

  8. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    September 15, 2017 - 12:51 am | Permalink

    My comment a week ago when SEM played Walnut was I would take Walnut and the Hacienda league until SEM proved me wrong. Well they have. Their line play very sturdy and efficient and the offense nothing fancy but smart play taking what is given and utilizing there assets especially at QB. They have been my dark horse favorites and a fun watch. Nice going SEM.

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