Oilers Get Drilled By Dons In Pico

Jacob Rodriguez threw for 198 yards and two scores to lead the Dons

(Pico Rivera) The Montebello Oilers traveled to Pico Rivera to to take on the El Rancho Dons at Don Memorial Stadium and found the surrounding not to their liking and got beat by the Dons to the tune of 35-7 Friday Night.

Things started of well for Montebello who took the opening drive and marched 71 yards on five plays. Kris Rodriguez busted loose on a 22 yard run to paydirt to cap the drive.

From there things went downhill fast for the Oilers as quarterback Gabriel Tapia turned his ankle on the opening drive and to make matters worse Montebello was on the wrong end of some very questionable calls from the officials.

Marcos Weeks ground out 55 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.

With 2:21 left in the opening frame, El Rancho pulled to within a point on a seven yard run by Jacob Rodriguez. The extra point was missed leaving the Dons with a one point deficit.

A couple minutes later El Rancho lit up the scoreboard again on a 35 yard pass from Rodriguez to Damien Lara. The Dons went for two and Rodriguez found David Dominguez in the corner of the endzone.

With time winding down in the first half, the Dons extended their lead to 14 when Daniel Lopez who was spelling Rodriguez, found Lara who did the rest of a 57 yard scamper to the endzone.

Tapia came back in in the second half for the Oilers and had his team driving but when things go bad they seem to go really bad. Inside the 5-yard line of the Dons, Tapia looking for a receiver in the corner had his pass picked off by Giovanni Navarro who returned the ball to the Montebello 40. Four plays later Rodriguez fired a 14 yard strike to Dominguez for the score.

The final score of the night came on a five yard run by El Rancho’s Marcos Weeks. Steve Acuna booted through the extra point for a 35-7 advantage.

The Oilers will look to get healthy this week for their match up against neighbor Cantwell-Sacred Heart. The Dons will stay at home and face Cypress.

14 Comments to "Oilers Get Drilled By Dons In Pico"

  1. The Ranch's Gravatar The Ranch
    September 17, 2017 - 8:08 am | Permalink

    ER fans appreciate the coverage. Thank you MVS

  2. Aaron4's Gravatar Aaron4
    September 16, 2017 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    The oilers are no where to be seen. Funny how david tapia thinks he knows everything. Good luck against Cantwell and Schurr. You’ll need it….

  3. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    September 16, 2017 - 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Spoke to someone from Montebello last week and it sounded to me like they fell for Medrano’s “awe shucks” routine he always gives. The guy said that they’ll cream ER and even their coach knows it. Apparantley Medrano said something to the effect of his team not being very good during a 7 on 7. He tells everyone that every year!

  4. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    September 16, 2017 - 1:54 pm | Permalink

    @Pac 5 Scout,

    Right on the money! Most accurate post in a while. ….

  5. Moody's Gravatar Moody
    September 16, 2017 - 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Player of the Game- Chain Gang Lady aka Cell Phone Lady

  6. ER's Gravatar ER
    September 16, 2017 - 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Quietly Jacob is probably top 5 in passing yards in the entire SGV. Gotta hand it to him and the ER staff who had these boys ready.

  7. ER Pops's Gravatar ER Pops
    September 16, 2017 - 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Probably the best recap of last night! @ PAC 5 Scout

  8. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    September 16, 2017 - 12:05 pm | Permalink

    After coin flip ER-Montebello game won. Watching film of both teams previous games one thing for sure was that ER’s QB had that deer in the headlights look. Have to hand it to the coach for sticking by this young man. As others have stated at times he looked like he was throwing to the other team. I have no doubt I would have panicked and changed QB’s and perhaps started developing a new QB for next year. Well as I have heard this coach sticks doggedly with guys that show up and it is paying off. Young Jacob is putting up some nice numbers and looking more comfortable in the pocket. ER spread the ball around to seemingly everyone in a ER uniform. Montebello conversely was in trouble with the early injury to MVP QB Tapia who was clearly not himself. His lack of mobility further lead to him absorbing some ferocious hits. Football being what it is you can not put all your eggs in Tapia’s or any other MVP’s basket. You have to have “The next man up” mentality. Last night anyway the Don’s had more men ready to step up.

  9. Gamewatcher's Gravatar Gamewatcher
    September 16, 2017 - 10:05 am | Permalink


  10. Gamewatcher's Gravatar Gamewatcher
    September 16, 2017 - 10:00 am | Permalink

    Looks like the Oilers had a bad gasket and were leaking a little oil last night.

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    How about the Montebello coaches cursing at our ppl working the chains and refusing to cooperate and move out the way?

  12. erfan's Gravatar erfan
    September 16, 2017 - 12:11 am | Permalink

    @dbarker: Were the “very questionable calls” the reason Montebello lost? If so say so, if not prove it or shut up! ER has been on the wrong end of calls all year especially against Norwalk and Pomona but you heard no squawking from the Dons. Such petty statements with no proof and no comment about “questionable calls” that went against the Don’s is cheap reporting!

    From Duane B.: Cheap reporting because I stated an opinion on what I saw were questionable calls? Wow I hate to see what you would have had to say if ER had lost! The headline tells you the most important thing about the game! Your team won! Move on!

  13. Anoymous's Gravatar Anoymous
    September 16, 2017 - 12:09 am | Permalink

    Heard Tapia is out 6 to 8 weeks!

  14. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    September 15, 2017 - 11:30 pm | Permalink

    @MTB fans
    Like a said before ER owns you guys.

    So mush for MTB offence rolling on the Dons Dbacks, you said they are too small, too slow, too short, to stop your passing and running game. Lol…

    I was at the game and lost count on how many Oiler dropped passes and Dons interceptions.

    ER D took out your QB and the Dons could have easily scored 42, 48 if the second string wasn’t playing in the fourth.

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