Schurr Assumes Control in Almont

Miguel Aguero threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns for Schurr.

By Tim Peterson

(Montebello) – Schurr opened up a two score lead in the second half and then had to hold on for a 38-35 win over Montebello Friday night before a packed house at Heamon Field.

The game was tied at 14 at the half but the Spartans came out in the third quarter and took control. They pieced together 10-play, 53-yard drive with Sebastian Ramos scoring from three yards out for a 21-14 lead.

After a Montebello punt Schurr went to work again. This time the Spartans needed only eight plays to go 80 yards. Ramos found the end zone again, this time on a seven-yard jaunt. The extra point was missed but Schurr was was up 27-14.

Gabriel Tapia, who returned last week after an injury kept bringing the Oilers back. He led Montebello on an 80-yard drive and finished it with a 10-yard TD strike to Bryan Martinez to cut the lead to 27-21 with 7:31 left in the contest.

The Spartans responded again. Ramos picked up his third of the night on a nine-yard run to cap a 57-yard march. Miguel Aguero hit Lance Babb for a two point conversion to make it 35-21.

The ensuing kickoff sealed the Oilers fate. They coughed it up and the Spartans fell on the fumble  at the Montebello 17. The Oilers managed to hold Schurr to a field goal but Francisco Remigio split the uprights from 29 yards out for a 38-21 advantage with 3:44 remaining.

The Oilers had one one last run in them. Less than two minutes later Tapia hit Steven Chee on a 30-yard touchdown pass over the middle to get Montebello within ten.

Schurr was forced to punt and when the kick was partially blocked Montebello had the ball its own 39. A 42-yard run by Tapia set up a one-yard plunge by Kris Rodriguez and it was 38-35. It was too little too late however and with 29 seconds left Schurr fell on the onside kick.

One kneel down later, the Spartans were in celebration mode.

Montebello scored first. A 73-yard run by Mykael Loera set up a two-yard run by Rodriguez in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead. Schurr tied it on 14-yard touchdown pass from Aguero to Babb.

A 96-yard drive capped by four-yard pass from Aguero to Remigio gave Schurr a 14-7 advantage. Montebello tied it with 3:11 left the half on a five-yard run by Rodriguez.

Aguero finished with 271 yards and two touchdowns. Ramos rushed for 117 yards and two scores for Schurr.

Tapia threw for 130 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 85 yards in a losing cause for Montebello.

“It was an amazing game that we played and put together. We knew this thing was going to be a nail biter,” said Schurr Head Coach David Ramos. “We knew we were going to come back in the second half and make this thing a game. But we just talked about fighting through it. They’re champions and they’re going to work there way through it until we take it from them.”

It was the first time Schurr had beaten the Oilers since 2012. Schurr improved to 6-1 with the victory and has the inside track on the Almont League title at 2-0. Montebello fell to 1-1 and 4-3.




39 Comments to "Schurr Assumes Control in Almont"

  1. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 31, 2017 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    @mr plain to see that you are a Montebello fan …..Schurr was and is a superior team visually this year….as for montebello….a let down in the 4 Th quarter with 3 min left allow the Oiler to get close…….but if they were to play again Schurr would kill ……..

  2. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 19, 2017 - 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Booo whooo …you hurt my whittle feeling……it’s great to be king….and sad to live in the past….cause that don’t do anything for the present….and you my friend are living in the past….always talking about what Montebello did 4 yrs ago, 3yrs, ago, last year…well guess what….what did they do this year…LOSS………….eat it….digest it…and crap it out …it might make you feel better…..about the Oiler Nation……cause you got a whole year of crappin….and Schurr’s got a whole year to hang crapp on your crappin

  3. SHS's Gravatar SHS
    October 19, 2017 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Just my opinion.. the reason Schurr is wining is simple the spread offense theirs no way they would be 6-1 runing the veer..

  4. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 18, 2017 - 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Shoulda, coulda, woulda…what does his stats say….,he left Schurr thinking the grass would be greener on the other side of town……look who cryin now….the stud is Miguel…given his size…he proves at this level size doesn’t matter…..

  5. Stelios SHS's Gravatar Stelios SHS
    October 18, 2017 - 10:59 am | Permalink

    Maybe it’s the weapons, maybe it’s the coaching, or maybe it’s the scheme… but Polanco and Tapia are the same type of QB, they have a run first mentally. They are Running backs with somewhat throwing abilities. Aguero is the most underrated QB in the area. Yes Babb is amazing but he’s double covered every week. Aguero plays in offense where he seems to find guys open and delivers some great passes. He has TD passes to like 10 different guys… that doesn’t seem like a Offense where it’s just “find babb” and throw to him. Give credit where credits due… this team and it’s coaches have done a real great job! Montebello fans, til next year and another great rivalry game!

  6. Bell Gardens PV's Gravatar Bell Gardens PV
    October 18, 2017 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    The QB at Garfield is a stud, bad coaching and no athletes! Kid could lead a team to the promise land!

  7. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    October 17, 2017 - 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Polanco is a much better player… simply playing for a horrible Garfield team.

  8. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    October 17, 2017 - 7:09 pm | Permalink


    Are you for real? KRod is no doubt the best defensive player in the league. He only plays offense out of necessity. Pretty stupid comment from you. Go ask Schurr’s coach if he didn’t want him. I’m pretty sure he will say you’re on drugs. On top of that, he’s a great kid and has manners and class. Hopefully he can do great things in life.
    As for Vital, he really hasn’t been an impact player because of injuries. He showed some signs of being a great player but as of right now he’s just a player. I wish we had him at full throttle. Maybe things would be different. But that’s the way the ball bounces.
    As for your QB, he’s pretty good. Throwing to those weapons makes the game easier. Just throw it to an area is all he has to do. Yes, you guys are having success finally…. We’ve been doing it for a few years now. I would take that and run. Being in our division would bring you back to reality quickly. Remember, it’s been a long time since you can puff out your little chest. Anyways, I wish you guys the best. Your kids have that killer instinct this year and hopefully a long run is in the cards. I don’t want to rain on their parade because you don’t know anything about football.

  9. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 17, 2017 - 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Real fact…don’t need them …..why you think they left in the 1st place ….cause they knew they were in for a battle at their position …especially Vital….KRod ….nothing special about him…Schurr tailbacks just as fast or faster…Polanco good for 2nd string….Miquel arm is better…..,Once again Don’t need or want them…..

  10. Real Facts's Gravatar Real Facts
    October 17, 2017 - 9:43 am | Permalink


    Of course you would take those guys don’t be foolish. They are good players. Your qb is a good kid and a solid player but he is throwing to a division 1 kid and a transfer that is pretty good. Take those 2 kids out of the mix and Schurr is battling for 2nd place. Schurr has always been good and will continue to be. The 70s 80s 90s mid 2000s and now. Schurr will always compete and eventually will win. They always do. Folks that know the Spartans know these facts.
    But I would like to understand why are the Spartans not blowing more teams out. Nobody in the area has two athletes like that.

  11. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 16, 2017 - 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Especially didnot need Polanco…he would not have started anyway….

  12. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Schurr don’t need those guy that left to Montebello….did it look like they need them ….who the hell is Vital..always getting hurt…and K Rod …didn’t and don’t need him…Schurr could care less about who was there and not there now……so take your dream and forget about it ….Schurr is a doing quite well…

  13. Me's Gravatar Me
    October 16, 2017 - 8:58 pm | Permalink

    I think Schurr wins Cif this year.But next year they get put In division 10 and won’t get anywhere close to it.Will play way better competition just ask Montebello how hard it is.

  14. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 16, 2017 - 8:32 pm | Permalink

    According to Peterson, I’m a “Salty South El Monte Fan.” I think this week he’ll label me a “Miserable Montebello Fan.”

  15. SHS's Gravatar SHS
    October 16, 2017 - 5:58 pm | Permalink

    He hate me..,,,your right “what if”. They dominated when they played together. Just the way the cookie crumples. I believe they have to work for the ring and see how if this team has what it takes. As for the QB…,,I think the other player leaving was a blessing because this current SHS QB is having a great year.

  16. He Hate Me's Gravatar He Hate Me
    October 16, 2017 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Schurr could have been DOMINANT if they kept the squad in tact. – KROD (MHS), Vital (MHS) & Polanco (GHS). One could only imagine how this team could have been.. oh the “what if’s” will lingerer for years, especially if Schurr can’t win it all.

  17. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    October 16, 2017 - 9:35 am | Permalink


    Get a life dirtbag…You say your not a fan but you have an opinion every week.. Go back to where you belong. Pop Warner Football!! Maybe someone will listen to you there…

  18. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 16, 2017 - 9:19 am | Permalink

    Not a fan of either schools, but thank you Schurr for shutting up MHS for at least a week.

  19. Anon's Gravatar Anon
    October 16, 2017 - 8:57 am | Permalink

    @mr. Objective
    You’re a south fan correct ?

  20. Stelios SHS's Gravatar Stelios SHS
    October 15, 2017 - 11:59 pm | Permalink

    the Montebello vs Schurr game crowd and atmosphere was amazing! wish there were more games like that through out the year! good luck to all the SGV teams… nothing better than going out on friday nights with your brothers and leaving it all out on the field! Spartan PRIDE!

  21. The Hill Has Eyes's Gravatar The Hill Has Eyes
    October 15, 2017 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    @Mr. Cry baby
    Up by 17 with 4 minutes. Really close game IF you say so. But all of a sudden this is the worse montebello team in years! SOUNDS LIKE A EXCUSE TO ME. You are all full of DELETED .. another year that a ring eluded montebello. But at least you all know now. Rather then going to the playoffs and finding out then. YOUR WELCOME!! PS. that’s a really plain wall on the side of your gym! LMAO

  22. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    October 15, 2017 - 9:27 pm | Permalink

    He didn’t turn anything around, it’s just one of the best groups you’ve gotten in a long time and Ramos happens to be their coach. With the way your lower level teams look You will be back to mediocrity soon enough don’t you worry.

  23. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 15, 2017 - 9:21 pm | Permalink

    @Spartan Dad

    What excuse is there to “take your foot off the pedal” vs a 4-time defending league champion who has owned you for the last four years? What, keeping opponents out of the end zone like, I don’t know, ALWAYS isn’t their constant objective?

    I’m sorry dude, but under no circumstances can you say you “dominated” an opponent whenever you allow 30+ points. The final score tells me that your opponent found the end zone 5 times. That’s more touchdowns than quarters in a regulation game. I don’t care what the situation is. You don’t ever allow an opponent to score for charity. You may call off the dogs on offense, but no head coach in their right mind will ever suggest it’s ok to allow 2 touchdowns in 2 minutes, period.

    Congratulations on your victory. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, I have great news for you. You won’t have to face Arroyo in the playoffs. That’s a relief.

  24. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 15, 2017 - 8:48 pm | Permalink

    @Spartan Dad

    Lol. I have to be at the game in order to congratulate both teams for playing hard? Well, excuse me sir.

    Congratulations to the Dodgers for their clutch walk off victory. Oh wait, I wasn’t at the game. I shouldn’t be commenting.

    How much time was on the clock when Schurr recovered the onside kick?

  25. Spartanfan's Gravatar Spartanfan
    October 15, 2017 - 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks and that’s the plan!
    Make our little city known!

  26. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    October 15, 2017 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

    @Schurr people,

    You guys won fair and square. You have bragging rights now. It doesn’t matter what happened in the game. One point or fifty points is the same. We lost and no excuses will be made. Just try to be humble…lol
    Good luck the rest of the year. Go get that title. It’s good for everyone in the community…

  27. October 15, 2017 - 3:03 pm | Permalink

    How good would Schurr be had all those kids stayed?
    Vital and Rodriguez from Montebello were Schurr kids.
    A couple Garfield kids were originally at Schurr.

  28. Spartan Dad's Gravatar Spartan Dad
    October 15, 2017 - 1:34 pm | Permalink

    @Mr. Objective, You shouldn’t comment on a game if you don’t have the facts. The score was tied at half, but the score was also 38-21 with 3:46 left in the game. Montebello scored two late td’s at the end to make it close (kudos to them for playing till the end). Schurr took their foot off the pedal on D at the end and it allowed the score to be close.

  29. Spartanfan's Gravatar Spartanfan
    October 15, 2017 - 11:33 am | Permalink

    I like how I keep hearing “it took 5 years to beat us”
    It took you guys 7 years to beat us before that!
    On Ramos’s 3rd year he’s turned the program around. How long did it take Pete?
    Pete’s been around montebello for a while.
    So take the L and wait for next years game!

    Why is this your worst team for montebello?
    You guys are a winning program with awesome coaches with 60+ kids on each level. (That’s the sales pitch we hear) No excuses for that one.

  30. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 15, 2017 - 9:48 am | Permalink

    @On the Real

    I wasn’t there, but a 14-14 halftime score, and a 38-35 final is an indicator to me that Montebello did not relinquish their throne without a feisty fight. Even in Schurr’s best team in recent years, they could only defeat Montebello by a margin of 3 points. Not sure this game qualifies as Spartan dominance. I’d say it’s more like, “Whew!, it’s about freakin’ time.”

  31. SHS's Gravatar SHS
    October 14, 2017 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to coach Ramos who was named L.A Rams Coach of the week! Go Spartans!

  32. On the real!'s Gravatar On the real!
    October 14, 2017 - 5:09 pm | Permalink

    @Mr. Objective –
    Not sure it’s was a dogfight. Schurr dominated even though they played poorly. They did not execute like they usually do.

    Schurr didnt play or look like a #1 seed. This game could have easily
    ended 52-21.
    From T. Peterson: I covered the game. Schurr did not “dominate” at all. Schurr went up 38-21 but Montebello got back in it with two scores and forced Schurr to recover an onside kick to hold on. I thought the Spartans looked good…it was a great game to watch…but they didn’t dominate.

  33. SHS's Gravatar SHS
    October 14, 2017 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to coach Ramos who also was named Coach of the week by the Los Angeles Rams! Go Schurr!

  34. sparta99's Gravatar sparta99
    October 14, 2017 - 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Offense looks amazing! exciting and effective! this Alias guy is a great great add to the Ramos staff.
    Ramos for coach of the year! keep up the great work boys! montebello is gonna have their hands full for years to come

  35. Sparta99's Gravatar Sparta99
    October 14, 2017 - 8:51 am | Permalink

    Can’t remember the last time schurr our scores the “mighty” oilers… whatever Ramos and this Elias guy got going on KEEP UP THE HARD WORK! Offense looks great! So exciting to watch. I saw a lot of heart out there!

  36. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 14, 2017 - 8:43 am | Permalink

    You can always count on Schurr and Montebello to produce a dog fight for its spectators. Sounds like another great, hard fought game.

  37. Neutral Zone's Gravatar Neutral Zone
    October 14, 2017 - 8:15 am | Permalink

    They lose for the first time in 5 years and now it’s on the decline? Wake up. Schurrs best team in years and Montebello worst team in years. Hey hat goes off to Schurr though. Not trying to take anything away from them but come on dude really?

  38. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 14, 2017 - 4:41 am | Permalink

    Montebello football is on the decline

  39. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 14, 2017 - 12:57 am | Permalink

    Hard work and dedication….Congrats

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