(Montebello) Behind six touchdown passes from Miguel Aguero, the Schurr Spartans locked up the Almont League title Friday night with a 56-10 drubbing of the Bell Gardens Lancers at Ken Davis field on the campus of Schurr High School.
The Spartans were clicking on both sides of the ball as the defense held Bell Gardens to three points until 3:22 left in the fourth quarter on an eight yard run by Jesus Sandoval.
Bell Gardens drew first blood in the contest on a 25-yard field goal by Brandon Ponce. Ponce also set up the score by taking the opening kick off back 74 yards to the Schurr 13. The Lancers couldn’t get too much traction in the redzone and settled for the Ponce field goal.
The ensuing kick off was fielded by Jeremiah Hartfield and returned to the Lancer 38. One play later Lance Babb II caught a short pass from Aguero and outraced the Bell Gardens defense to paydirt. Francisco Remigio nailed the extra point for the 7-3 advantage.
The Spartans proceeded to put up another 21 unanswered points to finish of the first half. Two more touchdown passes from Aguero of 12 and 21 yards to Hatfield and Sebastian Ramos and an eight yard run by Kevin Lopez capped the first half scoring barrage.
The second half was more of the same for Schurr as they came out of the locker room and promptly marched 67 yards on four plays for another score. The touchdown came on another pass from Aguero this time to Aaron Silva who got loose over the middle for 60 yards. Aguero finished the night hitting 16 of 22 passes for 384 yards and the six scores.
Hartfield’s second interception on the night set the Spartans up for another scoring opportunity. Schurr covered the needed 58 yards on only two plays with Remigio getting his number called on a pass from Aguero from 36 yards out. The Spartans were aided on the drive with 30 yards in penalties, a horse collar tackle and an ejection of Bell Gardens head coach Margarito Beltran for arguing the call.
Schurr finished off the scoring on the evening with Aguero’s final touchdown pass to Remigio who weaved his way through the Lancer defense for 77 yards and Lopez’s second score. Remigio only caught three passes but they were for a huge 126 yards and two touchdowns.
The Spartans will now finish off the season on the road at Alhambra and Bell Gardens will battle Montebello for the second spot in the Almont.