Oilers Fall To Sun Devils In Second Round

Robert Maldonado accounted for all 4 Oiler scores.

By Duane Barker

(Montebello) The Montebello Oilers hosted the Apple Valley Sun Devils Friday night in the second round of the CIF Division 10 playoffs and the Sun Devils turned out to be rude guests. When the final buzzer sounded the scoreboard showed a 59-28 advantage for the visitors from Apple Valley.

Montebello got the ball to start the game but didn’t get much going and punted the ball away on their fourth play from scrimmage.

Apple Valley on the other hand wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. After receiving the punt from the Oilers at their own 11, the Sun Devils needed only one play to go the 89 yards. Donovan Ferguson sliced his way through the Montebello defense and was off to the races for the score. The extra point was added and Apple Valley led early in the first.

With the Oilers unable to get and traction on offense, the Sun Devils managed to increase their first half lead to 24-0 on a six yard run by Ferguson and a 64 yard catch and run from Jeff Widener to Nicholas Rodriguez and a 25 yard field goal by the mystery kicker who also moonlighted as the right tackle.

Coming out of the locker rooms after the halftime festivities, the Sun Devils increased their advantage to 31-0 on a 38 yard pass from Widener to Chad Smith to cap a 5-play 65 yard drive.

It was tough sledding for Michael Vital and the Montebello ground attack.

Montebello broke through and got on the board with 4:56 left in the third quarter. Robert Maldonado punched the ball across the goal line from 1-yard away. The score was a culmination of a 4-play 70 yard drive. The highlight of the drive came when Richard Placencia took the ball on the jet sweep, pulled up and fired the ball deep down field to Bryan Martinez for a 38 yard gain.

The emotion of the touchdown however would be short lived as Ferguson took the ensuing kickoff, worked his way through the Oiler defenders, jumped on his horse and was gone for a 79 yard touchdown.

The Oilers looked up and saw themselves down 45-7 nearing the end of the third quarter. Their pride kicked in and they went on a 12 play march that covered 65 yards with Maldonado calling his own number from 22 yards out.

Montebello was able to scoop up the onside kick and the Oilers were in business again.

Starting from the Apple Valley 49, the Oilers covered those 49 yards on just four plays. Pete Gonzalez Jr. called for a flea-flicker which the Oiler completed to perfection and Maldonado hit Andres Lopez for an 11 yard score.

The following onside kick did not work as well this time and the ball failed to go ten yards and went out of bounds at the Montebello 48. One play later the Oilers were down 52-21 as Widener hooked up with Xander Witt on a 48 yard catch and run.

Midway through the fourth quarter and down by 31, the Oilers were forced to go for a fourth-and-six at their own 42. Maldonado’s pass fell incomplete and the ball was turned over on downs. Four plays later the Sun Devils were in the endzone again.

As the clock was winding down on the game and the Oiler 2017 season, Montebello put their final drive together going 86 yards on ten plays with Placencia hauling in a 35 yard pass from Maldonado. Andres Nava booted through the extra point as time ran out.



20 Comments to "Oilers Fall To Sun Devils In Second Round"

  1. Oiler Fan's Gravatar Oiler Fan
    November 24, 2017 - 1:07 am | Permalink

    Why are people even arguing with this Felipe guy? Obviously has no clue as to what’s going on. But people argue with him and make it worse? In my last post I showed ratings of teams we’d have to play in order to find like opponents to Apple Valley. And his comeback was oh don’t okay Cantwell. Good one there buddy. But he knows so much, and never stated what team he cheers for. So how about when he says his team, then we can respond to him.
    @In Review sorry can’t go there. We love Coach Pete and all of our other coaches who do so much for our players. Your comments about that are in one ear and out the other. Plus, before he got here people had forgotten about Montebello Football. And now look at all the haters we have now because of our success. So MHS is doing something right! Thank you for a great season, Go Oilers!

  2. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    November 22, 2017 - 10:23 pm | Permalink


    You obviously don’t know things get classified into divisions. Of course we would love to play at a division of pairity. But that is not up to us. It’s up to CIF. But guess what? We don’t complain and make excuses. It’s life and we move on. Hopefully you can move on as well. Sounds like you only deal with upper level competition. Lol. Some people are so stupid and yes I’m talking about you!! Go DELETED and let the adults have a football conversation!! Moron…. clown status..

  3. Felipe's Gravatar Felipe
    November 22, 2017 - 9:02 pm | Permalink

    I love this guy Oiler guy you make my day with your clown status lots of love …. muah……

  4. Felipe's Gravatar Felipe
    November 22, 2017 - 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Well it’s not gonna change first round and out over and over I’m out you are the Moron dumb clown

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 22, 2017 - 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Montebello’s 2018 pre-season
    1) Garfield
    2) El Rancho
    3) La Serna
    4) Santa Fe
    5) Whittier
    Not necessarily in that order.

  6. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    November 22, 2017 - 8:21 pm | Permalink


    You were there? Obviously you saw the mis match in talent. Apple Valley is #1 in the division and undefeated. What did you expect? You’re a moron on the highest level. Do us all a favor and don’t go to our games. We need support. Not some uneducated football wanna be that don’t know his head from his ass…clown status..

  7. Felipe's Gravatar Felipe
    November 22, 2017 - 5:06 pm | Permalink

    I was at this game it was more like an Oil spill LOL…… Maybe instead of playing Cantwell play someone worthy to prepare for teams like this…..Just saying…

  8. KnightKnight's Gravatar KnightKnight
    November 21, 2017 - 10:46 am | Permalink

    I agree D6 and D3 are a mess

  9. He Hate Me's Gravatar He Hate Me
    November 21, 2017 - 8:25 am | Permalink

    These “divisions” don’t make any sense. Please see division 6. A few teams below .500 made playoffs, including 4-6 St. Paul… 4 and 6!!!! WTF?

  10. BGUKNOW's Gravatar BGUKNOW
    November 20, 2017 - 11:24 am | Permalink

    BG graduates 4 on defense and 5 on offense plus the lower levels took league. Things looking up here in the Gardens

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 20, 2017 - 6:00 am | Permalink

    Montebello graduates 22 seniors and maybe 10 of them saw playing time. If that’s true we have 9 return from this years senior heavy class and the lower levels were horrible with low numbers. What’s the solution coach?

  12. KnightKnight's Gravatar KnightKnight
    November 19, 2017 - 11:36 am | Permalink

    Cause all that winning Montebello was doing before he got there, they’ve gotten better almost every year.

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 18, 2017 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    @in review?

    Like I said previously, Gonzalez isn’t going anywhere. We are happy with the job he’s doing at MHS.. It’s good to know that he’s won a title. You probably can’t say the same. You sound disgruntled. Maybe he fired you from his staff or you couldn’t cut it… Move on and get lost…

  14. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    November 18, 2017 - 2:56 pm | Permalink


    How original you are! Took you 12 weeks to talk junk. Get a life you clown…

  15. In Review's Gravatar In Review
    November 18, 2017 - 2:11 pm | Permalink

    It seems light-years since Gonzalez toasted his CIF title over at St. Paul. Clearly, there is nothing more to expect from this man in his current capacity. In a perfect world, Pete would be relocated to Alhambra, where his character-building drivel and mediocre on-field product would be welcomed with open arms.

  16. Alpha dog's Gravatar Alpha dog
    November 18, 2017 - 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Montebello lost to a better, bigger team last year. Oh and they went on to win the CIF championship. They lost to a bigger better team this year. Oh and they will probably go on to win a CIF championship. They belong in Division 11 or 12 and they know it. Definitely not D-10. They never proclaim to be better than they are and have dealt with where they are placed without complaining. Schurr had its chance this year and blew it… now move over and get a taste of playing teams that you have no business playing and let’s see how you fare.

  17. Oiler Fan's Gravatar Oiler Fan
    November 18, 2017 - 11:44 am | Permalink


    Yes Tapia didn’t play and never once was an excuse made. Last week we came back and pulled it out. This week had a great week of practice, just lost to a much better team! Didn’t lose to a team rated 13 or 14. They had a rating of 41. To put the rankings in perspective with teams in surrounding areas. Cathedral 44.9 (D2), Corona Del Mar 42. 0 (D4), Loyola 46.4 (D1), Notre Dame 39.5 (D2)… So yes we lost to a much better team tonight and I couldn’t be more proud of our team. It’s not like we got rolled by ateam that had a 14 rating or something like that. Would’ve loved the chance to play a team similar to us. At least we lost playing as hard as we could and the team played together for their family! Go Oilers!

  18. Felipe's Gravatar Felipe
    November 18, 2017 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    You guys also lost shut up …..no more 10 and 0 hahaha

  19. KnightKnight's Gravatar KnightKnight
    November 18, 2017 - 10:06 am | Permalink

    Played the favorites in division who did your team play?

  20. Felipe's Gravatar Felipe
    November 18, 2017 - 9:39 am | Permalink

    Nothing to say Oiler Nation. Wow maybe drop to division 12 or 13 better fit for Montebello not 10. I hope the CIF makes changes 4 years in a row now Montebello gets whooped by real teams. Oh I know Tapia was not playing right …..

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