El Monte Runs over Ganesha in Scrimmage

By Tim Peterson

(Pomona) – Davon Booth, Abel Cuevas and Ben Owsley combined for nine touchdowns as El Monte ran over host Ganesha Friday night in a scrimmage.

Booth scored four times, Cuevas 3 and Owsley twice as the Lions needed just 25 plays for the nine scores. Ganesha scored two touchdowns in 30 plays total.

El Monte kicks off the regular season next Friday night at Baldwin Park.

23 Comments to "El Monte Runs over Ganesha in Scrimmage"

  1. DW Coach's Gravatar DW Coach
    August 17, 2018 - 8:13 am | Permalink

    The Double Wing will be in full effect tonight…

  2. EM pride's Gravatar EM pride
    August 14, 2018 - 10:52 pm | Permalink

    To anonymous..you are correct. I don’t know if I can remember african american kids at el monte in 15 yrs of football. But hey, they are in the correct div to run that offense. Go get em EM.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 14, 2018 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    “Those kids” are the ones that do not live in El Monte and are being driven there by the coaches. Like I said “assistant coaches must be picking up the slack and bringing those kids to school.”
    The new coach has done great things in the past. The staff at El Monte did not go out and find this guy. He fell on their lap. Lucky for them he needed a teaching job. Last year he had ZERO talent and struggled. This year they clearly made it a point to go looking for talent. Yes, there’s 30 transfers a year at Amat or Bosco but that’s them. That was never the MVL. The best part of the MVL was playing with and against kids you grew up with. If anyone transferred they went to a school within the district, usually Arroyo. I don’t have a dog in this fight. Just like most bloggers, the ins and outs of what happens in SGV football, good or bad or controversial intrigues me. I call it like I see it and the coaches went out and recruited kids. I don’t hate the player or the game but that’s what happened. Enjoy traveling down the 605 to see them. I’ll be watching from my “high horse” lol

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 14, 2018 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Didnt your Monrovia transfer just transfer out after a pair of good seasons. I guess he sees the ship sinking.

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 14, 2018 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I want you to look at the team and tell me who does and doesn’t live in the area you’ll be surprised.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm | Permalink


  7. Deep Purple's Gravatar Deep Purple
    August 14, 2018 - 11:33 am | Permalink

    To Anonymous : You are absolutely correct El Monte is not Bishop Amant or Bosco Check out how many transfers they have .There are private schools in CIF that are actually getting up to 20 transfers this Year, and some schools even more . it’s hard enough for a public school to compete with the private and parochial schools in CIF . Much respect to to the principal at El Monte high school Mrs. Torres for the for the hiring coach Ceniceros If you like him or you don’t like him, he’s a proven winner. Two ex-players in the NFL and many others at the next level. Kudos to El Monte high school administration for the hiring of a coach of his caliber. The transfers to El Monte high school is a reflection of where this program is heading he is going to build a powerhouse there at El Monte . I will be traveling down the 605 to follow this program………..🏈 Seen him build a powerhouse in Norwalk .

  8. Just Asking's Gravatar Just Asking
    August 14, 2018 - 11:01 am | Permalink


    What do you mean by “those kids”? Get off your high horse, transfers are happening everywhere! You even have some of the Prep Sports writers joking on Twitter about 3 way trades between teams (most recently Mission Viejo, La Habra, and Mater Dei). It’s no secret, and CIF can’t (won’t) really do anything about it. Only time CIF-SS gets involved is when one of their playoff cash cows complains. Just enjoy the kids play the game!

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 13, 2018 - 12:54 am | Permalink

    Hate to be that guy, but I also love being that guy, the transfers are intriguing. Say what you will but EM has some kids that are clearly not from the area. Let’s be real, those kids do not live in El Monte. Assistant coaches must be picking up the slack and bringing those kids to school. Good thing they’re not at Amat or Bosco, they’d have another thing coming.

  10. August 12, 2018 - 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Last game of the year is the showdown you kitties have laid goose eggs the last two seasons. I see you you hit the waiver wire and signed outside help lol that’s ok you’ll need all the reinforcements you can sway to put on the uniform.

  11. Transfer's Gravatar Transfer
    August 12, 2018 - 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if Davon will be able to play this coming week if CIF will clear him.

  12. MVLGuy's Gravatar MVLGuy
    August 12, 2018 - 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Even though I seen arroyo this week and they don’t look like the arroyo of the last two years. You’re right a league title does go through arroyo, but not a CIF title which is bigger. Lions making a good run at both I think from what I’ve heard around the area.

  13. MVLGuy's Gravatar MVLGuy
    August 12, 2018 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Got to play where you’re put and got to win there. What are they supposed to say “we’re in a crap league in the lowest division let’s go win 4 games”?

  14. SGV scout's Gravatar SGV scout
    August 12, 2018 - 12:32 pm | Permalink

    CIF champs? bajajajajajajajajaja. I’m crying over here. Shyty league. Worst division . But ok. Let us see in 14 weeks.

  15. MVLGuy's Gravatar MVLGuy
    August 12, 2018 - 1:21 am | Permalink

    Who’s excited? Just a scrimmage hat got posted guy…

  16. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 12, 2018 - 12:22 am | Permalink

    It’s more a post about the MVL. Like you said, EM doing big things so what else would be bigger than winning a league title? That’s why you play right? The league title goes through Arroyo SO since EM had a good scrimmage it begs the question, are they good enough to win league? Don’t be so sensitive, you’re from “MONTE.” Oh and I’m not an Arroyo fan.

  17. Idk's Gravatar Idk
    August 11, 2018 - 11:48 pm | Permalink

    El Monte might have a legitamite shot, arroyo looked sorry on all 3 levels playing against ERHS last night.

    August 11, 2018 - 11:40 pm | Permalink

    This year the EM lions will win the CIF championship I’m calling it

  19. August 11, 2018 - 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Love the haters

  20. MONTE's Gravatar MONTE
    August 11, 2018 - 11:31 pm | Permalink

    @anonymous what does arroyo have to do with a scrimmage between EM and Ganesha? EM finally starting to do big things after so long and y’all don’t like it simple

  21. next's Gravatar next
    August 11, 2018 - 9:12 pm | Permalink

    congrats to the lions…..for beating up on a team that is worse than them…all are excited now. why would that be news.

  22. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 11, 2018 - 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Intriguing. The questions remains…do they have what it takes to run over Arroyo AND do they have the defense to stop Arroyo from scoring??

  23. Davon's Gravatar Davon
    August 11, 2018 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    My name Is Davon* But besides that Very Accurate
    From T. Peterson: Got it. Thanks Davon.

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