El Monte Runs Perfect Rout

By Rich Whittington

(Baldwin Park) The visiting El Monte Lions had little trouble defeating the host Baldwin Park Braves, as the Lions posted a 61-30 victory Friday evening, at
Ted Gorrell Memorial Stadium.

The Lions, 1-0, ran the fabled “Double-Wing” offense to near perfection, amassing 502 yards of total offense, and scoring nine touchdowns. I’m sure that Glenn “Pop” Warner would have smiled with approval. (If this name does not sound familiar, please enroll in a Football 101 course at your nearest remedial football facility.)

The star of the evening for the Lions was Junior Running Back Davon Booth. Booth carried the ball 12 times for 310 yards, reaching the end zone on five occasions. Booth scored on runs of 29, 35, 61, 65, and 66 yards. Additionally, Booth converted two 2 point conversion attempts. Also adding to the El Monte scoring barrage were Senior running backs  Ben Owsley and Abel Ochoa Jauregui, who each added a pair of touchdown runs. Owsley also converted on a 2 point PAT attempt.

The Lions also had a few shining moments on defense as well.
Joel Plascencia and Junior Corner Abel Cueva each intercepted a pass from Baldwin Park quarterback Danny Vasquez. The Lions also recovered two BP fumbles.

Baldwin Park showed signs of promise in this early season contest. Vasquez completed 12 of 23 pass attempts for 157 yards, while passing for two touchdowns. Vasquez found his favorite target, WR George Quinones, for scoring completions of 32 and 37 yards. Vasquez also ran for a TD, scoring on a 5 yard blast. Also scoring a rushing touchdown was David Covamibias, who found pay dirt on a 36 yard run. The remainder of the Brave scoring was the result of three successful 2 Point PAT attempts. In each case, Vasquez connected with a different target for the successful conversion.

Week two will find El Monte traveling to South Pasadena to take on the Tigers.
Baldwin Park will host the Buena Park Coyotes. Both contests are scheduled for 8/24/18. Kickoff time for both games is 7:00PM.

Note: As the season is just beginning, we notice that everything is not yet in game condition. This includes the rosters that are currently posted on the MaxPreps website. Please update your rosters, as this is where most reporters get their roster information. If credit was provided incorrectly, please comment…so that we may correct any errors. Thanks.

27 Comments to "El Monte Runs Perfect Rout"

  1. Winning's Gravatar Winning
    August 20, 2018 - 11:32 am | Permalink

    Im sure Cuevas is more than happy to be the 3rd back this year as long as the other guys keep carrying them to victory.

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 20, 2018 - 7:46 am | Permalink

    If. Cuevas was a dude they wouldn’t have needed to go and recruit outside the area. The new kids are clearly better than him. Sucks for him but what can you do? As long as those coaches are there they will continue to recruit kids. If they have success the kids will roll in.

  3. Everyone one...'s Gravatar Everyone one...
    August 19, 2018 - 11:03 pm | Permalink

    @lions roar, the knights sound mighty concerned to me. I love to see those guys quiver, keep doing what your doing lions. If Arroyo is shaking your doing something right…

  4. KnightNight's Gravatar KnightNight
    August 19, 2018 - 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Please don’t tell me @FridayKnights is Josh Knight??? Wonder if the school knows their “admin”, is bickering on a website. Kinda petty if you ask me for a HC let a lone the schools atlhetic director to be on here in a keyboard battle….

  5. Lions Roar's Gravatar Lions Roar
    August 19, 2018 - 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think he had one game with 25 carries last year. He got 5 carries averaging over 10 yards a pop. He also had a int on defense and ran it back only to get called on a phantom block in the back call. Watch our film and you’ll see how much of an impact Cuevas had. Plus Lions has under 40 plays 12, 10, 5, 4 on carries.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 19, 2018 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Anyways good luck to you coach! Hope all goes well for you. Goodnight

  7. August 19, 2018 - 9:45 pm | Permalink

    @ground and loud
    Year round speed and strength lol what a cool concept. Never heard of that before. But, what in the name of Zeus’s fart first that tell me about why Abel went from 25 carries to 5 carries? Ohhh you mean he got worse in your “year round training” clowns are real folks!

  8. Ground and Pound's Gravatar Ground and Pound
    August 19, 2018 - 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Just stop with your nonsense already! Cuevas still our TWO WAY starter. It’s called a year round weight and speed program. You should try it. The best teams been doing it for a while now.

  9. August 19, 2018 - 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Let’s see………… Abel Cuevas was EMs leading rusher last season as a sophomore. He lost his starting rb job he only had 5 carries vs BP. There’s one.

  10. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 19, 2018 - 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Awipewonder: apparently you know absolutely nothing about the TRANSFERS RULES OF THE California Interscholastic federation , It stands for CIF very easy you could Google it : so here it is Transfer Eligibility

    A student who participates in an interscholastic athletic contest or attends a school shall be considered enrolled in that school and shall be classified as a transfer student if the student subsequently enrolls at another school. Please review the handbooks below to understand transfer eligibility process and procedures.


    Administrative Guidelines for CIF-Member Schools [includes 510 Form]

    Parent Handbook I – Understanding the Transfer Eligibility Procedure

    Parent Handbook II – Understanding the Transfer Eligibility Appeal Process

    2018-19 List of Foreign Exchange Programs Please read it will give you a better understanding of the CIF rules on transfers

  11. August 19, 2018 - 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Oh so Devin Booth lives in El Monte right? Ben Owsley lives in EM yea right chump. I don’t care what you do just don’t like you didn’t do it. you needed help and you went out on the free agent wire.
    get used to this every year, every season EM will get some RB from anywhere else.

  12. EMHS's Gravatar EMHS
    August 19, 2018 - 9:10 am | Permalink

    @FridayKnights lmao, pot calling the kettle black don’t you think?? El Monte got 2 Transfers in, while BP has 9 according to C.I.F. With 7 of them being eligible right away to play… don’t be upset that our transfers don’t suck like yours do Ahahaha

  13. Knightwatch's Gravatar Knightwatch
    August 19, 2018 - 8:46 am | Permalink

    @Lions Roar
    I agree with you. Who came in? Don’t care. Who lost their spot? Don’t care. We will show up at EM in October and hopefully give you a good game.

  14. Lions Roar's Gravatar Lions Roar
    August 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Who came in? Who lost their spot? Look at the roster all EM starters from last year that returned are starters again. So worry about your team and any transfers you might have, hopefully in a few weeks we have a good showdown for the MVL title. EM staff trying to get kids out not worrying about these other schools till we play them.

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 18, 2018 - 10:53 pm | Permalink

    All the new faces? Stop crying and get in the weight room. 9 returners on offense and 9 on D, who have been working their tails off all off season! If you don’t like it, play defense.

  16. August 18, 2018 - 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Everyone talking about Schurr how about ElMonte? All the new faces they have! It’s a shame kids stay loyal only for the coach to get new kids, Class act Coach C.

  17. SGVFAN's Gravatar SGVFAN
    August 18, 2018 - 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I said it earlier, BP coaching staff is a bunch of Junior All American guys. That show last night was pathetic by The Braves. No HC, fridayknights was there but not sure what he’s doing. Long season ahead for BP, just a bad quality of football, no passion for the Game and it seemed as if those kids have bad attitudes and no respect for their coaches!

  18. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 18, 2018 - 5:28 pm | Permalink

    You know Ligma?

  19. That Guy's Gravatar That Guy
    August 18, 2018 - 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Nobody need to complain all they have to do is play football. And you are wrong about the transfers

  20. August 18, 2018 - 4:18 pm | Permalink

    El Monte has this transfer thing down. Instead of recruiting a whole 7 on 7 team and try to please all those kids and parents… they recruited 2 backs and one lineman all three are starting and all three will have good seasons.
    Wonder how long it’s gonna take the rest of the MVL to start complaining about the two transfers to EM

  21. SEM's Gravatar SEM
    August 18, 2018 - 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Well who looked like they were running the team on Friday.

  22. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 18, 2018 - 3:28 pm | Permalink

    They ran into a really good El Monte squad. Relax everything will be alright.

  23. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 18, 2018 - 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Coach Ligma, I think

  24. ANON's Gravatar ANON
    August 18, 2018 - 2:08 pm | Permalink

    What a joke of a game for Baldwin Park, that coaching staff has no clue what is going on. Kids looked unmotivated and not a clue what was going on. Maybe the HC from last year saw the writing on the wall and got out in time. Knight was at the game, so who’s the Head Coach? Leave it to BP to screw things up again…

  25. SEM's Gravatar SEM
    August 18, 2018 - 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Who is the new head coach for Baldwin Park
    From T. Peterson: They haven’t officially told us yet.

  26. SEM's Gravatar SEM
    August 18, 2018 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Who is the new head coach for Baldwin Park.

  27. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 18, 2018 - 7:29 am | Permalink

    Did Midvalley sports send sports writer ? Crappy article what happened during the game ………!
    From T. Peterson: You have trouble reading? It’s right there! Huh??

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