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.
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