Alhambra Dominates Temple City: 20-2
by Rich Whittington
(Alhambra) The Alhambra Moors stretched their record to a perfect 3-0, as they dominated the visiting Temple City Rams, 20-2, Friday evening at Moor Field.
Alhambra’s first score of the evening came on a 45-yard TD bomb from Freshman QB Noah Rodriguez to Senior WR Raul Cortez, with 8:40 remaining in the first quarter of play. The Moors scored again, when Sebastian Velasco returned a Temple City punt 48 yards for a touchdown, with 7:04 remaining in the second period. Alhambra’s final score of the evening came with 1:07 remaining in the first half of play, as Senior RB Anthony Herrera scored on a 2-yard TD blast.
The Moors also prevailed defensively, intercepting TC Quarterback Alex Vera on four separate occasions. Sebastian Cervantes had two interceptions Vito Russell and Velasco each had one as well. Temple City, who saw their record drop to 1-1, got on track in the second half. The Rams, who did not have a first down in the first half, began moving the ball with relative ease. TC actually controlled the ball for the first 8:09 of the third quarter. Unfortunately, TC did not reach the end zone. Temple City did avoid a shutout, however, when Alhambra’s Center snapped the ball over QB Rodriguez’s head…and through their own end zone. The impending Safety made the score 20-2.
Alhambra’s next opponent is the Wilson Mules, who will pay a visit to Moor Field. Temple City returns home to host the Gabrielino Eagles. Both contests are scheduled for 9/7/18. Kickoff time for both games is 7:00PM.