Ranch Ruins Oilers Outing

El Rancho’s 2-2 Punch Proves Too Much For Montebello: 29-24

By Rich Whittington

(Montebello) The El Rancho Dons proved that great things come in pairs, as the Dons ran, passed, and pressured their way past the Montebello Oilers, 29-24, Friday evening at Montebello High School

El Rancho runners Roman Rojas and Ryan Santa Maria combined for 368 yards of total offense, including four touchdowns…two apiece. Rojas opened the scoring with a 1 yard TD blast at the 7:21 mark of the first quarter of play. Just over a minute later, Rojas scored again, on a 44 yard touchdown run. Santa Maria waited until the 4th quarter to add his scoring. His first score was a 7 yard scoring run, which came with 11:10 remaining in the contest. Ryan’s second score came on a 1 yard jaunt with 7:30 remaining in the game.

The Don’s also played well defensively. El Rancho recorded six sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery in the contest. The Montebello fumble was recovered by Linebacker Gabriel Cruz, while the interception was secured by DB Dominic Torres.

Montebello’s performance was just a dynamic…although not quite as successful. Quarterback Richard Placencia completed nine passes for 147 yards, which included a 16 yard TD completion to Wide Receiver Bryan Martinez. Placencia also contributed 91 rushing yards…including a 16 yard TD run. Another standout for the Oilers was Junior RB Eduardo Gonzalez, who rushed for 189 yards on 17 carries. Gonzalez also scored on a 7 yard TD jaunt. The remainder of the Oilers’ scoring came off the foot of Junior PK Andres Nava. Nava converted a PAT attempt, as well as adding a successful 28 yard field goal.

Next week finds both of these teams on the road. Montebello will travel to La Serna to battle the Lancers on Thursday. El Rancho travels to Baldwin Park to take on the Braves on Friday. Kickoff time for both games is 7:00PM.

Note: PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ROSTERS ARE UPDATED ON MAXPREPS. Tonight’s lists include multiple names for the same number. Hopefully, I provided credit where credit was due. If not, please accept my apologies.

6 Comments to "Ranch Ruins Oilers Outing"

  1. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    September 8, 2018 - 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Right on the money! Very accurate post….

  2. ERFan's Gravatar ERFan
    September 8, 2018 - 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Based on what team you are backing you can look at this game as we should have lost it or won it. From the Oiler point of view the fumble on the one came after a big fail from ER at the other end red zone. Oilers seemed to move the ball at will but could not finish. For me the decider was the Oiler last drive. They were primed to win it when Santa Maria who played a whale of a game came up with two huge sacks and that was that. If you follow ER football, last year we would have lost that game. The pressuring defence worked this time and the Oiler QB did not have the time to hoist prayers down field. Good game..

  3. Football Dude's Gravatar Football Dude
    September 8, 2018 - 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Apparently not the same game you were watching. What I saw was that El Rancho was physically man handling the Oilers. El Rancho got up 2 TDs and relaxed that’s when the Oilers capitalize on. Lucky? I also saw ER stop two Oilrr 4th down attempts and got stuffed. Then ER marched down the field 96 yrds to score a TD after a fumble recovery. You clearly have a oily sheen in your eyes.

  4. Chingon's Gravatar Chingon
    September 8, 2018 - 9:04 am | Permalink

    Montebello just can’t win in Pico they own them…

  5. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    September 8, 2018 - 8:11 am | Permalink

    What game were you watching? ER got lucky to win that game. We don’t fumble on the 2 yard line and the game is over. Anyways, ER came to play as always. Great job on both sides.

  6. Pico's Gravatar Pico
    September 8, 2018 - 3:06 am | Permalink

    Once again, red zone woes make ER sweat in a game it should have easily won. In the end a win is a win, what a game #8 had.

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