By Rich Whittington
El Monte’s Davon Booth Is Too Much for Rosemead: 52-14
(Rosemead) The El Monte Lions over ran, over powered, and blatantly outscored the host Rosemead Panthers Friday evening, posting a 52-14 victory at Rod Marinelli Stadium.
Rosemead opened the scoring with a 5-yard TD run by Senior Fullback Edgar Portillo at the 6:18 mark of the first quarter. The Panthers added another touchdown run, when QB Ivan Ostry scored on a 64 yard sprint with 4:33 remaining in the opening period. This would prove to be the extent of the scoring for the Rosemead Panthers.
El Monte’s “Double-Wing” Offense proved to be too much for Rosemead, as the Lions ran it to near perfection. Junior Running Back Davon Booth, the Lion’s “Weapon of Choice” for the evening, had a hand, or foot, in all of El Monte’s scoring. Booth ran for six touchdowns, scoring on runs of 1, 24, 44, 58, 60, and 72 yards. In addition, Booth was on the receiving end of a 45 yard TD pass from QB Joseph Herrera. If that weren’t enough, Booth converted five 2-Point PAT attempts. Davon finished the evening with 369 yards from scrimmage…324 rushing and 45 receiving.
Next week finds both of these teams with a bye. Rosemead’s next game is 9/28, when the Panthers will travel to Arroyo to battle the Knights. On that same evening, the Lions will host the Mountain View Vikings. Kickoff time for both games is 7:00 p.m.