Moors Rally Stuns Oilers

(Alhambra) – The Alhambra Moors, who trailed 16-0 late in the second quarter, rallied to defeat the visiting Montebello Oilers, 35-22, in an Almont League game Friday night.
The Moors’ comeback started with the first of three fumble recoveries by outside linebacker Anthony Herrera.
After that turnover by the Oilers, Alhambra drove 51 yards, with Herrera scoring on a one-yard run to make the score 16-7 with less than a minute to go before halftime.
Alhambra quarterback Noah Rodriguez then got hot in the second half, throwing three touchdown passes to put the Moors ahead, 28-16. Strong safety Kody Chuang, who also kicked five extra points for the Moors, extended the Alhambra lead to 35-16 with a 20-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter.
The Moors then held off a late rally by the Oilers to secure the win.

Alhambra improved its overall record to 6-1, and is now in a four-way tie for second place in the Almont League at 1-1. The Moors’ victory over the Oilers was their first since 2011.

Montebello dropped to 2-5 an 1-1 in the Almont.

Alhambra stats:
QB Noah Rodriguez: 13/28, 273 yds., 0 int., 3 TD’s.
WR Raul Cortez: 7 receptions for 167 yds. & 1 TD.
K/SS Kody Chuang: 5/5 on PAT’s, and he scored the Moors’ final touchdown on a 20-yd. interception return with just under nine minutes left in the game. (That play gave AHS a 35-16 lead.)

AHS gained 319 yards from scrimmage (290 yds. passing & only 29 yds. rushing).

Four of the Moors’ five touchdowns were set up by Montebello turnovers.
Outside linebacker Anthony Herrera recovered three fumbles by the Oilers, and the Moors also intercepted two passes.


Montebello stats:
QB Richard Placencia: 8/13, 68 yds., 0 int., 0 TD’s.
QB Andre Maldonado: 3/10, 108 yds., 2 int., 0 TD’s.
WR Bryan Martinez: 7 receptions for 81 yds.
WR Benjamin Jimenez: 4 receptions for 95 yds.
RB Eduardo Gonzalez: 29 carries for 77 yds. & 2 TD’s (which came on runs of 9 and 10 yds., respectively).





*Information courtesy of Ron Vrooman 

4 Comments to "Moors Rally Stuns Oilers"

  1. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    October 9, 2018 - 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Only someone on the Oiler staff would feel like they have better coaching than Schurrs staff.
    So a coach you must be…… it’s ok to feel that way! But last Friday your great staff couldn’t beat Alhambra. The excuse was by your head man “it’s hard to win with a sophomore QB” no transfer QB no wins. Well schurrs staff won with a sophomore QB the hard way.

  2. Oilers's Gravatar Oilers
    October 8, 2018 - 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Back up or not. Oilers still beat the Spartans. Tell you why coaching! Oilers have better coaching and will get the back up ready if he has to go. Last year was a fluke and with the win we will be back in the race for Almont league champs!!

  3. mojo's Gravatar mojo
    October 8, 2018 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    For Montebellos sake sure hope so…….
    if their back up plays, it will be a long night for the oilers.

  4. Oliver 88's Gravatar Oliver 88
    October 7, 2018 - 6:56 pm | Permalink

    QB will be ready for Friday’s showdown

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