El Monte Express Rolls Through Arroyo

El Monte’s Devon Booth making magic. (Photo courtesy of El Monte Football)

[El Monte/Baldwin Park] Davon Booth and Abel Cueva led El Monte’s 38-14 victory over Arroyo, Saturday afternoon at Baldwin Park High School.

In the most anticipated MVL showdown of the year the Lions and Knights started Friday night at El Monte High School but due to thunder ended Saturday afternoon at Baldwin Park High School.

Arroyo got the ball first, but El Monte’s defense was able to force a three and out.

The El Monte offense went to work on the third play of the game Cueva broke a 50-yard run to the 11-yard line, and Booth finished it off the next play with a touchdown run, making it 8-0 after a two-point conversion.

After another three and out for the Lions defense, the Knights were able to get a turnover on downs.

A personal foul roughing the kicker penalty gave Arroyo life on their next drive but would have to punt again three plays later.

El Monte got the ball on the 20-yard line, Cueva went 5-yards. That’s where the game was postponed for 30-minutes due to thunder and later canceled and rescheduled.

The next day at Baldwin Park it didn’t change much for El Monte, the Lions’ offense kept rolling. Cueva took it into paydirt from 22-yards out to make it 16-0 after another Booth two-point conversion.

An Arroyo missed field goal gave the ball back to the Lions, and Ben Owsley took a trap 62-yards to the house making it 24-0 in the second quarter.

The Knights got on the board their next drive when Ernesto Camacho finds Josh Arevalo wide open to make it 24-8 after their two-point conversion.

El Monte answered right back this time with its pass game when Nathan Velasquez hit Booth for a 61-yard touchdown making it 30-8 after a failed two-point conversion. The Score stood that way into the half.

Both teams exchanged scores the second half a Cueva TD run and Adrian Calvillo touchdown reception both in the third quarter made it 38-14.

Owsley, Darlin Nkouanyep, Jonathan Silva, Ramon Ramirez, Oso Garcia, and Albert Nuno kept pressure on Camacho sacking him nine times. Nuno also came up with an interception when he read a Camacho screen.

Mario Urbina was all over the field for the Knights even picking off a Velasquez pass.

El Monte travels to Gabrielino next week, while Arroyo finishes off the regular season with Mountain View.

33 Comments to "El Monte Express Rolls Through Arroyo"

  1. October 25, 2018 - 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous: yes I am The Joe Dankert from MV!

  2. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    October 18, 2018 - 1:43 pm | Permalink

    If El Monte is all that good, how is it that they lost a game 76-36?

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 17, 2018 - 9:20 am | Permalink

    Is that the Joe Dankert from Mt View High School

  4. Iplayedforcoachligma's Gravatar Iplayedforcoachligma
    October 17, 2018 - 7:30 am | Permalink

    Arroyo sucks SIMPLE

  5. October 17, 2018 - 12:53 am | Permalink

    You must be out of your mind if you think those eagles are gonna stand a chance against EM this is a new El Monte and they showed that vs arroyo…. lol. Monte shuts it down by the half.

  6. MVL Insider's Gravatar MVL Insider
    October 16, 2018 - 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Yup, without Owlsey and Booth they still win the MVL and D13. Don’t need those guys.

  7. Anon's Gravatar Anon
    October 16, 2018 - 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Nope I just know the teams up in the desert and Adelanto is small

  8. October 16, 2018 - 7:46 pm | Permalink

    All these players that were mentioned are going to be 1st and 2nd team in MVL no doubt, love this comment

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 16, 2018 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Booth, Cueva, both guards and tight ends back, Nuno, Placencia, Herrera back. Oso Garcia back QB1 and QB2 back. We do lose some studs but we got a lot coming back too.

  10. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 16, 2018 - 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Let me guess you’re a basset guy that got smacked by them?

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 16, 2018 - 6:50 pm | Permalink

    There you go with your transfers. Who Max Gallegos a JV/Var for La Mirada, Ben Owsley got a few snaps now he could be Defensive MVP, or Davon Booth hadn’t played in two years, than there’s Omar Diaz who just got more tackles his last game than all last season at South.

    Let’s look at some of our non transfers like Sam Aseh #23 a soccer player turned cornerback first year of playing organized football and maybe an all leaguer game winning int vs OV.

    Darlin Nkouanyep second year of football a All CIF that is killing multiple guys a game check his highlights.

    The twin tackles were called cupcakes the beginning of last year now are getting praised.

    Jonthan Silva #22 had to leave mid season last year was a Jv Guy now he’s another possible all CIF type of guy.

    Abel Ochoa was a center the year before this staff got here he was a All leaguer at RB and defense last year and probably again.

    Abel Cueva a freshmen WR for a team that went 1-9 and has now rushed for over 2k yards and 20 TDs for Coach c.

    Safety JC Garcia coming off a knee injury that cost him all last season.

    So you tell me is it these stud transfers or a team working hard. Don’t even bother to answer ITS A TEAM THAT BOUGHT IN TO A WINNING COACH ANS ARE NOW WINNING!!!

  12. Lion Roar's Gravatar Lion Roar
    October 16, 2018 - 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I remember your “doesn’t matter what new faces they got on staff, they’re a 3rdplacr team”.

    But it’s cool in two weeks you’ll see first hand

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 16, 2018 - 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Still with that what is your team 2-6?

  14. October 16, 2018 - 5:28 pm | Permalink

    @lions roar
    I didn’t talk smack! I congratulated you guys on a great win. I admitted to being impressed by your team. If you’re talking about the trophy staying at the swamp comment, what did you expect me to say? We will happily give you guys the trophy ? Maybe we should be so shook that we don’t even show up for the “Griffin Bowl” and for the record I haven’t forgotten about the 3-7 teams I don’t want to ever be there again. I liked the 11-2 feeling much better!

  15. Anon's Gravatar Anon
    October 16, 2018 - 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Adelanto is small they won’t be able to hang

  16. anon's Gravatar anon
    October 16, 2018 - 11:55 am | Permalink

    Well el monte wasn’t going to be all that, so they decided to recruit players into their team this year. Hahahah I guess you have to find one way or another to win when you can’t compete for the title.

  17. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 16, 2018 - 8:10 am | Permalink

    @FridayKnights, Booth is only fast ? Comment what team in any division wouldn’t want speed on their team especially in the running back position . MAKES NO SENSE just HATE ………………………………………!!!!

  18. October 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Cisneros’s proof, by statistics, at Norwalk in suburban league should be enough! He was very successful there taking over losing program; making Norwalk very competitive ; then upon leaving to do his thing elsewhere=Norwalk is very down again! He must get his teams to play to their best potential; I know Penny brothers were at Norwalk at that time; but no matter; they won more than before; much more; now el monte doing the same at smaller division and weaker league;

  19. Sgv's Gravatar Sgv
    October 15, 2018 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Not to mention Adelanto is gonna be tough to beat this year in the playoffs

  20. Sgv's Gravatar Sgv
    October 15, 2018 - 9:32 pm | Permalink

    The question now is can El Monte do it again next year when all their stud seniors are gone?

  21. October 15, 2018 - 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Shocked to see arroyo get man handled the way they did. Shocked me to see how bad the Arroyo offense played. Much credit to the lion defense for really stepping up. Camacho has shown he gets rattled when he gets hit the lions got to him 9 times! Really impressed with Abel Cuevas looked really explosive Booth is getting the accolades but the lions are a true three headed monster all three of those backs can get you. Congratulations to the lions but I’m calling my shot right now Da Trophy is staying at the swamp!!!

  22. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    October 15, 2018 - 12:44 pm | Permalink

    What an idiot. “Booth is fast, that’s it.” That’s like saying “Usain Bolt is fast, that’s it.” When a back in football puts on a helmet and is fast, well that is IT. You catch him dodo.

  23. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 15, 2018 - 11:12 am | Permalink

    Lions defense has that horrible outting against SM which one TD came from a fumble recovery and the other from a kick return. Besides that game they’re giving up 15-points a game. 14 to Orange Vista and Arroyo both teams that average over 40.

  24. Lion Roar's Gravatar Lion Roar
    October 15, 2018 - 9:55 am | Permalink

    I could take your post. You guys are winners year in and year out. It’s Coach Thompson that talks a lot of smack but only has a good team every couple years. They forget where they were before two 11-2 seasons 2-8, 3-7, 3-8…

  25. October 15, 2018 - 8:02 am | Permalink

    No excuses whatsoever. El Monte deserved the win they out played us and congratulations. Nothing more to say on the matter. Looking forward to the next game.
    Booth is good but Owsley runs much harder and was more effective in our game. Booth is just fast and that’s it. Well take our lumps and move on. Hey

  26. Publius's Gravatar Publius
    October 15, 2018 - 6:44 am | Permalink

    Me fail English? That’s unpossible!

  27. AyNON's Gravatar AyNON
    October 15, 2018 - 3:06 am | Permalink

    LOL got ran through

  28. Taps's Gravatar Taps
    October 14, 2018 - 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Arroyo was gonna do this and was gonna do that to that “Pop Warner Offense.” Well, the defense made Camacho scared for his life and he played possibly his worse game ever. All the while, that Freight train of an offense just ran over people in it’s way. It’s funny how all the people post trash about EM and Coach C, when they don’t even know how much passion and how many hours he invest in these kids’ success. Congrats EM staff and players, now finish off the last two games for the league championship and get ready for a deep run in CIF. Hate to say it Arroyo, but I told you so.

  29. Knightwatch/the original's Gravatar Knightwatch/the original
    October 14, 2018 - 9:22 pm | Permalink

    There will be no excuses made. The better team team(this week) won . I was impressed with #6, he would have been fun to watch if he wasn’t running against Arroyo.
    Lion O-line is very effecient.
    Good luck in the playoffs.

  30. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 14, 2018 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Was at the game Friday and Saturday never would I have thought in my wildest dreams that Arroyo would have been dominated on both sides of the ball as they did by a team in the MVL my hat is off to Coach Ceniceros what a Display of physical hardnose football thank you Coach Ceniceros

  31. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 14, 2018 - 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Lol I told y’all

  32. October 14, 2018 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

    LOL Camacho this Camacho that but couldn’t even get it rolling on that bad defense of the lions even sacked him 9 times wow… shows you a lot

  33. Lion Roar's Gravatar Lion Roar
    October 14, 2018 - 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Guess it might not be that old EM football huh FridayKnight and Coach Thompson.
    Those Arroyo boys played hard and never tapped out. Let’s see what these pair of Eagle squads have to end the regular season.

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