By George Hernandez
[La Puente] – Richard Munoz and Ryan Castro combined for 5 touchdowns in the San Gabriel Valley Punishers 53-18 victory over the Inland Empire Rams at Bishop Amat High School Monday Night.
Munoz got it started for the Punishers on the first play of the game with a 65-yard touchdown run. On the next series Munoz found Castro from nine yards out to make it 14-0 midway through the first.
Rams running back Douglas Jones cut into the lead when he cut through the Punishers defense to make it 14-6 after a missed extra point.
Castro and Munoz struck again – Castro on a 33-yard run and Munoz on a 40-yard interception return making it 28-6.
Douglas got in the endzone again for the Rams making it 28-12.
Castro found pay dirt two more times on a 65-yard run and 69-yard interception return putting the Punishers up 41-12.
The Punishers Omar Villescas and Payton Clark also got in on the scoring each with a touchdown.
Douglas scored again for the Rams but it wasn’t nearly enough.
Munoz finished 8 of 13 for 124-yards and two touchdowns to go with three carries for 92-yards and a score. Castro had 140 total yards and two touchdowns. Both players had a pick six.
Douglas ended up with 185 total yards and all three Rams touchdowns.
*San Gabriel Valley Punishers 14U team is a feeder program to the Northview Vikings and Bishop Amat Lancers.