By George Hernandez
(El Monte) – El Monte quarterback Joseph Herrera threw three touchdown passes leading the Lions to 54-26 victory over visiting Eagle Rock Thursday night.
On El Monte’s first drive on third and long Herrera hit Davon Booth for a 54-yard touchdown pass to make it 8-0 after a two point conversion was good.
The Lions kept their offense alive on their second drive pounding it on the ground and capping it off with a one-yard dive by Herrera making it 16-0.
Eagles got on the board on their third possession when Daniel Zamora cut through the El Monte defense for a 19-yard trip to pay dirt.
The El Monte double wing went to work and Booth took it in from 10-yards on a sweep to make it 24-7.
The Lions got on the board again before the half when Herrera found booth in the end zone making it 32-7 with 1:28 left in the half.
Eagle Rock scored two seconds before the half when Axel Ayers found Rio Ramos in the back of the end zone cutting into the lead at 32-13 after a missed two point conversion.
The Eagles recovered the onside kick with one second left in the half and threw it into the end zone where it was intercepted by Booth to end the half.
Herrera found Booth again late in the third quarter from 47-yards out to make it 40-13. After a recovered fumble El Monte got on the board again when Abel Cueva found a hole and sprinted in from 42-yards out making it 47-13 early in the fourth quarter.
Ayers went back to work for Eagle Rock finding a wide open Jacob Martinez putting the score at 47-19.
JJ Reyes got in on the action for the Lions hitting the back door on a pitch and taking to the house from 80-yards.
Ayers got his third touchdown pass of the night when he hit Elias Espinoza with 59-seconds left in the game making it 54-26.
Booth finished with 110-yards on the ground and 144-receiving, four touchdowns. Reyes hadsix carries for 104-yards and a score. Cueva led all rushers with 145-yards on 18-carries along with a touchdown and also completed a pass for 50-yards.
Herrera finished 3 of 5 for 104 yards and three touchdown passes.
El Monte had 541-yards of total offense.
Ayers went 16 of 26 for 309-yards three touchdown passes and a interception for Eagle Rock. Zamora had 129-yards rushing. Martinez had eight receptions for 70-yards while Espinoza hauled in just three catches but had 165-yards.
Ramon Ramirez and Albert Nuno led the El Monte defense with multiple sacks and tackles for losses.
El Monte (5-0) will travel to Rosemead in two weeks to open Mission Valley League play. Eagle Rock (2-3) also has a bye week but will host Marshall (Los Angeles) in two weeks.
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@fridayknights, stop worrying about EM and you better start worrying about your Knights HB because there’s a train acoming
Hahahahaha I love watch Arroyo quiver in their little space boots…..
@FridayKnights you need to do yourself a favor and retire from criticizing or evaluating other teams, stick to your A.D. job. Or better yet now you need to evaluate Arroyo and find out what’s wrong with them. Why haven’t you posted any comments on the most recent blog detailing how Arroyo got tossed around. What is it, did Rio Hondo prep have to many transfers which seems to always be your excuse.. Just hang em up buddy
@fridayknights, stop worrying about EM and you better start worrying about your Knights HB because there’s a train acoming stop your DELETED about transfers take it up with CIF ……..it’s coming !!!!!!
Wow FridayKnights. You are amazing. Keep your whining and crying to yourself and stop complaining about tranfers. Every post, you just have to repeat that (sound pathetic more and more). Your Knights got run over for 300+ yards on the ground. Imagine what Booth, Cueva and Reyes will do to your D’s. Good luck, stay calm and cross your finger when EM meet AHS.
Really? They had more boys and never gave up. they had a few good players that were making big plays. I don’t know what game you seen. U sound like someone that is afraid of one player beating them. hope your players don’t see that in you.
3 transfers please send those other two back wherever they are.
But you’re not allowed on here after that score of tonight’s game against RHP, taking nothing from RHP they’re proven a tough team year after year but AHS for sure the favorites tonight. You sound more and more pathetic every post though. It’s funny for two seasons you have been talking about spreading the ball out and still no problem. Maybe that happens where you’re at with your WR but I’ll give you some advice feed your RB he’s your best player.
Eagle Rock was tough because…..?
They were up against a squad of transfers and mercenaries? Because they stayed on the field even though they were outsized by a foot upfront to a man? Why exactly were they tough? Eagle Rock essentially played the best players from about half a dozen schools when they signed up to play EM. And guess what it guess worse? Three transfers become eligible they next time you see EM. Let’s see how coach c keeps all those RBs happy with only one football to share.
No matter what teams El Monte play, those teams have been bringing their A game.
Those eagle rock kids were tough and that qb was a stud. That’s three straight solid games El Monte needed heading into league. Tough teams. Now let’s see what league holds for the boys.