By MVS Staff
(Monetbello) – Sophomore quarterback Noah Rodriguez completed 14 of 22 passes for 261 yards and six touchdowns as the Alhambra Moors routed the Schurr Spartans, 69-27, in their Almont League opener Friday night.
The Moors scored on their first seven possessions to build a 49-0 lead shortly before halftime on Schurr’s homecoming night.
The victory was Alhambra’s first over the Spartans since 2012, and their first at Schurr High since 2011. Coach Eric Bergstrom’s team is now 6-0 on the season.
The Moors, who start league play with three straight road games, will prepare for a first-place showdown against the Montebello Oilers this coming Friday. The Oilers defeated Bell Gardens, 22-15, in their league opener.
Alhambra wide receiver Vito Russell starred against Schurr, catching four passes from Rodriguez for a total of 171 yards and three touchdowns. Slot man Kody Chuang scored three TD’s of his own while making five catches for 43 yards.
The Moors also rushed for 193 yards as they accumulated 454 yards in total offense.
Sophomore running back Issac Hernandez led Alhambra’s ground attack with five carries for 96 yards, which included an 82-yard scoring run in the closing moments of the game.
Two fumble recoveries by outside linebacker Damien Rosa and a pass interception by free safety Tyler Gonzalez set up touchdowns for the Moors.
Most of Schurr’s offense came from quarterback Jesse Preciado, who passed for two scores and ran for another. He connected on 18 of 29 passes for a total of 222 yards.
Preciado’s leading receiver was Ray Whitney, who caught four passes for 91 yards and a TD.
The Spartans rushed for just 62 yards against the Moors. The loss to Alhambra dropped Schurr’s overall record to 2-4.
*Information courtesy of Ron Vrooman