By Rich Whittington
(South El Monte) – The El Monte Lions continued their “Run to Perfection” Thursday evening, as they torched the host South El Monte Eagles, 45-14, in front of a partisan El Monte crowd at South El Monte High School.
El Monte ran their way to a perfect 10-0 record. The Lions were led by Davon Booth who carried the ball 10 times for 185 yards, including scoring jaunts of 14, 40, and 75 yards.
Booth also converted two 2-Point PAT attempts. Also having a big night for the Lions was Abel Cueva, who rushed the ball 10 times for 147 yards, including scores of 40
and 62 yards, and JJ Reyes, who accounted for 41 yards and a touchdown.
South El Monte managed to find the endzone on two occasions. The Eagles’ first score was provided by Ryan Gordiano, who scored on a 13-yard TD run. SEM added
another touchdown late in the contest, when Mario Zamundio connected with Max Jimenez for an 8-yard score.
The Lions (10-0, 5-0 in Mission Valley league play) advance to the CIF Division 12 playoffs. Their opponent, game time, and location are to be determined. The Eagles finish their season with a record of 4-6, 2-3 in the Mission Valley League.