By Tim Peterson
(El Monte)-After a complete review of the Adelanto-Orange Vista brawl Friday night CIF has declared the game a double forfeit and confirmed that El Monte, by virtue of its 22-15 win over Jurupa Hills, is the Division 12 Champion.
The game was called by the officials in the third quarter after the brawl broke out with Adelanto leading 41-0. CIF has conducted a complete investigation since that time as they reviewed the film and spoke to all of the officials involved. Sunday they announced their decision.
El Monte finished the season 13-0 with victories over Ocean View, Nordhoff and Jurupa Hills in the playoffs. It’s the Lions first championship since 1930.