It’s Official: El Monte CIF Champs

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.

46 Comments to "It’s Official: El Monte CIF Champs"

  1. My stats better than yours's Gravatar My stats better than yours
    November 30, 2019 - 6:23 pm | Permalink

    @ anon
    5-5 and 8-5 were records in 2010 and 2011 don’t see the relevance 2019 scheduleing
    2016 record was 9-3 still nothing to do with 2019
    Looking forward to state playoff for EMHS

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 30, 2019 - 8:57 am | Permalink

    Sierra Vista lost to Loera! End of story.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 30, 2019 - 7:44 am | Permalink

    What people fail to see is scheduling that game was easy when you basically had 7 bye weeks against the likes of Mt View, Gab, Marshall, Rowland, TC, etc.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 28, 2019 - 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Cif power not a national power

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 28, 2019 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Big game but Hart was 5-5 first year and 8-5 second so a CIF power idk about that. but definitely a big schedule up.

  6. The Last Word's Gravatar The Last Word
    November 28, 2019 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Those commenters who are urging that the Adelanto-EM game should be allowed to proceed do so under the notion that the championship should be decided ‘on the field.’ Please notice that when the Adelanto players left the bench to brawl, they DID lose their chance at a title ON THE FIELD.

  7. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    November 28, 2019 - 1:27 am | Permalink

    Wait I remember Arroyo lining up Hart when it was still a CIF power…

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 27, 2019 - 7:22 pm | Permalink

    One day you’re name is gonna come out and you’re gonna get the neighborhood slap.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 27, 2019 - 6:55 am | Permalink

    What I take away from your comment is yup, your a hater and what your saying is Arroyo is no one. The fact that, and I’m assuming, your a grown man who comes on here time and time again to bash kids makes me think you have NOTHING better to do with your time. So what if El Monte got a good player from another state, Arroyo has been doing a LOT of recruiting and other questionable tactics for many years, EVERYONE knows it and it didn’t work in your favor this year so now you wanna cry. Their KIDS! GROW UP.

  10. FridayNightsloser's Gravatar FridayNightsloser
    November 27, 2019 - 1:45 am | Permalink

    Why do you guys listen or even reply to this idiot FridayNights, we all know he gets off on by making stupid comments about and straight hating on El Monte. Even Arroyo people I talk to say he makes them look bad

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 27, 2019 - 1:37 am | Permalink

    @FridayNights so your saying ocean view, Nordof, and jurupa where nobody’s wow you need to start taking your meds buddy. Arroyo couldn’t go undefeated when they won their championship. They beat the same teams in MVL you claim undermanned yet could go undefeated. You sir ARE a true hater and a moron.

  12. Areafan's Gravatar Areafan
    November 27, 2019 - 1:24 am | Permalink

    @FridayNights man all you do is repeat yourself and hate. Everyone was enjoying your silence since Arroyo”s loss in the 1st round. I would love to see you in person and pretend I’m a Adelanto player and your a orange vista player if you get my drift. I guarentee you next year Arroyo will get players who dont belong to them yet it will be ok with you. Your just a dam negative loser, who cant get over 1 out of state kid dominating your alumni. Get over it LOSER
    From T. Peterson: So in other words your brain dead like Adelanto?

  13. HadUrChance's Gravatar HadUrChance
    November 27, 2019 - 1:20 am | Permalink

    @FridayKnights how pathetic do you sound? Come on over and visit our practice. You hide as FridayKnights, but we know your on campus. Walk over to Coach C’s room or maybe even venture into the weight room. 13-0 ! #RingSzn #KeepHating #UTalkthetalk #WeWalkTheWalk

  14. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 27, 2019 - 12:49 am | Permalink

    For the sake of sounding like a homer eff it I’m gonna say it anyways, get over the transfer bs arroyo is just as guilty pls prove me wrong, and as far as schedule goes you have no clue how some schools avoid playing coach c perfect example and pls feel free to fact check, while he was at Norwalk he had trouble finding a week one game any team that had that week open told him no, so the only team available that year was St John bosco so coach c ended up signing 2 year contract, so u can’t tell me he’s interested in stats and an easy schedule because I know your beloved arroyo and singiser would never sign a contract to play a nationally ranked team but guess who did

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 26, 2019 - 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha oh get back coach. We meet again. I actually agree with some of what you said. Unfortunately for you, Arroyo is no one to talk when it comes to recruiting and having a cupcake schedule. Aside from that, some solid points sir. Wish we could have seen EM play but too bad it won’t happen. EM will never get 100% credit. Looking forward to their state playoff game.

  16. ?'s Gravatar ?
    November 26, 2019 - 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Well at least Sierra Vista is trying to schedule up but teams are backing now down after accepting.

  17. LionsChamp's Gravatar LionsChamp
    November 26, 2019 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi NightNight.. we did beat Jurupa Hills, who beaten Rio Hondo, who murdered your Nights!!! So, how does that look for you huh? Even though Orange Vista is in the way to loss again Adelanto, but they got into semi, and we beat them in the earlier of the season. John Glenn may not be that good, but they also made it into the playoff. Stop with your hating and STOP bringing up the recruit stuffs. Every team does it year in and year out. You are such a sour loser. Can you just focus on your team and hoping to find a coach whom better then the legend you had.

  18. Roaryoulions's Gravatar Roaryoulions
    November 26, 2019 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

    @fridayknights : you have 0 class and shouldn’t be allowed to post …. congratulations how many liens for your hard work and your dedication to the program……. Never mind the negativity from somebody who probably never played it down !!

  19. No one cares's Gravatar No one cares
    November 26, 2019 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Who cares what you think.

  20. Coach's Gravatar Coach
    November 26, 2019 - 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Losers focus on winners and winners focus on winning. Which one are you?

  21. November 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    At the risk of sounding like a hater here I’m gonna say it anyway. This is exactly what’s wrong with HS football. EM goes out recruits players all over the place even out of state players, they play a preseason that Gabrielino could’ve went undefeated in they played no one! It’s quite fitting that EM plays no one for the championship! It’s the story of their season. They put up stats got victories against teams who were simply overmatched. We will never get to see how good this team really is. That’s a shame. I take nothing away from the lions players for they had no input on the schedule or the dumb dumbs over at Adelanto who don’t know any better than to leave the bench because the other team who’s down 41-0 want to fight! But like I said EM this is a microcosm of your season played no one beat no one for a title. Congratulations… I guess (insert noise maker sound)

  22. outside looking in's Gravatar outside looking in
    November 26, 2019 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    @ El terrible

    Im guessing that you have fingers full of CIF rings. Winning a CIF championship is a great accomplishment and going undefeated is amazing. Coaches that coach the game of football will tell you its not easy. You may be right by saying that El monte will struggle in the upper division but, that is why they move you up or down in the attempt to keep the playing fields fair across the board. We are talking about a CIF championship at EL MONTE! a school that has not seen a lot of success throughout the years until Coach Cineceros came into town. So lets stop the noise and instead praise this great accomplishment by a local team.

  23. Congratulations's Gravatar Congratulations
    November 26, 2019 - 12:10 am | Permalink

    I saw Jesse Cineceros and a few of his players receiving the division 12 plaque today at the annual CIF championship luncheon. THAT was nice; it couldn’t have happened to a better guy and a better group of players. Best of luck in the state tourney!

  24. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    November 25, 2019 - 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Really? Wow! It’s all good for the MVL. Love goes out to all the boys on the Lions football team. It’s not your fault! It would be nice to see you beat the team that took destroyed the team in one half that you beat. And because of those values they are teaching many of those recruited kids on both teams at Orange Vista and Adelanto we won’t get a chance to see that but for all of you haters and fans alike. It looks like the Lions are going to get a 4A State Regional Bowl appearance. Then after you bet another CIF champion you can erase the asterisk next to your name. As well as a state bowl appearance and possible championship. Good luck to you all. Hey maybe you can travel away like Arroyo did, when they had their home regional game.

  25. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    November 25, 2019 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to the El Monte Lions.

  26. Coaches Corner's Gravatar Coaches Corner
    November 25, 2019 - 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Just like to wish Congratulations to the Players, Coaches, and Families on an incredible season. Going undefeated in any sport is a true gem, very special. It was also very nice watching you gentleman take care of business against Jurupa Hills. They tried that intimidation BS with us also. Good teams don’t get phased by that. It just gets them even more hype. Congrats again Lions. Good Luck in STATE.
    Also, to my old friend Joe Reyes Jr. Congrats on the big win. Very happy for JJ. That #1 was no joke. He ended our season with an interception in the end zone with seconds left to beat us. Have fun at STATE. Also, please tell your Dad hello for me.

  27. Calpreps Finals's Gravatar Calpreps Finals
    November 25, 2019 - 11:32 am | Permalink

    Division 1 (Bosco Invitational) Mater Dei 34, Bosco 31
    Division 2 Sierra Canyon 28, Chaminade 21
    Division 3 Corona Del Mar 42, Grace Brethren (of Simi Valley) 28
    Division 4 San Juan Hills 22, Loyola 21
    Division 5 St. Paul 28, Aquinas 7
    Division 6 La Serna 30, Pacifica (Oxnard) 28
    Division 7 Temecula Valley 28, Cypress 22
    Division 8 Sunny Hills 31, Santa Barbara 28
    Division 9 Highland (Palmdale) 28, North Torrance 27
    Division 10 Crescenta Valley 31, Simi Valley 21
    Division 11 Muir 22, Marina 14
    Division 12 El Monte (TKO)
    Division 13 Esperanza 31, Ramona 21
    Division 14 St. Pius X 28, South Torrance 27

    Best of luck to all teams in staying on the sidelines when the rules of valor would have you swarming the field to earn a disqualification.

  28. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 25, 2019 - 2:08 am | Permalink

    CIF dint put the schedule in front of them bozo. The coaches did. That’s why they had a sub par preseason schedule. They had no choice in league or playoff schedule but they did in preseason. Bottom line…Who knows who wins between Adelanto and EM. If you say EM wins without a doubt you’re an EM homer or a dummy. No one here has a crystal ball. It would have been a dog fight. EM was lucky Adelanto brawled. A guaranteed ring for EM. If they had to play it would be different. I would say it’d be a great game. Too bad we will never know. Congrats to the EM boys and the transfers. You deserve to be champs no matter what.

  29. MonroVian's Gravatar MonroVian
    November 25, 2019 - 12:58 am | Permalink

    Congratulations El Monte way to make the SGV proud! Rooting for continued success in State

  30. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2019 - 11:16 pm | Permalink

    We saw the way Jurupa hills acted before the game and we know what happened w Adelanto at last years game and this incident w adelanto and orange vista, let me ask u this what’s the common denominator, they’re all from the IE , cmon get your crap together IE

  31. Cif's Gravatar Cif
    November 24, 2019 - 10:35 pm | Permalink

    El monte beat Cathedral 12-0 in the 1930 Cif Championship game. Cathedral was only 5 Year’s old at that time.

  32. Haha's Gravatar Haha
    November 24, 2019 - 10:23 pm | Permalink

    That sounds like when y’all tried to convince everyone that Eagle Rock was a good team. Jurupa Hills would get smashed by Adelanto. Adelanto screwed themselves but it would’ve been 2018 all over again, too much speed, too much athleticism.

  33. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2019 - 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Booth kept them in on offense JJ did great on defense while a pair of freshmen stepped up with a pair of fumble recoveries one to close the game out. #36 even had a interception to end it but a flag kept it going. With all that it was El Montes discipline that won them the game. Because both semi finals games could of ended in forfeits the way JH was acting.

  34. Jase Walker's Gravatar Jase Walker
    November 24, 2019 - 9:25 pm | Permalink

    It irritates me when you have these grown men put down teenage boys and try to diminish their accomplishments and all the hard work they put in. 13-0 is not easy no matter what level it is.

  35. El Terrible's Gravatar El Terrible
    November 24, 2019 - 9:03 pm | Permalink

    It was a gift from CIF let’s see next year when they move to D11 or D10 let’s see if they can do it again or be like Arroyo when they got an early Christmas gift…..

  36. Joe Reyes J.r's Gravatar Joe Reyes J.r
    November 24, 2019 - 8:25 pm | Permalink

    @Mr.Goldbricker a friend told me about this post. Thank you for the kind words you speak on my son Joe Reyes lll I’m just glad he was able to help El Monte win in a year he had no intentions of playing football and only his second full year play DB. Much respects to you sir. F.Y.I look out next year (freshman) for my younger son lefty QB Joseph Reyes he might be attending Arroyo

  37. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2019 - 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Lol, haters will be haters. Jurupa Hills is a better team than Adelanto. Ignorance by the haters will always be there. If El Monte plays St. John Bosco and beat them or keeps it close. Haters will say, “ St John Bosco was down this year”. El Monte played their league schedule and the games that the CIF playoff put on their schedule. Hater stop putting down our league. Congratulation El Monte Lions. Go get a State title for all the people here in the MVL. “We are behind you”.

  38. Football Fan's Gravatar Football Fan
    November 24, 2019 - 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Wow your a hater! Plain and simple this is on Adelanto and no one else! Good luck El Monte!

  39. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2019 - 6:57 pm | Permalink

    CIF champions *

    It will never be a legitimate Championship sport to say.

  40. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2019 - 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Great post Mr. Goldbricker. I agree with you. Split second can determine a person. So, the blame to this situation should fall on the coaching staffs for not discipline their players enough. I was reading at their twitter accounts, coaches and players. After seeing what they posted, I can see why they act like they did that night. Many Twitters also posting about Adelanto players barking and taunting other teams too. So, this is not the first time. Anyway, back to to Lions game vs JH. Booth was great, but my game ball would go to JJ. He is not only shut down JH’s best receiver, he made a, what would be a turning point of the game, safety tackle that put the Lions ahead. JJ was nothing but a beast this year. He get my vote for co-MVP with Booth.

  41. Wow's Gravatar Wow
    November 24, 2019 - 6:11 pm | Permalink

    They literally won a CIF title by playing nobody the entire season, it make perfect sense for the championship to be against nobody.

  42. MVL Hoops's Gravatar MVL Hoops
    November 24, 2019 - 6:01 pm | Permalink

    All of the El Monte haters are going to be out if force with this. Bottom line is this situation totally falls on the players and coaches at Adelanto-no one else! Having seen them last year, to say that they were a very undisciplined group-from the coaches down to the players-would be an understatement. That they were involved in this ugly situation with Orange Vista is a surprise to no one that has seen them play. The fact that the CIF decided that the brawl situation was so bad that they declared the game a double forfeit tells me all I need to know. I am sure that the Lions players and coaches would MUCH rather play and win on the field, but this situation is totally out of their control. Congrats to all of the Lion players and coaches on a great season, and Good Luck in the State Bowl game.

  43. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2019 - 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Here come all the cry babies

  44. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2019 - 4:01 pm | Permalink

    If you watch the Adelanto-Orange Vista brawl on You Tube, you can see that less than ten Adelanto players did players did not leave the bench area. CIF had no choice but to call a double forfeit.

  45. Shades of Palmer's Gravatar Shades of Palmer
    November 24, 2019 - 3:58 pm | Permalink

    After winning the 2013 title against Cineceros’s Norwalk Lancers in the most improbable way, Frankie Palmer declared: “the Lord works in mysterious ways.” The Lord apparently made-up for those earlier workings by anointing Jesse a CIF winner this year in an equally amazing manner…a double forfeit. No word yet on whether the delivery of the championship plaque will come with free shipping, because the $25 minimum total will not be reached.
    As to the merits of this title, let me say emphatically that the EM Lions under Jesse Cineceros are entirely deserving of the award, because sportsmanship is part of the game, and in that regard, the locals shine. Congratulations.

  46. November 24, 2019 - 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Sucks it had to be this way but the rules are in place for a reason. You can’t have teams behaving in that manner without repercussions. Also before the hate comes into play here, this is no fault of the Lions. They held they’re end of the bargain. They wanted this rematch they earned this rematch Adelanto failed to keep its cool while up 41-0. I’ve seen twitter talking about EM needs their moment and yes they won’t get it on the field but 13 have tried and 13 have failed . EM you guys are champions and no one can change that. Congratulations El Monte Lions.
    One note from the JH game… everyone will talk about Booth and deservedly so. JH did a pretty good job on him with limiting his big runs with the exception of two. But I thought the story of the game was Reyes #2 Ability covering a 6’4 speed demon receiver and blanking him all night. Not to mention and huge hit on the JH sidelines that probably saved a touchdown.

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