Eagles Beat Nitros, 34-0

By Rich Whittington

(Glendale) – The South El Monte Eagles got “healthy” this week, defeating the host Glendale Nitros, 34-0, Friday evening at Glendale High’s Moyse Stadium.

The Eagles, who have been dealing with injuries, saw the return of several key players, allowing South El Monte to successfully execute their game plan on both sides of the line f scrimmage.

The Eagles provided the first score of the evening, when quarterback Tony Aguilar connected with receiver Chris Vasquez for a 21-yard touchdown. Vasquez also converted the PAT attempt, making the score 7-0, with 6:20 remaining in the game’s first quarter.

South El Monte continued their scoring surge into the second quarter, as Alexander Ramos found the end- zone on a 2-yard TD blast. Additionally, Aguilar and Vasquez connected for second time…a 20-yard catch and run…for another
Eagle score. Two more Vasquez PAT’s made the score 21-0, South El Monte, as the first half came to a close.

Glendale made a bit of noise at the beginning of the second half, putting together a 15-play, 72-yard drive, which consisted of 13 rushing attempts by Joseph Caballero. The drive eventually stalled, as the Nitros were unsuccessful on a fourth and 7-pass attempt.

Caballero finished the evening with 158 yards on 28 rushing attempts. South El Monte added a pair of scores in the fourth quarter. Michael Valencia scored on a 1-yard TD run. Aguilar also got into the running game, scoring on a 2-yard touchdown scamper. The Vasquez point after made the score 34-0, Eagles, as the game came to an end.

Defensively, the game provided a couple of noteworthy accomplishments. Late in the first half, Glendale DB Alex Guerrero intercepted a pass from Aguilar. Not to be outdone, Eagles’ standout Vasquez “picked off” Nitros’ quarterback Jonathan Wells.

Glendale’s next game is scheduled for 9/30/22, when the Nitros travel to Kare Park to play Rio Hondo Prep. South El Monte’s next game, also on 9/30, finds the Eagles at home against the Rosemead Panthers, in their Mission Valley League opener. Kickoff for both contests is 7:00 p.m.

6 Comments to "Eagles Beat Nitros, 34-0"

  1. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    September 28, 2022 - 6:56 pm | Permalink

    SEM beating who they should beat. Only problem is there are not many of those type of teams.

  2. DOGGZ ONE's Gravatar DOGGZ ONE
    September 26, 2022 - 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Where are all the anonymous chismosos & anonymous haters at? I can’t wait for league games to start. Let’s go Eagles, but I’m also rooting for the Vikings. Good luck.

  3. September 26, 2022 - 10:51 am | Permalink

    Oohhhh here we gooooo…
    It’s one win Vs a bad team coming off a week where you got dog walked! Chill out
    Worry about rosemead lmfao

  4. September 25, 2022 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Been swamped for two weeks. Good to see the league getting back on track. Mt View sitting a top the league feels good, Arroyo had a couple big wins and SEM seemingly is back healthy just in time for league.

    I’m gonna say Arroyo is still the favorite until proven otherwise. Mt View, Rosemead, SEM and El Monte will battle for the two other spots. If I had to guess today I’d say The Vikings and Lions fill in the other spots.

  5. September 25, 2022 - 10:53 am | Permalink

    Getting healthy getting right! let’s hear the comments now! especially friday night crybaby. This staff took a mash unit and is turning it around. give credit where it is due. Frank is proving why SEM went to the semsis two years in a row

  6. September 24, 2022 - 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Good. Now the Earth can start spinning again. Injuries are healed league stars no more excuses Eagles.

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