West Wins Inaugural SGV Bowl

Monrovia’s Marcel Jones scored the first touchdown of the game for the West. (Photo by Duane Barker).

By Tim Peterson

(Covina) – The West held on to beat the East 14-13 in the first ever SGV Bowl Friday night before a big crowd at Lou Farrar Stadium at Charter Oak High School.

The East had a golden opportunity to win the game but Charter Oak’s Luis Marin missed a 32-yard field goal with 36 seconds left.

Cathedral quarterback Aidan Moss who led the West was named Lou Farrar MVP. (Photo by Duane Barker).

The West scored first on its opening drive marching 57 yards on nine plays with Monrovia’s Marcel Jones scoring from six yards out for a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.

In the second quarter the West scored again courtesy of a big play. South Pasadena’s Jackson Freking found San Gabriel’s TJ Daley who hauled it in and broke free for a 78-yard touchdown for a 14-0 advantage with 4:32 left in the first half.

The West defense came up with some big plays. (Photo by Duane Barker).

It appeared the West may even extend the advantage before halftime but the East defense rose up to turn the tide. La Serna’s Chase Bernal scooped up a fumble and raced 18 yards for a score to cut the lead to seven with 2:22 remaining. The teams went into the break with the West up 14-7.

The East had a big chance in the third quarter but the West defense made a stop at its own four-yard line. But on its next possession the East did cash in. Bishop Amat’s Aiden Ramos busted through the line of scrimmage and scored on a 16-yard run with 8:59 left to make it 14-13. With a no-overtime rule in place the East opted to go for two but were stonewalled by the West defense.

The East had one last chance but the kick sailed just wide right.

Three awards were handed out in the game which were named after three late legendary coaches in the San Gabriel Valley – Lou Farrar, Greg Gano and Jim Bonds.

Game Awards

Lou Farrar MVP: Aidan Moss – Cathedral – West

Jim Bonds Offensive Player of the Game: Aiden Ramos – Bishop Amat- East

Greg Gano Defensive Player of the Game: Torriq Brumfield -Pasadena -West

8 Comments to "West Wins Inaugural SGV Bowl"

  1. Small g's Gravatar Small g
    January 24, 2023 - 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Great coaches!? Why do you say that? I bet you lack the knowledge.

  2. Leviticus11: 7-8's Gravatar Leviticus11: 7-8
    January 24, 2023 - 7:40 am | Permalink

    @MattV. I don’t know what’s worse: your unhinged rant against random people on the internet or your atrocious grammar and spelling errors. Read a book.

  3. MattV's Gravatar MattV
    January 23, 2023 - 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Who are you? Be a man and say your name! U sound like a hater plus since I’ve been an OC or a Co Head Coach I’ve got a winning record!

    Loser cause lost in an all star that’s funny.

    If your so good then you should shut up and coach/help these kids out urself.

    Stop hiding behind a key board!

  4. 0-10's Gravatar 0-10
    January 23, 2023 - 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Matt V said “crickets” lol. You lost again! Even with half of your Amat team, you just dont know how! Your names comes up only because Tim and Robledo owe you! But as far as coaching you still a loser!
    From T. Peterson: Owe him? I don’t owe anybody anything.

  5. Just the facts's Gravatar Just the facts
    January 22, 2023 - 11:08 am | Permalink

    @NFL Ready
    Cheap shot at a high school kid?
    From T. Peterson: The West Coach said basically the same thing though in a postgame interview.

  6. Big George's Gravatar Big George
    January 21, 2023 - 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Love how they recognized great coaches with the awards.

  7. 0-10's Gravatar 0-10
    January 21, 2023 - 11:53 am | Permalink

    Why dont you write about the real issues Pete? dont sensor the comments Tim!
    From T. Peterson: What issues? This is the game story from the SG Bowl played last night at Charter Oak High School. Try to keep up. It’s actually censor. I fixed it for you.

  8. NFL Ready's Gravatar NFL Ready
    January 21, 2023 - 10:05 am | Permalink

    I hear Luis Marin has been contacted by the Dallas Cowboys, as he’s the type of kicker they prefer.

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