Alhambra, Schurr Travel Different Paths into League
By Mario Villegas, Exclusive to EGP
Alhambra and Schurr high schools have arrived on different paths as they prepare to meet tonight in a key Almont League football game at Schurr.
After rolling to a 4-1 nonleague record, Alhambra continued its successful run with a 32-7 victory over Keppel last Friday to start league. The Moors were led by quarterback Joshua Mendoza, who was 16 of 24 for 238 yards and three touchdowns.
The Moors, however, haven’t had any success against Schurr recently, having lost the last four meetings.
Schurr, on the other hand, barely got into the win column for the first time this season by defeating Bell Gardens, 7-0, in its league opener. The Spartans (1-5) were 0-5 in nonleague play after scoring only 20 points and getting shut out three times.
They got off to a fast start last Friday, with Bradley Powell scoring on a 47-yard touchdown on their third play from scrimmage.
The Spartans’ defense made it stand up. They stopped the Lancers (2-4) on a drive to start the second half with a fumble recovery on a fourth-down play. An interception by Schurr’s Daniel Moriel stopped another threat late in the game.
Powell finished the game with 114 yards on 21 carries and quarterback Rudy Madrid completed six of 13 passes for 75 yards. Strong safety Eric Magos and linebacker Willie Torres led Schurr’s defense.
Garfield 35, Jordan 21: Lance Fernandez rushed for 142 yards and three TDs on 24 carries to lead the Bulldogs to the Eastern League win at Jordan. Jonathan Valles added 77 yards on nine carries and quarterback Nicky Peralta threw a 10–yard touchdown pass to Darrell Cloy.
Garfield (2-5, 2-1) plays Bell (2-4, 1-1) at home Friday night.
Roosevelt 27, Huntington Park 21: The Rough Riders (4-3) won in overtime to improve to 2-1 in league. Quarterback Andony Flores rushed for 121 yards on 15 carries and was 10 of 16 for 80 yards passing.
Gilbert Herrera had 74 yards on seven carries and Jesus Gomez caught five passes for 52 yards.
Roosevelt plays Jordan (2-5, 2-1) at home Friday night.
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