Football: San Gabriel’s Eric Alvarez to start at QB Friday.

The inevitable has happened. After Andy Guerrero’s rough start in the season opener against Muir last week, San Gabriel coach Jude Oliva has decided to start Eric Alvarez in Week 1 against South Pasadena. This is a role reversal from last year when Alvarez started the season opener as a sophomore before Oliva made the switch with Guerrero, who ultimately had his season cut short because of a broken ankle. San Gabriel’s passing game was nonexistent in the first half. Alvarez started the second half and finished the game completing 7 of 15 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Alex Villalobos saw his stats go up in the second half before finishing with 10 catches for 97 yards.

“We are going to start Eric Alvarez this week after the second half he had,” Oliva said. “We kind of felt he deserves the nod this week. We saw a lot of Andy Guerrero on Friday playing running back. That’s kind of what we’re goin with. We’re still getting Andy ready just in case, but he’ll be featuered in a lot of places this week.”

As for Guerrero at running back, the starting job still belongs to sophomore Joseph Mayorga. More in Thursday’s paper.

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  • bigfatfan

    Miguel, thanks for completely overlooking SP in today’s Star News featured game descriptions. Really, the best you could do, after fully describing what is going on at San Gabriel is to give SP one sentance of description. and the comment was weak at best. come on dude, drive over to SP and see what’s going on there. Your coverage so far this season has been focused on SG, maranatha, and Monrovia. do your job and cover some of the other teams.