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.