El Monte High School’s football team showed it’s a force to be reckoned with in last week’s eye-opening win over Baldwin Park. But there are still lessons to be learned. Four turnovers and a costly roughing the kicker penalty late in the fourth quarter were too much for the Lions to overcome against host La Puente, which took advantage and posted a 35-21 victory in Thursday’s nonleague game.
La Puente 35, El Monte 21 — El Monte coughed up four turnovers and committed a huge roughing the kicker penalty in the fourth, but the Warriors’ offense played well too, getting 180 yards and two touchdowns from Nicholas Barrientos.
San Dimas 41, Azusa 16 — The Saints rebounded from last week’s 40-20 loss to Bonita with a win over the three-time Montview League champs.
Monrovia 29, Glendora 16 – Closer than the final indicated. The Tartans led 9-0 and gave up a late first half touchdown. The Wildcats took over in the second half with a pair of touchdowns from De’Shawn Ramirez.
Colony 14, Ayala 9 – Two big wins for Colony after holding on and defeating South Hills 30-29 last week.
Duarte 40, Blair 0 – The Falcons are back, running all over the Vikings in their second-straight win after breaking a 20-game losing streak last week
Our up-and-coming reporting sensation, Tyler Drohen, provided postgame highlights and video’s from Thursday’s Monrovia-Glendora game.