Thursday Night Final: Gladstone roughs up Northview, 19-10; Covina wears down La Puente and Rosemead shutout against Irvine

Keith Birmingham’s Gladstone-Northview photo gallery

Keith Birmingham’s La Puente-Covina photo gallery.

Tonight’s results
Gladstone 19, Northview 10 — The Gladiators defense was in attack mode all night and quarterback Kevin Amezquita was huge, throwing for 160 yards, two touchdowns and rushing for a 12-yard clincher late.
Covina 41, La Puente 16 — The Warriors hung early, but the Colts wore them down in the second half to go to 2-0 after earning a forfeit win over West Covina.
Irvine 20, Rosemead 0 — The Panthers couldn’t get anything going, but it’s not a surprise, we told you they play big boy football out there.

Gladstone’s defense is the difference in victory

Gladstone-Northview game story: It had been a longtime since Gladstone High School football coach Albert Sanchez celebrated a victory over a Valle Vista League team, and it wasn’t just anyone, it was much-improved Northview.
The Gladiators didn’t let the Vikings breathe for four quarters, containing Vikings do-it-all running back Javon Taylor to pull out a 19-10 victory in their season opener.

Covina-La Puente game story: Although Covina High School came into its nonleague matchup against La Puente sporting an undefeated record, the Colts felt they had a lot to prove on the field. Because of an ineligible player, West Covina was forced to forfeit its 34-0 victory over Covina last week. On Thursday night, the Colts bounced back with a convincing win of their own, beating the Warriors, 41-16, with 20 consecutive fourth-quarter points.

Rosemead-Irvine game story: Rosemead ventured deep into Orange County with a new offense and a new head coach, but was unable to overcome mistakes and poor field position, falling to the Irvine Vaqueros, 20-0, on Thursday night.

Gladstone QB Kevin Amezquita and coach Albert Sanchez talk about Gladiators win

Tyler Drohan’s highlights and interviews of Covina’s win over La Puente

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email
  • Colt74

    Going to the game.

    PLEASE..if no one is open. Throw the ball to the cheerleaders or eat it. No interceptions like the one to Noodles who could have been sitting in a lawn chair, drinking an Ice Tea, and had it fall in his lap.
    It’s coming together. I have seen it. Lets see how much tonight.
    Good luck COLTS and no injuries!

  • Colt81

    ‘Will be at the game as well. Covina was able to get a good look at some quality opposition thanks to a superior West Covina team. Let’s see those lessons applied tonight.

    I’ll second ’74′s plea for ball security.

    Let’s Go Colts!

  • Football Fan

    I know the tribune doesnt cover this game but La Mirada vs La Habra should be a heck of a game today. I mean if La Mirada wins it says a lot about how strong they will be in the Southeast. Can they challenge West Covina??

  • Colt74

    I think the Warriors are going to be hoping to saddle the Colts after our last 2 meetings.

    2004 – Colts 41 Warriors 14
    2005 – Colts 55 Warriors 0

    Let’s keep the steak alive and get the win. La Puente is hoping to get some payback…but I say :
    BUCK ‘EM!

    :)

  • Colt74

    For anyone interested: Vinny Venegas’s NMHU Roster

    http://www.nmhucowboys.com/roster.aspx?path=football&

    The digits in his number still add up to 5!
    :)

  • Randy

    28-13 with 10 min to go in the 2nd qtr, La Mirada has three LONG TD runs and a 40 yard post for the last one……La Habra is moving the ball but cant stop LM…..it’s crazy over here!

  • Randy

    31-13, 4 min to in the half, LH driving to the LM 30 yard line…..Matadores have three big personal foul penalties which have helped keep LH going….Ohhhh, LM recovers their second forced fumble to thwart the drive….

  • Colt74

    Tyler doing great job of tweeting game.

  • anonymously

    Colt what’s the covina vs LP score please

  • anonymously

    Scores???

  • Randy

    LM 38-20 to start the 4th qtr….LH goes 3 and out and LM has the ball at midfield, the Matadores are just bigger, stronger and faster….they look good folks….

  • Randy

    LM gets Again,going off tackle on he left side for a 20 yd jog into he end zone….45-20..with 8 min to go in the game, #5 carrasco is listed at 5’5″ and he easily has 100 yards tonight, #2 shipp has been open all night over the middle and should have 3 TDS if not for a couple of drops (LM should layer 50 on em
    tonight)…., shipp will have to settle for his 100 yards receiving….the LM O LINE gave #4 mayres all night to throw, he was never sacked…

  • Randy

    LH won’t lay down, it’s 45-27 with 5 min left….I don’t have dog in this fight, it’s just close to the pad, my mijos will wind up at La Serna, so I just enjoy these two local heavyweights beat the tar out each other! I was at the West Covina scrimmage two weeks ago….LM looks better, just saying….

  • Colt74

    I left with 5 mins left in game and it was Covina 34 LP 16

  • Living Legend

    Joe Brown=is changing the Covina High mantra from “stay true to the shoe” to “Just Win Baby”

    In other news Northview is well just that Northview

  • Colt74

    Final Covina 41 LP 16

  • SaintsR4real

    Thanks Colt74!! Way to win Covina!

  • one game at a time

    How did my boy Emilio Zertuche do? Justin Turner, Evan Stretton and Zertuche played with my boy at West Covina Christian….all starters at Covina! Zertuche’s uncle played QB for Amat in the 80′s.

  • Colt74

    Zertuche had a GREAT game! So did many other colts. Too many to mention stepped it up this week!

    OUTSTANDING job all players and coaches!

    What a difference a week makes!

    * Special teams needs to come together more and defense needs to protect the long pass. El Monte is going to come out throwing deep and slants. Remember I said so tonight.

  • 12th man

    Fred,
    Johnny Hills#25(RB)from La Mirada is the real deal!! He mite be the leading rusher in the State!! This kid has like 450 rushing yds. in like 20 carries in 2 games!! I don’t know the exact stats but he ran for 224 yards in 10 carries averaging 22yds, per carry last week vs St.Paul..& Tonight he had runs of 75yds-70yds-15yds & that was all the information I got so far..There could be more?..Is La Mirada the real deal this year???
    Will this be Amat’s toughest test of the season???

  • Colt74

    Trivia :

    In the last 3 games against La Puente Covina has outscored them 137 – 30.

    The El Monte coach at the game had a NICE mohawk.

    The Covina bleachers had more people in them than the home team.

    The Colt mascot does a GREAT job of playing it up for the kids.

    It’s ok to eat chili if after you are going to be outside at a football game.

    Six bucks for a HS football game is a bargain.
    Free with an ASB card is even better.

    I’m picking San Dimas by 24 for tomorrow night.

  • Duarte

    Wow Gladstone impressed me, but GO DUARTE #1

  • http://www.twitter.com/SGVtylerd tDro

    Currently uploading video highlights and interviews from Covina’s 41-16 win over La Puente.

    Big performers from Covina side tonight:

    Sr. QB Emilio Zertuche: 10-for-12, 157 yards 2 TD’s 1 INT
    So. RB Pernell Smalley: 3 rush TD’s
    Jr. LB Darren Torres: 1 INT, 1 fumble recovery

    La Puente with a nice 73-yard touchdown pass from senior QB Ivan Vasquez to senior WR Noel Martinez, but not much else went right for the Warriors. Martinez later had an 87-yard KO return for TD.

    I’ll have a link to the video as soon as it’s finished uploading. Say hello to me on Twitter if you get a chance: @SGVtylerd

  • http://www.twitter.com/SGVtylerd tDro

    VIDEO highlights/interviews from last night, as promised:

    http://youtu.be/g5uiZgnxfQA

  • bbin91741

    That has to be very embarrassing for a “much-improved” Northview team to lose to a Gladstone squad that saw many of its returners quit/not come out. Week one victory looks pretty weak right now.

  • Top Story

    To all who were fixated on other games, let me hasten to inform that Pioneer has beaten Glenn. No big deal? At Pioneer, this is reason to hang a new banner in the gym.

  • Sierra League Fan

    Wow! Those Covina Colts must be tired….Looks like they had to play 2 games last night

    Tonight’s results
    Gladstone 19, Covina 10 — The Gladiators defense was in attack mode all night and quarterback Kevin Amezquita was huge, throwing for 160 yards, two touchdowns and rushing for a 12-yard clincher late.
    Covina 41, La Puente 16 — The Warriors hung early, but the Colts wore them down in the second half to go to 2-0 after earning a forfeit win over West Covina.

    Come on Fred, Don’t you guys proof read your headlines????

  • Sierra League Fan

    Wow! Those Covina Colts must be tired….Looks like they had to play 2 games last night

    Tonight’s results
    Gladstone 19, Covina 10 — The Gladiators defense was in attack mode all night and quarterback Kevin Amezquita was huge, throwing for 160 yards, two touchdowns and rushing for a 12-yard clincher late.
    Covina 41, La Puente 16 — The Warriors hung early, but the Colts wore them down in the second half to go to 2-0 after earning a forfeit win over West Covina.

    Come on Fred, Don’t you guys proof read your headlines????

  • SGV Football

    Big win for coach Sanchez. Nice to see a guy stick around for that long and finally have a bit of success. Growing up in Covina, anytime GHS beats one of the other Covina schools its a big deal. Good job coach!

  • Colt74

    Coach Sanchez killed my perfect card chances this week but anyone beating our cross town rivals is ok in my book.
    But seriously, a great game for Happy Rock hope the W fires up their team and their school.

  • GStone

    Excellent victory by Happy Rock last night! Gladstone obviously has been down for a few years now. Hopefully, this victory will provide the team with enough momentum to have a good season.

  • Fred Robledo

    I fixed the headline, but how about that Thursday coverage, video’s, pictures, stories, twitter updates, what other local rag gives you all that?

  • COLTS

    Hey Northview now that’s more like it.
    You do realize Gladstone dropped us
    To play you guys right. I guess if you can’t
    Beat em, beat up their little sister across town.
    (no disrespect G-Stone).

    Northview fan!!!

    At least you guys did good in passing league.

  • Sierra League Fan

    Fred,
    You guys do do a great job covering the SGV. It is great for the kids to get all of the exposure. The Daily Bulletin Sucks in comparison. I was just busting your balls. Being in journalism, I just thought they taught you guys how to proof read work before submitting it …… LOL. Keep up the good work!

  • NHS Mom

    Like I said, if all the players went to their home school, Covina, SHHS and NHS would be evenly stacked!!! So we will see you in 3 weeks! Maybe now that Coach Brown is head coach he will stop recruiting players from Covina Vikings to go to his school.

  • COLTS

    Nhs mom,

    Please don’t talk about recruiting.
    The only reason Northview is still a H.S.
    Is because of wresting. And last time I
    Checked with Ochoa or Bellamy, all your
    Wrestlers should be at other schools. Hell
    Your best football player “Salinas” lives up
    The street from WCHS, and his sister graduated
    From Covina HS.

  • NHS Mom

    Last time I checked Northview’s academic scores were higher than Covinas. So yes we are still a high school.