Jesse Garcia helps South Hills run by Covina, 38-29

By Stephen Ramirez
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter
The gap may have closed a bit, but the South Hills High School football team is still king of the Covina Valley Unified School District.
Jesse Garcia rushed for 233 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Huskies to a 38-29 victory over intra-district rival Covina Saturday at San Dimas High School.
Garrett Fonseca threw for 60 yards and two touchdowns for the Huskies, who beat the Colts for the second consecutive season. Joe Benavidez threw for 178 yards and a score and Pearnell Smalley rushed for 120 and touchdown to lead Covina.

South Hills’ Jesse Garcia: “It’s a pretty big game. We’re cross-town rivals. We were prepared for them and they prepared for us. They took it to us early, but we pulled it out. It’s a good win for us.”

Covina coach Joe Brown: “We were able to punch back a little bit this year. We have some great kids, just came up on the wrong end of it. I give South Hills credit. (Garcia) just ran his tail off. We really had no answer for him. Every time we would make a play, they’d come back. They just made a few more plays than we did.”

South Hills coach Albert Rodriguez: “We gave them a few plays (in the first half). We were able to get off the field after kicking off (to begin the second half), and then we went down and scored, which was huge. We wanted to chew clock tonight, and get out of here with a win, and we did that.”

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  • Palomares Guru

    Thank you south hills for proving my last post! I am palomares guru! It’s going to be fun covering the palomares league.

    • ValleyProtector

      BREAKING NEWS: palomares guber out 4 weeks with a sprained wrist from patting himself on the back after predicting superior team from superior division would produce superior results. In other news, no one seemed to care. Atleast he did not sprain his ankles trying to save his drowning nephew.

      • Palomares Guru

        Wrong! What did the five fingers say the face? I posted facts witch led to your comeback as if I lied. I keep on eye on you for its a long season and will hope you would post something true and factual or are you just going to reply to all my post and be a groupie just like your wife was before she met you 🙂 lol! Way to protect and serve all my friends with badges would never be on a blog because their to be busy busting protecting the innocent so stop hands up don’t shoot! # ferguson #ezelford #mikebrown

        • Green IM

          Palo Gertrude please buy a dictionary and try to pay attention to grammar next time.

  • Purple_Reign

    South Hills is big and weak….I was there and can’t wait to play them they have one player (20) Glendora looks like your my new attention.

  • Green Crush

    Props to South Hills offensive lineman Josh Radecki for suffering a high ankle sprain in the middle of the second quarter and returning in the third. BIG YES, SOFT…ABSOLUTELY NOT!

  • The ball Devil Dog

    LMAO…this ish is too funny, move the comments to the funnies… That said, Covina would have been better serving itself if it just ran the ball instead of passing-Covina easily moved the ball using no time and exposed SHHS LB/DE corps.