Walnut scores 35 unanswered to beat Baldwin park 35-28; Bishop Amat and Los Altos lose heartbreakers

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walnutWalnut scores 35 straight points to win it: Walnut coach Mike O’Shields turned to quarterback Micah Maes after falling behind three touchdowns to host Baldwin Park in the opening quarter.
“I just asked him, ‘What are we going to do to fix this?’” O’Shields said. “(Michah) looked and me and said, ‘I’ll fix it, Coach.’”
That’s exactly what he did, leading Walnut to a 35-28 victory over Baldwin Park with 35 unanswered points after falling behind 21-0.
“They showed so much heart tonight,” O’Shields said. “I felt we had a good game plan all week, but they jumped on us and scored when we made turnovers. I thought we were giving it to them. But we got the momentum back by half and I believed it was going to stay that way.”

crespiBishop Amat loses a heartbreaker: Zari Lealock was not about to let Crespi go down in its Mission League opener.
With Bishop Amat driving into Crespi territory for a potential tiebreaking score late in the fourth quarter, Lealock knew he had to make a game-changing play on the defensive end of the ball.
Lealock’s interception was impressive enough.
But Lealock was far from done, bobbing and weaving through Bishop Amat players en route to a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown that gave Crespi a seven-point lead.
But Amat was not about to lose this game either.
Quarterback Damian Garcia hit Tyler Vaughns for a game-tying touchdown with 21 seconds left to force overtime.
Crespi eventually pulled out a thrilling 32-31 victory.

MONROVIA WINS THRILLER OVER LOS ALTOS: Asaph Zamora drove Monrovia 91 yards in the final minute to stun Los Altos 27-25 in a nonleague game Friday night.
On third-and-goal from the 20-yard line with 0:12 left on the clock, Zamora bought time in the pocket and found Lawrence Spencer in the corner of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.

Friday’s results
Walnut 35, Baldwin Park 28 — Mustangs fall behind 21-0 and score 35 unanswered to pull it out.
Pomona 51, Montclair 7 — Pomona players needed this.
Crespi 32, Bishop Amat 31, OT — After Bishop Amat rallied to tie the score in regulation, Crespi goes for 2-point conversion and get it in OT for the victory.
Monrovia 27, Los Altos 25 – Wildcats score in the final seconds to pull out a thriller.
Rosemead 35, El Monte 0 — Panthers get first win in Mission Valley opener.
West Covina 56, Santa Fe 27 –– All of a sudden, Bulldogs looking like top 5 Central team.
Bassett 47, Sierra Vista 15 — Olympians started to pile up victories.
Damien 37, South Hills 0 — Yeah, it’s a good idea that South Hills isn’t in the Inland Division anymore.
Arroyo 28, Mountain View 0 — Knights back in their MVL comfort zone.
Covina 50, Azusa 30 — Don’t sleep on the Colts in the Valle Vista
Diamond Bar 38, Cypress 27 — Brahmas needed a win after losing two straight.
Diamond Ranch 24, El Rancho 19 — Great result over a solid El Rancho squad.
La Salle 42, Duarte 7 — Falcons take another step back.
La Puente 45, Gladstone 7 — Warriors getting better by the week.
Rowland 39, Hillcrest 32 — Raiders didn’t care who they beat, they needed a win.
Ganesha 42, Workman 7 — Lobos struggles continue.
Centennial 42, Wilson 20 — Wildcats defense continues to give up lots of points.
Garey at Nogales, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Garey); Aram (G)

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  • reality

    Step up game?? What team is stepping up, Monrovia or Los Altos.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      That’s a good point…This is a step up game for Monrovia…they have only faced 1 Central opponent. Although Mtown is the favorites, this is a step up class for the Wildcats….this is more of a must win game for both programs. I am not sure how Los Altos is going to fair on that turf…the Cats are really fast on that turf. I watched the glendora game….and LA fans are saying that it was close, but it looked like Glendora was the faster team, and they sure did hit LA hard all night. Both teams will be tested in different areas. The Cats run D will be tested and Los Altos Pass D will be tested. However, only Monrovia can come from behind in this one…LA is going to have to hold the ball all night, Monrovia needs to get an early lead. Plain and simple…a battle of opposites…It’s going to be Fun!

  • Valley Athletics

    Amat is going to have to be sharp tonight .crespi is undefeated with a weak schedule . They had 2 weeks to prepare for this game and will come prepared . They have 4 big time recruits in safety Marvell tell , LB DJ Beavers , DT Vaimoe Sekona and DE/TE Brandon Lawless . I expect them to be physical . There weakness will be there depth . Only like 30 players on there roster And most are going both ways . defense will be the key to victory …28-21 Amat my prediction .


    You didn’t think I wasn’t going to make a comment on one of the most awaited rematches of the SGV! I Know Colt74 couldn’t wait for this rematch! Just a reminder, AZUSA beat Covina in 2009 , 2010 in the playoffs! Colt74 has been salivating for some pay back ever since! That 2009 game was a game I’ll never forget, Fred was on the sidelines and had AZUSA LOSING but he was wrong, and the Trib placed AZUSA in the front page, because it was an upset. AZUSA had not won a playoff game in 25 YEARS, and The Football program took off after that!

    ALRIGHT ALL YOU OLD AZTEC FANS, come out to Citrus College and watch the game! CITRUS COLLEGE our house! Sorry Colt, I know you hate it when I write in CAPS!lol… LETS GO AZTECS, GET THEM READY COACH SCHERF!!!

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    • Colt74

      Predictions?…We don’t need no stinking Predictions!
      My menudo tasted extra special this morning for some reason.

      • The Chef

        Sorry I was a little blocked up this morning and didn’t know where else to go… By the way, I like the new curtains… Complements of The Chef

        • Colt74

          Damn, we must have just missed each other. Your wife made me my menudo over at your place. By the way, I like the new bedspread. I dropped it off at the cleaners when I left. Should be ready by Wednesday.


    I don’t think anyone can predict whos going to win the Amat game. They are so unpredictable..good luck to the Amat boys, Play like you boys did against RC and Aledo.

  • AMAT 73

    To all the teams of the SGV , here’s to well played and injury free games . To the Men in Blue first league game tonight , go out and play your best and leave nothing in the tank . AMAT WILL SHINE !!

  • reality

    It’s too stressful following Amat football even on Twitter. Can’t imagine what its like to sit through it in person.

  • ValleyProtector

    SPARTANS! if only SH wasn’t struggling this year. Good news rancho looks beatable this year, bad news CH looks like the real deal

  • Conq ’76

    Looks like the Hacienda is going to be as intriguing as ever. Two of LA’s losses were by a combined 3 points, losing to both Monrovia and San Dimas as the game came to an end. In other words, they have demonstrated an ability to compete with teams with greater team speed. Ziola has got to instill in his team and attitude of
    “we will not be beat” as the fourth quarter winds down.

    I think CO is certainly favored but WC, LA and Dr should battle for the two reaming playoff spots with none of them having earned a clear advantage. However, in recent seasons, a playoff bound LA team lost to both Walnut and Chino.

    So, lets go about the business of earning our way to the third season….

  • Don

    Testing 1, 2, 3

  • RaiderAlum

    This past weekend, John A. Rowland HS celebrated its 50th Anniversary in existence. On September 26, 1964, the Raiders played in their first football game vs Monte Vista HS (Whittier) and lost 26-6. Within two years of that loss, Rowland played Neff HS (La Mirada) for the Single A Championship, in which the Raiders lost 32-13. Over the past 50 years, Rowland has had some mild success (winning 10 League Championships) and competed tough against some great programs in the SGV. Unfortunately, the Raiders have also had some leans times as well. We are currently in one of those periods right now. But with the right leadership, RHS will rise again(I believe that leadership is in place). RHS graduates have a great deal of pride in being Raiders, and despite the lack of success in recent years, over 4,000 people showed this past Friday evening to celebrate and reminisce over 50 years of Rowland HS. On behalf of everyone in attendance, we thank Principal Mitch Brunyer (’89 graduate of RHS) for hosting an amazing day of events on Friday, September 26, 2014, which culminated in a win for the Raiders over Hillcrest HS (Riverside).

    • Conq ’76

      Thanks for sharing, for many of us, those high school years were both formative as well as memorable….

  • AMAT 73

    Tough loss for the LANCERS Friday night . This team needs to learn how to close out a teams when the have them down . They can play with anyone when firing on all cylinders as showed but still have some work to do . The only good thing is that this league will go down to the wire as who knows who will win on Friday nights . 3 teams at 1-0 , three at 0-1 and 1 at 0-0 . It’s still wide open