Nogales is the real deal, routs Rowland 35-0; Bishop Amat field goal wins it in final seconds

nogalesNogales remains undefeated: It takes a lot of the right players to make the big plays at the right time to have an undefeated season.
The Nogales High School football team is doing all the right things in the right way right now. The Nobles came up with the big plays when it counted and remained undefeated (5-0) with a 35-0 shutout against rival Rowland in front of a soldout crowd at Nogales’ stadium on Friday night.

Arroyo knocks off unbeaten South El Monte: Shortly after the Arroyo High School football team posted a 38-14 win over South El Monte in a key Mission Valley League game on Friday, the Knights posed for a team picture on the field.
The Kodak moment didn’t last long. Arroyo head coach Jim Singiser, angered his team was celebrating a late-September win, yelled for his players to break their pose, get off the field and get on the bus.
It’s that type of business-like thinking that’s helped the Knights become the Mission Valley League’s gold standard and has them well on their way to yet another league championship.

Bishop Amat wins in final seconds: All signs pointed to overtime between Mission League football foes Bishop Amat and Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks on Friday night.
But no one told the Amat defense, as the Lancers forced two second half turnovers and scored 17 unanswered points to defeat the Knights 17-14 on the road.The winning 22-yard field goal came with five seconds left on the clock and off the foot of Shazel Sakr.

Duarte comes up short: Maranatha scored touchdowns after its defense forced turnovers on back-to-back plays, pacing the Minutemen to a 23-7 win over visiting Duarte in nonleague action.
With Maranatha (2-2-1) holding a 3-0 lead midway through the second quarter, a good punt backed up the Falcons to their own 7. On Duarte’s first snap, quarterback Devon Hemsley, in the grasp of a defender, tried to avoid a safety by heaving the ball away. But the ball went almost straight up and after Minutemen defensive end Sabien Rivera recovered in the end zone, the play was ruled a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Friday’s results
Mission League

Bishop Amat 17, Notre Dame 14 — After trailing 14-0, Shazel Sakr booted a game-winning 22 yard field goal in the final seconds.
Mission Valley League
Nogales 28, Rowland 0 — Everything advertised to be, very disciplined and workmanlike in easy win over the Raiders to stand undefeated.
Arroyo 38, South El Monte 14 — Arroyo is the undefeated truth killers, beating previously unbeatens Rowland and South El Monte.
Rosemead 41, Mountain View 20 — Finally gets first win and much needed in Mission Valley.
Azusa 42, Pomona 27 — Curious if the Aztecs will be a factor in Montview with Nogales and Duarte looking like favoties.
Maranatha 23, Duarte 7 — After 3-0 start, back-to-back losses to tough Whittier Christian and Maranatha.
Sierra Vista 17, Garey 14 — The Dons are having a good year, only loss to Baldwin Park in overtime.
Victor Valley 63, Bassett 7 — Probably an opponent the Olymians didn’t need to schedule.
La Puente 30, Workman 20 — Always a good rivalry and this lived up to it with Warrors squeezing it out.

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  • AMAT73

    Good luck to all the teams of the SGV for well played and injury free games . LANCERS , play hard , smart , and disciplined ball tonight . No turnovers and get the W . Keep the pedal to the metal and play for 4 quarters till the final gun . GO AMAT !!!!!!!!

  • SEMHS FAN 3481

    if South El Monte expects to lean heavily on Sal Tovar for the rest of league play, well, they are going to find out how much they need a PASSING GAME. It is nowhere to be seen. I just don’t understand how you can get this far with just 90% running plays. Yeah, at times, it looks good that the team is winning, but sooner or later, someone is going to figure you out. Arroyo HS did that tonight.

    Both teams were grinding it out for the majority of the first half, and then SEMHS lost its steam after the kickoff and TD soon after for the beginning of the 3rd Quarter. two consecutive fumble plays and Arroyo pounced on SEMHS for two consecutive scores. #84 from Arroyo was lighting up SEMHS’ DBs, the only way they stopped him? Hooking his legs so that he wouldn’t torch them with his speed.

  • SEMHS FAN 3481

    By the way, Fred, it was disrespectful of the EL MONTE HS Varsity players to come sit on the home side, and then proceed to act like jerks, and have outbursts and loud cheers for Arroyo when the game started to get away from SEMHS. That happened years ago, when Rosemead was defeating SEMHS at Rosemead, and some punk kids decided to come over and walk up and down in the front walkway of the visitor seats and taunt the SEMHS fans, he got yelled at and someone else came along and knocked him down. That’s the kind of crap not needed in HS sports.

    • SGV411

      @SEMHS FAN,

      Come on man, lighten up a little. Boys will be boys. The beauty of it is that u guys still have them on the schedule in the near future. I’m sure the SEM players will hear about it and take it out on EM on the field. neighborhood rivalries are what make the HS game so great. Plus, them acting a fool or “disrespectful” is a sign of their program and leadership. Just beat the heck out of them when u guys play.

      • SEMHS FAN 3481

        actually I was more mad at the lack of passing plays from SEMHS than I was at the EMHS players. I just thought it was rude of them to act that way when they could have just clapped and kept to themselves. You know what, I found it funny, after my posts on Twitter updating the game score, that a bunch of homers from EMHS and RHS started to trash the SEMHS team, as if that made their chances of being the #2 team in the Mission Valley League much more apparent, far from it.

        Arroyo is the #1, but the #2 has yet to be determined.

        They weren’t acting a fool, until the game was in Arroyo’s favor. By the way, they were sitting next (or in front of) the HS Band for SEMHS, so I wonder if they were to try those same outbursts where most of the crowd sits on the home side, I am not talking physical confrontation, but I can bet that side of the home seats would have them keeping quiet, or at least enough to get the attention of SEMHS faculty to tell them to be respectful.

        I am hopeful that SEMHS bye week will give them the time they need to come up with more passing plays, because Tovar is going to gas out at the rate they are playing him.