Thursday Final: Pomona clinches Miramonte League with 54-21 win over La Puente

Pomona running back Nygurrion Crouch (6) breaks away from a La Puente defender in their Miramonte League game at La Puente High School on Thursday October 27, 2016. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/SCNG)

Pomona running back Nygurrion Crouch (6) breaks away from a La Puente defender in their Miramonte League game at La Puente High School on Thursday October 27, 2016. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/SCNG)


By Stephen Ramirez
LA PUENTE — The Miramonte League football title will stay at Pomona High School.
Nygurrion Crouch rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns and returned an interception 46 yards for another score as the Red Devils wrapped up their third consecutive league crown with a 54-21 victory Thursday at host La Puente.
Marshon Smith rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown for Pomona (4-6, 4-0), which now preps for the CIF Southern Section playoffs, which begin in two weeks.
Jesse Hernandez threw for 127 yards and a touchdown for La Puente (6-3, 2-1), which finishes its regular season next week at Garey.

Pomona led 20-7 at halftime before Crouch all but put it away in the third quarter. The senior, after La Puente cut it to 20-14 following a 29-yard fumble return by Nathan Prieto, followed with a 55-yard run at 10:15 before his 46-yard interception return made it 33-14 with 9:51 left in the quarter.
Devante Fields had a 44-yard interception return to make it 40-14 before Smith and Crouch had runs of 17 and 7 yards, respectively, for a 54-21 lead in the fourth quarter.
Pomona’s Nygurrion Crouch: “This feels pretty great for me. I’m a senior. I just wanted to help my team out and get another ring.”
OTHER SCORE
Valle Vista League

Covina 45, Rowland 14

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  • ColtsFan07

    Great win tonight Covina, the Raiders didn’t look like pushovers out there. The coaches from Covina obviously did a great job preparing the team, they took advantage of every bounce, almost all the major plays were on Special Teams, kudos to Covina’s players for being heads up! Also Kudos to Coach Brown, you’re always a class act, I appreciate your focus on Sportsmanship, I saw those second and third stringers out there. As a student of the game I know what you’re doing, it should be commended, and all our high school coaches should be pressured to coach their players with the same philosophy.