Big night, Arroyo, Charter Oak hold on; South Hills, Damien, Bishop Amat earn clutch wins

Arroyo wins battle of unbeatens: The South El Monte and Arroyo high school football teams showed why they were undefeated with bruising defenses headed into their Friday night Mission Valley League showdown.
Neither defense surrendered much of anything in the way of yards or points. However, Arroyo budged South El Monte just enough to squeak out a thrilling 14-13 win to remain on top of the league standings.
Arroyo trailed 13-7 before quarterback Ernesto Camacho punched in the game-winning touchdown for the Knights (7-0, 3-0) on a 2-yard sneak with 4:51 left in the game.

Charter Oak survives scare: Charter Oak got all it could handle from a tough Diamond Ranch team on Friday night, but the Chargers made key plays down the stretch, squeaking out a 14-7 victory in an early but pivotal Hacienda League game.
“(Diamond Ranch) have an excellent coaching staff,” said Charter Oak coach Lou Farrar. “They have some of the best talent in their district and are the best team we have seen this year.”

Covina stops San Dimas’ go-ahead conversion: Covina just made next week’s crosstown rivalry with Northview that much more appealing after defeating San Dimas 36-35 in Friday’s Valle Vista League opener.
San Dimas rallied in the final minutes and pulled within one on Noah Maldonado’s fifth touchdown, an 8-yard run with 1:13 to go, but instead of kicking the extra point to tie the score, the Saints went for the two-point conversion and were stuffed, allowing the Colts to hold on for the win.
“It was a staff decision and on the road with less than two minutes you’re going for two,” San Dimas coach Mark Holman said.

St. Francis takes care of St. Paul: St. Francis High running back Elijah Washington’s first-down run midway through the third quarter said it all.After getting hit near the line of scrimmage, Washington kept his feet moving forward and pushed the pile for an 11-yard gain that moved the chains.
In many ways, Washington’s run symbolized the type of night St. Paul had — being competitive but not quite good enough to threaten the Knights in the contest.

La Habra rises to the occassion: One of the challenges facing La Habra in its Freeway League opener against Sunny Hills on Friday at Buena Park High was slowing down Alex Jung, the leading rusher in the county, averaging 304 yards per game.The Highlanders met the challenge, limiting Jung’s time on the field and his yardage when he was in the game.

Pasadena can’t stop undefeated Crescenta Valley: And still undefeated.Crescenta Valley quarterback Cole Doyle and receiver Tyler Lobianco picked apart the Pasadena defense in the first half, and extended their winning streak to six games as the Falcons defeated the Bulldogs 48-33 in Pacific League play Friday.
Doyle threw five touchdown passes on 15-of-24 passing and 241 yards and ran for 113 yards and a score as well.

Santa Fe shocks La Serna: For the first time in the last three years, the Santa Fe High School football team has defeated La Serna, 22-7, and it came at a perfect time in the Del Rio League opener on Friday.
Santa Fe, which started the season with only one victory in preseason, upped its record to 2-4 and more importantly 1-0 in league.With the loss, the defending DRL champion Lancers fall to 2-4 and 0-1.
“We have a lot of respect for La Serna,” Santa Fe coach Dave Pierson said.

FRIDAY’S FINAL SCORES
FREEWAY LEAGUE

Troy 29, Buena Park 21
Fullerton 35, Sonora 14
La Habra 42, Sunny Hills 3
ALMONT LEAGUE
Montebello 30, Alhambra 6
Bell Gardens 54, San Gabriel 0
Schurr 35, Keppel 8
ANGELUS LEAGUE
La Salle 51, Salesian 7
St. Francis 24, St. Paul 7
BASELINE LEAGUE
Damien 34, Chino Hills 29
Etiwanda 34, Los Osos 27
Upland 30, Rancho Cucamonga 23
DEL RIO LEAGUE
El Rancho 33, Pioneer 12
Santa Fe 22, La Serna 7
Whittier 17, California 14
HACIENDA LEAGUE
Charter Oak 14, Diamond Ranch 7
Los Altos 34, Walnut 14
Chino 56, West Covina 7
MIRAMONTE LEAGUE
Pomona 38, Garey 21
MISSION LEAGUE
Alemany 32, Crespi 14
Serra 13, Loyola 10
Bishop Amat 31, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 17
MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE
Rosemead 28, Mountain View 16
El Monte 59, Pasadena Marshall 7
Arroyo 14, South El Monte 13
MONTVIEW LEAGUE
Azusa 38, Duarte 0
Nogales 58, Gladstone 0
Workman 22, Sierra Vista 14
OLYMPIC LEAGUE
Cerritos Valley Christian 63, Maranatha 14
PACIFIC LEAGUE
Burbank 17, Arcadia 14
Crescenta Valley 48, Pasadena 33
Muir 48, Hoover 0
PALOMARES LEAGUE
Bonita 42, Diamond Bar 39
Glendora 33, Claremont 7
South Hills 21, Ayala 13
RIO HONDO LEAGUE
San Marino 55, La Canada 0
Monrovia 49, South Pasadena 10
SOUTH CATHOLIC LEAGUE
St. Bernard 34, Bosco Tech 12
SUBURBAN LEAGUE
La Mirada 23, Norwalk 16
VALLE VISTA LEAGUE
Northview 56, Baldwin Park 0
Rowland at Wilson
Covina 36, San Dimas 35
NONLEAGUE
Big Bear 22, Rio Hondo Prep 13

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  • AMAT73

    Good luck to all the teams of the SGV for well played and injury free games . To the LANCERS just get the W , play hard and disciplined ball, keep the penalties and mistakes to a minimum or none at all and things will fall in place . Go get um #19 . GO AMAT !!!!!!!

  • tanksolot

    The CO offense needs to spice it up.
    #1 in Div 3? No, not if that’s all they got.
    Now that Lehigh D is a different story. Very stingy. Without the one breakdown that let DR score on a long run, it would have been a shut-out.

  • The stands

    Amat has some sloppy play last night which resulted in a couple of turnovers so it should’ve won by more points. On the bright side, the running game is becoming more consistent as the O line improves. Barrera was an absolute beast, if he were to get more than seven carries like he received last night, Amat could better control the tempo. Things are coming together for the Lancers, 2-0 in the Mission league is a good start.

  • reality

    Holman takes a page out of Trumps book. “Always blame other people for your mistakes”. If he would have made it I’m sure it would have been ” I made the call.” If that was a staff decision he is not an HC.