Gabrielino Stays Alive, Beats Mead
October 24, 2012 • 851 views
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By Jerry BonDurant
Rosemead, CA –The tides of war change fast. As quick as you can seemingly fall out of a race, a moment later you are right back in it.
Gabrielino was beaten down last week by South El Monte, but the Eagles were able on Friday night to find a way back into Mission Valley League discussion with a 13-7 over the Rosemead Panthers at Marinelli Stadium.
Eagles quarterback Elijah Peters scored on a 10-yard run with 9:36 to play in the first half of very physical defensive struggle.
The lead would hold till late in the fourth quarter when Rosemead quarterback Everardo Camacho scored on a 3-yard run with 3:38 left in the game. The touchdown capped a length of the field 94-yard drive.
With score tied and the loser facing a 1-2 record in Mission Valley League play, Gabrielino responded.
In most critical moments of the season Peters connected several times with Jeremy Franco and Mark Winchell to move the ball down to the Panthers one. From there, Bryan Vargas scored with 39 seconds to give the Eagles the win.
Gabrielino improved 7-1 on the season and 2-1 in MVL, while Rosemead dropped to 3-5 and 1-2 in league.