South Continues to Rise
October 24, 2012 • 611 views
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By Carson E. Powers
South El Monte, CA -South El Monte kept the significance of its Week Ten date with El Monte alive on Friday night, by beating Arroyo 13-7 at “The Swamp”.
The Eagles got on the board at 9:10 mark of the first quarter after converting a bad snap/fumble by the Knights in a 9-yard scoring run by quarterback Levi Wells.
The Southmen were able to build on the advantage midway through the third quarter when Eric Garcia scored on a 3-yard run. The two point conversion failed. The touchdown was set up by Mario Burciaga’s 48-yard run deep into Arroyo territory.
Three minutes later the Knights crawled back into striking distance when Peter Aholoka scored on a 5-yard run. Adrian Hernandez added the extra point and it was 13-7 in favor of the Eagles.
There was no scoring in the fourth quarter.
The victory improved South El Monte to 2-1 in the Mission Valley League, 4-4 overall. Arroyo is now 1-2 in the MVL, and 4-4 overall.