Area Football Round Ups: Week Nine
By: Joe Torosian, Sports Writer
October 31, 2012 • 268 views
Sierra Vista 20, Duarte 14
The Dons (6-3, 4-2) moved into a tie for third place in the Montview League as they held off the Falcons (4-5, 3-3) by stopping an onside kick late in the game Friday night at Sierra Vista High.
Although the Dons led 20-7 late in the game, the Falcons recovered a fumble on the Dons’ 10-yard line and converted the turnover into a score with 19 seconds left in the game as Denzel Talifero connected with Samuel Edwards for the 10-yard score.
The Dons head to Citrus College to face Azusa with a playoff berth in the Balance for both the Dons and the Aztecs.
Bell Gardens 26, San Gabriel 19
The Lancers (7-2, 4-0) solidified their hold on the top spot in the Almont League as they held on to knock off the Matadors (2-7, 1-3) Friday night at San Gabriel High’s Matador Field.
The Matadors had a 12-0 lead in the second quarter when the Lancers got two touchdowns from Charles Ontiveros, rushes of 35 and six yards, to send the game into the half tied. In the third, the Lancers broke the game open with a third score by Ontiveros, from 18 yard out, and Jorge Remigio’s 55-yard run.
The Matadors closed the gap with a touchdown throw by Marqus Valenzuela early in the quarter but still fell short.