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La Puente High Plays Big Against Covina High

by Tim Peterson


La Puente Warrior quarterback Jacob Tovar accounted for two touchdowns and 248 yards passing in leading his team to a 31-14 rout last Thursday night at Covina District Field.

Tovar hit Jose Ochoa for a 39-yard touchdown pass in 4:36 left in the first quarter to get things started. The two connected again for a 71-yard strike to build a 14-0 lead before Covina responded.

Pernell Smalley was the workhorse for the Colts and scoring both touchdowns. He rushed for 82 yards and a score and also caught a 15 yard screen pass from Darren Torres for a touchdown.

Jacob Tovar’s final line was 15-22-248 yards and a touchdown passing and 6-24-1 TD rushing. It was Tovar’s first game as the starter for La Puente.

“We made some big plays early and that really helped. I’m proud of these kids. they’ve really bought in what we’re trying to do. Jacob Tovar has done a great job. He’s really embraced this offense,”  said La Puente HC Scott Morrison.

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