El Monte’s Lions Rally For Victory

By George Hernandez

El Monte

After falling behind early the El Monte Lions rallied in the second half to defeat the visiting Bassett Olympians 28-14 on Friday night at El Monte High School.

The Lions were led by quarterback Adrian Cuevas who went 10 of 12 in the second half for 150-yards and two touchdown passes, he finished 17 of 23 for 229-yards, 2-touchdowns and an interception.

El Monte running back Angel Gonzalez got 128 of his 190-yards in the second half long with his two scores, one a 66-yard run to paydirt. Roy Barrajas added 106 yards of offense (70-receiving, 36-rushing).

Bassett quarterbacks Christopher Rios and Nicolas Colmenero finished a combined 4 of 14 for 20 yards but did have 137-yards on the ground with Rios getting a score. Running back Sergio Villa rushed for 96 yards and a score.

Defensive tackle Luis Diaz anchored El Monte’s defensive line as they stopped four Bassett fourth down attempts in the second half.


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