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Tovar Lifts La Puente Late

Duarte’s Darryl Robinson. photo by Doug Brown

by Matt Schuler

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The La Puente High School football team lived up to its name and played like Warriors Friday Night.

Down 29-23 with time winding down, LP put together a 11-play 50 yard drive capped off when quarterback Jacob Tovar zipped a 5-yard pass to wide receiver Enrique Gonzales for the go ahead score and eventual game winner with 11 seconds to play, giving the Warriors 30-29 come-from-behind victory over the Duarte Falcons.

“They just keep fighting,” said La Puente head coach Scott Morrison. “We talked about playing to a standard, we don’t play to an opponent, we play to a standard and our guys continued to fight to play to that standard for four quarters.”

The game winning touchdown drive came after Duarte was attempting to seal the deal and extend its 29-24 advantage to a two possession game with a field goal. Instead the attempt was blocked by the Warrior defense and the ball was recovered with 2:39 to play on the 50 yard line. Tovar then led his offense down the field and the rest is history

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Tovar Lifts La Puente Late