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'SEGAL's View From The Bleachers': Rosemead's Eddy Runs Past TC In Win

  • By Shel Segal
RosemeadFootballXROSEMEAD - Rosemead High running back Matthew Eddy rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries as the Panthers demolished hapless visiting Temple City High, 35-9, Friday night.
Eddy was humbled after his performance.
"My offensive line did a great job, my coaches, the whole team," he said. "We had a great team effort. We just got to keep on working hard, keep on getting the ball and keep on moving the ball."
Rosemead coach Matt Koffler was pleased with his entire team's performance.
"It was a fun game," said Koffler, whose team improved to 3-2 with Mission Valley League play beginning this week. "We played good solid defense and tried to run at them, be physical up front."
Eddy scored his first touchdown from 21 yards on the game's opening possession to cap a seven-play, 74-yard drive.
Up, 21-3, Eddy scored again, this time from 25 yards with 1:33 left in the first half following a fumble recovery of a Ram football on the Temple City 33-yard line.

C.J. ALVAREZ IS HAVING A GREAT TIME this season as wide receiver at Don Bosco Technical Institute. It helps that the Tigers are 5-0 entering Del Rey League play.
BoscoTechXBut in his third year on the team, Alvarez said there's more to it.
"The reason I like it here so much is quarterback Dylan Welsh and I have been together since freshman year, so we've developed a lot of chemistry," Alvarez said.
He added he loves going out for passes.
"It's different from being a running back because first you got to make the catch with a guy coming at you and then pretty much you become a running back," he said. "You get as many yards as you can."
In addition, he said he doesn't worry about getting hit.
"Adrenalin takes over," Alvarez said. "You don't even think about it. You just think about the ball and knowing all the practice you put in, you're going to beat the defensive guy and know you're going to catch it."
Alvarez also had words of praise for his coach Chris Shockley.
"He's been great," Alvarez said of Shockley. "He's a coach who's not afraid that a kid will mess up. A lot of coaches won't have a sophomore starting, but he had the confidence in me. I've made some mistakes - a lot in practice - but I've learned from them. That confidence the coach shows, not just in me but in the rest of the team, it just makes you want to work harder."

IT WAS A TOUGH NIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT for the Schurr High football team as it fell to visiting St. Paul High, 28-6, marking the first time in his 33-year coaching career that Ben Negrete has started the season 0-5.
But that doesn't mean much to him as he knows he has a young football team and it has been a tough preseason.
"We actually played a pretty good ball game," Negrete said. "We finally moved the ball. Offensively, our new quarterback junior Rudy Madrid started to come of age. He threw some really good passes really late in the game especially under pressure. The team didn't quit."
The Spartans' lone score came in the second quarter when senior running back Bradley Powell capped a 12-play, 73-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown scamper.
"We also converted on several third-and-long situations, which we haven't been able to do all year," Negrete said. "Based on the way we played, if (Friday night was) an indicator I think we still have a chance in (Almont League). I'm optimistic as our kids are really hard workers and we have a good coaching staff, so that's the way I look at it."
(Shel Segal can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .)

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