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Spartans Get Beaten Down By St. Paul

  • By Shel Segal
SANTA FE SPRINGS - 10/8/10 - The Schurr High football team entered its nonleague game at St. Paul High Friday night a bit bruised and beat up.

By the time it was finished, so was its ego.

The Spartans mustered just one touchdown and ended preseason on a sour note with a 42-7 loss.

Despite not winning, Schurr coach Ben Negrete put everything in logical perspective.

"We got banged around a little," Negrete said. "It wasn't totally unexpected. Some of our starting linebackers were not able to play. They were injured and we wanted to hold them out. So, that was an issue."

Negrete also had words of praise for St. Paul.

"They were very well coached," he said. "They have a system they believe in. They run it very well and they don't deviate from it."

Scoring the lone touchdown for Schurr (2-3) was running back Bradley Powell, who pulled off a 70-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

"It was a terrific run," Negrete said of Powell's scoring effort. "I wouldn't take anything away from him."

And how does Almont League season look to Negrete after a rather difficult preseason schedule?

"We had a tough preseason," he said. "Hopefully, that prepares us to go for (the league title). We've progressed and hopefully we can go for it.

"We're excited and we're looking forward to it."

Schurr begins its league season 7 p.m. Friday night at Bell Gardens.

(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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