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Alhambra Slams Keppel, 45-0

  • By David Armenta
ALHAMBRA - 10/15/2010 - The Alhambra High football team began its CIF Almont League game in dominating fashion defeating Mark Keppel, 45-0, Friday night.

Defense was the key of the game for the Moors (4-2 overall, 1-0 in league) as they picked off Aztec sophomore quarterback Tyler Takeshita four times and returned two for touchdowns.

"They were playing us one-on-one and I would take Adrian Portillo and Matt Chidez on the edge anytime but unfortunately we had turnovers off the plays and he was throwing great balls they just couldn't bring it in," Aztec coach Bobby Madrid said.

On the second play of the game Moor senior cornerback Luis Herrera took one in for a 24-yard score off a deflected pass for a 6-0 lead in the first quarter.

Herrera got his first play at quarterback this season for the Moors in the second half and was excited to get an opportunity to showcase his skills for the coaches.

"I want to thank the coaches for giving me a chance and the players out there with me played great," Herrera said.

The highlight of the game came in the second quarter when Moor junior cornerback Demetrius Russell took an interception to the house for a 70-yard touchdown adding onto the score, 25-0.

Moor coach Lou Torres appreciated the fight in the Aztecs (0-6, 0-1) as they kept bringing it, no matter the score.

"I kept saying all week long that they are a bunch of survivors no matter if they haven't won a game, they are tough and they keep fighting," Torres said.

The Aztecs will keep fighting to get their first win of the season as they travel to San Gabriel next Friday at 7 p.m.

The Moors will face their toughest challenge of the season next week at home against Schurr Friday night at 7 p.m., which should be the game of the week in the Almont League.

"Schurr is a hell of a team and they are very good and we are going to do the best we can to try and play with them," Torres said.

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