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Moors Lose Defensive Battle To Oilers

  • By David Armenta
Alhambra2ALHAMBRA - 10/29/2010 - Defense was the key for the Montebello High football team as they stifled the offense of Alhambra in a 17-7 victory Friday night in a CIF Southern Section Almont League game.

The Oilers (3-5 overall, 2-1 in league) scored two touchdowns late in the first half and that is all they needed as their defense shut the Moors out in the second half.

"The defense has been playing hard for us all year and they hang in there and fight hard till the end," Oilers coach Pete Gonzalez said.

Alhambra3In the first half the Oilers no huddle offense took the opening series and drove downfield to the Moors six but had their drive halted by Moors senior cornerback Patrick Bruno.

The Moors (4-4, 1-2) defense put up a great effort of their own by holding strong against the Oilers two red zone chances in the first quarter, but the offense couldn't put any points up on the board for them.

"The offense didn't give the defense a chance and we put them into too many bad positions and that interception late in the first half was my fault and I take the blame for that one," Moors coach Lou Torres said.

The Moors opened the game up with a 24-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Joshua Mendoza to senior tight end Jason Yrigollen for a 7-0 lead in the second quarter.

The Oilers responded with an eight-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Fernando Hoffens to his senior receiver Dylan Gomez, 7-7, in the second quarter.

Then on an interception late in the second quarter by the Moors gave the Oilers great field position as they scored on an 8-yard touchdown run by senior running back Johnny Salinas and the lead, 14-7.

The Oilers scored the only points in the second half with a 33-yard field goal by senior kicker Eric Guevara in the third quarter.

The Moors will now have to bounce back quickly to try and earn a playoff spot as they face rival San Gabriel High next Friday on their homecoming night.

"It is San Gabriel and I don't have to tell them anything and now it is all about pride," Torres said.

The win for the Oilers sets up a primetime matchup next Friday as they go on the road and face Almont league first place Schurr High.

"They are a great team and they are coached well and they do a lot of great things and were just going to have to play our best game," Gonzalez said.

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