By Alfonso Rivera Jr.
The Gremlin (10U) Indians of Montebello are off to a 3-0 start to commence their much anticipated return to the gridiron.
The Indians travelled to Pico Rivera and pulled out a hard fought victory over the host Dons 13-6 on 9/11. They then hosted the Boyle Heights Wolfpack on 9/19 and punished them 28-0. The visitors did not attain a first down until the 4th Quarter in a game dominated by the Indians dominant defense.
The Indians then went on the road on 9/25 and beat El Segundo 18-6
The team returns several members of their Junior Gremlin undefeated Championship Squad of 2019.
Among the key Indians who were on that team and have returned are RB/DE Jorge Aldaco #34, RB/CB Ethan Ponce # 21, QB/CB Mark “Shark” Flores #3, RB/S Daniel Luis Jr. #1, FB/LB Derrick Tubbs # 13, TE/LB Aaron Rodriguez, #81, LB Jeremiah Robert, #12, TE/DE Troy Slavin # 5, LB/C Nathan Lopez #52, RG Raiden Robles #55, DT/WR Fernando Garcia Jr. #10, LG Dominick Mendoza #70, WR Ayden Hernandez, #7, TE Jayden Alarcon, #8, WR/CB Elijah Bonilla, #23, and OL/DT Raymond Soto, #77.
Jorge Aldaco has led the battle with five touchdowns in the first 2 games. Aaron Rodriguez, returned a stellar interception versus the Wolfpack for 80 yards.
Among the other newcomers to the Indian program that have contributed greatly are RT John Guardado, #50 who anchors the offensive line. LT Michael Sanchez, #75 has also made solid contributions.
NT Anthony Limon, #64 is the cornerstone of the Indians impenetrable defense. DT Roman Alvarado, #59 and LB Joshua Henriquez, #11 are two additional key pieces of the teams outstanding defensive start.
“It’s a long season, but I like what I see from this young group of Indians,” stated Head Coach Santos Ponce.
The Indians upcoming schedule is as follows.
10/3 vs. Rosemead*
10/10 vs. West Covina Gold*
10/24 @ Whittier
10/30 vs. El Sereno*
NOTE: * Home Game