Indians Sink Raiders, 38-0.
Redskins Put An End To Tribes Winning Streak, 22-6 As Play-Offs Loom.
By Alfonso Rivera Jr.
The Montebello Indian Pee Wee (12U) team had been on an impressive roll reeling off six consecutive victories in astounding fashion. The Azuza Raiders were the 6th victim, losing 38-0 on Sunday October 16th at Grant Rea Park. The tribe however was defeated the following week October23rd by the Whittier Redskins 22-6 at home to end the regular season with a 6-2 record.
In the Azuza contest, the Indians were led by familiar faces in Bryan Trevizu #11 (QB/LB) & Vincent “V” Naranjo #2 (RB/LB). Trevizu scored 3 total touchdowns, including a 65 yard interception return along with 2 short runs from 5 and 2 yards out respectively. Naranjo had a 5 yard touchdown run and returned a blocked punt by Timothy Gama #99 (DE/G) 13 yards for the hosts. Christian Reza #44 (RB/LB), Nathaniel Flores #1 (DB/RB), Miko Acosta #5 (S/RB/QB) and the previously mentioned Naranjo were all owners of a two point conversion each, hence the 38-0 final.
Against the visiting Redskins, the Indians played a tough game and were ultimately done in by the big play. QB #13 Jacob Torres connected twice with WR #11 Joseph Rodriguez on two passing touchdowns that were the difference in the game. RB #33 Isaiah Gallardo also contributed on the ground with close to 100 yds rushing and a touchdown run. Opposing Head Coach Ruben Garcia, a former Indian coach himself, stated, “We knew we were coming into a hostile environment with the crowd and a well coached team. The boys responded well and were prepared.”
The hosts lone touchdown came from Trevizu in the 3rd quarter on a 5 yard run. With the blemish Montebello will be a five seed and play the 4th seeded Covina Vikings. Whittier secured the two seed and will play seven seed El Segundo in the Quarter Finals on Sunday 10/30 @ Covina District Field.