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El Monte 20, Azusa 15

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 El Monte’s defense also chipped in, forcing three turnovers that game the Lions an advantage in field position throughout the game. “They played very well tonight and stepped up and met the challenge,’ Sanchez said. The Aztecs had a big opportunity in the fourth quarter to regain the lead, but the comeback bid ended when the Lions’ Hugo Garcia intercepted a pass with 20 seconds remaining. @Tagline: Casey Cranford EL MONTE — El Monte High School’s Pedro Velasquez led the Lions to a comeback victory over Azusa High in a nonleague game Friday. The Lions, trailing 15-14, used a 1- yard touchdown run from Velasquez with 5:37 left to complete the comeback. “He’s worked very hard all year, and it paid off tonight,’ Lions coach Joel Sanchez said. Velasquez, the Lions’ senior quarterback, had an impressive night. He completed 15 of 21 pass attempts for 158 yards and three touchdowns. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more