(East Los Angeles, CA.)—The Garfield Bulldogs moved to a perfect (2-0) record as they easily defeated the visiting Schurr Spartans, from Montebello, CA., by the final score of (41-0). It was another statement game for Head Coach Lorenzo Hernandez and his “Bulldawg” defense as they once again played to a higher degree of intensity, shutting down both the opponent’s running and passing games. Due to the forty point scoring spread, the “Mercy Rule” was invoked to start and end the fourth quarter of play. With this victory, the Bulldogs pulled even with the Spartans, on their “home-and-home” contract, having lost to them in last year’s encounter, which took place at Schurr during the non-conference schedule of games.
Of Significance...This game marked the first time in our “High School Game of the Week” coverage that the Bulldogs’ game uniforms were very stylish, not only in their all “Black Attack” color scheme, but also with the players’ names appearing on their uniforms. Their look was topped out with an All-Black helmet.
Meanwhile, on the offensive side of the ball, it was another highlight performance and record-breaking feat by JR/RB/P.J. Garcia as he rushed for a total of 320 yards, while putting up 3 more TDs. His two-game stats are an eyebrow-raising 475 total rushing yardage, 5 TDs, and 30 points scored. To compliment Garcia’s efforts, the defensive players of the game were: #28/SR/Nick Delgadillo/10 tackles; #4/SR/Andrew Hernandez/7 tackles/2 INTs; and #9/SR/Angel Hidalgo/6 tackles/2 INTs. Credit Andrew Hernandez with 2 sacks and #55/JR/Anthony Ruvalcava with 1. Other notable mentions include: #10/SR/ Sonny Hidalgo/5 tackles/1 INT and #40/SR/Joe Serrano/3 tackles/1 INT – “Pick-6”.
The game was basically over by the end of the first half as the Bulldogs put up four TDs, three offensively on the ground and one on defense when a 10 yard “Pick-6” was credited to “D” lineman, SR/#40 Joseph Serrano.
The lead was pushed to a four touchdown advantage (28-0) as FB/#28 Nick Delgadillo rushed for a two-yard plunge behind his big “O” linemen with (10:52) remaining in the half.
HALFTIME SCORE: Garfield 28, Schurr 0
The Bulldogs stayed busy offensively in the third quarter as Coach Hernandez and his Coaching Staff were quite satisfied to get more of their back-ups and reserves as much playing time as possible. Garfield added their fifth TD of the game in the quarter at the (5:30) mark on a flat-out 1 yard sprint play devised for WR/RB/CB/#9 Angel Hidalgo.
Then, at the (1:33) mark in the quarter, Delgadillo’s number was called again and he delivered once more. It was a dive-play over right tackle and he only had to follow his big linemen to score. PAT Specialist, #16 JR/Fermin Muñoz-Rodriguez missed his last PAT try of the game on that TD, but was credited with a five point scoring night giving him 9 in his first two games as the team’s Punter/Place Kicker.
There was no scoring in the final quarter. The Bulldogs highly benefitted for the second consecutive week as Coach Hernandez was able to insert many of his back-up players for the coveted playing time and critical repititions on both offense and defense.
FINAL SCORE: Garfield 41, Schurr 0
Next Up: Salesian Mustangs, Thursday, August 30th @ Salesian. Kick-off is at 7 pm.
Photo Gallery: Anthony Ramirez, East L.A. Sports Scene Productions
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