AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 ROSEMEAD — There comes a point when all you can do is tip your hat and walk back to the bus. That was about all Temple City High School coach Mike Mooney could do after Rosemead High remained unbeaten with a convincing 41-7 victory over the Rams on Friday. It was only the second touchdown the Panthers have allowed this season. They head into Mission Valley League play with a 5-0 record, and only 19 points allowed. “What they’ve (defense) done for five straight weeks is unbelievable,’ Panthers coach Matt Koffler said. “Our defensive line is no joke. They get after people. We don’t have to blitz too much because those guys are big, fast and have good movement. And then our DBs are picking off passes all over the place. “Really, it’s fun to watch.’ Panthers running back and defensive back Deon Sumler had another steady night, rushing for 123 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The Panthers got things started when quarterback Jose Camarena, who is also the team’s placekicker, booted a 51-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. “Let me tell you something, they’re (Panthers) as good as advertised,’ Mooney said. “Anyone that’s thinking they haven’t played anyone yet, or anyone real is (crazy). Get them up close and real, and you’ll see they’re absolutely dominating.’ Mooney is talking about the Panthers’ sizable line, which limited Rams running back “Sushi’ Tsai to 85 yards. The Panthers’ defense also had five interceptions, and didn’t allow a touchdown until there was 2:31 left with their reserves on the field. Not long after, Sumler pecked his way down the field before finishing with a 9-yard touchdown run with 4:15 left in the first quarter for a 10-0 lead. With the Rams unable to generate anything on the ground with consistency, they moved to the air, and were unlucky there as quarterback Ricky Arredondo was picked off by Joey Rios, who returned it 43 yards for a touchdown and a 17-0 halftime lead. For the Rams (2-3), who were coming off back-to-back victories, it just appeared to be a bad match-up. “We’re not built to throw the ball 40 times a game,’ Mooney said. “That doesn’t bode well for us against a team like that. I don’t think we played as well as we could, but even on our best night, I don’t think it would have been enough.’ With Sumler sidelined momentarily in the second half following a hit to the chest, Camarena showed he can be dangerous too, throwing a 57-yard touchdown pass to Mitchell Bonilla to go up 34-0 with 8:38 left in the game. “I really don’t know what else to say,’ Koffler said. “I couldn’t have asked for anything more from the guys tonight. They’re playing hard on every down, and that’s all you can ask.’ Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!