(La Verne) -The Bonita Air Assualt conlcuded Saturday with Upland knocking off Valencia to win the two-day Tournament. Monrovia, who played without starting quarterback Blake Heyworth and reciever Mason Bryant on Friday, had both players back on Saturday and had a lead on Upland earlier in the day before falling late in the contest.
“Friday gave us a chance to see our backup quarterback Deshawn Potts,” said Monrovia Coach Ryan Maddox Friday night. “But when you’re without your starting quarterback in a passing competition, it’s kind of tough.”
Heyworth was at a football camp at Stanford and Bryant was nursing an injury but both were back at it Saturday making the Wildcats a dangerous team. Bryant recently received an offer from Ohio.
“He’s considering several offers,” said his father Kennedy Bryant. “Harvard is still there and there are others he’s still considering.”
Arroyo behind Nathan Coto played well and was in almost every game. They lost on Saturday to Rancho Cucamonga by 10 points and Kaiser by two.
“Our defense played well all tournament except the first game against Ayala. We had four losses by a combined 14 points. We got to learn how to finish,” said Arroyo Coach Jim Singiser.
South El Monte lost both games on Saturday. The Eagles were shut out by Villa Park and lost to JW North by four. South El Monte had two quarterbacks taking snaps- last year’s starter Fernando Ramirez and La Habra transfer Levi Wells.
“He (Wells) will compete for the starting job even though Fernando was all league last year,” said South El Monte Coach Ibis Aguilar. “I want our players to have to compete at every position. We can’t be satisfied with 7-4 (last year’s record), we have to get better.”