By Matt Schuler
(El Monte)- It took a quarter and a half, but the Claremont Wolfpack made prey of Arroyo High School then sank their teeth into the Knights, coming away with a 42-21 road win at Arroyo High school under the Friday night lights.
Down 14-0, Claremont Quarterback Daniel Kessler found Chase Ginyard in the end zone from 16 yards out, giving the Wolfpack a breath of life with 51 ticks left before halftime. Claremont never looked back and scored five consecutive touchdowns inflating a 35-14 lead.
Ginyard caught seven passes for Claremont, including touchdown grabs of 86, 32 and 16 yards. Ginyard finished the night with 199 yards and three TDs.
“Arroyo’s a well coached football team,” said Claremont coach Mike Collins. “The good thing about our kids is we know how to come back and we’ve been in some big games. It’s good to see we were able to rebound and not fall apart.”
Kessler led a superior aerial attack for the pack, totaling 238 yards passing to go along with three touchdowns. Kessler also ended up on the receiving end of a touchdown when catching a flee flicker from Tyler Singleton for a touchdown.
Singleton provided a spark at the running back position and carried the pigskin 16 times for 113 yards including a 30 yard burst for a touchdown.
Arroyo Back Mikey Vasquez shouldered the load for the Knights and totaled 184 yards from 20 carries on the ground. Despite his efforts Coach Jim Singiser and his group could not overcome a 35-14 deficit late in the third quarter.
Wideout Chris Rodriguez caught four passes for 116 yards and three TD’s for the Knights.
Arroyo suffered its first loss of the season and has a chance to rebound against undefeated Walnut.