Arroyo Cleans up on Schurr

Ernesto Camacho and Arroyo had a clean win over Schurr

By Tim Peterson

(El Monte) – Arroyo jumped out to a ten point lead early, shut out Schurr in the second half and went on to beat the Spartans 31-10 Friday night at B.L. Bergstrom Stadium.

The Knights played a clean game turning the ball over just once in the first half on an interception on a great play by the Schurr defensive back.

After Arroyo turned the ball over on their first drive the Knights went to work on the second. After a short punt the Knights marched 46 yards on four plays with Ernesto Camacho sprinting the final 30 yards for a touchdown.

On their next drive Jesse Ortiz booted a 26-yard field for a ten point advantage.

Schurr responded early in the second quarter when Sebastian Ramos went over a from a yard out to cap a 58-yard drive to cut the lead to 10-7.

Arroyo answered right back with an 80-yard drive that Antonio Nava capped a with a one-yard plunge to put the Knights up by ten.

Francisco Remigio kicked a 25-yard field goal with just over three minutes left in the half to make it 17-10  at the break.

The Knights established control in the second half. Schurr went three and out on their first two possessions. Arroyo took a two touchdown lead late in the third. Camacho fired a 13-yard touchdown strike to Rey Cotero over the middle who beat the defender on slant pattern.

Arroyo put it away in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run by Daniel Mendoza to cap a 74-yard drive.

Schurr turned the ball over on their last two possessions. The Spartans drove down to the Arroyo 39 yard in in the fourth only to fumble it away on a bad snap. On their next series Mario Urbina picked off Schurr quarterback Miguel Aguero and that was all she wrote.

“After 22 penalties last week we had to take care of the ball and we had to limit the dumb penalties. I don’t mind if we’re going hard rather than standing around and watch plays happen,” said Arroyo head coach Jim Singiser. “We knew we had to clean up some stuff. We could not give them 200 free yards or extra possessions. I thought we did a pretty good job of that. Defensively it’s tough. They (Schurr) spread you out and they have a lot of weapons. Our kids played disciplined football. They didn’t over pursue. Our whole goal was just contain, contain, contain. Keep them inside and not let them get to the edges.”

Camacho completed 19 of 25 for 244 yards and a touchdown. He did have the one interception by Michael Torres in the first quarter. Camacho also rushed for 32 yards and a score. Steven Ocariz ran for for 52 yards and had eight catches for 69 yards.

But the defense was really the story. They forced three Schurr turnovers and never allowed the Spartans to find a rhythm. Aguero threw for 158 yards and Lance Babb caught 10 passes for 83 yards but nobody else did much damage.

It was a difficult week for Arroyo leading up to the game with the news that offensive coordinator Chris MacMillan’s father passed away Wednesday.

“It was a rough week. It would have been rough win or lose. We were a little screwed up Wednesday when we found out and coach wasn’t here. We have plenty of good coaches and they took over the offense but it wasn’t the same,” Singiser said. “It just kind of brings it home to everybody, myself included, losing my dad a couple years back and Coach Chuck the same thing. I’m happy for coach that we got the win. The best medicine is to get out here and be with the kids and then focus on Schurr and the things that really aren’t important take your mind off the things that are.”

Arroyo improved to 3-0 with the victory while the Spartans dropped to 2-1.

14 Comments to "Arroyo Cleans up on Schurr"

  1. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    September 11, 2017 - 6:57 am | Permalink

    Bad play calling …no vertical passing…too many screen plays…offensive line …they don’t stay with their block until the play is over………too many penalties…delay of game…No changing the game plan or adjusting….no pride….Montebello is breathing down your backs….if you play like this against them you will lose…hell if you play like this against Keppel or BG you will lose…..

  2. D1 fan's Gravatar D1 fan
    September 9, 2017 - 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Great Job By Arroyo last night. I like most did not think they could dominate Schurr like they did. Good Job by Coach Chuck.

  3. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 9, 2017 - 11:46 am | Permalink

    A simple formula:
    A bigger, faster, stronger team beats a smaller, slower, weaker team. A faster, more disciplined team can beat A bigger, stronger team. At the top tier of recruiting you get Mater Die, St. John Bosco, and the Bishop Gorman’s. All the way down the division lines, those who recruit will dominate until they get in the correct division. Really, schools like Arroyo do not recruit. Its more like inherit athletes from their local areas. The size, strength and coaching in this game between Schurr and Arroyo was evident. So, all the teams in the Mission Valley should pull the Keppel card and say its just not “Safe” to play them. Make it so they want out of the MVL. Last night, was going to be a game where Schurr was going to show that last year was an aberration, a fluke. What did it show? We all saw what real domination was by the end of the game.

  4. Henry's Gravatar Henry
    September 9, 2017 - 11:38 am | Permalink

    Yea. It don’t feel good! Knowing your better than What you played! For some it’s better to bite your tongue and not boast about one game when the season has just begun!!!

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 9, 2017 - 10:32 am | Permalink

    Arroyo flat out whipped us in every facet of the game…
    Need to lick our wounds and get back to work next week against WC.

  6. StaNg nation's Gravatar StaNg nation
    September 9, 2017 - 7:43 am | Permalink

    Friday knights,
    10-0 is a must. The knights have an easy schedule. I don’t it’s anyone in their division that can compete with them.

  7. Fact checker.'s Gravatar Fact checker.
    September 9, 2017 - 7:11 am | Permalink

    The highs and lows of football. Make it the greatest game ever! On top of the mountain one week…. down in the valley the next! Game over new mountain this week!

  8. Alpha dog's Gravatar Alpha dog
    September 9, 2017 - 4:30 am | Permalink

    I will say this, “they are the defending CIF champs” good indicator of what will be waiting come finals time.

  9. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    September 9, 2017 - 12:48 am | Permalink

    No “doubles right, zip gator ?

  10. September 9, 2017 - 12:22 am | Permalink

    Good job from Schurr I’m certain they’ll finish strong. Tonight there was no stopping the Knights. Kids played their hearts for Coach Mac. Physically dominating the Spartans. I said it before this staff is not good it’s not above average it’s not real good this staff is the best! Our kids are always prepared whatever the other teams strength is the staff takes it away. Offense looked like it’s getting its rhythm. Defense can fly to the football and they can hit! I’m calling 10-0 season!!! No one in league can handle the Knights. Tovar is good but you know this staff will do a job of limiting his effectiveness. 10-0!!!!

  11. psshhh...'s Gravatar psshhh...
    September 9, 2017 - 12:05 am | Permalink

    back to the drawing board! not really but its good to be humbled

  12. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    September 8, 2017 - 11:41 pm | Permalink

    31-10

    Ouch!

    Arroyo owns Schurr, period.

    Not surprised with Schurr being outclassed in the coaching department, but very surprised by Schurr being physically outmatched by Arroyo. From a spectator’s vantage point, Schurr seemingly had no pride, offered no fight. I was stunned with Schurr’s lack of enthusiasm on the field and from the sidelines. I thought they’d come out with bravado. I thought they’d come out like gang busters. Instead, they threw in the towel still early in the game. Respect to Arroyo for making Schurr quit, or should I say unravel.

    Solid win for Arroyo. They will probably be 11-0 before a loss is staring them in the face.

    As for Schurr, I thought they were better than that. Evidently they are not ready for the challenge. Or perhaps Arroyo is their Krptonite. Only time will tell. Good luck to both teams.

  13. Me's Gravatar Me
    September 8, 2017 - 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Ramos can’t find a answer for Arroyo Lol…. brings all these coaches and cant figure it out good job though Arroyo ….wow Ramos same o guy

  14. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 8, 2017 - 10:44 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be the first to eat my words with this game. Good job Arroyo!

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