(Monrovia) — Damien’s Warren Bryan and Cedric Miley combined for 469-total yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans 49-7 win over Monrovia night at Monrovia High School.
Damien wasted no time putting points on the board on Friday’s contest. After a Wildcat punt, on the ensuing drive, Miley took the handoff and dashed his way to the end zone for the 80-yard touchdown.
Monrovia was able to respond on their next possession but Bryan Gomez missed the 35-yard field goal with 5 minutes left in the first quarter.
Just before the first period ended, Nathan Alba capped off a six-play drive when he punched his way into the end zone from three yards out, pushing the score to 14-0.
The Spartan’s offense continued to score on big plays in the second quarter, including a Bryan 80-yard touchdown scramble midway through the second quarter. Damien would add one more score just before intermission when Alba reached paydirt for the second time of the night, putting the score at 28-0
After intermission, the Wildcats finally put points on the board when Isacc Scott connected with Michael Washington for the 37-yard strike with 5:52 left in the quarter.
Damien answered right back on their next possession when Miley bounced off tacklers for the 21-yard score.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Spartans would add two more scores before the end of the contest. Early in the final frame, Bryan dropped back and found a wide-open Jack Turner on a 44-yard passing strike.
Finally, after Devin Escobedo sacked and forced Scott to fumble, Miley added his third touchdown of the night from 11 yards out.
Both schools are on a bye next week, Monrovia starts Rio Hando league on October 6 when they host South Pasadena. Damien starts Baseline league play on October 6 when they host Chino Hills.
RT 60 Evan Crockett
RG 75 Anthony Carrano
C 72 Nikko Contreras
LG 77 Parker Elliot
LT 74 Mark Garcia
Warren Bryan: 8-17 passing, 137 yards 1 TD, 145 yards rushing, 1 TD
Cedric Miley: 11 carries, 197 yards rushing, 3 TD
Nathan Alba: 3 carries, 5 yards, 2 TD
Jack Turner: 2 catches, 1 TD
Team sacks 4
“Monrovia had great athletes and we knew that we couldn’t come in here and take them lightly, so we told them that we’re going to keep pounding the ball,” said Bryan after the game.
“Our defense did a great job keeping them out of the end zone. For the most part, we were swarming over there to their running backs and quarterbacks and they had a lot of three and outs,” said Damien HC Mark Paredes.
Monrovia Starting O-line
LT 68 Gio Aragon
LG 66 Michael Jordan
C 55 Matt Delgado
RG 50 John Kitterman
RT 77 Alex Marin
Maury Rams IV 21 carries, 122 rushing yards
Team sacks 1, 1 fumble