Apaches Rally Past Indians

Arcadia’s Rolandiss Whitener had a touchdown receiving and returned a punt for a score.

By Alex Gonzalez

(Arcadia) — With 1:56 left in the fourth quarter, on 4th and 1, Arcadia’s Austin Guerra and Dhilan Judware stuffed Nathan Piper from reaching the first down, sealing the Apaches 31-26 Homecoming win Friday night at Arcadia high school.

Going into the second half, Burroughs led Arcadia 23-14. However, their lead quickly was cut to two after Max Davila connected with Rolandiss Whitener on a slant route for the 50-yard touchdown with 9:54 in the third quarter.

Less than two minutes later, after a botched punt by the Indians, Andre Lewis took the inside carry and dashed his way to the end zone, giving Arcadia a 28-23 lead with 8:28 in the third frame.

The Indians were able to respond on their ensuing possession with a 23-yard field goal by Bryon Sandoval pushing the score to 28-26.

The Apaches were able to answer right back on their next possession with a field goal of their own with 23 seconds left to play in the quarter extending their lead by five heading into the final quarter.

Throughout the final frame, Burroughs struggled to move the ball to regain the lead that it had built in the first half. The closest that the Indian offense got was with two minutes left to play. Three straight running plays with Ben Peters only netted three yards. Two plays were lost and the third only gained 5 yards.

On fourth and three, Piper tried bouncing out to the sidelines on the quarterback sneak but he was stonewalled by Judware and a pursuing Guerra on the 23-yard line.

At the start of the contest, the Indians jumped to a quick 10-0 lead. Piper hooked up with Cerain Baker for the 24-yard TD strike to put them up 7-0. After a 33-yard field goal with 3:14 left in the first quarter the lead was 10.

Arcadia responded 20 seconds later on a quick two-play drive. Unfortunately, James Forrester returned the ensuing kickoff back 90-yards. After Ludwig missed the PAT, Burroughs led 16-7.

Just before intermission, both schools added touchdown drives. Burroughs extended their lead to 23-7 when Peters bullied his way into the end zone with 9:24. The Apaches followed the touchdown with Whitener returning a punt for a score late in the second quarter.

***Some Stuff

Arcadia O-line

LT 52 Dorsett Manning Jr.

LG 53 Jonathan Rodriguez

C Jerry Lu

RG 55 Michelangelo Loretto

RT 54 Branden Reed

Burroughs O-line

LT 66 Adam Sporkin

LG 77 Jacob Real

C 72 Erwin Hernandez

RG Kevin Hebri

RT 70 Ryan Bernal

Max Davila 13-26 passing, 175 yards, 2 TDs,

Andre Lewis 9 carries, 41 years, 1 TD

Rolandiss Whitner 3 catches, 91 yards receiving, 1 TD, punt return touchdown.

Jake Medders 1 TD

Nathan Piper 18-36, 147 yards passing, 1 TD

Ben Peters 40 carries, 188 yards rushing, 1 TD

Charlie Rodriguez 8 catches, 47 yards

Cerain Baker 6 catches, 76 yards

WIth the win, Arcadia shares a three-way tie with Crescenta Valley and Burbank who they play next week at Arcadia high school.

Burroughs drops to an even .500 and travel to Glendale next Thursday.



22 Comments to "Apaches Rally Past Indians"

  1. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    October 3, 2017 - 9:03 pm | Permalink


    There are a lot more articles like this. It’s a nation wide problem. Even games earlier this season had to be rescheduled Ron Thursdays because there are a lack of officials

  2. Football fan's Gravatar Football fan
    October 3, 2017 - 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know any official who makes $30. Hey make more like $60-$100 per game. Your perspective is off. There are many young adults who would love to break into the officiating ranks. Many groups run a closed shop and do not want any competition for games. They want to control exactly how many games and how much money they make each weekend. The officiating needs a drastic improvement. Watch any HS game in the SGV and you will see 7-10 unnecessary and/or boneheaded flags per game.

  3. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    October 3, 2017 - 7:03 am | Permalink

    There is a major shortage of officials in all areas and it’s only getting worse. People need to stop complaining or there won’t be any officials to complain about…. Why is there a shortage? You run around for 2-3 hours with the possibility of getting run over. You get yelled at by coaches. You get booed by fans. You get talked back to by players. All for a whopping 30 bucks. Yeah, sign me up for that! Officials want to do a good job. Appreciate the work that you’re not and most aren’t willing to do

  4. Football fan's Gravatar Football fan
    October 2, 2017 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

    @my 2 cents or lack there of. The targeting call was terrible and was reversed later that same week. If you reviewed the highlight and think it was a good call then you are part of the problem. The player simply stood his ground and lowered his shoulder. No helmet to helmet and no launch. My 2 cents is part of the problem with these officials. There are clear mistakes and he continues to defend them. If the SGV is so lite on officials then why did they have 7 for the Arcadia vs Burroughs game? SGV officials don’t want anyone messing with their $. Maybe we should inundate CIF video of the joke of calls these guys make. Start the investigation of SGV and demand accountability for them. None are working for free, the schools pay around $300-$400 per game for these guys.

  5. 210's Gravatar 210
    October 2, 2017 - 7:46 pm | Permalink

    @my two cents

    The so called targeting call which you keep referring to against Hart was overturned and the suspension was lifted after further review because it was a very bad call by the ref.

    @ anonymous

    Its hard to have a roster these days at public schools where kids are afforded the luxury of playing only one way. Most of the Arcadia kids play both ways and special teams as well

  6. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 2, 2017 - 3:40 pm | Permalink

    @Public Advocate, which call was overturned? Your high school puts out a highlight of every game including the game vs Hart. The highlight clearly showed a personal foul was committed by one of your DBs for excessive contact against a defenseless receiver, and contact was made above the shoulder (in this case helmet to helmet) which made it “targeting.” Unlike college or the NFL, targeting does not make it an automatic ejection. The fact that it was deemed “flagrant” was the cause for the ejection. LOL, join an officiating unit, train to know the rules, get out on the field to officiate a few games and have some fun. After that, if you still think the officials stink, than at least you would be qualified to do so.

  7. Public Advocate's Gravatar Public Advocate
    October 2, 2017 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

    If the call was correct then why was it overturned after substantial video evidence? Your kind allegiance to the terrible SGV units tells me you are one of them. Why don’t you spend more time training and less time on a message board.

  8. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 2, 2017 - 11:44 am | Permalink

    Here is an idea! As far as I know, every unit in every sport in every state is currently short on officials. If you think the current officials are doing such a bad job, be the results you want to see. I am sure any officiating unit in any sport would be more than happy to have you gentlemen join them. If you are able to remember to blow the whistle out of your mouth when the ball is snapped or know where your flag is your first year, you done a good job.

    If an official or a crew repeatedly throws a flag on the same thing, than maybe a rule has been repeatedly violated. It is the coaches job to correct this mistake not the officials.

    Keeping an eye on the coaches and players are a big part officiating, it is known as management of the game and also off ball officiating.

    Lastly, next time, before you complain about an official’s call, take a look at the reaction of the head coach. If he isn’t jumping and down complaining about what a terrible call it was than neither should you. Over 99% or complains about a call comes from the fans not the head coach, and his/her opinion is the only one that may matter.

  9. Degenerate?'s Gravatar Degenerate?
    October 2, 2017 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    Wait, are there really bookies who have lines on local HS games? How have I not known this until now?

  10. Public Advocate's Gravatar Public Advocate
    October 2, 2017 - 8:11 am | Permalink

    You must be an official coming on here to see what people are saying and defend the poor job done by far too many on Friday nights. This isn’t about winning and losing it is about the poor job the SGV officials do on a regular basis. With that said Monrovia lost a game last year when a SGV crew butchered the end of the game. They are regularly more interested in what coaches and players are doing then actually officiating the game. They don’t get together on important calls to get it right as good officiating teams do. You say they have no vested interest in outcomes? Are you aware of this groups history with betting lines on high school games? The teams in the SGV deserve better, these officiating crews are notoriously known as being the worst in Southern California.

  11. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    October 1, 2017 - 11:51 pm | Permalink

    First off in this day of off the hook PC it is nice to see a match up of Apaches and Indians.

    RE: officiating:
    1. Game officials do not have an interest in the outcome of the game.
    2. They make mistakes but over time the mistakes go both ways.
    3. They are just people so unless you want someone to come to your work and yell at you and boo you, then maybe you should chill out.
    4. Coaches make plenty of mistakes and bone head calls.

    Finally as a team and coach, if you leave the outcome to the officials you have not played hard enough or well enough to be better than your opponent to create a margin of victory. Thus you and your team left it up to chance. Play harder, complain less.

  12. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 1, 2017 - 7:42 pm | Permalink

    @Public Advocate, I can’t speak of the Muir game because I wasn’t in attendance. In regards to the targeting call in the Hart game, a helmet to helmet contact against a defenseless player is a legitimate call. Yes, you are right that there were videos showing the play and there was helmet to helmet contact on top of a personal foul, excessive contact against a defenseless player. Therefore, the disqualification of the player is justified. The three yards from the sideline you speak of is known as the restricted area. It is off limit to all players except during substitution. Up to three coaches is allowed to be in the area to give instructions to the players but all must get back when the ball is snapped. The restricted area is mainly for the safety of the officials but also for the safety of everyone. The first violation is a sideline warning and is free. The second violation is a 5 yard penalty and the third is 15 yards. If anyone makes contact with an official in the restricted are, it is a 15 yards unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The second such penalty results in disqualification from the game and also the next one. Do all officials enforce the sideline rule the same way? I agree with you that there is some discrepancy in that regard as I am sure not all law enforcement officer would write a speeding ticket to someone going 5 miles over the speed limit. In regards to the player breaking free and skipping into the end zone, that would depend on the intend of the action of the player in the judgement of the official. If the skip is intended to show up the other team than yes, a taunting or even in some cases, an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty is warranted. Also, unless you are actually on the field, you may not hear the player verbally taunting the opponent. Most fans, I mean like 99% of the fans, really don’t know the rules difference between high school, college, and the NFL. Most of us criticize high school officials base on the rules we know from watching games played on Saturdays and Sundays. It is understandable that fans would do that but the officials on Friday nights are not as bad as you think they are.

  13. 210's Gravatar 210
    October 1, 2017 - 6:15 pm | Permalink

    @ public advocate – yes sir it deifies all odds according to press about Arcadia Football. What’s even more shocking is my son has 2 teammates that both start and live within walking distance from us. There you have it….breaking news

  14. Public Advocate's Gravatar Public Advocate
    October 1, 2017 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    It is impossible you live in Arcadia and your son starts both ways. According to the press anyone who plays was
    A. Recruited
    B. Has an illegal address
    C. Has never attended an Arcadia school before playing a sport

    Pardon my sarcasm, I don’t think the city or school district should ever apologize for being a destination spot for kids of all interests. Spend 10 minutes on campus and one will see why parents want their kids at this school. Unlike private schools who do illegally recruit and scholarship players. Yes I’m talking about you La Salle/ Catherdral etc.

  15. Public Advocate's Gravatar Public Advocate
    October 1, 2017 - 12:29 pm | Permalink

    There are 5-10 examples every single game. Three weeks ago a player was called for targeting and was ejected on a play that was neither targeting or worth of a flag at all. A textbook hit leading with shoulder to the chest of a receiver. I am told by a very good source the school had to go to CIF then go to the SGV official organization to get the call overturned. That only only happened because they had multiple angles of video evidence. The officials never get together to discuss calls. If one really bad official makes a call they all go with it. Again from a Very good source there was an official who’s soul purpose was to watch Arcadia’s sideline rather than the game to make sure everyone was 3 yard behind the sideline. Meanwhile there are pictures of the Burroughs coaches coaching the entire game right on the sideline. Why such a discrepancy? Why are officials alllowed to target certain schools? There are many many more examples. A receiver breaks free on a TD pass and skips across the goal line and gets a 15 yard penalty for what? Excessive celebration for a skip? Unsportsmanlike conduct for a skip? There was no taunting not finger pointing it was a skip.
    At least 7-8 from the Muir game alone. there is video evidence of every game. The officials need to get better period!

  16. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 1, 2017 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    I give you guys credit for criticizing the officials after a win not after a loss.

  17. 210's Gravatar 210
    October 1, 2017 - 9:19 am | Permalink

    @ KB – Thanks for the laugh this morning, made my day

    @ Public Advocate My son plays for Arcadia, starts both ways and we live in Arcadia. It is great to see the program having some success and the best part is that on top of the success on the field our kids are getting a quality education at a top notch public school. Arcadia without a doubt puts education first, no special treatment because you are an athlete which will help these boys succeed after high school sports has finished. I also agree that officiating has been horrible!!!

  18. KB's Gravatar KB
    October 1, 2017 - 12:19 am | Permalink

    This headline must give leftwing snowflakes nightmares.

  19. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 30, 2017 - 9:57 pm | Permalink

    @Public Advocate, can you give us some examples? Arcadia, another program that is winning despite their demographics. #RAMSFAN

  20. Public Advocate's Gravatar Public Advocate
    September 30, 2017 - 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Kids are rallying. Officiating continues to be abysmal in the SGV. Can anything be done to about the guys officiatig the games? They make many very curious calls on things that have nothing to do with a play and then miss obvious things later.

  21. arcadia7's Gravatar arcadia7
    September 30, 2017 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    the informtion here is a bit off, randy ludwig is the kicker for arcadia, not burroughs. also, the final play for burroughs was stopped on a 4th and 1
    From MVS Staff: Got it thanks.

  22. 210's Gravatar 210
    September 30, 2017 - 9:14 am | Permalink

    Apaches had a very slow start but came on strong, great team effort. Max Davila showed true grit, was injured and still came back on the field to lead his team. Good Job Arcadia

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