Bearcats Bite Arroyo in Opener

J.P. Andrade threw for 339 yards and two scores for Bonita

By Tim Peterson

(El Monte) – J.P Andrade threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and Cade Cadum scored three times including a 95-yard kick off return as Bonita rolled to a 42-24 win over Arroyo Friday night at B.L. Bergstrom Stadium to kick off the season.

Ernesto Camacho threw for a score and ran for another for the Knights but was also hurt by two interceptions.

Bonita got started early scoring on its first drive of the game. The Bearcats needed just six plays to go 80 yards with Miles Mouradian scoring from five yards out to make it 7-0.

Early in the second quarter after an Arroyo drive stalled Ramiro Piza booted a 28-yard field goal to make it 7-3. Five minutes later Bonita struck quickly when Andrade hit Cadum over the middle and escaped one tackler and was off to the races for a 74-yard catch and carry that pushed the lead to 14-3.

The Knights were forced to punt and Bonita took advantage. This time Andrade connected with Cadum for 29 yards for a score. Cadum was again the beneficiary of some poor tackling by the Arroyo defense.

Ernesto Camacho was sacked seven times by the Bearcat D

The Bearcats looked to take the 21-3 lead into the locker room at the break but Arroyo had another response before the end of the quarter. Camacho aired one out and Carlos Hernandez came down with it in the endzone for a 34-yard touchdown to get the Knights within 11.

In the second half Arroyo was playing catch up but was never able to get over the hump.

The Knights did land the first punch of the third quarter as Camacho capped a 69-yard march with a two-yard keeper and with 7:09 left in the third it was 21-17.

Bonita had an answer on the following possession driving 80 yards on 10 plays, Daniel Oseguera going the last yard on a plunge up the middle.

With just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter Arroyo had one last murmur of protest. Camacho went deep down field and Jared Hernandez corralled it 43 yards later to make it 28-24 and again the Knights were within striking distance. Unfortunately for the Arroyo faithful that was the last Knight touchdown of the evening.

The Bearcats effectively iced it on the ensuing kickoff. Cadum fielded the boot at the five yard line and out ran the Arroyo coverage 95 yards for a touchdown. It was still only 35-24 with a full quarter remaining but that seemed to take the wind out of Arroyo’s sails.

Camacho was picked on two consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter and Bonita added one more on an Andrade eight -yard run.

Jared Hernandez had seven catches for 113 yards and a score as Camacho’s go to guy. Camacho threw for 289 yards overall. Camacho was sacked seven times by the Bearcat front.

Cadum racked up 204 yards on six catches to spark the Bearcats to a victory in Steve Bogan’s first game as Bonita’s head coach.

9 Comments to "Bearcats Bite Arroyo in Opener"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 24, 2018 - 12:27 am | Permalink

    The last two years with a bad coach killed Bonita. Now that they have someone who knows what he is doing they will be a good football team again. That’s why they are dangerous in CIF. I don’t care what anyone says, Arroyo didn’t have a chance. If they play them week 10 it’s even uglier. They may have had a chance last year.

  2. Fact's Gravatar Fact
    August 23, 2018 - 9:41 pm | Permalink

    I do not understand why anyone would take their hats off to Arroyo for this loss? Bonita stinks. They have a rating that qualifies them as a D10 team. Arroyo is a D8 team with a super star QB. Athletes all over the field. Plus they were playing their home opener. Should have won by 3 TD’s.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 20, 2018 - 8:51 am | Permalink

    Went to watch the game. Knights never gave up, never took a play off. Should be a good
    season for them if they can keep that Grit. My Hat off to them.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Friday knights if you were not there who got the kids behind the line? Who assisted the assistant? Who moved the chains? That’s why Arroyo lost. Because you were not there! Hahaha. Nothing to do with the fact that Bonita is physically superior to you guys. Get over it. You play them 10 times you lose 9 of them. This isn’t Marshall or Mt View or even Schurr.

  5. August 18, 2018 - 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Selling towels? Not getting the reference. I wasn’t able to ge attend the game last night but from what I hear a play here or there and it went the other way so I’m not overly concerned!
    So did you team stay in the Angelus I know they booted half the league because it was so weak! Ohhh this is the undercover Cathedral fan.
    Come on here in three weeks we’ll see how your record is!

  6. AHS's Gravatar AHS
    August 18, 2018 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

    We’ll see who goes further

  7. Angelus Fan's Gravatar Angelus Fan
    August 18, 2018 - 10:59 am | Permalink

    No more Friday Knights. He is across the Street from Arroyo selling Crying Towel’s.

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 18, 2018 - 12:45 am | Permalink

    It didn’t take Nostradamus to see this coming. You can make an argument for Arroyo “hanging in there” but it goes to show you that they are a big fish in a small pond. After what EM did, it makes you wonder, do they have what it takes to dethrone the Knights? Can Rosemead bang with them? Lots of intrigue. I bet when Arroyo scheduled the game against ibis Aguilar they thought it was a sure win. Shoot I would have too. Sorry Knights, new coach means new program.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 18, 2018 - 12:02 am | Permalink

    Arroyo should be in this league… they should be in that league – they’d challenge for the top spot!… give me a break. You guys will do well against your D13 opponents.. maybe.

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