By Alex Gonzalez
(El Monte) —Ernesto Camacho tossed three touchdown passes and Adrian Calvillo added a rushing score in the Knights 49-7 blowout win over Rosemead Friday night at B.L. Bergstrom Stadium to open Mission Valley league play.
Getting off to a slow start, the Knights struggled to move the ball on their opening possession. That quickly changed however when Arroyo went a direct snap to Calvillo who took it the house from two yards out.
Rosemead was able to respond with a scoring drive of their own to start the second quarter. After Camacho picked off Ivan Ostry’s pass in the end zone, the Panthers were able to recover his fumble to give them a fresh set of downs. Three plays later Abraham Boiorguez punched his way to the end zone tying the ballgame at seven with the point after attempt.
Arroyo wasted no time to reply to the Panthers scoring drive when Jessie Murguia took the trap handoff and walked across the goal line just 70 seconds after Rosemead’s touchdown.
The Knights continued to light up the scoreboard just before halftime when they took only four plays to march down the field on a drive that was capped by Calvillo’s rushing score to give the Arroyo a 21-7 with two minutes left.
After the half-time show, The Knights continued to increase their lead. They opened with their first possession taking less than two minutes off the clock when Camacho hooked up with Calvillo on the swing route to give the club a 28-7 edge to start the third.
Camacho added two more touchdown throws before the third quarter ended. He only needed one 50-yard pass to Mario Urbina to give him his second TD pass of the night. Finally, he scrambled around the defense and found Carlos Hernandez in the back of the end zone, pushing the score up to 42-7.
To end the night, backup quarterback Andrew Enriquez connected with Josh Arevalo for the games final touchdown.
Arroyo Starting O-line
RT Jose Galvez
RG Noah Mendez
C Gilbert Leanos
LG Brian Rosales
LT Josh Aguilera
Rosemead Starting O-line
RT 66 N/A
RG Neo Cancino
C Edward Aranda
LG Anthony Rios
LT David Sevilla
“We’re asking him (Camacho)to do a lot this year, playing both sides of the ball and he’s been doing it for a couple years now,” said HC Jim Singiser. “He’s a coach on the field.”
Arroyo will try to stay undefeated in Mission Valley play when they travel to South El Monte next Friday.
The Panthers look to rebound when they travel to Mountain View next Friday.