A Kick in the Gut for Apaches

Kaiser’s Christian Hunter had 323 yards and three touchdowns. (Photo by Duane Barker.)

By Tim Peterson

(Arcadia) – Michael Mosqueda kicked a 28-yard field goal with no time remaining to give Kaiser a 38-35 win over Arcadia Friday night in the CIF Division 8 Final.


It was Mosqueda’s first kick of the night but it proved to be money as it sailed through the uprights as the clock hit zeroes. For Kaiser it touched off a joyous celebration while for Arcadia, which was appearing in its first championship game in 40 years, it was nothing but pain and agony.

Kaiser took possession of the ball on its own 22 with over six minutes left on the clock after an interception tied at 35. The Cats never gave up the ball driving down to the Arcadia 11-yard line with three seconds left. Kaiser Head Coach Bill Cardosi called time out setting up Mosqueda’s game winner. The kick was not only Mosqueda’s first of the night as Joseph Glenn was kicking the extra points but also the Cats first field goal of the year.

The Kaiser offense consisted of two weapons- running back Christian Hunter and quarterback Trey Tribble. To describe Hunter as a workhorse would be an understatement. The senior had 42 carries for 323 yards and three touchdowns. Hunter had 79 yards in the first half but had a huge second half including touchdown runs of 28 and 44 yards.

Arcadis had three turnovers on the night which proved to be crucial.

The Apaches got on the board quickly in the first quarter. A 46-yard pass from Dylan Guerra to Jabari Kindle set up a nine-yard touchdown run by Damarco Moorer for a 7-0 lead.

Kaiser was forced to punt on its initial possession but Arcadia couldn’t take advantage when the Apaches fumbled and Ruben Duarte fell on the loose pigskin at the Arcadia 28. After a penalty Hunter rumbled in from 23 yards out to tie it at seven.

After an Arcadia punt, the Cats took the lead driving 59 yards on nine plays to go up 14-7. Tribble kept it himself for a 28-yard score. Early in the second quarter Moorer finished a 54-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown scamper to get the Apaches even.

Kaiser responded with a nine-play, 80-yard march capped by a one-yard run by Tribble and the Cats were back on top.

Torry Brumfield scored on a five-yard run with 3:38 left in the half for the Apaches and it appeared the two teams were headed into the half tied at 21. But Kaiser punted the ball back to Arcadia with just over a minute left and the Apaches cashed in.

Arcadia needed just three plays to go 53 yards. Guerra connected with Ahmad Lipscomb for 31-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds left in the half. The Apaches took the 28-21 lead into break.

Dylan Guerra threw for 257 yards and two scores but it wasn’t enough. (Photo by Duane Barker.)

Kaiser wasted no time tying things up in the third quarter. The Cats used just three plays out of the gate as a 51-yard run by Hunter set himself up for a 28-yard touchdown jaunt at the 10:59 mark.

It was Arcadia’s turn in this back and forth affair. Less than three minutes later, Frankie Contreras hauled in a 14-yard TD pass from Guerra and just like that the Apaches had regained the lead at 35-28. Unfortunately for the Arcadia faithful, that was the last time the Apaches scored.

Arcadia had a golden opportunity to ice it after a Rolandiss Whitener interception and return set the Apaches up at the Kaiser 16. However on the first play of the series Deonte Bevel rumbled up the middle but was hit and the ball popped loose and rolled out of the back of the endzone for a touchback with 10:00 left in the fourth quarter. Instead of a 42-28 Arcadia lead it was still a seven point game and the Cats had the ball at their own 20.

Kaiser said “Thank you very much” and drove 80 yards on seven plays with Hunter (who else?) breaking tackles and bolting 44-yards for the score to tie it at 35 with 7:01 left.

Kaiser picked off Guerra deep in its own territory on the following possession and never gave up the ball leading to Mosqueda’s nail in the coffin.

Guerra completed 19 of 24 for 257 yards and two touchdowns and an interception. Whitener had four catches for 76 yards and Contreras and Lipscomb each had 55 yards in receptions and a touchdown.

Tribble, the number two in Kaiser’s one-two punch, rushed for 112 yards and a pair of scores on 16 carries for the Cats who finished 13-1 overall in the championship season.

Arcadia won the Pacific League title and went 12-2 overall.

“Our kids fought their tails off the whole season and they played a good game tonight- just a couple of key mistakes,” said Arcadia Coach Andrew Policky .”You got to tip your cap to them (Kaiser). They did what they wanted to do. They were able to run the football and keep our offense off the field for long stretches there, and we just came up a little bit short.”

And for Arcadia, the wait for that elusive CIF crown continues.


44 Comments to "A Kick in the Gut for Apaches"

  1. MM's Gravatar MM
    December 5, 2018 - 12:15 am | Permalink

    @ Mr. Unobjective,
    You’re right about my extensive and successful coaching resume. That’s where your nonsense ends. You made my point beautifully in your last grammatically and syntax challenged post. I am no longer a head coach and thus I have the freedom and opportunity to come on this blog and inject some real hands on football knowledge. Arcadia is redefining West San Gabriel Valley ideas about sustainable quality football at the high school level. Deal with it or be thrown on the ash heap of all other former area powerhouses. I for one will not sit back idly and let casual observers lob bombs at our boys, our program, or our team without responding. Such is the luxury of assistant coaches. So my friend if you’d like to continue the war of words, bring it on. School is in session and you are wholly out classed.

  2. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    December 3, 2018 - 5:01 pm | Permalink

    @Anonymous, even if you and Colt74 are correct, I haven’t heard anyone else on this or any other blog saw the Arcadia face mask, it would sill mean there were two live ball penalties, one against each team, which meant the down should have been replayed and the INT should have been disallowed. Either way, the officiating crew committed a major boo boo.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 2, 2018 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Arcadia player grabbed Kaiser’s face mask first

  4. December 2, 2018 - 5:01 am | Permalink

    My 2 cents,
    Ask for your 2 cents back and start watching soccer. Football is obviously 2 hard for you to grasp.
    This play was reviewed by tons of people on Twitter for over 3 days and highly discussed and analyzed. Coaches, fans, players all chimed in. Seems everyone BUT you agreed with the call.
    So you watched the video, and the video lies ?

  5. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    December 1, 2018 - 6:56 pm | Permalink

    @Colt 74, you are either trolling, blind, or an idiot. Kaiser’s #4 clearly grabs Arcadia’s #4 face mask. I want to give the benefit of the doubt that since both players wore #4 the official got confused but since that was a final and the officials are supposed to be the best of the best from their respective units, that kind of mistake should never have happened. Not only was it a face mask on Kaiser, it was a live ball personal foul not a dead ball which he also made a mistake on. So that is two mistakes that official made on one play. On top of that, it was a crew of seven officials not five as in the regular season so someone should have stepped in and helped him with the call when they got together. I am not a fan of either team but if you are going to come on here and make a point, at least put on your bifocals when you watched the play.

  6. December 1, 2018 - 10:51 am | Permalink

    Congratulations to Arcadia for a great season. As far someone making a statement about a fumble and blaming the game on 1 player just doesn’t understand the team concept. I’m sure he never Coached before.

  7. November 30, 2018 - 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Ok I watched the game. Then I found the highlights on-line under “LAST SECOND THRILLER !! Kaiser vs Arcadia | CIFSS D8 Championship Game ” Watch at 5:15 to 5:23….. you will SEE the Arcadia player grab the Kaiser kids face mask, yank his head…all right in front of the ref. Me and a group watched it at least 20 times and agree 100%…right call.
    Sucks for Arcadia but who ya gonna believe…someones opinion or your lyin’ eyes ?

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 30, 2018 - 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Get a life observant cat…..

  9. Observantcat's Gravatar Observantcat
    November 29, 2018 - 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Arcadia will be on Television tonight on Prepzone at 6:00 so we can all review the mishaps mentioned in this blog.

  10. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 26, 2018 - 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Props to the Arcadia QB, He was asked a question and answered it with the truth. He could have made excuses like most kids, but never did he point fingers at the refs and their bad calls or any mistakes the team might have made during the game. I believe he said “WE” lost the game at practice….. big difference in “We” and “THEY”.

  11. November 26, 2018 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I don’t need to see the play. The game is over. Fini.
    No amount of finger wagging or pointing is going to get the game replayed. Or the outcome reversed. Every team gets good calls and bad calls. It all balances out when taken it context of an entire season.
    I think it’s questionable to cry about 1 play, after the fact, when doing so has no possibility of being changed.
    This is HS football. No video replays or challenges. Refs only have their eyes and they are human. You state what you believe as to the ref confusing the two teams. That’s is YOUR Opinion that you want to be taken as the gospel but don’t want to take the refs opinion as the gospel. It goes both ways. Refs don’t have the luxury of video replays. Take it up with CIF if you feel that strongly about it and argue your case. Demand that Kaiser gets an * by their name this year and be sure to let us know how that turns out. That is your only option.

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 26, 2018 - 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Colt 74 before passing judgment you may want to watch the play in question. It is blatantly obvious who committed the foul. It’s as if the referee confused the two teams. Furthermore he ruled it a dead ball foul gifting Kaiser 15 yards. If you were at the game you would understand how important those 15 yards were. If you don’t believe everyone should expect a certain level of competence from officials I’m confused why you come on this board at all.

  13. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    November 26, 2018 - 6:19 pm | Permalink


    Lol. Relax Coach. In the context of this blog, and in regards to Arcadia Football, I am simply a “spectator.” I read and contribute comments to this blog for entertainment purposes. That’s it. This is not ESPN, nor is it NBC. This is a freakin blog. I do not come on this blog to serve as a “leader of young men.” You claim that I am anything but Objective? Haha, come on Coach. I would think a man of your perceived “acumen” would realize that your narrative on this blog immediately qualities as the ultimate instance of bias. You are obviously going to defend Arcadia unconditionally. As for me, I have no ties to Arcadia. No ties to Kaiser. I have the luxury of attending and enjoying the game from the stands. I can offer my assessment through my vantage point, all I fun. I am surprised that my comment stirred the pot in your world.

    Quite frankly, I would have never thought an individual of your stature would come on here and “cry up a river.” You seemingly are a respected coach who has achieved plenty of success. I would think by now you’d know how to ignore societal’s ignorance and attacks. Success breeds haters, and they will inevitably kick you when you’re down. You know that. But instead of holding your head high, and feel good about the job you’ve done in the eyes of your constituents, you decide to lower yourself, go cry to your principal and ask him to set the record straight. I am astonished that a principal and a former head coach would offer a formal statement on a blog whose majority of commenters are often times ghetto. You both should be above that. If you have anything official to say that you would like disclosed to the public, do it through a credible reporter, like Peterson. Lol

    For the record, as a “leader of young men,” I suggest you teach your starting quarterback to not throw the team under the bus and suggest that your team was unaccountable and apathetic throughout the biggest week of your collective lives. How did it go?…..it was something like, “I don’t think this game was lost tonight. I think it was lost during the week.” Those were his words, Right? Care to shed some light on that as well?
    From T. Peterson: C’mon. We’re way more interesting than ESPN or NBC!

  14. November 26, 2018 - 11:51 am | Permalink

    I never will understand all the who, what, where, when, and why that goes on AFTER a loss. I’ll never understand putting a loss on the refs for 1 play in a game of a hundred plays or more. Maybe by doing so lends credibility against the facts which are how many plays during ANY game did the refs NOT get involved with that they should have? Any person with more than 3 firing brain cells, that follows HS football KNOWS that refs can call holding on every play if they really wanted to. But they don’t. I will never understand the thought process of how refs come to a game with the intent of robbing one team.
    I understand HS football and all the ups and downs that goes with it. My team has been the dance and come up short. It sucks and I move on. I just don’t understand all the finger pointing and politics that goes on AFTER the games.

    You are not defeated when you lose a game. You are defeated when you point fingers at why you lost the game.

    Now is the time to celebrate the ENTIRE season and not obsess on one night.

  15. VP Pence's Gravatar VP Pence
    November 26, 2018 - 10:52 am | Permalink

    Everyone on this thread with a negative comment about Arcadia must report to the principals office immediately for moral reprogramming!

  16. MM's Gravatar MM
    November 26, 2018 - 12:03 am | Permalink

    Mr. Objective,
    Having read your response to my post one thing is obvious. You are not a leader of young men. Ttat you would point to one particular play in a football game, and pin soul responsibility on one specific player tells me everything I need to know about your football acumen. Your analysis is overly simplistic and suggests that you are anything but Objective. You missed my point entirely.

  17. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    November 25, 2018 - 11:11 pm | Permalink

    As a fan of competition, I feel terrible for the fate of Arcadia Football. The way that game went down will haunt those coaches, players, school and community for a very long time.

    Since I am not privy to Arcadia Football’s internal operations, I will offer no ill will nor intentionally generate any negativity towards their program.

    I made the comment about the “football Gods” intervening because Kaiser seemingly caught every break imaginable. Arcadia received the opening kick off, scored in two plays, shut down Kaiser on their first drive, regained possession, and were well on their way to going up 14-0 in a matter of three minutes. People seem to forget that Kaiser’s first score was a result of an Arcadia fumble on their second possession. People also forgot about that snap that sailed way over the punter’s head, which the punter made a fantastic play to salvage the moment. Too many things went wrong for Arcadia for me to not say the football Gods had something to do with it. Lol

    I don’t have anything against Arcadia, but I will say that the goal line fumble on a first down run, (which I’m not even sure if it was even induced by the defense; the ball carrier seemed to just let it go) was a significant sign that higher powers didn’t want Arcadia to win that game. I said right at that moment, “that is a very bad omen.”

    The Arcadia coaches did their job well. The offensive play-calling was effective, and Arcadia’s defense constantly had nine in the box. I mean, come on, the coaches cannot make tackles. That Kaiser running back was one of the most tenacious backs I’ve ever seen. Absolutely Awesome! Power and major cutback ability. I am one who believes that players win and lose games. However, the only critique I offer is that Arcadia should have used their two timeouts as soon as Kaiser approached the 20 yard line. It was obvious that Kaiser was aiming to run down the clock to zero and not allow Arcadia a second to retaliate after attempting a game winning field goal. Kaiser was aiming for the field goal, and not the touchdown, which, in hindsight, was a very good move on their part. Arcadia possesses dangerous athletic weapons on offense, and they were perfectly capable of scoring from any point of the field in under a minute. My play would have been to try to preserve at least 50 seconds and attempt to secure an opportunity to score after Kaiser’s field goal attempt.

  18. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 25, 2018 - 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Mr President

    Please SLOWLY re-read Brent’s post and let us all know how you came to the conclusion that he was referring to an official botching a fumble call?

  19. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 25, 2018 - 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Lol… yea, blame the officials. How about the week of practice leading up too the game your QB was referring too? Are you holding your coaches accountable as well than?

  20. President Trump's Gravatar President Trump
    November 25, 2018 - 6:58 pm | Permalink

    It is my honor to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Forsee. A man who has dedicated his life to giving those that are under privlaedged from Pasadena and Muir the finest education in all the land . And also for pursuing justice against the officials who made the kid fumble the ball at the goaline. Such an honorable man!

  21. Brent Forsee's Gravatar Brent Forsee
    November 25, 2018 - 5:51 pm | Permalink

    A friend suggested I visit this blog today and sent me what I believe are screenshots of multiple comments from contributors to this blog saying some interesting things about our kids, coaches and school. I thank our student athletes, coaching staff and parents for making this year an outstanding year for Apache football. I would like to address some of the issues I’ve seen raised. There have been many anonymous claims regarding our program fueled by what I have now confirmed are a few individuals within our league. We have always taken the approach if we believe there is an issue with an opposing schools athlete we take it directly to that school. We also believe if an athlete no longer wants to play at Arcadia we wish them the best of luck and move on. Despite having significant evidence of athletes recruited directly from our roster we have never attempted to make any of them ineligible through CIF. Unfortunately a very few in our league believe it is to their benefit to use social media, fake twitter accounts and anonymous letters to disparage unfairly. I read Coach Mike Mooney’s response and what he wrote is accurate.

    At Arcadia we strive to play by the rules at all times. Are we perfect, I would never claim that. Having had numerous personal conversions with our student athletes their motivation for choosing Arcadia is because we offer one the finest academic, performing arts, activities and athletic environments in the area. I don’t and will never apologize for offering, nurturing and ensuring this environment for every kid who chooses to come to Arcadia High.

    We are all disappointed in the result of Friday nights game. Kaiser is an outstanding team and deserves everyone’s respect for their accomplishment. I would like an answer, and will pursue via CIF, how a call so important and blatantly obvious could be missed. We expect excellence from our students and coaches, we should expect it from officials as well.

    In the future, if you have an issue with the way we do things at Arcadia you can find me at 180 Campus Dr. I am highly approachable and am happy to engage in a conversation.

    Dr. Brent Forse
    Principal, Arcadia High School

  22. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 25, 2018 - 2:26 pm | Permalink

    @Mr Objective

    Why would “the football gods” be against Arcadia?

  23. Everyone's Gravatar Everyone
    November 25, 2018 - 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Get em coach…

  24. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    November 25, 2018 - 12:19 pm | Permalink


    Wow, looks like someone struck a chord. That was one lengthy, candid statement regarding your passionate endeavor. We can all perform an autopsy of your championship shortcoming and analyze the contest backwards and forward all day long, but I will save you and the public the process of trying to decipher what went wrong and point the finger on one very specific, fatal moment.

    Don’t fool yourself coach. Arcadia was well on it’s way to victory, and ready to, in essence, put the game out of reach. That is until the football Gods intervened in the most ironic and worst possible way.

    Plain and simple, in your game vs Kaiser, had your ball carrier not relinquished the ball on the goal line in the fourth quarter, Arcadia would currently be in the midst of getting fitted for rings. Considering the context of the game, that unfortunate development was arguably one of the most costly plays in championship history. A touchdown there dispirits Kaiser and its crowd, and the game immediately shifts into a clock management contest heavily in favor of Arcadia. Instead, in gave Kaiser life, lifted their spirits, and created a precarious mindset and situation for the Apaches.

    The bottom line is, letting go of that ball at that moment will forever symbolize letting go of the CIF Championship. I know it is a cruel reality, and many people will try to defend the player and argue otherwise, but that ball carrier singlehandedly lost the game simply because of when it occurred. It was a really sad finale for the Arcadia Community. I am not one who “revels” in it, but obviously the football Gods were in attendance in full force.

  25. Cif's Gravatar Cif
    November 25, 2018 - 10:50 am | Permalink

    It doesn’t matter. Coach maxie and others are gone. Next year Arcadia is done and back to normal in last place.

  26. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 25, 2018 - 10:00 am | Permalink

    Thank you Coach Mooney for coming on here, and shedding some light. However; Colt74 brought up a good point on an earlier post. Arcadia QB brought up the fact that this game was not lost on the field Friday night, but during the week of practice getting ready for the game. Care to shed some light on that? Many speculation going around, like players missing practices? Undisciplined? Not taking Kaiser seriously? Like I said all speculation, just what people have been saying. Thank you again.

  27. Mike Mooney's Gravatar Mike Mooney
    November 25, 2018 - 2:01 am | Permalink

    While I read this blog with great frequency for entertainment value and an occasional nugget of locker room inspiration, I never comment. As a lifelong coach, educator and first year assistant at Arcadia, I felt compelled to respond to the senseless and misinformed vitriol directed at our team which has gone unchecked on purpose all season.

    The simple fact is that the overwhelming majority of our team has been at Arcadia High School for 3 years competing in one of the most rigorous educational environments in southern California. Yes, they came from other districts long ago seeking a safer and more academically challenging environment. Shame on them and their families for having the courage to seek better opportunities for themselves. How un American. Yes, a small number of student athletes made the same choice this past season to challenge themselves and the rest of the world has come unglued over it. Get over yourselves and shame on you if you wouldn’t consider putting your own child in the very best possible situation to be successful. Again, how un American. I will spare you the litany of unbelievable lengths some of our league opponents went to in an effort to prevent the success achieved by the hard working young men of our football team. Utterly shameful and pathetic.

    Our team certainly made its fair share of enemies this season through boisterous celebrations of success. It was a major point of concern for the staff. We were no angels early, I get it. It was an issue that we dealt with on a constant basis as we challenged the kids to reshape the behavior of the team. Hell it cost us two games early in our season. What I wont abide is the lack of acknowledgment that our team became 100 percent more disciplined as the year went on and we celebrated the joy of playing great football the right way. Any other conclusion, if you followed the team all year and if you are being truly honest with your assessment of our squad, is just a function of blind jealousy. I have the data as the guy that charted our personal foul and celebration penalties throughout the year. I have firsthand knowledge of the challenge that was laid to our team by Coach P and all of us to reign in the nonsense and by God they did it.

    In the end, we lost the CIF Championship NOT because we were renegades, mercenaries, mini Miami, or the transfer express. We lost because we played down a level from our normal execution rate while the opponent maintained theirs. it is that simple. To suggest that it had anything to do with zip codes, districts of residence, arrogance, or lack of discipline is purely the delusional hysteria of the uniformed and jealous groupthink which has infected to much of the discourse our society.

    Mike Mooney
    Assistant Football Coach
    Arcadia High School

  28. Football FanA's Gravatar Football FanA
    November 24, 2018 - 10:06 pm | Permalink

    People who complain about the officials I have a solution!!! Why don’t you become an official!!! Instead of being the problem solve the problem!!!!

  29. Yep's Gravatar Yep
    November 24, 2018 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    The officials did change the game. The San Fernando crew has no right to that game. They are horrible and everyone knows it. Arcadia did not surrender the ball on downs, their receiver was ripped to the ground by his facemask allowing the INT. Any halfway competent crew would not have upheld the penalty against the player who was clearly fouled. Call pass interference or a face mask penalty on Kaiser, both were evident. Arcadia ball on Kaiser’s 30 with 5 minuets, yeah I think the Apaches win that. Stop sticking up for terrible officiating and officials. They are flat our corrupt.

  30. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2018 - 7:46 pm | Permalink

    @anti-private, again CV coach you talk a lot about class and respect and give none. You’re team is offended by everything all the time and your fine with your staff saying inappropriate things to kids on other teams. I’m a parent, I was there, I heard it. The things your coaches said to the black kids in the summer should have had them fired. Speaking of transfers how did the CV staffs interview go with the Hoover QB? Yes we know about that. Why didn’t your QB the last few years go to Hoover, that is where he lives. We know a lot of things about you CV so stop talking about class and honor.

  31. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    November 24, 2018 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    There is an old adage, if you leave the game in the hands of the officials, you just did not play well enough to deserve to win. Last night was no different, two plays defined the entire game: 1) Facing fourth and two on their own end of the field down seven points in the third quarter, Kaiser’s #28 was able to pick up a first down on third and fourth efforts after being initially stopped behind the line of scrimmage. On the next play, he ran it in to tie the game. 2) Arcadia’s RB fumbling before crossing the goal line after the Apache’s interception on a Kaiser’s attempt on a trick reverse pass play. The outcome as it should be, Kaiser deserved the win.

    I thought last night’s officiating crew did a good job overall with the game. I do agree that was a big mistake on the facemask call, it was magnified by the fact it happened in the fourth quarter and Kaiser took over on downs and never to relinquish the ball again for the GW FG. The personal foul facemask penalty clearly was committed by Kaiser on an Arcadia receiver in the end zone. Not only did the official not called it on Kaiser but it went against Arcadia and gave Kaiser an additional 15 yards. This is the second straight week a San Fernando officiating crew had made a huge mistake in a big game. Last week, an inadvertent whistle caused Centennial a TD on the second play of the game vs Mater Dei in the D1 semi-final game. If anyone thought that shouldn’t be a big deal since it happened on the second play? Centennial went on to throw two consecutive pick-six, game over less than mid-way in the first quarter. CIF and San Fernando assignor should re-consider what unit and who they assign to work this games. I do hope they are base on merits and not base on someone being your buddy.

  32. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2018 - 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Crazy to even head Arcadia’s QB say they had a terrible week of practice.

  33. Observantcat's Gravatar Observantcat
    November 24, 2018 - 3:47 pm | Permalink

    First time I got an opportunity to see Arcadia in person and just because we are neighbors I was in full support of them winning their first ever CIF championship game. At first I thought that Arcadia would run away with this game but that only lasted for about 4 min. Kaiser was a lot smaller and a lot less talented but had more heart than the whole Apache squad. I saw the post earlier this past week saying that Arcadia would not let one player beat them, Well One player from Kaiser did with help from his supporting cast who contributed about 10% of the challenge. Coaching for Arcadia was suspect as well, what happened to all of those receivers It seemed as though the QB was focused mostly on one guy and eventually Kaiser figured that one out. The Kaiser running back was hurt and was running at half speed in the third quarter when their QB took over and took on a very laxed Arcadia Defense. It really came down to who wanted this game the most and the outcome answered that question. That goal line fumble was a sign of the biggest turnaround in the game. Its hard to regain momentum when plays like that stops you from taking a 2 score advantage. Good luck next year, hopefully you will return to get revenge.

  34. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2018 - 3:33 pm | Permalink

    The non-pass interference call was terrible but with two players touching the ball 98% of the time Arcadia’s defense was pathetic. The refs didn’t decide this game the hearts of the Kaiser team did.

  35. November 24, 2018 - 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I thought the video of the interview with Arcadia QB was telling. He said they did not lose the game last night…they lost it this week in practice.

  36. Anti-private's Gravatar Anti-private
    November 24, 2018 - 1:18 pm | Permalink

    No one in the pacific will deny that Arcadia was head and shoulders the most talented. I don’t think that most even care about the transfers ( which the fox sports broadcasters even talked about). It was the absolute arrogance and lack of class that started in the summer passing all the way through the season that makes them the most hated. If the coaches had just a little control or showed any class, you might see some positive comments about your team. Instead we revel in the agony of your defeat!

  37. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2018 - 1:13 pm | Permalink

    @Tim, watch the video it is conclusive and someone should be answering for that call. It is terrible in any game. Championship game should never be decided like that.
    @Anonymous worry about Monrovia and trying to get that program back on track. Maxie did a nice job last night, without turnovers Kaiser couldn’t stop Arcadia

  38. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2018 - 12:44 pm | Permalink

    @NV what do “Pasadena” kids act like? Discipline is the official butchering a call to hand it to the other team?

  39. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2018 - 12:36 pm | Permalink

    @Anti-private aka CV Coach your season has been done for a while. Move on.

  40. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    November 24, 2018 - 12:27 pm | Permalink

    “ No Apaches Down”
    More like “ No Apache Discipline”
    Kids missing practice, missing film and f#@ing around at practice- the week of the biggest game of the season. Sad to see these coaches have no control over the players……

  41. anti=private's Gravatar anti=private
    November 24, 2018 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    Karma is a dish best served on a cold November night in front of your home crowd when the taste of victory is slapped out of your mouth on a last second kick!

  42. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2018 - 8:53 am | Permalink

    Tim ask for and watch video of the penalty called on the critical interception in the 4th quarter. Clear PI and facemask of the receiver is somehow called on the offense? With all the mistakes that call changed the game and that official should never work a CIF game again. Watch the tape and you will see.
    From T. Peterson: I didn’t see the video but did see the play and yes I thought it was clearly PI on the Kaiser defender.

  43. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 24, 2018 - 8:36 am | Permalink

    The thrill of seeing Bozo the clown lose is almost as good as seeing my first son born son for the first time. The birds are chirping, the coffee tastes better and arcadia losing by a last sec field goal on Kaisers first extra point attempt of the year just seems right! Oh and the kickers first attempt also. Did I mention he is a sophomore! It keeps getting better and better! Bye bye Bozo the clown you won’t be missed! #apachesneverupalwaysdown #cantgetright #bozotheclownmaxie
    From T. Peterson: First extra point attempt of the year? They kicked five extra points in this game alone! What are you talking about? It was their first field goal but I have no idea what you’re talking regarding extra point attempts. Who’s the clown?

  44. NV's Gravatar NV
    November 24, 2018 - 8:05 am | Permalink

    A lot of people didn’t want Arcadia to win because the team consisted of kids from outside the area. Most of those kids come from Pasadena and act like Pasadena kids with very little discipline. That is the big reason they didn’t win last year and that is the reason they didn’t win this year.

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