South Knocks Out North in Arcadia

St. Paul’s Que Allen scored twice including a 103-yard kick off return for a touchdown for the South. (Photo by Duane Barker).

By Tim Peterson

(Arcadia) –  The South used big plays to knock out the North 28-3 Friday night in the All-Star Game at Arcadia High. 

After a scoreless first quarter the North got on the board first when Christian Reyes booted a 41-yard field goal early in the second for a 3-0 lead. It was all South after that as they reeled off 28 straight points.

They didn’t waste any time. The North lead lasted all of 16 seconds as Que Allen of St. Paul took the ensuing kick off 103 yards for a touchdown and just like that it was 7-3. Four minutes later with the North driving it was another St. Paul player in the spotlight again as Andrew Suarez stepped in front of an Ethan Henry pass and returned it 90 yards for the score. The North appeared to be on the verge of taking the lead but after Suarez’ play they now found themselves down 13-3.

The South took that lead into the half. Things didn’t get better for the North in the second half. Neither side scored in the third quarter. The South turned the ball over on its first possession of the quarter and missed a field goal later but the North failed to take advantage as the offense continued to sputter.

The South then blew it open in the fourth. Workman’s Ike Udengwu III reared back and fired a strike to Jarvis Deven of Bishop Amat in stride. Deven hauled it in and strutted into the end zone for a 52-yard score to give the South a 20-3 lead.

Bishop Amat’s Jarvis Deven hauled in a 52-yard TD strike in the fourth quarter to put the game in ice. (Photo by Duane Barker).

After another North punt the South pieced together a drive that culminated in a seven-yard touchdown jaunt by Allen – his second touchdown of the night with just 2:03 left. Quarterback Noah Hickman kept it himself after a bad snap and rolled into the end zone for the two point conversion for the final points of the night.

Despite offensive firepower in the form of Arroyo quarterback Ernesto Camacho and Arcadia receiver Rolandiss Whitener, the North couldn’t gain any momentum. The South defense was in shut down mode all night.

Allen earned Offensive MVP for the South for his efforts.

N 0  3  0  0        3

S 0  13  0  15    28


9 Comments to "South Knocks Out North in Arcadia"

  1. LOL's Gravatar LOL
    May 14, 2019 - 11:54 am | Permalink

    Coach Maxie is the greatest!
    All he does is get guys open… what happened?!

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 13, 2019 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    All the TDs for South were scored by private school players… in an all-star game, regular season divisions mean nothing

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 13, 2019 - 7:56 am | Permalink

    The north – having issues with coaches is on the Arcadia Head Coach.

    Yes you want to include the coaches but left. But they left, use that as an opportunity to allow your new staff to get more reps. 3 points in an all star game?

    Looks like Maxie lost a lot of cred. in that game

  4. Cif's Gravatar Cif
    May 13, 2019 - 3:51 am | Permalink

    It goes to show you Arroyo and Arcadia play in weak divisions.

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 12, 2019 - 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Wish they would’ve let Ike throw the ball more. They just had him handing the ball off all night.

  6. Wow's Gravatar Wow
    May 12, 2019 - 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I heard they had issues with coaches going to practice.

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 12, 2019 - 11:31 am | Permalink

    @ wow, lol.

  8. Doubt It.'s Gravatar Doubt It.
    May 12, 2019 - 12:58 am | Permalink

    I heard they had some issues with the availability of the field. Either way the South looked prepared.

  9. Wow's Gravatar Wow
    May 11, 2019 - 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Did Arcadia staff even hold any practices with the North Side?

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