One Year Ago: Apaches Routed In 2019 Opener

It was a long night for the Apaches against Valencia.

Okay one more from Week One of last year. Arcadia was coming off a CIF Championship appearance the year before but was completely overmatched in the 2019 opener against Valencia. The Apaches went on to finish the season 4-6 overall and missed the playoffs. Duane Barker covered the game played August 30, 2019.

By Duane Barker

(Arcadia) The Arcadia Apaches took on the Valencia Vikings to open the 2019 high school football season and were handed a 60-7 loss Friday night at Dick Salter Stadium on the campus of Arcadia High School.

The loss could have been much more detrimental to the confidence of the Apaches if not for a running clock for the entire second half and and the Valencia coaching staff giving some time to the younger players.

It didn’t take long for the Vikings to get on the board when Christian Alcantar took the opening kick off back 91 yards for the score. With only 13 seconds off the clock Valencia led 7-0.

Arcadia’s first drive resulted in a punt that gave the Vikings great field position at the Apache 34. Two plays later Arcadia found themselves in a 14-0 hole. Quarterback Ryan Morrison found Hunter Koch in the endzone from 6-yards away.

Jake Santos ran through and around the Apaches.

Valencia found paydirt four more times before time ran out in the opening period while Arcadia struggled to get any traction or move the ball consistently.

The second quarter was much like the first as the Vikings pushed the score to 60-0 as the teams headed in to the locker rooms at the break.

Included in the score fest were a interception return for a score by Jack Santos and a 39-yard field goal by Ty Morrison.

The Apaches did manage a lone score with 11:47 to play completing a 2-play 35 yard drive.

Things don’t get much easier for Arcadia as they travel south to the City of Whittier to take on La Serna in a non-league matchup.


10 Comments to "One Year Ago: Apaches Routed In 2019 Opener"

  1. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    September 3, 2020 - 8:39 am | Permalink

    I have no love loss for Arcadia, that said:
    The concept of a year ago today seems ok when you feature teams that won or did something extraordinary. But to feature the losing team in a rout to dredge up bad feelings? Not so sure that is productive

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 31, 2020 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Well, the Dodgers did make one deal before today’s MLB trade deadline: Ross Stripling was sent to the Toronto Blue Jays for two players to be named later. Everyone else on the L.A. roster is staying put.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 30, 2020 - 10:13 pm | Permalink

    @ SoCal: I always thought that the idea behind trades was getting quality for quality. Right now, Joc Pederson and Kike Hernandez are barely hitting .200 (although that’s an improvement in Pederson’s case).
    I’d say that their trade value might be low, but they both can hit home runs. Maybe they’d do better if they can go to a team which will let them start every day. Hernandez might be the more valuable of the two because he can play almost any position.
    As for Ross Stripling, he’s having trouble getting past the fifth inning. And, it’s not like the Dodgers aren’t giving him a chance to pitch; he’s been a regular in the starting rotation all season.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Dodgers stand pat at the trading deadline. But, you never know.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 30, 2020 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    @Dodgers…live and die with who you have. A trade will bring bad emotions. We have the best record in baseball. Stick with your guns. At this point, you got it or you don’t.

  5. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    August 30, 2020 - 3:03 pm | Permalink

    MLB trade deadline is Monday at 1pm. The Dodgers should trade Joc and Kiki for relief pitching, 200 hitters give you very marginal contributions. They can throw in Sterling for a decent starter.

  6. New Movement's Gravatar New Movement
    August 29, 2020 - 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Think about how great it will be to attend the first game back from this hiatus. Heck, it’s enough to spawn a new slogan: HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL MATTERS.

  7. wesley ward's Gravatar wesley ward
    September 4, 2019 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Can I get a contact for the photographer?
    From MVS Staff: – Duane Barker

  8. K's Gravatar K
    September 1, 2019 - 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Who?* (not whoever) Arcadia or Valencia?

  9. K's Gravatar K
    September 1, 2019 - 4:44 pm | Permalink


  10. Joe Perez's Gravatar Joe Perez
    September 1, 2019 - 10:59 am | Permalink

    They should have played their JV team

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