One Year Ago: Knights Victorious in Battle with Spartans

Adrian Calvillo leads the way for the Knights!

In our continuing “One Year Ago” series we bring you Week 2 action from last year. Arroyo, after a Zero Week loss, picked up its second straight win with a big victory over Schurr. The game was played on September 6, 2019. Duane Barker was on hand to cover it.

By Duane Barker

(El Monte) – The Arroyo Knights clashed with the Schurr Spartans Friday night at B.L. Bergstrom Stadium and came away with a 42-27 victory led by a big night from Adrian Calvillo.

Calvillo amassed 180 yards on the ground and another 39 through the air with three scores to help push Arroyo’s record to 2-1.

Although Calvillo had a stellar night, it was the Knight defense that got Arroyo on the board first. Josh Arevalo stepped in front of and intercepted a Jesse Preciado pass and outraced the Spartans to paydirt. Ramiro Piza added the extra point for the 7-0 lead.

The Spartans fought back  and capped a 13 play, 63-yard drive with a field goal to cut the lead to 7-3 with just :09 left in the opening frame on a 34 yard field goal by Christian Hernandez. Hernandez would also drill a 24 yarder later in the game.

The Knights countered with a scoring drive of their own going 75 yards on 13 plays with Calvillo getting his first touchdown of the evening from 3-yards away.

Isaiah Candelaria had a huge night for the Spartans.

Just a few minutes later Arroyo pushed their advantage to 21-3 on a another Calvillo run – this time from 22 yards out. Only two plays were needed to cover 46 yards after a short Spartan punt put them in good field position.

Schurr got their first touchdown of the evening with just :25 seconds left in in the first half. Preciado found Ray Whitney in the endzone from 19 yards away.

After another Calvillo touchdown extended the Knight advantage to 28-10, the Arroyo defense got their second score of the night on a 18 interception return by Dylan Leonardis.

The Spartans kept competing and went on a 6-play, 71 yard drive highlighted by a 36-yard touchdown run from Isaiah Candelaria. Candelaria shined for the Spartans gaining 234 yards on 27 carries. Included in those 234 yards was an 82-yard run.

Schurr added a late touchdown with 2:28 remaining in the game with Preciado connected with Whitney for the second time in the game.

In the battle of young quarterbacks, Enriquez finished the night connecting on 17 of 27 passes for 212 yards and a score while Preciado completed 12 of 31 for 159 yards and two touchdowns to go along with two pick sixes.

The Knights have a bye next week will go on the road in two weeks to take on Rio Hondo Prep while Schurr will return home to take on Rosemead next Friday night.


14 Comments to "One Year Ago: Knights Victorious in Battle with Spartans"

  1. Let me lead you's Gravatar Let me lead you
    September 12, 2019 - 8:56 am | Permalink

    You are absolutely right about coaching…it’s hard. But Estradas Record speaks for itself! That guy couldn’t stop a nose bleed even when he had one of schurrs most talented teams in years! At what point do you stop blaming the kids and start blaming yourself for not producing On the field?

  2. September 10, 2019 - 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Don’t sweat Estrada too much Coach Mac does that to a lot of D coordinators. One thing I will say is Schurr plays hard you got some tough kids that really brought it last Friday. Everyone is an expert when it comes to Xs and Os on here especially those who have never coordinated a down at the varsity level. It’s harder than it looks folks.

  3. Spartan Faithful's Gravatar Spartan Faithful
    September 10, 2019 - 9:28 am | Permalink

    @Spartan Alumni
    sounds like you might be a former Schurr Coach (qb coach) who hides behind the CPU… way to support your alma mater. #SMFH really? hahah

  4. Let me lead you's Gravatar Let me lead you
    September 10, 2019 - 9:07 am | Permalink

    I bet you’re one of those people that wants everyone to get a trophy. Don’t care if they have 9th,10th 11th or 12th graders on the team, losing is losing! Also, coach them up! Stop blaming the blow out losses on “being young”. Schurr has lost to Arroyo with a strong SR class before

  5. Wow's Gravatar Wow
    September 10, 2019 - 7:51 am | Permalink

    Wow. Everybody on here sounds Pathetic. Adults questioning if a kid works hard. He is not a “pico kid” he grew up in Montebello Still lives in Montebello . AT his homeschool Schurr!
    Someone on here is congratulating a kids performance and Adults find a way to Muddy the waters. Great examples here!

    Bashing a Coach! That is doing everything he can. Do you think he wants to give up Points? It’s sad the evilness of people that shows here. At the end of the day you have 15-18 yr old kids giving everything they have. They may not always be victorious but the lessons learned through playing are priceless!

  6. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    September 9, 2019 - 11:14 am | Permalink

    234 yards rushing… 8.6 ypc.. you tell me thats not good??? this was against ARROYO , you guys are so focused on the W/L , im paying attentions to the details…. you must never have played… or its evident you never coached… if im playing Schurr, thats something to take note of…. almont league is going to be interesting.

    no one is happy with a loss.. mr sarcastic.. that team has what? 2 seniors starting… probably 8-10 sophmores… you pretty much playing shcurrs freshman team from last year lol .

  7. @spartan alumni's Gravatar @spartan alumni
    September 9, 2019 - 10:15 am | Permalink

    former coach? Just assuming.

  8. SHS's Gravatar SHS
    September 9, 2019 - 9:06 am | Permalink

    @spartan alumni
    So what are you doing to help out brother ?
    Complaining about that man is not helping. You sure as hell ain’t helping….

  9. ?'s Gravatar ?
    September 8, 2019 - 11:19 pm | Permalink

    @18….Just curious. Why would a kid that lives in Pico Rivera want to go to Schurr to play football? Because you don’t have to work as hard?

  10. MVS's Gravatar MVS
    September 8, 2019 - 3:10 pm | Permalink

    It should only be a good job when they win… then they think losing is okay.

  11. September 8, 2019 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Typical Estradas defense past 4 years schurr has played arroyo 4 times. 3 times in season and 1 time in the playoffs. Arroyo has his defense numbered. Every damn time it is the same story pathetic. He should of been out after the 2017 season when he choked against Santa Maria. Don’t forget last year against BG when he got out coached by their OC. If schurr losses to montebello this year whole coaching staff should be on the lookout and ashamed but I doubted it. Always okay with mediocrity.#SMFH

  12. SEM Eagles Dad's Gravatar SEM Eagles Dad
    September 8, 2019 - 9:53 am | Permalink

    Good job boys way to take care of business

  13. Let me lead you's Gravatar Let me lead you
    September 8, 2019 - 7:21 am | Permalink

    They gave up 42…..How do you think people are sleeping on them? Lol

  14. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    September 7, 2019 - 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Isiah “Candy” Candeleria !!! YEAH BABY!!! Great job mijo! I told you guys don’t sleep on Schurr … they are super young! So happy to see a Pico kid balling in HS 🙂 dang just imagine if Thee Ranch got all there kids…

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