One Year Ago: Guerrero Takes Kare of Arroyo

Jonathan Guerrero (left) and Jack Van Cleve led the way for Rio Hondo Prep.

Our “One Year Ago” series continues as we pick it up from Week 4 of 2019. George Hernandez was on the scene to cover a surprising Rio Hondo Prep team that rolled over Arroyo. The game was played on Friday night September 20, 2019.

By George Hernandez

[Irwindale] – Jonathan Guerrero reached the end zone three times to lead Rio Hondo Prep to a 42-0 victory over visiting Arroyo Friday night. 

The Kares run heavy offense pounded down the field on their first drive and Alex Esquiaqui capped it off with a seven yard run up the middle.

Rio Hondo Prep kept it on the ground and Guerrero broke loose for a 68-yard scamper to paydirt making it 14-0 early in the second quarter.

Quarterback Jack Van Cleve got in on the scoring when he dove in from the one yard line making the score 21-0 going into the half.

On the Kares first drive of the second half Guerrero again broke free this time from 67-yards putting them up 28-0.

After a Rio Hondo Prep interception Gio Ortega found the end zone making Arroyo’s deficit 35-0.

Guerrero wasn’t done as he found the end zone for a third time this one on a 50-yard sprint to the house making it 42-0 and starting the running clock.

Arroyo quarterback Andrew Enriquez went 5 of 16 for 51 yards throwing four interceptions. Adrian Calvillo was the workhorse for the Knights getting 18-carries for 88 hard earned yards.

The Knights has a chance to score in the third on a first and goal from the seven yard line, but got stopped on four straight runs.

Guerrero finished with 18-carries for 271-yards and his three scores. Esquiaqui chipped in with 13-carries for 70-yards and a touchdown.

Ortega, Christian Orozco, Nathan Olivas and Calvin Johnson each had a interception for the Kares.

Arroyo (2-2) travels to Monrovia and Rio Hondo Prep (4-0) will take a week off and then host Big Bear.


14 Comments to "One Year Ago: Guerrero Takes Kare of Arroyo"

  1. Knightwatch's Gravatar Knightwatch
    September 24, 2019 - 8:20 pm | Permalink

    @ anon and others with no clue
    Arroyo AD is also the HC
    I don’t think anyone on the varsity staff would have the time or inclination to post anything on this site
    Fridayknights annoys some of us Arroyo supporters, too.
    From: T. Peterson: No it’s not the HC/AD. Not at all. Just some diehard Arroyo fan.

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 24, 2019 - 11:11 am | Permalink

    @fridayknights , if you are the AD at Arroyo you should be fired with the childish name-calling that you have stooped to so angry that your team is no longer dominating the MLV you need to grow up or be more mature about your postings you should be banned from ever posting on this website again !!!!!

  3. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    September 23, 2019 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    Do those guys in the picture play for the Kares or the Punishers?

  4. Long Way Down's Gravatar Long Way Down
    September 22, 2019 - 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Fair point, Mr. Goldbricker. RHP is obviously doing something (everything?) right. Even still, short of turning themselves into one of those faux school/basketball academies that you find on the east coast, there’s no way they should be able to do this to Arroyo without something going terribly wrong on the other side.

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 22, 2019 - 11:22 am | Permalink

    Oh Get Back Coach…take that down. That’s what humility tastes like. I’ve been telling you forever bozo. If you talk alllll this crud and lose you look like a dummy. If you stay humble and lose people wouldn’t give you so much crud. Banged up or not, Arroyo has no business losing to RHP. Yes, they have the titles, etc, etc but it’s not like they are Glendora or Charter Oak.
    What’s the most surprising is the QB threw for 51 yards! Arroyo QBs DO NOT do that. And 4 picks! He threw a pick to everyone except for Booth! The worst thing EM could do is underestimate Arroyo but I think they are in for a long night. I smell a blowout by the transfer express.

  6. LVLions's Gravatar LVLions
    September 22, 2019 - 11:15 am | Permalink

    Definitely not. EM knows Arroyo is going to be coached up and wanting to go give it their all and win.

  7. September 22, 2019 - 2:02 am | Permalink

    Maybe we aren’t giving enough credit to to Rio Hondo Prep. They have a long standing history of success. Former coach Ken Drain built a quality program. Arroyo or any other team for that matter that has Prep on the schedule will definitely have a battle on their hands. Rio Hondo will make a deep run this year. For Arroyo it isn’t the end of the world. They have pretty a damn good coach there as well I’m pretty sure he’ll have is Troops ready for next week vs Monrovia. If I’m El Monte I don’t make the mistake of underestimating the knights. They’ve been around the block a time or two.

  8. LVLions's Gravatar LVLions
    September 21, 2019 - 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Okay guy. OV and Eagle Rock beat you guys. Yeah okay because you scheduled a lower division team to beat you thought you were gonna do to them what you did to Nogales and Schurr those two power houses. Hahaha. Funny guy. Get healthy though see you in a few weeks.

  9. September 21, 2019 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Littleverga Lions
    Too bad bro I’m here to stay. We got our DELETED kicked point blank period. This is the kind of thing can happen when you actually schedule teams that can beat you. You guys know nothing about that. Rio Hondo kicked out butts. The reason why it’s such a big deal is because it never happens. We will rebound recover and be ready for Monrovia. At least we schedule the good teams not city league teams lmfao. Enjoy your week off lil verga.
    Get your jokes out on my account but you guys won’t laugh long

  10. Long Way Down's Gravatar Long Way Down
    September 21, 2019 - 6:26 pm | Permalink

    In a normal year, a score like this wouldn’t be all that surprising…if Arroyo were playing someone like St Francis. But Rio Hondo Prep???

  11. LVLions's Gravatar LVLions
    September 21, 2019 - 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Hey FridayKnight I don’t want you posting or hearing you mouth the rest of the season. Talking about we got a 250 pound LB that isn’t going to let Booth or Cueva do anything. You just got smoked by a team that has like 20 players and linemen are like 180 pounds. I’m sure there’s no Booth, Cueva, Reyes or Montoya on that team.


  12. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    September 21, 2019 - 11:34 am | Permalink

    Looks like the players are quitting on the team and coaching staff! Arroyo getting BLOWN OUT against Rio Hondo Prep?!?! Oh how the mighty have fallen!!!

  13. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 21, 2019 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    That’s the Tall and Short of it. No pun intended!

  14. Go Blue's Gravatar Go Blue
    September 21, 2019 - 9:44 am | Permalink

    Not sure who is Arroyo’s D Coordinator, but he needs to get fired. Arroyo sure gives up a lot of points against good teams.

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