Wildcat Air Attack Takes Down the Knights

Nick Hernandez leads the Wildcats past Arroyo.

By Duane Barker

(Monrovia) The Monrovia Wildcats got a four touchdown performance from Nick Hernandez to get the victory over the visiting Arroyo Knights 33-7 Friday night on the campus of Monrovia High School.

Hernandez completed 17 of 26 passes for 286 yards to go with the four scores.

Monrovia got on the board first going 47 yards on four plays with Hernandez connecting with Cameron Rufus on a 31-yard catch and run for a touchdown.

With 8:31 left in the opening frame the Wildcats got on the board again with Hernandez hitting Zeph Pascasio on a 32-yard strike. Monrovia only needed three plays this time to light the scoreboard.

On the other side of the ball the Wildcat defense kept the Knight offense in check only allowing three first downs in the first half.

Monrovia added two more scores to push the lead to 26-0 with 11:20 remaining in the first half. The scores came on Hernandez’s final touchdown passes of the evening. A 24-yarder to Mario Minor and a 29-yarder to Rudy Flores.

Yards and scores were hard to come by for Calvillo and the Knights.

The Arroyo defense stepped up and shut the Wildcats down offensively for the entire third quarter but could not manage any sustained drives or scores themselves. 

In the fourth, Monrovia did manage a lone touchdown on a 7-yard run by Pacasio.

With time winding down in the game the Knights put together a 69-yard scoring drive on the legs of Adrian Calvillo. Arroyo went big and brought in extra linemen up front and plowed their way to the score with Calvillo carrying it to paydirt from 18-yards away. Calvillo finised the night 140-yards on 21 carries and the lone score.

Monrovia will open up league play on the road next week against San Marino while Arroyo will travel south to Moutain View to open Mission Valley League play against the Vikings.



12 Comments to "Wildcat Air Attack Takes Down the Knights"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 3, 2019 - 5:34 am | Permalink

    Great points Really. It’s ridiculous to see Arroyo homers whining about injuries and losing guys when they get the cream of the crop MVL players all the time. And no Booth and Reyes don’t count. They are transfers. Jim’s cronies routinely get out there and recruit EM’s best kids in middle school and while they are in high school. They may not do it like EM but they definitely do some shady stuff. I’ve seen it with my very own eyes.
    Get Back Coach…damn brotha you are getting it from all angles. Be humble big dog.

  2. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    October 1, 2019 - 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Great concept aging staff at Arroyo! 70 plus boys on their Varsity JV teams not to mention another 50 or so on the Freshman team. But, please don’t say they don’t recruit. They selectively recruit. Always a good coach with oh wait, just happens to have a varsity quality son or 2. It’s not El Monte styled or Mater Dri but it is still legal recruitment.

    I am really writing about their game. Firstly, I must say I support the MVL when I can, and I went to this particular game. Secondly, Mr. Barker, I understand you are Tim’s Homie, And you will no matter what, make his Alma Mater be the best they can be in the eyes of the public. I get that! However, you did not say that Arroyo could only muster a score on the last play of the games Vd Monrovia’s 2nd and 3rd string. As well as that Arroyo, who commits at least 6 penalties a game for holding, procedure etc. only had 1. Monrovia had a TD Called back that was a 60 plus yard penalty. They just mist a 1st down and had to punt. They. Monrovia must of had over 240 yards of penalties. And they still destroyed Arroyo. if you were at the game you know what I am saying is true.

    Oh by the way, this is week 6, everybody has had injuries. Who does it hurt worse Arroyo or A team like Gabby with 28?

  3. Juan Chingon's Gravatar Juan Chingon
    September 30, 2019 - 10:58 pm | Permalink

    I feel like we need to make a missing person’s report for Fridayknights lol not peep lol guess he ran out of material, excuses he will have many many more like always lol

  4. LVLions's Gravatar LVLions
    September 30, 2019 - 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Great post. Injuries suck. But i know that staff is coaching the next one up.

  5. MVL Hoops's Gravatar MVL Hoops
    September 30, 2019 - 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Some of these comments are totally off the wall and/or baseless! Do you honestly think that the Arroyo coaches have not been coaching up their kids since June? Yes, everyone deals with injuries, but theirs have been ridiculously tough to deal with. They lost one of their top LBs in the 1st series vs Bonita, and since then, they have lost both starting safeties-that also play WR-along with one of their top all-around athletes. Last week vs Monrovia also played without starting OLB and the top kicker in MVL-who also plays WR. When you are a throwing team, and you lose 3 of your top 4 receivers AND DBs, that is difficult to deal with. Coach Singiser would be the first to say that Arroyo does not have the depth in the skill positions to overcome those losses -particularly against RHP and Monrovia. I also believe that the Arroyo coaching staff is just working and doing everything they can to improve their team to spend any time worrying about anyone else in league. I don’t think that the coaches care less about transfers or any of that garbage-some of the Arroyo “FANS” might get fired up about that stuff-obviously! I think that the coaching staffs at all of the MVL schools are smart enough to just take it one game at a time. Good Luck to all the MVL teams as league play begins this week.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 30, 2019 - 1:49 pm | Permalink

    He won’t play second fiddle to EM and their transfers. He’s never coached no talent. If this keeps up he’ll be gone with the wind.

  7. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    September 29, 2019 - 10:48 pm | Permalink

    When the heck was Singiser ever offered the Bonita job??! Get your facts straight

  8. ?'s Gravatar ?
    September 29, 2019 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Singheiser should have taken the Bonita job when offered. Arroyo playing lackadaisical. To late to start coaching after week 6.

  9. LVLions's Gravatar LVLions
    September 29, 2019 - 12:21 am | Permalink

    Should be able to get healthy next week against Mountian View and go into match up Against El Monte close to 100.

  10. King Lion's Gravatar King Lion
    September 28, 2019 - 4:45 pm | Permalink

    FridayKnots!!! What happened you guys got whipped like step children….
    Let me guess, Monrovia has recruits and are housing them that’s why they put 19 points up in the first quarter….
    Make EM gets that “baked cake” this year!!!

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 28, 2019 - 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Breaking news people FridayNights is claiming that Monrovia had to Many transfers and Arroyo had to many hurt players..lol just wait for his lame responses are coming, hes probably thinking of something negative to say about El Monte even though they had the week off.

  12. Annonymous's Gravatar Annonymous
    September 28, 2019 - 9:43 am | Permalink

    Monrovia Thank You No More Idiot Friday Knights.

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