Alex “Gonzo” Gonzalez covered Bonita’s rout of Covina in Week 5 on September 27, 2019 as our “One Year Ago” series continues.
By Alex Gonzalez
(Covina) — Bonita quarterback Sean Jastrab accounted for five touchdowns, four passing and one rushing, while the defense forced three turnovers in the Bearcats 50-0 win over Covina Friday night at Covina District Field.
“It was a great team effort. We played well, executed our plays,” said Jastrab after the game. “We have great athletes, great receivers, and I couldn’t have asked for a better team.”
After stumbling out of the gates to start the game, Bonita scored on their next four possessions.
Jastrab connected with Jacob Horne in the corner of the end zone for the game’s first touchdown. Following an Aalias Williams interception, the Bearcats only needed five plays to scored again when Elijah Maldonado capped their drive with his 5-yard touchdown run.
The Colts tried to answer back on their ensuing drive but it quickly derailed when quarterback James Duronslet was tackled awkwardly and landed on his knee. He tried to play through the injury but head coach Dale Ziola sidelined him for the rest of the game and inserted Daniel Arochi to play the rest of the way.
The scoring continued in the second quarter thanks to Jastrab finding Isaiah Portillo on the slip screen who took it the distance for six. Finally, as the first half was expiring, Andrew Garcia sealed the nine-play, 93-yard drive, extending his teams lead to 29-0.
Status quo continued through the second half as Bonita marched their way down the field off another interception made by the defense. This time, Jastrab called his number, kept the option, and walked into the end zone.
Jastrab and Company tallied their fifth touchdown of the night when he found Portillo on the flat who took it to pay dirt. Then back up tailback Nick Tomlinson added the final score of the game with his rushing touchdown extending the lead to 50 after the PAT.
“As you hear, get the ball to athletes in space, and that is what we do,” said Jastrab. “I mean, a two-yard throw ends up to 30-yard touchdowns. It’s great.”
With the win, Bonita moves to 5-0 and looks to knock off No. 1 Glendora next Friday night at Bonita high school while Covina looks to rebound against Wilson.