Arroyo Gets Offensive in Rout of South

Andrew Enriquez threw for over 200 yards and three touchdowns for the Knights.

By Tim Peterson
(El Monte) – Andrew Enriquez threw three touchdown passes to Carlos Hernandez and Adrian Calvillo ran for three more lead Arroyo to a 42-17 rout of South El Monte Friday night at B.L. Bergstrom Stadium in a Mission Valley League contest.

The three headed monster for the Knights piled up a ton of stats. Enriquez completed 18 of 26 for 221 yards to go along with the three scores. Enriquez also ran for 40 yards on 5 carries. Hernandez caught 6 passes for 148 yards to go with his 3 and Calvillo had 23 carries for 166 yards.

Arroyo was up 28-3 at the half and cruised the rest of the way. South El Monte did manage a couple of touchdowns in the second half. Calvillo scored on a two-yard run to cap a 72-yard drive on Arroyo’s first possession. The Eagles countered with a 27-yard field goal by Ryan Giordano late in the first quarter.

The Knights broke it open in the second quarter courtesy of the Enriquez-Hernandez connection. First Enriquez hit Hernandez in stride for a 59-yard strike to make it 14-3. On the next possession, Enriquez found Hernandez again on the third play for a 41-yard score.

When Calvillo got his second of the night on a two-yard blast with 2:18 left in the quarter Arroyo was cruising 28-3.

The Knights extended the lead 35-3 early in the third quarter when Calvillo got TD number three with an 11-yard walk in to finish a 72-yard march.

South El Monte scored once in the third quarter and once more in the fourth. Mario Zamudio hit Christopher Tirado for 41 yards down to the one-yard-line and then hit the endzone himself on a one yard keeper late in the third.

Hernandez did his thing again as the clock wound down on THE third quarter hauling in a 19-yard TD pass from Enriquez.

Zamudio scored on another one-yard plunge in the fourth to count for the final tally.

“Every win is a must win. We’re not worried about that,” said Arroyo head coach Jim Singiser when asked if the Knights especially needed this one “But I was proud of the way we bounced back tonight after last week.”

Arroyo improved to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the MVL with the victory. The Eagles fell to 3-5 and 1-2.

9 Comments to "Arroyo Gets Offensive in Rout of South"

  1. Annonymous's Gravatar Annonymous
    October 20, 2019 - 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Friday Knights, Please go down To the El Monte Mall Theatre and ask Pee-wee herman for some help.

  2. October 20, 2019 - 2:40 pm | Permalink

    South El Monte and Rosemead are the biggest Jekyll and Hyde’s of the season. You never which team is gonna show up. Rosemead destroys Gabrielino but get whooped by SEM. SEM looks like a contender beating Rosemead but lays a big egg against Arroyo. I’ve heard people talking about both of these programs saying next year this or wait til next year… I truly believe “next year” is just an easy cop out to “I can’t win this year” it’s an excuse. Most good coaches I know will never make youth an excuse. They turn it into a positive. IMO Be very wary of the coach that says we’re a year away.

  3. October 20, 2019 - 10:22 am | Permalink

    Arroyo Dont pump your about your QB Why didnt Arroyo throw against El Monte, oh yeah cause they would of got picked off at least 5 times. Our defense made you QB look good.

  4. October 19, 2019 - 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Gold, we play Rosemead next. We called it “The Game” when Rosemead used to be good. Then the week after we end the regular season Vs Gabrielino.

    Area dad, you’re wrong I don’t wonder what anyone says about me. Frankly I don’t care. I just post what I feel. And I will continue to do so thank you very much. Don’t be so sensitive bro,

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 19, 2019 - 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Area Dad! Get Back Coach just can’t help himself. He sure can dish it out but can’t take it. His smack talk is often immature and ignorant.
    Not that I have anything to prove to your behind but since you mentioned it, I was all League in 2 sports and on the honor roll all 4 years of high school (cough, cough). Nice try.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 19, 2019 - 2:24 pm | Permalink

    No next up for Arroyo is are rival Rosemead at Rosemead then Gabrielino at home for Homework

  7. Area Dad's Gravatar Area Dad
    October 19, 2019 - 10:37 am | Permalink

    @FridayKnightLights and you wonder why people roast you on this site. Now I know why. You can’t resist making silly a$$ remarks to antagonize people. Celebrate your team’s victory without the trash talk so people won’t hate on Arroyo. Instead of praising and bring positivity to Arroyo you bring hate and negativity. I’m sure you’ll respond to this with a snide remark or two cuz that’s who you are.

  8. October 19, 2019 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    Arroyo really put this game away early with a balanced attack. On the ground it was Calvillo who is on a tear the last few games and the Enriquez to Hernandez connection was clicking. The Arroyo defense was also impressive holding the the Eagle offense to a field goal for 3 quarters . Mario Zamudio the lone bright spot for the Eagles had a good game passing the ball for 212 yards and running the ball 62 yards and one touchdown. Ryan Giordano pitched in with 14 carries for 55 yards. This game was set up perfectly for big showdown but SEM didn’t hold up their end of the bargain. With this victory Arroyo sets up itself nicely for a playoff push while barring a miracle SEM’s season will end after EM beats them under .500 for second year in a row.
    Friday knights, man you sure can gloat but you’re calling out the coaches of SEM but there were multiple dropped passes a fumble not sure what the coaches can do about those things. One thing I will say is that watching both teams Arroyo isn’t better athletically but they are better prepared, and maybe that falls on the coaches. Either way, Frank Gallardo needs to prove he can beat Arroyo and especially needs to not lose to Gabrielino. Up next Arroyo is at Gabrielino and SEM hosts Mt View.

  9. October 18, 2019 - 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Hats off to the kids of SEM. They play hard and give it all they have. Much respect to anyone who put on a helmet because we all know it ain’t for everyone. (Anonymous) cough cough. My problem is with the coaches of SEM. This team has weapons a QB who can throw the rock yet they still try to run a bastardized version of wing t. Just plain silly. I can now see why SEM is so up and down all year, the talent is there it’s just not being used to it’s potential. SEM is always a physical team and they were again tonight but as I said before Gallardo can’t get the monkey off his back. Once again Arroyo showed him who Daddy is. Hey SEM coaches you can now make plans every Friday after November 1st lmfao!!
    Now, how bout the big three tonight!!! Adrian Calvillo was a bull tonight juking and jiving to 166 yards and three scores. And a 65 yarder called back as well. Carlos Hernandez the rocket! Three Tubs and a beast on defense. But how about Andrew Enriquez he finally had his break out game! Hopefully he takes this momentum into the next few weeks and of course into next year. Good job knights. The streak is alive.

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