One Year Ago: Arceneaux All The Way

Johnathan Arceneaux piled up 341 yards and scored 3 touchdowns for Whittier.

Another one from Week 8 of last year in our “One Year Ago” series. Alex “Gonzo” Gonzalez was on the coverage to see Whittier’s Johnathan Areceneaux run wild in the Cardinals rout of Cal on October 18, 2019. Note: The game was later ruled a forfeit win for Cal.

By Alex Gonzalez

(Whittier) — Johnathan Arceneaux tallied 341 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns Whittier’s 34-3 Del Rio league win over California, Friday night at Sandy Thorstenson Stadium.

“I knew they had a game plan because their defensive coordinator worked at our school last year,” said Arceneaux after the game. “I knew their main plan, and my line did good. We had a rough start in the first half, but we came out in the second half and put a fork in it.”

With both teams struggling to produce points in the first quarter, Arceneaux and the Whittier offense exploded for three touchdowns on consecutive drives in the second quarter.

Aj Vazquez got the scoring started when he connected with Christian Guerrero, who was alone in the flat and took it to the end zone untouched. Then Arceneaux extended the lead to 12-0 after he crossed into pay dirt midway through the frame.

Lastly, before the halftime buzzer, Vazquez found Memo Tellechea, who then bulldozed his way for the touchdown, putting the score at 20-0 after a failed 2-point conversion.

The Condors finally got on the board when Kenny Pliego converted his first field goal out of three tries from 45 yards out.

However, Cal’s defense could not slow down Arceneaux and Co. for the rest of the second half. Just as the fourth quarter started, Arceneaux took the handoff and outran the defense from 61 yards out. He then put the nail in the coffin when he punched in his third score with 2:13 left in the final frame put the score at 34-3.

“This year, we just got to win these next two games, and then we should be in the playoffs,” said Arceneaux after the game.

With the win, the Cardinals evened their league record at 1-1 and look to get above .500 when they host Santa Fe next Thursday. California hopes to bounce back when it hosts El Rancho next Friday night.

23 Comments to "One Year Ago: Arceneaux All The Way"

  1. Old Whitmont Guy's Gravatar Old Whitmont Guy
    October 23, 2020 - 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Coach Zamora revamped his entire offensive staff, I think everyone of them were coaching at another school last year.

  2. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    October 18, 2020 - 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Not one ER coach is at Cal… anymore hot takes condoritos?

  3. Elrancho's Gravatar Elrancho
    October 18, 2020 - 9:46 pm | Permalink

    What a dummy

  4. ER's Gravatar ER
    October 26, 2019 - 11:03 am | Permalink

    I guess his audition went tremendously well!

  5. ER Pop's Gravatar ER Pop
    October 25, 2019 - 9:30 am | Permalink

    Absolutely no truth to that. All 3 men are El Rancho alumni and are good friends but are extremely competitive. At the end of the day “Once a Don always a Don”. Hell even the La Serna OC is an El Rancho alum. Good to see them representing the Ranch. Whether you hate us or not we are who we are Go Big Blue!

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 24, 2019 - 9:32 pm | Permalink

    A 2-0 loss to Santa Fe??? LOLOLOL… c’mon Whittier!

  7. Cmon's Gravatar Cmon
    October 24, 2019 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    Zero chance Medrano goes to Cal. He hates zamora and rico.

  8. Cal Hired the Wrong Guy's Gravatar Cal Hired the Wrong Guy
    October 24, 2019 - 5:18 am | Permalink

    Cal Parent,

    The administration at Cal has screwed up twice and hired the wrong guy both times! While Cal’s football team has continued to drop in the Del Rio League Winchell has been driving to Bell Gardens coaching them to the playoffs the last three years and a League Championship last year. I don’t think Winchell is going to stop doing that.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 23, 2019 - 3:57 pm | Permalink

    @Cal Parent

    I hope you’re not referring to Winchell. He has not taught at Cal for almost 10 years. I’m pretty sure he’s been there for six at least. He won’t coach for Cal unless he is the HC or Zamora somehow gets him more $.

  10. AirAttack's Gravatar AirAttack
    October 23, 2019 - 1:03 pm | Permalink

    FBFan…hmmm really? I honestly don’t see that happening. I mean if it was the ER assistant coach who I was thinking, then yeah I would think that is a very real possibility. But Medrano to Cal?? IDK man.

  11. Cal Parent's Gravatar Cal Parent
    October 22, 2019 - 8:27 pm | Permalink

    If Coach Zamora is smart he would go after the offensive line coach that teaches on his campus! The coach has taught there for close to 10 years and has coached in the area for close to 25 years.

  12. ?'s Gravatar ?
    October 22, 2019 - 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Who cares what the ER coach does. Who are you? A bunch of old ladies sitting under hair dryers?

  13. ER's Gravatar ER
    October 21, 2019 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    No you haven’t, you said medrano was not going To take the ER job and you also said he was leaving after his 1st year.

  14. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    October 21, 2019 - 8:10 pm | Permalink

    @Air Attack,

    No, it’s Medrano. I’ve been accurate on this type of info before!

  15. Keeping it Real's Gravatar Keeping it Real
    October 21, 2019 - 11:45 am | Permalink

    Not to diminish the good season Arceneaux is having but if any “skill” player on La Serna was able to get 25-30 touches a game against the garbage Whittier has been playing their numbers would be just a good or even better.

  16. AirAttack's Gravatar AirAttack
    October 21, 2019 - 8:10 am | Permalink

    FBFan…I hear what you are saying and you very well could be correct. Ole Buddy Garrity, he never said Medrano…Hmmmm.

  17. Pato's Gravatar Pato
    October 20, 2019 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    From what I hear they just got one. Shake up at Cal

  18. DRL observer's Gravatar DRL observer
    October 20, 2019 - 12:31 pm | Permalink

    There is something to be said about every whittier player walking over to embrace their former coach. This game provides a lot more than football memories. With all the negativity thrown the coaches way it nice to see their impact on display.

  19. Buddy Garrity's Gravatar Buddy Garrity
    October 20, 2019 - 11:16 am | Permalink

    Stop spreading BS dude, we know who you are. Adrian Medrano is not going to give up his AD/HC position and pay to go be the OC at Cal High. He’s about to go on a playoff run and you want to spread this bogus propaganda. He has full admin, board and community support at the Ranch his alma Mater and new athletic facilities about to break ground, truly it’s the dream situation. I know y’all love to spread the BS to try to bring us down but nope it’s not happening, straight from the horses mouth if you catch my drift.

  20. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    October 19, 2019 - 4:47 pm | Permalink

    They’ll have their new offensive coordinator next year and he’s auditioning on the opposing sideline this week.

  21. ??'s Gravatar ??
    October 19, 2019 - 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Condors are on the come up. They’ll get better, just need a new offensive coordination.

  22. Consolation's Gravatar Consolation
    October 19, 2019 - 9:05 am | Permalink

    OK, so the Condors aren’t making the playoffs. The bright side is that if they can keep playing like this, they might be asked into the 605 league, where their style of ball is welcomed with open arms.

  23. ?'s Gravatar ?
    October 19, 2019 - 2:31 am | Permalink

    One of those 2 games is against Le Serna. No problem.

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