By George Hernandez
(Covina) – James Arellanes passed for three scores and Cheo Medina rushed for two leading Northview to a 42-13 victory over Kaiser at Covina District Field Friday night.
Erik Saiz started the game with a spark with a 60-yard kick return setting up the Vikings with great field position.
Medina took advantage and scored from eight yards out just two minutes into the game.
The Cats run game that tallied over 600-yards rushing last week was three and out on their first possession.
Arellanes went to work on the next drive connecting with Steven Carlin for a 34-yard score putting them up 13-0.
Kaiser again did not get much and was forced to punt.
Northview went back to the air this time as Arellanes connected with Alan Villalobos on a 42-yard catch and run to paydirt.
The Cats finally got their first, first down of the game but turned the ball over on downs.
Arellanes threw his third touchdown of the game hitting Carlin in the corner of the endzone making it 27-0 before the half.
Kaiser again punted on its first possession of the second half.
The Vikings went to work on the ground and Medina capped it off with a seven yard score.
The Cats ground game was still not working and they were forced to turn the ball over on downs.
A bad snap on a punt for Northview set up Kaiser for its first score of the game on a quarterback sneak by Tristan Reyes on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Ronal Tebo Jr. got in the end zone for the Vikings from three yards out making it 42-6. Kiyel Tyler scored with under two minutes left in the game for the Cats on a five-yard run.
Arellanes finished 9 of 11 for 139-yards and three scores. Tebo and Medina combined for 112-yards and three scores on the ground. Carlin, the favorite target for Arellanes, had five catches for 75-yards and two touchdowns and also had a interception on defense.
Kaiser rushed for 135-yards les by Kiyel Tyler who had 88-yards, with 47 of those coming on the last drive.
The Cats now turn in their gear while Vikings wait for winner of Covina and Palmdale Saturday night.