Covina’s Duronslet Transfers to Monrovia

Covina quarterback Jake Duronslet has transferred to Monrovia. (Photo by Duane Barker).

By Tim Peterson

(Monrovia) – Covina quarterback Jake Duronslet, who just finished his freshman season with the Colts, has transferred to Monrovia he confirmed Monday.

Duronslet threw for 2,140 yards and 29 touchdowns this past season and also rushed for 250 yards and three scores. He had a 64 percent completion percentage.

Covina went 8-4 overall and advanced to the second round of the CIF Division 10 playoffs before losing to Palmdale.

Duronslet will be slated to replace Noah Rodriguez at Monrovia who will graduate in June.

11 Comments to "Covina’s Duronslet Transfers to Monrovia"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 5, 2022 - 2:51 pm | Permalink

    You guys should exchange numbers lol

  2. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    January 5, 2022 - 1:20 am | Permalink

    After a while you get disillusioned and felt taken advantage of. I bought 2- 5 gallon Gatorade buckets, 2 Gatorade water bottle carriers, and 12 Gatorade water bottles. About $300. By the 3rd game all walked off. Bought a sideline kicking net. $160. Within 5 games 2 of the poles had walked. Replaced the poles. $50. Every game I showed up and myself and the football custodian loaded all game gear and 4 -5 gallon water buckets, went ahead of the team and set up. This includes to Victorville and all away games. Then we lugged it back. 10 years, at least 10 games per year. I got called to Covina Bowl for a team bonding exercise. They were $170 short. I covered it. For the graduating class 2 years back I spent $425 for a free pizza for all the Varsity players as a graduation team gift from 3.99 pizza. I helped JV on Thursdays feed them the team dinner. I took them donuts and juice or milk for a few sat morning films. I bought gear for kids that could not afford it. I helped sell fireworks and let players families get credit for my time towards their families players cost for the season. I brought gum for the coaches every game, candy for the team girls, and goodies for the band and cheerleaders. I brought food for other teams coaches and the Trib guys that covered the games. I did chain gang for many games because they couldn’t get parents to and they were the best seat in the house..
    I did all that as payback for what the school taught me as a smart ass kid when I went there. Years later it sunk in and it was something I needed to do to say thank you. I did it because I wanted to. I didn’t do it for the coaches and players today as much as I did it for the coaches of my day. One last thing. I also did it for lining up offsides at tackle and getting RUSTY MAYHEWS touchdown pass called back. Debt paid in full.

  3. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    January 4, 2022 - 11:23 pm | Permalink


    I think the light bulb that came on can be for the majority of HS football programs in the SGV and in Southern California.

  4. Area's Gravatar Area
    January 4, 2022 - 11:18 pm | Permalink

    I think this plagues so many programs, times have changed, everyone wants to be at the local private, the strong public programs are becoming lesser and lesser, I’m part of another local program and in a similar situation as yourself, certain ties keep me around but I get the feeling it’s almost time to step back and watch from afar.

  5. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    January 4, 2022 - 8:55 pm | Permalink

    At some point as the lightbulb comes on you realize you care about something more than it cares about itself. I’m not speaking about coaches or kids. There are a small group of parents that carry that program. God bless them. The rest don’t give a DELETED and can’t even be bothered to show up at the games without drinking from a paper bag.
    It’s a different time and I’m not down with the new normal.
    But on a positive note I went to another schools game and got body searched. 🙂 We’re not there yet.

  6. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    January 4, 2022 - 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Never remember you being so Laissez-faire when it came to Covina football.Your age is showing Colt74.

  7. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    January 4, 2022 - 6:45 pm | Permalink

    There is a difference between caring and having any say in a situation. I have no kids that went to Covina. I went before backpacks were a thing. I’m an old, fat, cheerleader. Nothing more. I helped the team out in any way possible for 10 years and in that time I only missed 2 games. I spent thousands in that time on gear and snacks/drinks for the teams. I gave back from what I gained as a kid there. Physical limitations put an end to that last year. Someone else needs to carry the torch.
    I’m not privy to inside information anymore and that’s fine. It was a great hobby for 10+ years. I got nothing out of it other than seeing kids grow and develop and the occasional smiles and celebrations.
    From now on I will cheer on the Colts from the stands or following the score on twitter. I also will follow other teams and coaches.
    Pain is a loud voice from your body telling you to slow down. This year it got my attention and I’m listening.

  8. SoCalSports's Gravatar SoCalSports
    January 4, 2022 - 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Jacob and that freshman kid Moore will be a dynamic duo this year. Mark my words!

  9. ?'s Gravatar ?
    January 4, 2022 - 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Monrovia must have a good recruiting coordinator. Is it coaching up what you have or go get the best players available?

  10. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    January 4, 2022 - 4:02 pm | Permalink

    He doesn’t care if his QB is gone. Dale is gone, read between the lines.

  11. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    January 4, 2022 - 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I pissed off a few hardc0ore Covina peeps when I said I support the kid no matter where he plays.. I truly mean it. Would love for him to stay a Colt but that is a selfish reason. The young man and his parents need to do what will be best for the kid. If going to greener pastures ( Monrovia colors ) is what is felt as the best move…party on Garth.. Life’s too short not to go big or go home. Williams, Banzet, and the Wildcats will take good care of the young man.

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