(Citrus College) – Monrovia commited four turnovers and Glendora took full advantage in a 21-7 win Friday night at Citrus College. The Wildcats fumbled three times and threw an interception in the contest.
“We’re not going to beat a team turning the ball over four times. It’s not going to happen,” said Monrovia Coach Ryan Maddox. “We got a lot to work on.”
The score was tied 7-7 at halftime but Glendora fell on a Monrovia fumble late in the second quarter at the Wildcat 33. From there the Tartans put together six play drive with quarterback Chad Jeffries finishing it with a one yard run. Jeffries also hit Donovan Holmes on an 18 yard screen pass to set up the score.
In the fourth quarter, Glendora iced it by piecing together 12 play, 68 ayrd drive. Demetrius Hicks went up the gut for ten yards to cap the drive with 5:41 left for an insurmountable 21-7 lead .
The Wildcats had three consecutive possessions in the second half that ended in fumbles that Glendora recovered. Early in the third period, Monrovia drove all the way down to the Tartan 17 before coughing it up.
Glendora scored first with when Holmes took a screen pass from Jeffries and turned it into a 17 yard touchdown. Monrovia tied it in the second on a one yard plunge by Derrick Johnson. The touchdown was set up by a 51 yard pass play from Nick Bueno to Brandon Wigenbach.
It was only one of three passes Bueno completed on the night as he went 3-12 for 55 yards. He did most of his damage running the ball gaining 113 yards on 17 carries.
Jeffries finished 9-20 for 141 yards. He also had 46 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Monrovia’s defense led by Ellis McCarthy put plenty of pressure on Jeffries early to keep the Cats in the game. M-Town sacked Jeffiries four times.
“I thought our defense played well but I think we got tired. When we turned the ball over we left them on a short field,” Maddox said.
Corey Victoria was the workhorse for Glendora. He carried the ball 19 times for 108 yards. Hicks had four carries for 35 yards and a score.
“Monrovia is a very good team. They’re going to win a lot of ball games,” said Glendora Coach Mark Pasquarella. “We had a lot of dropped balls tonight and we need to do a better job inside the 20 yard lines. We were a little nervous coming in because we knew Monrovia has a good team. As far as Jeffiries he just makes things happen.”
Next week Monrovia wil host Arcadia in the first game in the refurbished stadium at Monrovia High. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:00 pm. Glendora will travel to Orange County to face Canyon.
M 0 7 0 0 7
G 7 0 7 7 21
G 8:51 Holmes 17 yd pass from Jeffries (Mogi Ghlambar Kick)
M 11:55 Johnson 1 yd run (Mason Bryant Kick)
G :00 Jeffries 1 yd run (Ghalambar Kick)
G 5:41 Hicks 10 yd run (Charles Johnson Kick)