Monrovia Wildcats Defeat Paracletes
Receive Their Third Consecutive Title
By Jennifer Boone
The Monrovia Wildcats won the CIF Southern Section Divisional Football Championship for a third consecutive time last Friday, November 30 in an impressive game against Paraclete, 23-7. The victory on the their home turf was the pride of Monrovia Friday night.
Paraclete took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 47-yard pass from Tyler Carvalho to Darma. Monrovia went to the locker room after the second quarter and came back to the field with Wildcat attitude. Anthony Craft, who caught an 85-yard TD pass thrown by Blake Heyworth, put the Wildcats on the scoreboard in the third quarter tied 7 to 7. Then Mason Bryant hit a 32-yard field goal later in the third quarter to put the Wildcats up 10-7.
Darione Jones had runs of 6 and 4 yards before a personal foul gave Monrovia a first down at Paraclete’s 21 yard line. Heyworth tossed an 18-yard pass to Bryant to the 1 before Ge’Vontray Ainsworth scored to give Monrovia a 16-7 lead with 10:30 left in the game. The Wildcats had a few inceptions, and impeded the Spirits on downs at the Paraclete 31 with five minutes left. George Frazier trailed with a 3-yard TD run to make it 23-7 with 2:14 to play. The Monrovia Wildcats eliminated the top ranking team in the Southern California Divisions III Rankings. The State Regional bowl (State Division III matchup) is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Monrovia will host Madison (12-1 vs Monrovia’s 12-2), of San Diego also known as the Warhawks who won San Diego Section Division IV, beating St. Augustine, of San Diego, 35-21 last Saturday. Wildcats’ determination has paid off, and they’re ready to play Saturtday in the State Regional Bowl, Division III Playoffs with a three-peat under their belts.