Monrovia’shome league debut resulted in a 49-7 win over South Pasadena
By Jordan Green
It wasanother victory for the Wildcats on Friday night as they defeated the SouthPasadena Tigers 49-7 on home field. It was the sixth straight win for Monrovia,and the win advances the Wildcats to a perfect 3-0 league record with only onegame left in their regular season.
QuarterbackNick Hernandez continues to impress on the field, as for the third straightweek he accumulated more than three touchdown passes and over 200 passingyards. It was the passing game that allowed the Wildcats to jump far ahead inthe first half, which ultimately led to a fairly stagnant first half.
After a quickthree and out for the Tigers, Hernandez efficiently led the offense down thefield and scored a quick passing touchdown, giving him his first of the game.It took only three minutes to get his second as Hernandez connected with DaylenWilson on an 81-yard touchdown, making the score 14-0.
As the gamestrolled along the score continued to pile on for the Wildcats. Near thebeginning of the second quarter the Wildcats scored yet another touchdown, thistime a 25-yard rushing touchdown from senior Zeph Pascasio, which was his thirdrushing score of the season.
The secondquarter was the strongest for the Wildcats, as they added three more touchdownsto their previous score, leading to them outscoring their opponent 28-0 inthose 12 minutes. Tyree Myles scored a short touchdown run, while the other twoscores were deep touchdown throws from Hernandez. By halftime, the scoreboardshowed 42-0, favoring the home side.
Although theTigers scored a late fourth quarter touchdown, the score remained one-sided asthe final whistle blew. The 49-7 result ultimately allows Head Coach ChrisWilliams’ squad to advance to 8-1 on the season. Right now they are currentlyfourth in the Southern Section Division 9 Rankings, only behind Foothill,Bonita and Newport Harbor. But they are dominating in the Rio Honda League,outscoring their league opponents 132-14.
They willcompete in their final league game of the season, which will also be the finalgame of their regular season competition. It will be against the La CañadaSpartans who are currently 5-3 overall and are 1-1 in inner-league play. Itwill be the Wildcats senior night, meaning key players such as Hernandez,Wilson, Tyree Myles, Hunter Nicely and others will be acknowledged before thecontest. Kickoff will be on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. on the Wildcats homefield.
Nick Hernandez: 9/16, 250 yards, 4 TD
Tyree Myles: 11 carries, 72 yards, 1 TD
Zeph Pascasio: 6 carries, 49 yards, 1 TD
David Crisostomo: 4 carries, 17 yards, 1 TD
Daylen Wilson: 2 receptions, 106 yards, 2 TD
Mario Minor: 1 reception, 60 yards, 1 TD
Cameron Rufus: 3 receptions, 41 yards
Hunter Nicely: 13 total tackles
Jeremy Cruz-Sailor: 9 total tackles
David Lopez: 7 total tackles
Jacob Hernandez: 5 total tackles
Jacob Castillo: 1 sack