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Monrovia’s home league debut resulted in a 49-7 win over South Pasadena

By Jordan Green

It was another victory for the Wildcats on Friday night as they defeated the South Pasadena 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 one game left in their regular season.

Quarterback Nick Hernandez continues to impress on the field, as for the third straight week he accumulated more than three touchdown passes and over 200 passing yards. It was the passing game that allowed the Wildcats to jump far ahead in the first half, which ultimately led to a fairly stagnant first half.

After a quick three and out for the Tigers, Hernandez efficiently led the offense down the field 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 Daylen Wilson on an 81-yard touchdown, making the score 14-0.

As the game strolled along the score continued to pile on for the Wildcats. Near the beginning of the second quarter the Wildcats scored yet another touchdown, this time a 25-yard rushing touchdown from senior Zeph Pascasio, which was his third rushing score of the season.

The second quarter was the strongest for the Wildcats, as they added three more touchdowns to their previous score, leading to them outscoring their opponent 28-0 in those 12 minutes. Tyree Myles scored a short touchdown run, while the other two scores were deep touchdown throws from Hernandez. By halftime, the scoreboard showed 42-0, favoring the home side.

Although the Tigers scored a late fourth quarter touchdown, the score remained one-sided as the final whistle blew. The 49-7 result ultimately allows Head Coach Chris Williams’ squad to advance to 8-1 on the season. Right now they are currently fourth 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 will compete in their final league game of the season, which will also be the final game of their regular season competition. It will be against the La Cañada Spartans who are currently 5-3 overall and are 1-1 in inner-league play. It will be the Wildcats senior night, meaning key players such as Hernandez, Wilson, Tyree Myles, Hunter Nicely and others will be acknowledged before the contest. Kickoff will be on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. on the Wildcats home field.

Statistics

Passing:
Nick Hernandez: 9/16, 250 yards, 4 TD

Rushing:
Tyree Myles: 11 carries, 72 yards, 1 TD
Zeph Pascasio: 6 carries, 49 yards, 1 TD
David Crisostomo: 4 carries, 17 yards, 1 TD

Receiving:
Daylen Wilson: 2 receptions, 106 yards, 2 TD
Mario Minor: 1 reception, 60 yards, 1 TD
Cameron Rufus: 3 receptions, 41 yards

Tackiling:
Hunter Nicely: 13 total tackles
Jeremy Cruz-Sailor: 9 total tackles
David Lopez: 7 total tackles
Jacob Hernandez: 5 total tackles

Sacks:
Jacob Castillo: 1 sack

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