Aholoka Keeps Knights Alive

It was another great night for Peter Aholoka.

By: George Hernandez, Writer

By George Hernandez

El Monte, CA - Peter Aholoka rushed for 236-yards and two touchdown carrying Arroyo to a 21-10 win over Rosemead keeping their playoff hopes alive, Friday night at B.L. Bergstrom Stadium.

Panthers took the opening kickoff to midfield but got called back to the nine yard line after a block in the back. Rosemead ended up with a three and out.

Knights got their chance with the ball and Aholoka went to work, getting a majority of the carries on the drive and capping it off with a four -yard touchdown run at 6:06 in the first quarter.

Both defenses stood strong most of the first half with Mead getting on the board with a 51-yard field goal from Stephen Cansino making it 7-3 going into half.

Late in the third quarter Aholoka took the handoff from Nathan Coto 36-yards to paydirt to put the Knights up 14-3.

Arroyo had tricks up their sleeve when Jesus Calvillo took the pitch and passed it 30-yards down field to David Cotero, setting up a nine yard treat for Coto who made it 21-3.

Panthers Steven San Miguel took the returning kickoff 66-yards down field setting up a short field for Everardo Camacho who took the rock in from three yards out cutting the lead to 21-10.

Rosemead got the ball back with time left but wasn’t able to convert a fourth and one, and Arroyo ran out the clock out with Aholoka.

Arroyo’s offense was led by Aholoka who finished with 42-touches for 278-yards and two touchdowns. Coto went 10 of 19 for 84-yards and two interceptions and he also had 57-yards on the ground. Aaron Landry was a standout on defense as regular in the Rosemead backfield and a sack on the night.

Mead without much offense was led by quarterback Camacho who went 5 of 12 for 29-yards and 85-yards on the ground.

Rosemead had studs on defense with Dominic Salas and San Miguel each picking a Coto pass. Demarco Munoz chipped in with a sack.

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