Wildcats Bid Adieu To Eagles
By Duane Barker, Writer / Photographer
November 21, 2012 • 387 views
By Duane Barker
Monrovia, CA - The Monrovia Wildcats reminded everyone who is the two time defending Mid Valley Division Champs with a resounding 43-6 win over the visiting South El Monte Eagles Friday night in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs.
The Wildcats did most of the damage on the ground to the tune of 303 yards and four touchdowns. GeVontray Ainsworth had 150 yards on ten carries and three scores and Darione Jones added another 81 and a lone touchdown.
Ainsworth got the score fest started capping a four play 61-yard drive with a 36-yard run. Mason Bryant’s extra point was blocked and with 9:05 left in the opening frame Monrovia had a 6-0 lead.
With a little more than 3:00 left in the first quarter Bryant extended the lead to 9-0 when he booted through a 35-yard field goal after an eight play drives stalled at the South El Monte 18.
George Frazier got in on the scoring outburst when out of the wildcat formation, he called his own number and rumbled his way over and through Eagle defenders on a 44-yard jaunt to paydirt.
Two more Monrovia scores, a five yard run by Ainsworth and a one yard pass from Blake Heyworth to Brett Walsh closed out the first half with the Wildcats in the lead 29-0.
Monrovia’s scoring outburst continued into the second half with Ainsworth getting his final score of the night on a 34-yard run and Jones getting his lone touchdown on a two yard run.
The lone bright spot for the Southmen came just past the midway point in the final frame. Levi Wells connected with Javier Machuca deep over the middle for a 49-yard touchdown strike. Agustin Pinto added the extra point but with so little time left in the game Monrovia’s lead was insurmountable.
The loss closed out a tremendous season by South El Monte finishing with a 7-5 record and a share of the Mission Valley League title.
For Monrovia, its off to Chatsworth to face Sierra Canyon in one of the semi-final matches of the Mid Valley Division playoffs.