Arroyo Wins in La Canada

Arroyo QB Nathan Coto. photo by Joe Torosian

by Alex Gonzalez
October 10, 2013 • 246 views

El Monte

Arroyo quarterback Nathan Coto totaled 198-yards running and passing, along with three touchdowns to lead the Knight’s to a 34-10 win over the La Cañada Spartans Friday night at La Cañada High School.

Arroyo, coming off a bye week, started slowly and needed to get picked up by its defense.

What they needed they received from linebacker Jesus Calvillo who intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. It was Calvillo’s third interception return for a touchdown this season.

Still with less than two minutes to play in the first half the Knights were trailing 10-7. It was here that Coto began to move his team and later hit wide receiver Nico Lozano for a 16-yard touchdown pass to give Arroyo a 14-10 lead at the break.

“We’ve had our connection since passing league,” said Coto of Lozano. “He’s my boy on and off the field.”

After intermission the Knights defense shut down the Spartan rushing attack in the second half and the offense came to life with three more scores.

“We looked like a much different team in the second half,” said Arroyo head coach Jim Singiser.

Knights running back Randy Amezcua carried the ball 19 times for 122 yards and scored one touchdown. Lozano caught five passes for 85-yards and scored two touchdowns. Coto finished 12 of 19 for 171 yards passing. Also rushed for 27 yards and another score.

Arroyo is now 4-1, La Canada fell to 2-3. Both teams begin league play next week.

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