Arroyo’s Knights Buries Gabrielino Eagles

by Duane Barker

The Knights defense was swarming on Friday night. photo by Duane Barker

by Duane Barker

El Monte

From the get go it was all Arroyo as the Knights hammered Gabrielino Eagles 41-7 Friday night at B.L. Bergstrom Stadium in the Mission Valley League opener for both schools.

It didn’t take very long for Arroyo to put points on the board needing only five plays to go 63-yards to open the scoring barrage and take a 7-0 lead with 9:52 left in the opening frame.

Back to back touchdown strikes of 10 and two yards from Nathan Coto to Nico Lozano pushed the score to 21-0 before the seats were even warm at Bergstom.

“It was the first time this year that we played two consecutive quarters of good football” said Arroyo head coach Jim Singiser after the game. When asked about the line play of the Knights Singiser added “We thought that was were we had an advantage. We got great play from both sides of our line tonight.”

Arroyo extended it’s lead to 27-0 with 2:00 left in the first half going 80-yards in 10 plays with the drive culminating in a Gabriel Gomez two yard run.

Gabrielino finally got on the scoreboard with 8:22 remaining in the game. Elijah Peters scrambled for what seemed like four minutes and finally found Calvin Chen for a 29-yard score. It was a long night for Peters who only completed 11 of 30 passes for 140-yards and the one touchdown.

Coto accounted for three of the Arroyo scores, two by air and one on the ground. He also completed 17 of 28 passes for 226-yard and had two balls picked off.

The Knights are now 5-1, 1-0 in league, the Eagles fall to 4-2, and 0-1.

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