Friday Night Aftermath: Monrovia shows Covina who is boss; Rio Hondo Prep punches ticket with win over Boron; Muir falls apart in 28-3 loss to La Serna.

COVERAGE OF FRIDAY’S SEMIFINALS

LA SERNA 28, MUIR 3: A dream run for the Muir High School football team ended with a rude awakening. Everything the Mustangs had done up to this point fell apart in one fell swoop. Penalties, dropped passes and an an inability to stop the run added up to a 28-3 loss to La Serna in Friday night’s semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs.

MONROVIA 41, COVINA 27: Monrovia High School won its first CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division title last year behind quarterback and division player of the year Nick Bueno. Blake Heyworth looks like that guy this time. The junior quarterback threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns to lead the defending champion Wildcats over top-seed Covina 41-27 in Friday’s semifinals at Covina District Field.

ARAM TOLEGIAN COLUMN: There often are plays early in a game in which one team establishes who’s boss and how it’s going to be for the rest of the night. In Monrovia High School’s 41-27 rout of Covina on Friday, that play came from Wildcats defensive back Anthony Craft just about eight minutes into what was supposed to be a semifinals showdown but gradually turned into a laugher.

RIO HONDO PREP 28, BORON 7: Jake Holguin did not need any of the space heaters blazing along the Rio Hondo Prep sideline. The junior created all the heat he needed in a 27-8 victory over host Boron in a CIF-Southern Section Northeast Division semifinal game on Friday night. He stripped scrambling Bobcats quarterback Austyn Fink of the ball and recovered the fumble to stop the Bobcats from mounting a rally in the third quarter. “That was really big,” Rio Hondo Prep quarterback Colby Rivera said. “It took all their momentum away. It made a big difference. We could take time off the clock and everything.”

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  • New York

    Let’s get it done West Side. Monrovia, Muir, San Gabriel and RHP carry the torch! Our teams get no respect over on the East. Let’s get it tonight boys! Play your best games and leave it all on the field.

  • big mike

    Sad to say i wont be able to make this game due to the “winds” my job need extra help and i was called in for friday but i will be there next week. Hopefully you’ll be on the sideline then to and ill come holla at you and put you up on some game about Mustang football and the WSGV. But my boy M6 will be on the sidelines and he also could lace you up.

  • Miguel Melendez

    M6? Lol this ain’t a Bond movie, Big Mike. But hey, you can always follow my tweets!

  • big mike

    I do have a prediction, this game D.Holmes jr. will have another break out game La Serna is going to focus so heavily on not getting beat deep that they wont have safety help to come down and stop the run and once he gets past the second level of the defense the safeties will be so far off that they will have to try and make an open field tackle against a kid that is very elusive and strong, and believe me 8 out of 10 tries those safeties will miss that tackle. EXPECT D.HOLMES TO HAVE ANOTHER BREAK OUT GAME and maybe you guys would give him the credit he has earned all year long and give him that recognition in the papers with a full interview on him. Of course those D1 dudes (Seymour and Owens) is gone get theirs no matter what especially if La Serna come out like D-Ranch did and try to man up (what a mistake) or kick the ball to those dudes. i expect a good game for the first half but Muir speed will be overwhelming and once La serna fall behind by 2 td’s their whole game plan to keep the ball away from muir and burn clock will go out the window and thats when you have to throw the ball and guess who’s on the corners, Thats right them D1 boys.

    GOOD LUCK TO BOTH TEAMS

    STANG HOUSE BABY “EAT OR GET ATE”.

  • muir
  • big mike

    LOL….Miguel i have no choice but to follow your tweet tonight i need to know whats going on at all times and if you could tweet some of your opinions during the game also.

  • StangNation01

    Miguel,
    M6 is Marquise Ross and now he is one of the Muir coaches.

    Big Mike our Stangs will go H.A.M and win this one in convincing fashion. We aren’t going to under estimate these boys from La Serna either. I’m trying my best keep young Tyquan “TY” Glass aka young Deuce from trying to suit up to play. The player that broke his femur bone & ended his season in week 2.

    Thats how serious they are now. They are trying to win a title!!! The beautiful thing is the entire team is eligible and healthy and on the same page!!!

    I believe DJ will have a great game too. Also Denzel will have 10+ tackles and either a pick or a fumble recovery. Mark Samuels will do the same as Denzel.

    Travonta (Trae) will have a very good game and a score. Josh will throw at least 2 TDs.

    Tairen & Kevon will do some amazing stuff. They’ll get a pick each & probably score once or twice.

    We will have 5 penalties all game. My surprise ballers will be Charles “aka lil T aka Tony” Claxton, Charles Clayton (Ty Glass’s replacement at Safety). Lamar McDonald and Marcellus Clash are going to have big games too.

    Our defense is going to win us a title. The D is serious now!!!!

    @ Big Mike & New York just wait till next year!!!! returning 18 starters!!!!!! & a super young team!!!! Plus our nonleague schedule is serious!!!! I’m talking maybe Rancho, maybe Alemany and maybe Upland and/or maybe Charter Oak or Bishop Amat!!!! We aren’t shying alway from anybody!!!! We are going to play the best!!!!

    Tell the rest of the SGV & West Covina to do that!!!!!!

  • New York

    StangNation01,

    Muir has NEVER shyed away from competition. Fontana when they were good, Bishop Amat, Oaks Christian, etc. Muir’s loss record can be deceptive because of the level of competition.

    Two more wins to get your rings. Stay focused.

  • StangNation01

    New York your absolutely correct.

    We played the Amats, Long Beach Poly’s, Loyola, Oaks Christians, etc!!!! And many more powerhouses.

    But maybe one or 2 preseason games we tough. Now granted when I was at Muir we had 5 preseason games not 3. But all 3 will be powerhouses next year. Im geeked up and super turnt up about this season and next season!!!!

    Alemany ducked us this year and played PHS, lol!!!

  • StangNation01

    Miguel,
    You still owe me my push ups from the Turkey Tussle lol. I need my 13 tonight at the game lol. I’ll be on the sideline too.

  • Coach Smalley

    Unfortunately I won’t be able to make the game tonight because the Boys Basketball team will be in tournament play but thanks Miguel for showing the video!!! The Muir Football team is simply incredible. I won’t tell anybody you have a Mustangs 4Life tee-shirt on under your jacket! LOL. The blog is hotter than ever now…Mustangs 4Life my friend.

  • brodi Stang

    muir boys & girls basketball will win their tournaments & get it poppin on the court. Jamal don’t worry fam we’ll see you at the CIF Championship game!!!

  • coltfan97

    I would like to congratulate Monrovia your a great team!!! You will win CIF!!!! And I will predict you will win CIF next year if your in Mid Valley Division!!!! You have a lot of juniors on that team!!! I will comment more on the game tomorrow and I will talk about my Colt team tomorrow!!!! How did you guys lose to S..D please tell me that???? The player of the game was Luke Williams he is a stud!!! The play of the game was the semi fake punt great play by Bryant!!!! I give a lot of credit to Monrovia!!!!!

  • coltfan97

    I would like to congratulate Monrovia your a great team!!! You will win CIF!!!! And I will predict you will win CIF next year if your in Mid Valley Division!!!! You have a lot of juniors on that team!!! I will comment more on the game tomorrow and I will talk about my Colt team tomorrow!!!! How did you guys lose to S..D please tell me that???? The player of the game was Luke Williams he is a stud!!! The play of the game was the semi fake punt great play by Bryant!!!! I give a lot of credit to Monrovia!!!!!

  • SGV Joe

    Hey “StangNation01″

    Tell me about those predictions again? 3 points…and your ready for the Bulldogs? Hah !

  • Mtownclown

    THANX coltfan97….Mtown played GREAT tonight! flags and bad coaching Killed Covina 2night! u just dont go for it on 4th and 20 this isnt madden

  • StangNation01

    We got smacked. We lost to an inferior team athletically. They executed perfectly & had a great game plan. We made mistakes & didn’t capitalize on our 4 trips to the red zone. 4 trips & zero points, smh. Penalties killed us & not staying home & filling our gaps.

    Good job La Serna!!! Ya’ll deserve the win & thoroughly beat us.

    No excuses we took this one on the chin.

    I guess Aram can honestly call us inconsistant tonight!!!!

  • objective fan

    Way to go RHP! beating Boron at their house in the cold weather. Too many penalties for RHP but no turnovers gets the W. #50 for Boron showed his lack of discipline by giving up and opting for dirty football. Instead of helping his team, he cost them yardage with personal foul penalties all the while seeming to enjoy it. Terrible coaching from Boron by not removing this player sooner than they did, someone could have easily gotten hurt unnecessarily by those late hits, etc. RHP had a solid game while Boron didn’t seem to know what hit them. One more chance to play in December for the Kares. Let’s do this! GO RHP!!!

  • coltfan97

    I was questioning the onside kick with 8 minutes 30 seconds left, and Covina had all 3 time outs left!!!! Why give Monrovia a short field????? Williams caused most of those penalties!!!! I give credit where credit is due!!!! Monrovia exploited Covina’s weakness which was our pass defense!!! Should have put Mason on Williams!!!! I am saddened because Coach Thomas deserve a ring as a head coach, he is a great person!!! Answer me this did Covina do o.k blocking McCarthy?? I thought Covina did an adequate job on him!!!! Don’t get me wrong he had some great plays tonight!!!!!!

  • Mtownclown

    Aram what about Monrovia now?? how dare u pick against BI GREEN

  • Kenendy Bryant

    I just want to say congratulation to Vinny Venegas, Livingston and Ainsworth, each of you represented Covina well and you young men have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of the three of you played well. I will not let my first post be boastful; its just not my style, Ill get to that later. As a dad and a former athlete/player its tough to lose when you have played your ass off and you dont come out victorious. Each of you are winners not matter what the score of the football game.
    Boys even though the score says defeat hold your heads high you gave it your best, and sometimes that all you can do. Life teaches all of us that we should never quite and at the end of the day its just a game. Each of you should learn that sometimes in live you can do everything right and the outcome isnt what you desired. I have empathy for all of you. I respect you and your team you guys never gave up and that shows me a lot about who you are and what kind of young men youll be. As a MHS Aluma I relish in victory for my alma mater but I have empathy for you in defeat. I saw your tears and felt your pain. Ffor some of you maybe most of you youll never dawn a football uniform again.. Just never forget you gave it your best and thats all you can do. Great season Covina Colts

  • coltfan97

    Mr. Bryant your all class!!!! That was a classy thing to say!!!!!! Your son made the play of the game in my opinion that semi fake punt was crucial!!!!! Monrovia is a great team, and they will be a great team next year!!!!

  • alan p.

    Congrats to Monrovia..great game by blake, the kids a winner. He did it back in his pee wee year (2007)with the Arcadia indians on covina district field to go to the finals. A little coincidence.
    Sorry to break it you st. Francis, but u guys let a great qb go! Whatever made him decide to leave( money/politics) wink wink, he is now in a better place where the best player plays.

  • Mtownclown

    anyone From Monrovia going too the SG SD game 2night?

  • MonroVian

    Well MTown does it again….. I will def be at the SG-SD game tonight. I will be rooting for SG… Id like to see another MTOWN-sd game but I would rather see them loose In the Semi’s like last year.
    You Dont Want No Green And White!

    Hey MTOWN Clown, dont you think if MonroVia wins it again, they should get new uniforms.
    Im thinking what they have already just In Nike.
    I would Love to see the white helmet come black also, Keep the white face mask. Add two green stripes and both M’s of course. Then also Keep the white pants and add Monrovia on one side and Wildcats on the other.
    What do you think. How would you make them?

  • MonroVian

    CORRECTION**** “White helmet come BACK not “Black” hahahahaha stupid Phone!

  • Mtownclown

    bring back the all green! green pants ! but id like too see Monrovia with a oregon like Black on black alter uniform…lol

  • Monrovia Hammer!!!

    I can’t wait to hear from BIG BOB. Not having him on the show now would be a credibility oversight! Miguel, Fred, Aram do the right thing. Eat some crow, Give Bob his due.
    5 minutes then we will get bored!
    The covagna sorry “covina” game is over. Just for kicks-lol.

    Anyway, Covina did have some players. Livingston can toss the ball, Ainsworth did well. They did move the ball. Just not enough. The coaches seems to get abit loud at one point.

    The Cats were very good!

  • Kennedy Bryant

    Well now that the smoke has cleared and everyone who had MHS over Covina is looking for anyone that picked against US I have to pen a few words. Fact of the matter is that we cant seem to find anyone of the Covina prognosticators, except Colt97 man of his word and he did the gentlemanly thing and admitted who the best team.
    Funny thing though it is quite rewarding to go back and look over all the bloggers and predictions and the haters of MHS. From Fred to Aram and Saints4real and to ever MHS detractor, please acknowledge pre season victories, stats, and we beat that team who beat you language holds no weight. Remember this for future arguments, TIME AND REVELANCE. SAN DIMAS WAS A LONG TIME AGO and the fact the Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson doesnt mean youre that you could knock out Muhammad Ali
    As I said earlier in the week I ENVISION A CLOSE GAME BUT MY GUTT TELLS ME ITS GOING TO BE A BLOWOUT I got a big gut.
    MHS dont take SGHS for granted, they have playmakers, in fact I would take their receiving core over COVINAS. Again going to earlier in the week, MHS has Tomahawk Cruise Missiles. Iraqi Scuds for Covina.
    Based on my observations looks like SGHS has some insiders at the pentagon because they have a few Tomahawk missiles themselves. However when you playing for something of this magnitude you have to be prepared for the enemy at all cost. Therefore we need to give thx where thx is due so, lets get busy channeling the spirit of President Reagan and thank him for appropriating the funds for the MHS MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM. Oh you havent heard of it. Its called the BRYANT, CRAFT, and RAMERIZ INTERCEPT Defense GRID with a McCarthy G5 Kill Switch. As with all classified information you must be on a need to know basis. Therefore all missiles will be set for termination on Saturday if they fly into MHS AIRSPACE.. Oh yeah baby its game time and your playing in the MHS battlefield.
    SGHS Bloggers Im just getting started.
    BTW Aram I did hear that MHS is scheduled to play LSU in 3 weeks, since they beat COVINA. Couldnt Resist AT but you left yourself open for that one based on you comment about the Monrovia Bloggers and LSU. You know that last comment is all fun in games. Looking for your insights for this weeks game.

  • Breaking news !!! Paul Revere Changes his name….

    I chose the Name Paul Revere Because, after the SD loss, Covina, SD, and haters, went in on Monrovia. I wanted to remind the SGV no matter what happend in preseason and league, that the “playoffs were Coming” and that was what mattered. I warned them, and they did not listen. Now that the VVL teams and bloggers are at home eating Crow Soup. I don’t need the name anymore…Since Mtown is going for back to back, I am going to need a special New name. The Blogger formally known as “Paul Revere” has change his name to “Hoss Cartwright” for Championship Week. You hear that…it’s Hoss Cartwright, and we are going to kick SG off the Ranch Sat night.

  • Breaking news !!! Paul Revere Changes his name….

    I chose the Name Paul Revere Because, after the SD loss, Covina, SD, and haters, went in on Monrovia. I wanted to remind the SGV no matter what happend in preseason and league, that the “playoffs were Coming” and that was what mattered. I warned them, and they did not listen. Now that the VVL teams and bloggers are at home eating Crow Soup. I don’t need the name anymore…Since Mtown is going for back to back, I am going to need a special New name. The Blogger formally known as “Paul Revere” has change his name to “Hoss Cartwright” for Championship Week. You hear that…it’s Hoss Cartwright, and we are going to kick SG off the Ranch Sat night.

  • What’s in a name?

    Why dont you just change your name to dumbazz? That moniker fits much better with your personality? Your postings were adversarial and pathetic for the most part.

  • Hoss Cartwright !

    When people were Drunk with envy and talked fresh at the Saloon, causing trouble, calling people out of their name, and being a sore loser at the card game etc..on Bonanza… Big Eric “Hoss” Cartwright would bust in the Saloon, and “Best Some Head”! Their Is Power in words, and a Name is a proper noun. I warned haters about the playoffs, and that they were coming…Now that Monrovia is ready to dance….Monrovia aka “The Cartwrights” are going to have to show “San Gabriel a lil Respect” and show ‘em who’s boss in the Wild West…San Gabriel we’re Kicking you out of town.

    -Hoss

  • Kennedy Bryant

    Haters still gonna Hate. All you you haters need to take the time and and pull up some of the nonesense that has been written all over this blog about MHS. Let the victors enjoy their prognostication and relish in our victory. I know you cant stand it and you look stupid and foolish as you were CONVINCED WE would not be at here in the final.. (REMEMBER ALL VVL MATCH UP).

    You still have a chance to see Monrovia go down in defeat that hope rest in SGHS. We Monrovians are just happy it wasnt by your team, (POMONA, WHITTIER CHRISTIAN or COVINA) Let us enjoy our Richard Pryor/Gene Wylder Moment. You know what im referring too. WE BAD, WE BAD M@@$%&*() WE BAD. Now go finish you third bowl of CROW SOUP TASTE GOOD Dont it. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL