COMING UP SHORT: Monrovia’s Darione Jones runs for a first down in Thursday’s nonleague game at Covina District Field. Host South Hills held on for a 30-27 victory.
Staff photo by Sarah Reingewirtz
Deja vu in reverse?
It sure seemed that way for Monrovia, which fourth-quarter rally fell short in a 30-27 setback to host South Hills at Covina District Field.
The Wildcats (2-2), who held on for a 28-25 victory on the same field in 2010, nearly stole victory from defeat after scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter before a 14-yard pass from Blake Heyworth Anthony Craft to the Monrovia 29 was a yard short of a first down on fourth and 15..
South Hills, which had quarterback Adam Goss account for 180 yards and three touchdowns, then ran out the clock to improve to 3-1.
The Huskies, taking advantage of four Monrovia turnovers in the first half, led 30-7 with just over two minutes in the third quarter following a 15-yard run by Lawson Careny.
Monrovia, which had just four first downs during the first half, then woke up.
The Wildcats, getting 171 yards passing and two touchdowns from Heyworth, made it 30-20 following a 1-yard run by Heyworth and a 3-yard pass from Heyworth to George Frazier V during the middle of the quarter.
Heyworth then made it 30-27 with just over three minutes to play with a 36-yard pass to Mason Bryant.
Heyworth, after Monrovia stopped South Hills on three plays, threw three consecutive incomplete passes before his fourth-down toss to Craft was a yard short.
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Duarte, which improved to 2-2 overall, also got 130 yards and a touchdown from Marcus Lewis.