Scoby cleared to play at Monrovia

By Keith Lair
Heralded and much-traveled running back Kurt Scoby has been cleared by the CIF-Southern Section to play for Monrovia High School the entire season.
The senior received CIF-SS transfer approval on Friday.
“It’s been a seamless transition,” Monrovia coach Ryan Maddox said. “He’s thrilled. It’s been kind of business as usual. He’s been practicing.”
Scoby has played at Charter Oak and St. Paul. He had previously attended Duarte, Cathedral and Alemany, but never played at any of those schools.

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  • Prep Fan 29

    You know what the old saying is…Cheaters never win!…The other kids that lost their appeals should fight!..CIF IS A JOKE!

  • GrimReaper

    The real question is how much the Monrovia Boosters paid Scoby whose services appear to go to the highest bidder. I am surprised he didnt opt to play for a Private school or Parochial School in a prestige division where one would assume the pay and perks would be better.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      Get out here with that mess. Monrovia did not go after this kid. He was a member of the DHawks with Frazier, Craft, and other Wildcats. Monrovia wanted this kid out of pop warner, but he chose to go to CO. He came back to mtown as a last option. We had already won 3 titles and would be on our way to another w/ or w/ out him. If he moves anywhere but Monrovia, he gets denied. No one knew where this kid was going to end up. No one knew if he would be eligible and no one knew if CIF would clear him. Monrovia does not pay for players. They took him in because he is from the area, and he knows all the kids from pop warner. If he would have went to monrovia as a Frosh, He would have 3 titles, and probably more offers.

      • GrimReaper

        Scoby’s high school career doesnt smell right, I would refer you to the current Rolling Stone edition wherein it is alleged that Urban Meyer covered up for Aaron Hernandez while in his program.

        Scoby school hopping and searching for a better deal sound to me a lot like Reggie Bush. Or the entitled high school athlete that goes on to become an even more entitled University athlete. The next thing you know, is you helped to create an Aaron Hernandez…

        Maybe Scoby will end up as the next great thing and become a role model, but right now it doesn’t look good to me an outside observer.

      • GrimReaper

        quote

        Monrovia does not pay for players. ….. If he would have went (sic) to monrovia as a Frosh, He would have 3 titles, and probably more offers.

        Gee I seem to remember a player that transferred from Covina High, I think his name was Ainsworth. Gee wasn’t he the Star News player of the year on the all area team.

        It is surprising how a trend seems to be developing of top talent leaving one school to transfer to Monrovia.

        Finally, when the potential move was announced last year in the LA Times there were more than a few that expressed concern over Scoby’s less than outstanding classroom achievement. Question, just how do the teachers at Monrovia plan to keep him eligible and still retain a degree of academic standards. Again cue boosters, stage right!

  • bigfatfan

    This kid and his family are a joke. One look at that list of schools he has attended and you are just left laughing at CIF and Monrovia.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      Read below…stop hating.

    • wildcatalum

      be careful what you say about people and their families. you have crossed the line. just because you hide behind a screen name doesn’t mean people don’t know who you are.

      • bigfatfan

        monrovia chums, read below, there is a lot of skepticism out there among the non-monrovia family. regardless of where he grew up, the shear number of schools he attended gives us reason to question his family’s motives.

  • Tania Taylor

    Most people dont even realize that Scoby has primarily grown up in the area, played as a child for the Duarte Hawks, so the people that don’t know should probably not speak. He’s a talented kid & the people that are posting their dislike for his choice in schools are probably the people that wish he wen to their school. Sit back & enjoy the season everyone…MONROVIA is gonna give u a show!!!!

    • quackatit

      Actually, nope….not wishing that he had gone to my school. But thank you for possibly proving that he NEVER moved with those other 5 schools. This is why kids do not show loyalty – but the kid, I give a pass to but feel sorry for the day when they can no longer be blamed as the kid but have to take responsibility as an adult. Now the coaches, “cutodians/gaurdians (whatever)” and everyone else involved (who already has their HS diploma) need to really reflect on their actions. The kid is pretty much only doing what he has been allowed to do………but in the adult world, choices like these don’t end well.

      • Tania Taylor

        If you knew him personally & knew his personal situation, maybe you would think differently….but I will let you think what you want. He’s a good kid that has been through alot…so continue thinking the way you do…i know this, as an adult, you should have been taught to know the ENTIRE SITUATION before you PASS JUDGEMENT!

        • quackatit

          I’m sorry………..where’s the judgment? Oh, that’s your defense mechanism kicking in! My bad!! Let’s re-read the post ok….I believe I wrote in English I didn’t blame the kid so……..hmmm. But if you believe it’s ok to “move” 6 times in 3 years, then I must say that I am relieved not to have you in my school. See, education is a priority for me as a parent. Oh, and I know the kid…never had an issue with him……and I know WAY MORE (I see you like caps so I thought I would put those in for you!) than you think. But must applaud you passing judgement on me as well. I will continue my parental goals of putting education before stats…….