Monrovia began preparations for the 2013 season on Monday morning with its first fall practice and standout running back Kurt Scoby was practicing with the team after fulfilling all the school-issued requirements needed to play for the Wildcats football program.
Scoby’s grades and class requirements are up to speed following some summer school work and now the fate of his senior-year eligibility is up to CIF. Maddox said the program is still in the paperwork process with that but expects to have it sent to CIF soon. Scoby needs Alemany, his previous school before Monrovia, to sign off on his transfer. It’s not expected to be a problem.
After that, CIF will review the case and decide whether Scoby will be eligible for the entire season or whether he’ll have a sit-out period until Oct. 6 or be ineligible.
“His GPA good and we’ll be sending out the transfer paperwork,” Maddox said. “We had to wait because in order to send out the paperwork, he has to be above a 2.0 (Grade Point Average). It’s just a matter of getting all the paperwork in a line and the ducks in a row.”
Monrovia opens the season on Sept. 6 against Ayala. The Wildcats are especially deep at running back and Maddox said that his stable of ball carriers will continue to rotate until more is known about Scoby’s situation.
“It’s completely out of my hands,” Maddox said. “Obviously, we’d love to have him but I’ve got no say. It really depends on what CIF has to say. Right now, they’re all rotating and getting reps. It’s the first day of practice. They’re all good backs. We won’t stop splitting that stuff up until we get a lot deeper in. They’re all good backs.
Scoby last played a varsity game for St. Paul in 2012. Before that, he had a strong sophomore season at Charter Oak. After leaving Charter Oak, Scoby’s had stops at Duarte, St. Paul, Cathedral and Alemany.