Monrovia is on shaky ground as the season approaches after losing what would’ve been the team’s top three players after they transferred to other schools.
Izaiah Adams (WR/DB) and linebacker Malcom Weston have transferred to, guess where, Cathedral. And defensive back Canaan Chandler has left for Grace Bretheren. Adams was considered to be Monrovia’s biggest talent. Weston had 68 tackles and seven sacks in 2015. Chandler scored four touchdowns last season and had five sacks.
The players were reportedly with the team through spring but left when the school year ended. Monrovia is headed by new head coach Jerry Chou, who won back-to-back CIF championships at Eagle Rock in 2005 and ’06. The Wildcats now have just TWO returning starters. They open the season at Burbank on Aug. 26.