East County Sports

Renovated Henry has new finish for Monarchs

Monte Vista carries the ball on Friday night against Patrick Henry

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

PATRICK HENRY 39, MONTE VISTA 36

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

SAN CARLOS – Monte Vista senior running back Isaiah Gardner rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night but the Patrick Henry Patriots rallied for a 39-36 upset win over visiting Monte Vista in a non-league contest.

In the third quarter, Gardner had a touchdown run to increase the lead to 28-13.

The Pats’ Bryce Johnson, had an 8-yard run for a touchdown late in the third to bring his team to within 28-19.

Josiah Lawson had an interception by for Henry, setting up a touchdown run by Johnson for the Patriots’ second score in less than a two-minute span.

Early in the fourth, Kai Jessie, the former Helix basketball standout, had a touchdown reception to give Patrick Henry a 31-28 lead.

Gardner had a 69-yard touchdown run for the Monarchs to regain the lead, 36-31, as senior Ron Barry and junior Adrian Ortiz pushed their defender out of the way.

Jessie had a catch for the decisive touchdown late in the game.

Monte Vista had a last-minute drive, but Raymond Bernard finished off the Monarchs with an interception.

The Monarchs finished with two interceptions of their own.

Xavier Leyva scored the game’s first touchdown with a 12-yard run early in the contest for Monte Vista.

Henry’s Omar Hammond hauled in a touchdown pass in the first quarter, as well, but the Monarchs led 21-13 at halftime.

Patrick Henry quarterback Matthew Castillo passed for 346 yards and five touchdowns.

Hammond, a sophomore, and junior Luke Carillo-Batson combined for over 200 yards receiving for the Pats.

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