Monarch Football Dominates to Begin High School Football Season
Monarch High School Football. {Jake Stephens}

By: Matt Rothman

Monarch High School’s football team got off to a terrific start with a 38-8 win in their first game for the season Friday night against Boca Raton High School.

The Knights also improved 1-0 for the fifth time in six seasons and have outscored their opponents 226-24 in victories.

Monarch jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead after an 80-yard kick return by Samari Reed before A.J. Hairston threw two first-quarter touchdown passes to give the Knights a 22-point lead. Joshua Pena caught a 55-yard pass and had a score from 68 yards. Hairston also added rushing touchdown and Corey Ebert had a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown.

After winning five games last year, the Knights look to build on that this year. They are set to play Atlantic High School in their second game of the season on Friday, September 2, at 7 p.m. after they fell 39-38 in their first game against Palm Beach Garden High School.


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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.