Boys Athlete of the Week

Bonita Running Back, Jayden Montenegro, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Aug 27 2023 08:26:09

Name : Jayden Montenegro
School : Bonita
Sport : Football
Grade : Senior
Position : WR/RB & LB

Photos by Beth Oualline

Boys Athlete of the Week:

Bonita’s Jayden Montenegro is off to a great start to his senior season.

The Bearcats two-way contributor played a huge role in road victories over Monrovia (56-21) and Ontario Christian (34-31) in weeks zero and one, respectively.

On Friday night, Montenegro anchored the BHS ground game with 168 yards on 15 carries.

And that included a pair of TD runs.

Montenegro also had 10 receptions for 91 yards, and one TD from freshman quarterback Daniel Mielke.

For the season, Jayden has a team-high 216 yards rushing on 21 carries, and his three rushing TD’s is tied for most with Cole Parra.

Montenegro also leads the Bearcats in receptions (17), receiving yards (200) and TD catches (2).

It goes without saying that the success Montenegro, Parra and Noah Mikhail have had in establishing the run game has done wonders for the confidence of their rookie QB.

And to Mielke’s credit, he’s taken full advantage of that with 644 yards and four TD’s.

Up next: Bonita (2-0) welcomes La Salle (1-1) in their home opener on Thursday night.