It was announced Tuesday that a matchup between defending CIF-SS champions will be televised at 7:30 p.m. by PRIME TICKET on Sept. 25 when Rancho Cucamonga visits Covina Charter Oak to settle a score.
A meeting between these two eventual undefeated CIF champions ended in a less than satisfying 14-14 tie in Week 3 of last year. That, it just so happened, turned out to be the lone blemish on each team’s schedule the rest of the season.
Who could have imagined what a colossal game the rematch would turn out to be?
Rancho Cucamonga, the CIF-SS Central Division champion, was seemingly driving for the winning touchdown in its Sept. 26 game when Charter Oak, the CIF-SS Southeast Division champs, pilfered an interception deep in its own territory to preserve the tie.
The Rancho offense that averaged 30 points per game last year is loaded. Again. Charter Oak, however, brings back eight of the defensive starters that held Rancho 16 points under its average in last season’s meeting along with two Division-I tailbacks including 1,900-yard rusher Adam Muema.
Here is FOX’s high school football TV schedule for the season:
Sep 4 Fri Oaks Christian at Alemany 8:00 PM (D) FOX Sports West
Sep 11 Fri Long Beach Poly at St. Bonaventure 9:30pm (D) PRIME TICKET
Sep 18 Fri Crespi at Servite 8:00pm (D) FOX Sports West
Sep 25 Fri Rancho Cucamonga at Charter Oak 7:30pm PRIME TICKET
Oct 9 Fri Lakewood at Long Beach Poly 7:30pm PRIME TICKET
Oct 16 Fri Mater Dei vs. Orange Lutheran 7:30pm PRIME TICKET
(at Orange Coast College)
Oct 23 Fri Tesoro at Mission Viejo 7:30pm PRIME TICKET
Oct 30 Fri Wildcard: Match-up TBD** 8:30pm (D) PRIME TICKET
Nov 6 Fri Loyola at Notre Dame 10:00pm (D) PRIME TICKET
Nov 13 Fri Cathedral at Serra 7:30pm FOX Sports West
*All games live unless otherwise noted, D=Delay
**10/30 Wild Card Friday (Selections to be made October 12)