25th annual Inland Empire Football Classic right around the corner

The annual Inland Empire all-star football grudge match is quick approaching, as the 25th Annual Inland Empire Football Classic – pitting a San Bernardino County all-star team against a Riverside County all-star team — will take place Saturday, Jan. 9 at Corona High School.

Riverside County has won the last two meetings of this classic, including a 38-7 victory at Los Osos High School last January. Redlands East Valley coach Kurt Bruich will coach the San Bernardino team while Riverside Norte Vista coach Ken Batdorf will be in charge of the Riverside group.

Notable players preliminary slated to play for the San Bernardino team in the game are Kaiser running back/defensive back Anthony Brown (USC), Don Lugo defensive tackle George Uko — a top 100 prospect according to Rivals.com — Rancho Cucamonga tight end Randal Telfer (USC), REV quarterback Tyler Shreve (Colorado State), Etiwanda wide receiver Bobby Ratliff (Washington State) and Colton defensive back Derrick Malone (Oregon).