Week 8 Prep football predictions

Some big Week 8 football games. The biggest are Rialto-Carter and Oak Hills-Serrano. I will be making the trek to Serrano, but will be VERY interested in Rialto-Carter.

Here are my predictions for Friday’s and Saturday’s games

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Aquinas 31, Calvary Murrieta 7
Western Christian 20, Arrowhead Christian 13
Ontario Christian 34, Linfield Christian 20
BASELINE LEAGUE
Rancho Cucamonga 31, Etiwanda 28
Upland 42, Glendora 14
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Miller 42, Fontana 6
Redlands East Valley 28, Eisenhower 7
Redlands 21, Yucaipa 17
DE ANZA LEAGUE
Yucca Valley 35, Desert Hot Springs 10
Twentynine Palms 38, Desert Mirage 14
Big Bear 31, Shadow Hills 7 (Saturday)
DESERT SKY LEAGUE
Granite Hills 28, Ridgecrest Burroughs 24
Barstow 14, Victor Valley 7
MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE
Serrano 30, Oak Hills 27
Sultana 42, Hesperia 24
MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE
Citrus Valley 35, Banning 13
Jurupa Hills 22, Riverside Notre Dame 20
Rim of the World 24, Rubidoux 17
SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE
Cajon 42, Colton 14
Arroyo Valley 20, Pacific 10
Carter 17, Rialto 16
San Gorgonio 42, San Bernardino 6
SIERRA LEAGUE
Chino Hills 31, Damien 24
South Hills 21, Ayala 17
SUNKIST LEAGUE
Summit 42, Bloomington 14
Kaiser 35, Patriot 0
NONLEAGUE
Apple Valley 24, Silverado 21

Week 7 Prep football scores

Week 7 Prep Football scores:

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Ontario Christian 33, Aquinas 16
Linfield Christian 31, Arrowhead Christian 0
Western Christian at Calvary Murrieta (Saturday)
BASELINE LEAGUE
Glendora 20, Alta Loma 16 (Thursday)
Los Osos 27, Etiwanda 20
Upland 31, Rancho Cucamonga 17
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Miller 23, Eisenhower 20
REV 21, Redlands 14, OT
Yucaipa 34, Fontana 9
DE ANZA LEAGUE
Desert Mirage 27, Shadow Hills 20
Twentynine Palms 28, Desert Hot Springs 10
Yucca Valley at Big Bear (Saturday)
DESERT SKY LEAGUE
Burroughs 21, Barstow 12
Silverado 19, Granite Hills 12
MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE
Serrano 49, Sultana 26
Apple Valley 36, Hesperia 3
MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE
Citrus Valley 33, Rim of the World 26
Rubidoux 41, Jurupa Hills 21
Notre Dame at Banning
MT. BALDY LEAGUE
Chino 58, Garey 6
Don Lugo 31, Ontario 9
Colony 35, Chaffey 8
SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE
Carter 46, Pacific 0
Colton 56, San Bernardino 8
Rialto 27, Cajon 25
San Gorgonio 28, Arroyo Valley 6
SIERRA LEAGUE
Charter Oak 62, Ayala 34
Chino Hills 35, Claremont 14
Damien 47, South Hills 38
SUNKIST LEAGUE
Kaiser 13, Jurupa Valley 6
Norte Vista 42, Bloomington 35
Summit 51, Patriot 0

Rialto stuns Cajon, 27-25

Great performance by Rialto in beating Cajon, 27-25 on a Javone Morgan touchdown pass to Tyler Telphy with 25.7 seconds to play.

So much happened in the game that my complete story isn’t running in the paper. Here is the complete story.

By Pete Marshall Staff Writer
RIALTO — Rialto football teams in recent years would have succumbed to Cajon after an 81-yard touchdown on the second play in the game.
If not then, the Knights likely would have wilted after Cajon took the lead in the second quarter or the third. And if they hadn’t been done in by that point, surely Cajon’s go-ahead touchdown with 5:15 to play would have done in the Knights.
But this is a different Rialto team.
Rialto kept responding and sophomore Javone Morgan lofted a 12-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Telphy on fourth down with 25.7 seconds to play as the Knights stunned Cajon 27-25 in a San Andreas League showdown at Rialto High.
Area fans will have to take notice of the Knights (6-1, 4-0) after pinning the first loss of the season on the Cowboys (6-1, 3-1).
“This is a big win for us,” Rialto coach Gavin Pachot said. “But we’ve still got San Gorgonio and Carter coming up.”
After Cajon took a 25-20 lead on Kendrick Gaines’ 43-yard touchdown pass from Edwin Martinez with 5:15 to play, Morgan directed the game-winning drive.
He also threw to Telphy for the go-ahead score.
“Our quarterback made that play. It was supposed to go to the other side and he brought it back to the other side,” Pachot said. “That’s a sophomore who’s growing up right before us.”
It was the only catch of the game for Telphy, but not the only big play. Telphy led the Knights with 13 carries for 150 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
“He’s a home-run threat,” Pachot said. “And we made a commitment to get him the ball more.”
Coaches frequently talk about the importance of special teams, but seldom is special teams a difference-maker like it was on Friday.
Rialto kicker Jonathan Pena made field goals of 31 and 38 yards (the latter on the final play of the first half), but he also put every kickoff into the end zone for a touchback.
“I know those guys, No. 7 (Jordan Howard) and No. 24 (Damontae Kazee) want to get their hands on the ball,” Pachot said of Cajon’s kick returners. “So those kickoffs were big.”
Cajon’s special teams were not as good.
Kazee had a huge game offensively for Cajon, with 109 yards receiving and a touchdown and 88 yards rushing and a touchdown, but he’s also the team’s long snapper.
He had two errant long snaps, the first on Cajon’s first extra point (immediately after his 81-yard touchdown run) and the Cowboys failed on the conversion.
The second went over punter Leo Sanchez’s head and a subsequent scramble and errant punt gave Rialto the ball on the Cajon 11.
On the next play, Telphy scored his first touchdown to give Rialto a 10-6 lead in the first quarter.
Cajon answered with another touchdown in the second, a Deontrae Kazee 2-yard run, and Cajon coach Kim Battin elected to go for two in the second quarter and failed, leaving Cajon ahead, 12-10.
“We started chasing points early and probably shouldn’t have done that,” Battin said.
Rialto’s first two-minute drill came at the end of the first half, as the Knights drove down, with Morgan’s 18-yard scramble setting up Pena’s 38-yard field goal that gave Rialto a 13-12 lead at the half.
Damontae Kazee turned a short pass into a 65-yard touchdown after sidestepping one defender and jumping over another to give Cajon a 19-13 lead with 1:58 to play in the third.
But on the very next play, Telphy answered with a 69-yard run and Rialto regained the lead 20-19.
Rialto’s next two drives ended with Morgan interceptions, including one by Damontae Kazee. The second interception (by Michael Sandoval) led to Gaines turning a short pass and racing up the middle for a 43-yard touchdown and a 25-20 lead with 5:15 to play. The two-point conversion failed, leaving the door open for Rialto.
Martinez completed 20 of 32 passes for 257 yards and no interceptions for Cajon.
“That was a great football game between two good football teams,” Battin said. “Those are two teams that showed a lot of heart. But they’ve still got some tough games left. I’ve said all along I didn’t think the league champion would go undefeated.”
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Week 7 prep football predictions

As league races start to heat up, some of the bigger games this week are Rancho Cucamonga vs. Upland (6-0 vs. 6-0), Cajon vs. Rialto (6-0 vs. 5-1) and Kaiser vs. Jurupa Valley (4-2 and defending league champ vs. 5-0-1 after 1-9 last year). I’ll be at Rialto-Cajon and I’m looking forward to see if Rialto can give Cajon a good challenge.

Anyway, on with the Week 7 predictions
AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Temecula Linfield Christian 35, Arrowhead Christian 7
Aquinas 24, Ontario Christian 21
BASELINE LEAGUE
Upland 35, Rancho Cucamonga 27
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Redlands East Valley 17, Redlands 10
Miller 27, Eisenhower 21
Yucaipa 42, Fontana 0
DE ANZA LEAGUE
Twentynine Palms 41, Desert Hot Springs 17
Big Bear 20, Yucca Valley 17 (Saturday)
DESERT SKY LEAGUE
Silverado 20, Granite Hills 18
Ridgecrest Burroughs 45, Barstow 6
MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE
Apple Valley 35, Hesperia 10
Serrano 38, Sultana 17
MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE
Citrus Valley 28, Rim of the World 24
Rubidoux 35, Jurupa Hills 23
MT. BALDY LEAGUE
Colony 28, Chaffey 14
Chino 41, Garey 7
Don Lugo 38, Ontario 14
SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE
Cajon 31, Rialto 22
San Gorgonio 38, Arroyo Valley 13
Carter 42, Pacific 7
Colton 26, San Bernardino 12
SIERRA LEAGUE
Covina Charter Oak 40, Ayala 14
Chino Hills 31, Claremont 17
SUNKIST LEAGUE
Kaiser 28, Jurupa Valley 10
Bloomington 20, Riverside Norte Vista 14
Summit 49, Patriot 6
NONLEAGUE
Oak Hills 56, Victor Valley 0

Officials’ mistake goes against Serrano

It didn’t make my story on the thrilling Serrano-Apple Valley football game Friday night, that was won by Serrano 23-20 in overtime, but Serrano was the victim of an official’s mistake. I didn’t end up writing about it because Serrano won anyway and there was so much other stuff in the game.
Anyway, here was the situation.
Third quarter, Serrano was down 10-7 and driving. A seven-yard run by Adarius Hogan gave the Diamondbacks a first-and-10 at the Apple Valley 16.
On the first down play, Hogan rushed for four yards to the 12, but Serrano was penalized 15 yards for a personal foul. Since it was after the play, the down counted, but somehow Serrano lost an additional down along the way. The down marker looked like it showed second down from the 27 (I was on the opposite side of the field) at this point. So after quarterback Daniel Epperson lost 12 yards on the next play, it should have brought up third-and-33 from the 39. Yet somehow, the down marker said fourth.

“We knew it was a mistake,” Serrano coach Ray Maholchic said. “But we had only one timeout. If we take that timeout and they agree, we get it back. But if they don’t, we lose it.”
So Maholchic declined to take his last timeout to further the argument. So on “fourth” down, Epperson’s completion to Kyle Jergensen for 10 yards was woefully short and the ball went to Apple Valley on downs at the Sun Devils 29 with 2:07 to play in the third. It should however, have been fourth-and-23 at that point after the completion and possibly given Serrano a chance at a field goal.
“It’s inexcusable,” Maholchic said of the mistake.
As it turned out, Apple Valley went three-and-out and after a punt, Serrano went down and scored the go-ahead touchdown. It shouldn’t overshadow an otherwise great game, but it was still a bad mistake by officials.

Week 6 Prep football scores

Week 6 Prep football scores. Yucaipa and Carter escaped by 3 points each to remain unbeaten. Miller also gave REV more of a test than I thought.

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Aquinas 56, Western Christian 7
Ontario Christian 42, Arrowhead Christian 8
Linfield Christian 41, Calvary Murrieta 18
BASELINE LEAGUE
Rancho Cucamonga 41, Alta Loma 17
Los Osos 20, Glendora 7
Upland 24, Etiwanda 17
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Redlands East Valley 21, Miller 13
Yucaipa 24, Eisenhower 21
Redlands 52, Fontana 0
DeANZA LEAGUE
Big Bear 56, Desert Hot Springs 50 (8 OT!)
Yucca Valley 34, Desert Mirage 13
Twentynine Palms 43, Shadow Hills 0
DESERT SKY LEAGUE
Granite Hills 41, Barstow 3
Silverado 41, Victor Valley 0
MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE
Serrano 23 , Apple Valley 20 (OT)
Oak Hills 45, Sultana 20
MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE
Citrus Valley 53, Notre Dame 14
Rim of the World 59, Jurupa Hills 20
Rubidoux 30, Banning 16
MT. BALDY LEAGUE
Don Lugo 48, Montclair 17 (Thursday)
Chaffey 20, Ontario 13
Colony vs. Garey at Ganesha HS (Saturday)
SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE
Colton 27, Arroyo Valley 20
Cajon 49, Pacific 6
Carter 28, San Gorgonio 25
Rialto 45, San Bernardino 7
SIERRA LEAGUE
Chino Hills 40, Ayala 17
Charter Oak 63, South Hills 28
Damien 31, Claremont 10
SUNKIST LEAGUE
Kaiser 28, Bloomington 6
Summit 48, Norte Vista 12
Jurupa Valley 31, Patriot 28

San G. adding to athletics hall of fame

Congratulations to the San Gorgonio High School Hall of Fame Class of 2011, which is being inducted tonight (Friday) at the Carter-San Gorgonio football game.

Here is the class: Tim Miner (class of 77, baseball) Tim Harris (’82, water polo & swim), Durell Jones (’85, football & track), Celeste (Robillard) Parrish (’00 track, cross country, softball), Royce (Rahn) Merryman (’01, water polo & swim).

Week 6 Prep Football Predictions

I’m looking forward to being at Apple Valley-Serrano on Friday, but I think San Gorgonio-Carter, Oak Hills-Sultana, Etiwanda-Upland are among the several intriguing games as many leagues begin play this week.

Here are Week 6 predictions for Friday’s Games
AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Ontario Christian 38, Arrowhead Christian 7
Aquinas 48, Western Christian 12
BASELINE LEAGUE
Rancho Cucamonga 56, Alta Loma 6
Los Osos 27, Glendora 17
Upland 52, Etiwanda 42
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Redlands 42, Fontana 0
Redlands East Valley 28, Miller 0
Yucaipa 31, Eisenhower 21
DE ANZA LEAGUE
Big Bear 20, Desert Hot Springs 14
Yucca Valley 42, Desert Mirage 7
Twentynine Palms 35, Shadow Hills 6
DESERT SKY LEAGUE
Granite Hills 42, Barstow 10
Silverado 38, Victor Valley 7
MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE
Oak Hills 31, Sultana 10
Serrano 31, Apple Valley 24
MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE
Rim of the World 48, Jurupa Hills 27
Citrus Valley 28, Riverside Notre Dame 14
MT. BALDY LEAGUE
Chaffey 35, Ontario 13
SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE
Arroyo Valley 14, Colton 13
Cajon 56, Pacific 0
San Gorgonio 22, Carter 20
Rialto 42, San Bernardino 0
SIERRA LEAGUE
Chino Hills 31, Ayala 13
SUNKIST LEAGUE
Kaiser 28, Bloomington 10
Summit 42, Riverside Norte Vista 0

Week 5 prep football scores

Here are Week 5 prep football scores. Perhaps I overestimated Murrieta Mesa and underestimated San Gorgonio. But REV had an impressive win that is huge, but won’t mean as much if the Wildcats don’t win CIF.

WEEK 5
Thursday’s Results
NONLEAGUE
Calabasas Viewpoint 41, Western Christian 14
Etiwanda 50, Eisenhower 7
West Covina 31, Los Osos 28

Friday’s Results
MT. BALDY LEAGUE
Chino 29, Chaffey 22
Colony 27, Don Lugo 7
Montclair 20, Garey 6
SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE
Cajon 20, San Gorgonio 16
Carter 41, Colton 0
Pacific 24, San Bernardino 7
Rialto 40, Arroyo Valley 0
NONLEAGUE
Imperial at Yucca Valley
Kaiser 45, Hesperia 10
Laguna Beach 56, Jurupa Hills 14
El Rancho 35, Fontana 0
Menifee Paloma Valley 33, Bloomington 13
Oak Hills 20, Silverado 6
Riverside Patriot 14, Victor Valley 0
REV 10, Mission Viejo 7
Rim of the World 49, Desert Hot Springs 22
Sultana 23, Barstow 17
Summit 49, Murrieta Mesa 0
Twentynine Palms 14, Cathedral City 7
EIGHT-MAN
Bloomington Chr. 24, Avalon 0