Redlands East Valley football has now played three teams currently ranked in the top 10 in the state, according to Cal-Hi Sports: No. 3 Vista Murrieta, No. 6 Mission Viejo, and No. 9 Ventura St. Bonaventure.
The first game was promsing, an 18-7 loss to St. Bonaventure.
But the second was a Vista Murrieta blowout, 59-14 blowout.
The third, on Friday night, was a 52-21 blowout at the hands of Mission Viejo. It was 28-0 in the second quarter, 35-14 at halftime, and 52-14 until REV scored on the final play of the game.
Coach Kurt Bruich wants his team battle-tested for the playoffs, so whether this helps REV in the long run, won’t be known until we get to November.