Friday’s Week 7 Prep football scores
Aquinas 58, Western Christian 12
Ontario Christian 2, Arrowhead Christian 0, forfeit
Upland 47, Glendora 26
Rancho Cucamonga 28, Etiwanda 6
Los Osos 41, Alta Loma 7
Mt. Baldy League
Colony 49, Garey 0
Pete Marshall’s predictions on Friday’s games
Aquinas 38, Western Christian 21
Ontario Christian 2, Arrowhead Christian 0 (ACA forfeits due to injuries)
Rancho Cucamonga 49, Etiwanda 7
Upland 35, Glendora 17
Citrus Belt League
Eisenhower 21, Yucaipa 17
Redlands 28, Cajon 7
Redlands East Valley 48, Miller 3
In the wake of a multitude of injuries, Arrowhead Christian Academy has decided to forfeit Friday’s scheduled Ambassador League football home game against Ontario Christian.
“It’s never an easy decision,” ACA coach John Beck said. “A lot of my boys put in as much work or more as other schools. But our numbers were not what they needed to be.”
After last week’s 52-7 loss to Aquinas that dropped the Eagles’ record to 1-5, Beck said he had only two of nine healthy upperclassmen. He has 20 sophomores in the program, of which five would not have been able to play tonight. No freshmen are eligible for varsity.
“We have some kids who aren’t ready to compete against varsity kids,” Beck said. “It just got to the point where we couldn’t field a team with safety.”
He told the league before this week that this was a possibility, but didn’t make the decision until this week.
He expects to have enough healthy players to play the Oct. 19 game at Temecula Linfield Christian.
Friday’s San Bernardino County Prep football scores
Aquinas 52, Arrowhead Christian 7
Ontario Christian 48, Calvary Murrieta 13
Linfield Christian 31, Western Christian 17
Los Osos 44, Etiwanda 7
Glendora 32, Alta Loma 0
Upland 19, Rancho Cucamonga 7
I honestly thought Apple Valley would beat Sultana on Thursday, but didn’t expect this kind of a rout.
MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE
Apple Valley 49, Sultana 3
MT. BALDY LEAGUE
Montclair 34, Garey 0
Predictions of Friday’s San Bernardino County games
Aquinas 35, Arrowhead Christian 8
Ontario Christian 38, Calvary Murrieta 14
Linfield Christian 24, Western Christian 17
Apple Valley’s Tyler Murphy had two good games in one half on Thursday night.
The senior, 5-foot-9, 165-pound running back finished the night with 16 carries for 316 yards and five touchdowns, all in the first three quarters of Apple Valley’s 49-3 Mojave River League win over Sultana.
But Murphy had 12 carries for 268 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone, when Apple Valley took a 28-3 lead at intermission.
Murphy was extremely modest after the game, wanting this reporter to interview his offensive line instead. Of course, Murphy can give credit to his o-line, but people really want to hear what he has to say after that kind of performance.
San Bernardino High School’s football team will forfeit this Friday’s San Andreas League opener against Carter as a result of its brawl last Friday.
The brawl against Palm Desert will result in each team forfeiting its games this week.
The CIF-SS announced Wednesday that the number of player suspensions would be too great to allow either team to play this week.