Mattison led San Bernardino with 6 TDs in Week 0 victory

SAN BERNARDINO 44, ARROYO VALLEY 14
The Cardinals running back Alexander Mattison scored six touchdowns on 13 carries for 313 yards in victory over the Hawks in the season opener. The Cardinals quarterback Demondre King rushed for 88 yards on seven carries while A’caunti Morris contributed with a 41-yard scoop-and-score touchdown. The Cardinals (1-0) will play at 7 p.m. Friday against Riverside Hillcrest.
BONITA 49, SCHURR 2
Tanner East completed 15 of 23 passes for 174 and two touchdowns as Bonita rolled over visiting Schurr in the nonleague game. East connected with nine different Bearcats before sitting out the second half. Both Brandon Bradshaw and Romeo Gutierrez each found the end zone twice on the ground. Schurr was led by Anthony Varela who rushed 18 times for 67 yards.  
CHAFFEY 35, LAKESIDE 6
The Tigers running back Michael Dean rushed for four TDs and over 200 yards against Lakeside. Jovanni Sanchez also caught a touchdown for the Tigers.
COLONY 28, WEST COVINA 21 
Jiaire Wade scored his fourth touchdown of the game with 1:54 to play to rally reigning CIF Southern Section Central Division champion Colony in the nonleague game. Wade scored all four of Colony’s touchdowns. He rushed for 105 yards on 24 carries. He also scored a two-point PAT. West Covina took a 21-20 lead with 6:15 left in the game. Mike Gomez scored from the 8 and J.D. Algandar broke the tie with the successful extra-point attempt. West Covina turned the ball over five times.
 
UPLAND 49, KNIGHT 6
Head coach Tim Salter collected his 200th victory.

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Week 0 High School Football Game Predictions

OK, my fearless predictions for Week 0, when I have less information than I have for any week of the season (that’s my disclaimer).

Week 0 predictions
Thursday’s Games
Jurupa Hills 35, Gladstone 14
Serrano 24, Paraclete 13

Friday’s Games
Alta Loma 36, Rowland 16
Aquinas 41, CMI 13
Arrowhead Christian 35, Rancho Christian 10
Brethren Christian 48, Riverside Prep 14
Cajon 30, Roosevelt 21
Calvary Murrieta 28, Western Christian 25
Carter 28, Los Osos 14
Chaffey 28, Lakeside 7
Chino Hills 42, Ayala 31
Colony 38, West Covina 26
Corona Santiago 28, Redlands 24
Don Lugo 34, Walnut 13
Eastside 35, Adelanto 20
Eisenhower 35, Sultana 21
Grand Terrace 28, Mayfair 21
Granite Hills 40, Yucca Valley 35
Heritage Christian 28, Ontario Christian 17
Hesperia 21, Fontana 17
Indian Springs 41, Santa Paula 28
Miller 21, Barstow 14
Norco 35, Etiwanda 31
Oak Hills 24, Pomona 21
Ontario 26, Garey 20
Rancho Cucamonga 45, Trabuco Hills 31
San Bernardino 42, Arroyo Valley 21
San Gorgonio 33, Citrus Valley 17
Silverado 24, Apple Valley 14
Upland 56, Knight 6
Victor Valley 21, Rialto 7

Saturday’s Game
Big Bear 49, Excelsior 7

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Big Bear football limited by Summit Fire

With the Southern California drought raging on (although there may be an end in sight), we are getting an early look at Fire Season, with the Summit Fire in Big Bear hurting air quality and damaging acres of wilderness.Big Bear logo
The Summit Fire has also affected Big Bear football. Coach Dave Griffiths said that the school didn’t have classes yesterday. The team still met and had film sessions. Today (Tuesday), there was also no classes, but the team did practice, albeit inside. Griffiths said that Saturday afternoon’s season opener against Excelsior at Big Bear Middle School has not been affected yet.
However, the fire is near the Middle School, so that’s a distinct possibility it could be moved at this point. In recent years, Big Bear has moved home games to Barstow High, or more frequently, to Lucerne Valley.

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High School Football Week 0 schedule

Sun/Bulletin/Daily Facts football schedule for Week 0

Check back Weds or Thurs for game predictions.

All games scheduled at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Thursday Aug. 27
NONLEAGUE
Jurupa Hills vs. Gladstone at Citrus College
Serrano vs. Paraclete at Antelope Valley College

"San Gorgonio High School's quarterback Nate Meadors, right, makes a run as Citrus Valley High School's Ben LeMay gives chase during a game on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Redlands Daily Facts)    "

Citrus Valley and San Gorgonio battle during Week 0 of last year: (Micah Escamilla/Staff Photographer)

Friday Aug. 28
NONLEAGUE
Arroyo Valley at San Bernardino
Barstow at Miller
Cajon at Roosevelt
California Military Institute at Aquinas
Chaffey at Lakeside
Chino Hills at Ayala
Citrus Valley at San Gorgonio
Colony at West Covina
Corona Santiago at Redlands
Don Lugo at Walnut
Duarte at Diamond Bar
Eastside at Adelanto
El Rancho at Claremont
Ganesha at Keppel
Granite Hills at Yucca Valley
Heritage Christian at Ontario Christian
Hesperia at Fontana
Los Osos at Carter
Mayfair at Grand Terrace
Norco at Etiwanda, at Colony HS
Ontario at Garey
Pomona at Oak Hills
Rancho Christian vs. Arrowhead Christian at Citrus Valley HS
Rialto at Victor Valley
Riverside Prep vs. Brethren Christian at Ocean View HS
Rowland vs. Alta Loma at Chaffey HS
Santa Paula vs. Indian Springs at Pacific HS
Schurr at Bonita
Silverado at Apple Valley
South Hills at Diamond Ranch
Sultana at Eisenhower
Trabuco Hills vs. Rancho Cucamonga at Los Osos HS
Upland at Knight
Western Christian vs. Calvary Murrieta at Vista Murrieta

Saturday, August 29th
Excelsior vs. Big Bear at Big Bear Middle School, 1:30 p.m

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Western Christian football has gone from bottom to top before

Of all football programs, Western Christian shouldn’t be intimidated by it’s current predicament.

The Lancers finished last in the Ambassador League last season, but perhaps even more revealing is that new coach Michael Khoshkbariie began spring practice with just 18 players on the roster.

Western Christian has beaten the odds before – quickly. The Lancers went from three wins to an undefeated regular season in just two years, surging to the CIF-SS semifinals in 2013. But just as quickly, Western found itself at the bottom of the league again.

The Lancers have their work cut out again in an Ambassador League that is deeper than it was two seasons ago. But Khoshkbariie already has 40 players out for the team. Continue reading

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Ontario Christian football hopes to climb out of unfamiliar territory

Ontario Christian is only two seasons removed from a trip to the CIF finals. Success of this nature isn’t surprising for a program with one of the longest standing traditions in the Ambassador League.

What is surprising? The Knights have just one league championship over the last nine years outside of their banner season in 2012. Even more surprising? Last year, Ontario Christian missed the playoffs for the first time in at least 15 years.

A new coach, a strong returning nucleus and a promising young quarterback are plenty of reasons to believe this year will begin the Knights’ climb toward their traditional spot near the top of the league. The Ambassador League is deep, but Ontario Christian could benefit from the league’s expected parity. Continue reading

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