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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San Bernardino High’s Alexander Mattison weighs college options

San Bernardino High’s Alexander Mattison made a name for himself rushing for a county-leading 2,017 yards last season as a junior and continued to draw the eyes of college scouts at various offseason football camps.

Alexander Mattison carrying the ball during practice at San Bernardino High School on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in San Bernardino, Ca.  (Micah Escamilla/The Sun)

Alexander Mattison carrying the ball during practice at San Bernardino High School on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in San Bernardino, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/The Sun)

While the Cardinals’ faithful can expect another solid performance from the running back as he conclude his high school career. It will be up to opposing defenses, especially from

the Mountain Valley League, to stand in his way and try to stop him.

But the elephant in the room is what will be next for Mattison following his senior year.

Mattison has several scholarship offers which include Pac-12 programs, according to head coach Jeff Imbriani, but it is not a guarantee that the running back will play in the conference.

The senior confirmed that Boise State, Washington and Arizona State are at the top of his list.

“Out of my offers right now those are the most communicative and interesting to me,” said Mattison.

He also mentioned Washington State as a program that completes his top four at the moment.

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Redlands East Valley’s Matteo Biscotti receives Nevada offer

Redlands East Valley junior linebacker Matteo Biscotti has received his first scholarship offer from the University of Nevada Wolfpack, according to head coach Kurt Bruich.

"The Redlands East Valley football team enters the field during the 18th Smudge Pot football game against Redlands High School on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Redlands, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Redlands Daily Facts)"

“The Redlands East Valley football team enters the field during the 18th Smudge Pot football game against Redlands High School on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Redlands, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Redlands Daily Facts)”

Biscotti was named to the San Bernardino Sun All-Area First Team Defense and named as the Citrus Belt League and All-CIF Inland Division Defensive Player of the Year following a season in which the REV Wildcats won the CIF State Championship.

During the 2014-15 season, Biscotti had 181 total tackles, two sacks and an interception for the Wildcats.

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Redlands East Valley football received CIF State Championship Rings

Photo courtesy of Skip Hill

Photo courtesy of Skip Hill

The members of the 2014 CIF State Championship football team at Redlands East Valley High School received it’s rings this weekend.

REV defeated Concord Clayton Valley Charter, 34-33, in the CIF State Bowl Game on Dec. 20 in the StubHub Center.

It was the first state football championship for the Wildcats.

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Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and UCLA’s Jim Mora visit with San Gorgonio’s Nate Meadors

 

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly visits with San Gorgonio athlete Nate Meadors

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly visits with San Gorgonio athlete Nate Meadors and his family.

San Gorgonio athlete Nate Meadors had a home visit from Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly.

Meadors, who played quarterback for the Spartans this season, is being recruited as a defensive back.
He entered 2014 without a single offer, but closed out the year with 14 offers, including Notre Dame, UCLA and Oregon.
Kelly was not the first coach that Meadors welcomed into his home. UCLA coach Jim Mora took a small trip to visit Meadors on Jan. 22.

Nate Meadors watches his highlight tape with UCLA coach Jim Mora on Jan. 22.

Nate Meadors watches his highlight tape with UCLA coach Jim Mora on Jan. 22.

He also played in the Inland Empire vs. Orange Country All-Star Game as an offensive player.
The Notre Dame football program seems to have its eye on San Bernardino County talent.
It was just last week that a member of the program has taken a visit to Carter High School to follow up with Lokeni Toailoa for the fifth time since offering him a scholarship.

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Notre Dame builds relationship with Carter’s Lokeni Toailoa

While the Carter Lions football program is in the offseason, the recruiting process continues for linebacker Lokeni Toailoa.

Lokeni Toailoa

Lokeni Toailoa

Toailoa had representatives from both, the San Diego State University Aztecs and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football programs visit him this week.

Both schools are among the 18 colleges to offer Toailoa a scholarship.

He also stated that it is the fifth time the Fighting Irish have taken a visit to speak with him since he received the offer from them.

“We have already established a good relationship,” he said. “It’s huge for any program (to take the time to visit) but having a prestigious program like Notre Dame makes it that much more special.”

While only a junior, Notre Dame has expressed to Toailoa where he would fit within its defense.

“They like me at (middle) linebacker,” he said. “Especially since they have two seniors at the spot now who will be gone soon, but they also believe my versatility could have me at any one of their linebacker positions.

In regards to where his dream school may be at, Toailoa stated that as he grew up, he did have a dream school, but since the recruiting process has taken off and it’s all changed.

“My dream school is (which ever college) offers the best education in what I want to do,” he explained. “…a place I can see myself attending even if I wasn’t playing football.”

While Toailoa believes the process has changed his mind set on certain things, he still believes the process has been a positive experience.

“It’s honestly been a fun experience but I know time is running out,” he said. “I plan on really looking into schools now and narrowing it down soon.”

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Oregon Ducks football offered San Gorgonio’s Nate Meadors

Right when things appeared to be quiet regarding the recruiting process of San Gorgonio athlete Nate Meadors, he has received his 14th scholarship offer in 2014 to play football for the Oregon Ducks.

The offer from the Ducks was received less than a week removed from a visit to Cal, his second official visit of the year.t

The half of Meadors offers are from Pac-12 football programs, including UCLA and Oregon State.

Meadors is set to take a trip to Oregon in Jan. 16, with his final official visit already scheduled with UCLA on Jan. 23.

“It is amazing to be recognized by the No. 2 team in the country,” Meadors said. “It is surreal and I am just thankful for it all.”

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Redlands East Valley will meet Ridgeview for state title

REV's Malik Lovette celebrates the CIF-SS Title victory on Dec. 5 against Riverside Poly.

REV’s Malik Lovette celebrates the CIF-SS Title victory on Dec. 5 against Riverside Poly.

Head coach Kurt Bruich and the Redlands East Valley Wildcats (13-1) were named to the CIF Division II South State Championship Game against the Bakersfield Ridgeview Wolf Pack (12-1).

The game will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 on the campus of Citrus Valley High School.

The Wildcats handed Riverside Poly High, it’s first loss of the season to win the 2014 CIF-SS Inland Division Championship on Dec. 5.

The Wolf Pack defeated Dinuba High, 16-14, to win the CIF Central Section Divsion II Championship.

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