Riverside County routs San Bernardino County 31-0

Tim Salter told his players a the 27th annual Inland Empire All-star Football Classic that Saturday’s 31-0 loss by his San Bernardino County squad to Riverside County at Corona High School was not indicative of what good players they were.
They got to show little of their talents, as Riverside dominated, holding a 348-73 edge in yards of total offense.
San Bernardino had two good chances to score. One came when Silverado’s Victor Iosefa returned a fumble 32 yards to the Riverside 33 in the first quarter. They ended up having to settle for a field goal try, but kicker Angel Ramirez (Fontana) had his attempt smothered before he was even able to get it off the ground.
The other came in the third quarter when they were trailing 17-0.
A 26-yard run by Christian Powell (Upland) and a 12-yard pass from Dimitri Morales (Rancho Cucamonga) to Powell gave San Bernardino a first-and-goal at the 8. Two running plays later, they had a third-and-goal at the 1. But running back Donta Abron (Upland) was thrown for a loss on two consecutive plays and Riverside took over on downs.
In the end, turnovers (three) were costly. San Bernardino also seemed to have difficulty blocking, especially in the run game (27 carries for 23 yards). But they also had a difficult time containing speedy Riverside quarterbacks Justin Gheorge (Riverside North), Hayden Gavett (Corona Centennial) and Dane Tiedeman (Palm Springs). That trio combined to complete nine of 11 passes for 90 yards and carry the ball 17 times for 127 yards.
While standing on the San Bernardino sideline, everything I saw of the San Bernardino players echoed what Salter said: they were good kids, listened and didn’t use foul language.
But for whatever reason, things didn’t really click on the field. It didn’t indicate what kind of players they were or what kind of players many of them will be at the next level.

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