Here’s a look at some of Inland High School’s top football games to be played on Friday, October 7th.
Rancho Cucamonga (4-2, 0-0) at Etiwanda (4-3, 1-0), 7 p.m
IE Varsity Info: Rancho Cucamonga returns from a bye week for its league opener. A big question will be who will start as quarterback for the Cougars. Boise State senior CJ Tiller has thrown for 1,082 yards and five touchdowns but suffered a concussion and sat out the game against Vista Murrieta. Freshman Jacob Chambers stepped in and threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns. Jason Harris leads the team with 41 catches for 636 yards and three touchdowns, and Jonah Dawson has 18 catches for 459 yards and four points. Amaurey Brooks has made three passes this season. Etiwanda opened the defense of their league title with a 26-20 overtime win over Chino Hills. Dermaricus Davis has threw for 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns, and he ran on the game-winning touchdown last week. Jaden Landrum has 32 catches for 402 yards and three touchdowns. Matthew Vazquez leads the defense with 48 tackles.
BIG WEST CONFERENCE UPPER DIVISION
Norco (4-2, 1-0) at Murrieta Valley (5-1, 1-0), 7 p.m
IE Varsity Info: Norco opened their league schedule last week with a 69-28 win over Vista Murrieta. Tyler Dudden passed for 237 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, three of which went to UCLA-tied receiver Grant Gray. Kalani Kaleiwahea scored three goals on the ground and also had a 50-yard touchdown reception for the Cougars last week. Nick Zepeda registered nine tackles and two sacks, also forcing a few fumbles to lead the defensive effort. Murrieta Valley has won four straight games, including a 48-17 win over Roosevelt in the league opener last week. Bär Bachmeier handed over 271 yards and four touchdowns, two of which went to his older brother Tiger, who is signed for Stanford. Asa Chatman ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns, and also caught a touchdown pass in the win. Bryce Terhune intercepted two passes to lead the Nighthawks into defense.
BIG WEST CONFERENCE-LOWER DIVISION
Murrieta Mesa (3-3, 1-0) at Temecula Valley (4-2, 1-1), 7 p.m
IE Varsity Info: Murrieta Mesa opened league play last week with a 42-13 win over Santiago. Julian Silva rushed for 259 yards and two touchdowns while Ian Montoya led the ground attack for the Rams with 207 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries. Montoya also caught a touchdown pass last week. Ifeanyi Onye had two sacks while CJ Moran caught up two fumbles to lead the defense. Temecula Valley celebrated a 55-6 win over Corona in the league opener last week. Bryce Dewald threw three touchdown passes while Jaden Eddy and Ryan Sanchez each had two touchdowns on the ground. Jake Sinz is second this season in domestic 10 sacks.
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Cajon (5-1, 1-0) at Citrus Valley (5-1, 1-0), 7 p.m
IE Varsity Info: Cajon has won four straight games, including a 64-7 win over Redlands in the league opener last week. The Cowboys have won 28 straight CBL games, the longest active winning streak in the inland league. Evan Powell has threw for 585 yards and eight touchdowns, and JeyQuan Smith has threw a total of 420 yards and five touchdowns before scrimmage. Ahamad Chapman led the defense with three interceptions. Citrus Valley defeated Beaumont 28-0 in the league opener last week, extending their winning streak to three games. Hunter Herrera passed for 178 yards and two points, and Brockton Lium had six catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. The Blackhawks had a season-high five defensive interceptions, including two from Jelani McLaughlin, who was at San Diego State.
MOUNTAIN PASS LEAGUE
Tahquitz (5-1, 1-0) at San Jacinto (4-2, 1-0), 7 p.m
IE Varsity Info: Tahquitz has five straight wins, including a 55-15 win over Perris in last week’s league opener. The Titans are led on offense by running back Do’Jonni Bryant and receiver Dorion Levingston. Xavier Gonzales leads an experienced line of defence. San Jacinto returned from their bye week and celebrated a 44-0 win over Citrus Hill in last week’s league opener. Dereun Dortch has passed for 1,328 yards and 17 touchdowns and thrown no interceptions. Vincent Holmes and Dillon Gresham are a dynamic receiving duo with 53 combined catches for 1,326 yards and 19 touchdowns. Tevita Tukunga leads the Tigers’ defense with 51 tackles.
Colton (2-4, 1-0) at Rialto (3-3, 1-0), 7 p.m
IE Varsity Info: Colton opened league play last week with a 22-0 win over Fontana. The Yellowjackets are led on offense by quarterback Gabriel Aparicio, running back Damien Sanchez, and receivers Xavier Sandoval and James Gonzalez. Adam Torres is a player to watch in Colton’s defense. Rialto defeated Notre Dame 23-6 last week to win the league opener. Antoine Fowler has rushed for 664 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Knights’ offense. Ruben Gallegos and Raqwon Williams have 38 and 37 tackles respectively to lead the defense.