Prep Preview: Summit at Silverado

I’m covering the Fontana Summit-Victorville Silverado varsity football game tonight at Victor Valley HS for The Press-Enterprise. The best part of this assignment will not be driving over the Cajon Pass, so I’m counting on the game itself to not let me down.

The SkyHawks (10-1 overall) have to travel to Victorville after losing a coin flip before their first-round victory over Menifee Paloma Valley last week. They’ll make the trip knowingly having to face a team with nothing to lose. Senior RB/WR/DB Donte Deayon is a potential Inland Area Player Of The Year candidate. Committed to Boise State University, Deayon has rushed for 916 yards and 11 TDs, caught 23 passes for 565 yards and 10 TDs, and has six INTs and two blocked punts. In addition to Deayon’s exploits, Summit is averaging more than 300 rushing yards per game thanks, in great part, to senior TB Jamaal Williams, who has gained a team-leading 951 yards and scored 19 TDs this season.

What a difference a month makes! The Hawks (6-5 overall) lost their first five games of the season only to sweep their way through a dismal Desert Sky League and then win their CIF-SS Eastern Division first-round game, 16-7, over cross-town rival Victorville Oak Hills. A six-game win streak is a six-game win streak, and Silverado, which has averaged fewer than 200 yards on offense per game, is riding the wave into a home date with the division’s top-seeded team. Heck, for a season that was going nowhere in October, the Hawks, to their credit, turned it into a success by the end of November.

Fontana Summit
 — QB: Bernard Porter, Sr. (6-foot-1, 175 pounds); RB: Jamaal Williams (6-2, 193); Tarik Myles, Jr. (5-6, 155); WR: Donte Deayon, Sr. (5-10, 154); TE: Brandon Mosey, Sr. (6-3, 192); OL/DL: Isaac Villagrana, Sr. (6-3, 232); Josh Parra, Sr. (6-1, 264); Devon Swan, Sr. (6-1, 244); Tony Aguilera, Sr. (6-foot, 240); Nikko Taylor, Sr. (6-2, 266); Hayder Chaudhery, Sr. (5-9, 158); LB: Keandre Pinkney, Sr. (5-11, 165); Will Fortune, Sr. (5-11, 171); RayVaughn Upshaw, Sr. (5-11, 186); Justin Strong, Jr. (5-11, 189); DB: Josh Edwards, Sr. (6-foot, 144); Charles Okonko, Jr. (6-1, 165); Khallifah Rosser, Sr. (6-foot-, 140); K: Anthony Burciaga, Sr. (5-7, 148).

Victorville Silverado — QB: Rishon Perez, Soph. (6-foot-2, 180 pounds); RB: Darrell White, Sr. (5-5, 145); Landon Coleman, Jr. (6-2, 165); WR: Kenton Brokenbough, Sr. (5-11, 149); Deandre Williams, Jr. (6-foot, 165); Landon Coleman, Jr. (6-2, 185); TE: Jordan McCain, Sr. (6-3, 207); OL/DL: Alejandro Alcantera, Sr. (6-2, 360); Sean Roney, Sr. (6-1, 190); Marcel Buchanan, Sr. (6-2, 217); Celester Asuega, Jr. (6-foot, 195); Sean Shepardson, Sr. (6-1, 226); LB: Devon Pauga, Sr. (5-9, 205); Victor Iosefa, Sr. (5-11, 215); DB: Kyle Trammel, Jr. (5-9, 153); Tyree Johnson, Sr. (5-7, 145); Charles Taylor, Sr. (5-8, 153); K: Anreas Velasco, Sr. (5-10, 185).

Give the SkyHawks the edge is big-play talent, but to what extent will that talent be mitigated by the long bus ride? Deayon, Williams, Porter and Co. better bring their hard hats, ’cause they’ll have to put in some work if they’re going to get to second consecutive Eastern Division semifinal.
PREDICTION: Summit 28, Silverado 26.


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