Prep Preview: Sunbelt League

The Sunbelt League is top-heavy, per usual. It used to be Elsinore that carried the league on its back, but no longer! Menifee Heritage will tote the load this year with a sterling senior class featuring exceptional skill players.

Heritage (12-2) was the Eastern Division runner-up in 2011, losing to Fontana Summit by seven points in the title game. Senior RB Jamal Morrow is among the Inland Area’s elite, and senior DB Darius Allensworth is courting PAC-12 scholarship offers.

Elsinore (8-4) lost three of its last four games to drop out of the Inland Area Top 10, including a laugher vs. Phelan Serrano in an Eastern Division 2nd Round game. Senior RB Allen Stubbs ran for 17 TDs and more than 1,500 yards last season.

Temescal Canyon finished 4-6 but should have success running behind senior FB Dawson Lindeman, who ran for 210 yards and three TDs vs. Heritage in 6.

Paloma Valley was 6-5 in 2011 but returns junior QB Brent Boehm, who came on in Week 4 and won five of seven games down the stretch before losing to Summit, the eventual Eastern Division champ, in the 1st Round.

Lake Elsinore Lakeside (3-7) and Perris (3-7) are both struggling to keep up, and this is one of the softer division in the Inland Area.

PROJECTED ORDER OF FINISH:
1. Menifee Heritage
2. Elsinore
3. Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon
4. Menifee Paloma Valley
5. Lake Elsinore Lakeside
6. Perris

PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Heritage DH Darius Allensworth (6-foot, 185 pounds)
Paloma Valley QB Brent Boehm (5-11, 185)
Temescal Canyon FB Dawson Lindeman (5-10, 195)
Perris QB Carlos Manuel (6-3, 210)
Heritage RB Jamal Morrow (5-9, 185)
Elsinore RB Allan Stubbs (5-10, 175)
Lakeside QB Dakota Wilson (6-3, 200)

GAME TO CONSIDER:
Elsinore at Menifee Heritage, Nov. 2

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