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.

1. Menifee Heritage
2. Elsinore
3. Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon
4. Menifee Paloma Valley
5. Lake Elsinore Lakeside
6. Perris

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)

Elsinore at Menifee Heritage, Nov. 2

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