Prep Preview: Paloma Valley at Summit

I’m covering the Menifee Paloma Valley-Fontana Summit varsity football game for The Press-Enterprise and The best part of this assignment is covering Summit, the 2011 CIF-Southern Eastern Division champions, for the first time this season.

One team (Summit) seeks to become the first team ever to win CIF titles in two different divisions in back-to-back seasons. The other (Paloma Valley) reached the playoffs via an at-large berth after finishing fourth in its league.

The Wildcats (7-3 overall, 2-3 Sunbelt League) began the season 5-0 but lost three of their next four games to all but eliminate them from playoff contention. Fortunately for Coach Bert Esposito and his bunch, CIF organizers looked kindly upon them and granted an at-large berth. One critical statistic in the Cats’ favor: their losses to Elsinore, Menifee Heritage and Temescal Canyon were by a combined total of 21 points. Junior Brent Broehm and senior David Solis have formed one of the better QB-RB tandems in Riverside County, accounting for more than 2,600 total yards and 36 TDs this season.

The Skyhawks (9-1 overall, 5-0 Sunkist League) allowed just seven points over its final six games, and is currently riding a four-game shutout streak. That’s right. Coach Cesar Villalobos’ team hasn’t allowed a point since beating Fontana Kaiser 29-7 in Week 6. For those willing to do the match, that’s 192 consecutive minutes of perfect defense. Senior DE Daris Goss has 10 sacks to lead this opportunistic side, which notched 23 total sacks and 14 interceptions this season. Offensively, senior RB/OLB Justin Strong is averaging more than 10 yards per carry and nearly five tackles a game, and senior WR/RB Tarik Myles leads the team with 12 total TDs.

Paloma Valley — QB: Brent Broehm, Jr. (6-foot, 200 pounds); RB: David Solis, Sr. (5-10, 180); RB/DB: Steven Mayo, Sr. (5-10, 175); WR/LB: C.J. Parker, Jr. (5-11, 175); WR/LB: R.J. Benz, Sr. (6-foot, 210); WR/DB: Ray Golden, Sr. (5-11, 160); WR/DB: M.Page, Sr. (5-9, 160); RB/LB: Richard Krottmayer, Sr. (5-9, 200); RB/LB: Cody Lewis, Sr. (5-9, 180); OL/DL: Charlie Wallace, Sr. (5-7, 185); OL/DL: Coackley Rathbun, Sr. (6-foot, 220); WR/DB: Felix Bogroff, Jr. (5-8, 160); OL/DL: Kre Webb, Sr. (5-11, 200); K: Diego Reutter, Sr. (5-6, 160).

Summit — QB: Jakob Jordan, Jr. (5-foot-11, 160 pounds); RB/OLB: Justin Strong, Sr. (5-11, 189); WR/DB/RB Tarik Myles, Sr. (5-6, 144); WR/SS: Junior Davis, Sr. (5-11, 192); WR/FS: Erik Brown, Sr. (6-foot, 167); WR/DB: Jordan Washington, Jr. (5-11, 158); FB/LB: Mark Brito, Jr. (5-7, 186); ILB: Brandon Fletcher, Sr. (5-8, 185), DE: Daris Goss, Sr. (6-4, 187); OL/DL: Boris Carter, Sr. (6-foot, 229); OL/DE: Willie Tucker, Sr. (5-11, 220); OL/DE: Keenan Sykes, Sr. (6-3, 244); OLB/SS: Brandon Stubblefield, Sr. (5-10, 188).

THE DIFFERENCE: The SkyHawks’ all ball hawks. Expect Summit to win big in the turnover battle, and then make a big play or two on offense to get a halftime lead and keep it.
THE FINAL SCORE: Summit 28, Paloma Valley 14

One Response to “Prep Preview: Paloma Valley at Summit”
  1. Ray Golden Sr says:

    Paloma 22 Summit 3. games arent won in the newspaper babeee

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