Inland Area Prep Football Top 10

PRESEASON 2013

1. Corona Centennial (0-0) — Despite winning a second CIF-SS Inland Division title in three seasons, the Huskies did not have a positive end to the 2012. And now their best athlete, John Plattenburg, has transferred out and will finish his HS career in Texas.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League. LAST SEASON: 14-2 overall, 6-0 Big VIII League.
LAST RANKED: No. 1.
LAST GAME: lost, 48-28, to Concorde De La Salle in the CIF State Open Division Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 15.
WEEK ZERO: vs. Henderson (Nev.) Liberty on Aug. 30.

2. Vista Murrieta (0-0) — The biggest news coming from Clinton Keith Road is the arrival of QB Coltin Gerhart, who transferred from Norco following the ouster of his father. He’ll play (a lot) but is he the missing link?
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Southwestern League. LAST SEASON: 13-1 overall, 5-0 Southwestern League.
LAST RANKED: No. 2.
LAST GAME: lost, 30-28, to No. 1 Corona Centennial in the CIF-Southern Section Inland Division Championship Game on Friday, Nov. 30.
WEEK ONE: vs. Downey on Sept. 6.

3. Upland (0-0) — The ‘U’ has as many as eight incoming transfers sparking concerns over alleged recruiting and perceived impropriety. Can coach Tim Salter quell the questions and finally get this team to a title game?
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Baseline League. LAST SEASON: 12-1 overall, 5-0 Baseline League.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: lost, 46-36, to No. 1 Corona Centennial in a CIF-SS Inland Division Semifinal Round game on Friday, Nov. 23.
WEEK ZERO: at Santa Ana Mater Dei on Aug. 30.

4. Perris Citrus Hill (0-0) — Nothing stood between the ‘Magnificent Seven’ and a CIF title last season. How can coach Eric Zomalt possibly build another group with as much talent, heart and hustle?
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Mountain Pass League. LAST SEASON: 14-0 overall, 5-0 Mountain Pass League.
LAST RANKED: No. 3.
LAST GAME: def. Phelan Serrano, 38-24, in the CIF-SS Eastern Division Championship Game on Friday, Nov. 30.
WEEK ZERO: vs. Riverside Poly on Aug. 30.

5. Menifee Heritage (0-0) — One of the most explosive rushing attacks in Inland Area is only getting better, with FB Sione Takitaki (Sr., 6-3, 240) and RB Isiah Morrow (Jr., 5-10, 175) likely to both achieve monster seasons.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Sunbelt League. LAST SEASON: 11-2 overall, 5-0 Sunbelt League.
LAST RANKED: No. 7.
LAST GAME: lost, 13-7, to No. 6 Fontana Kaiser in a CIF-SS Central Division Semifinal Round playoff game on Friday, Nov. 23.
WEEK ZERO: vs. San Jacinto on Aug. 30.

6. Fontana Kaiser (0-0) — The Era of Phil Zelaya has officially begun. God help us.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Sunkist League. LAST SEASON: 14-1 overall, 4-1 Sunkist League.
LAST RANKED: No. 5.
LAST GAME: def. MoVal Rancho Verde 28-21 in a CIF-SS Central Division Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 1.
WEEK ONE: vs. Apple Valley on Sept. 6.

7. Rialto Carter (0-0) — Coach Alex Pierce is starting to accumulate semifinal-round appearances like they’re an every-season occurrence. Is this the year he gets over the hump?
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 San Andreas League. LAST SEASON: 11-2 overall, 7-0 San Andreas League.
LAST RANKED: No. 8.
LAST GAME: lost, 21-14, to No. 9 Phelan Serrano in a CIF-SS Eastern Division Semifinal Round playoff game on Friday, Nov. 23.
WEEK ONE: at Redlands on Sept. 6.

8. Rancho Cucamonga (0-0) — So having the most dominant defensive secondary didn’t work. Might be time for coach Nick Baiz to try something else.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Baseline League. LAST SEASON: 10-3 overall, 4-1 Baseline League.
LAST RANKED: No. 9.
LAST GAME: lost, 34-0, to No. 2 Vista Murrieta in a CIF-SS Inland Division Semifinal Round playoff game on Friday, Nov. 23.
WEEK ZERO: vs. Redlands on Aug. 30.

9. Phelan Serrano (0-0) — Kings of the High Desert, you can count on coach Ray Maholchic having the Diamondbacks in contention be season’s end.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Mojave River League. LAST SEASON: 13-1 overall, 4-0 Mojave River League.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST GAME: lost, 38-24, to No. 4 Perris Citrus Hill in the CIF-SS Eastern Division Championship Game on Friday, Nov. 30.
WEEK ZERO: at Lancaster Paraclete on Aug. 30.

10. Eastvale Roosevelt (0-0) — The hot pick to unseat Norco as the No. 2 team in the Big VIII League, coach Tony Barile has the Broncos’ faithful believing this year will be better.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League. LAST SEASON: 3-7 overall, 2-3 Big VIII League.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked.
LAST GAME: def. Corona 52-41 in a Big VIII League game on Friday, Nov. 2.
WEEK ZERO: vs. Tustin on Aug. 30.

JUST MISSED: Chino Hills (0-0), MoVal Rancho Verde (0-0), Murrieta Valley (0-0), Redlands (0-0), REV (0-0).

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One Response to “Inland Area Prep Football Top 10”
  1. miller says:

    People don’t really refer to Upland as “The U” do they?

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