Inland Area Prep Football Top 10

THROUGH WEEK FOURTEEN (FINAL)

1. Corona Centennial (12-2) — Huskies didn’t have much trouble in disposing of Vista Murrieta for a second consecutive CIF-Southern Section Inland Division title. Now on to the state playoffs.
THIS SEASON: 12-2 overall, 5-0 Big VIII League. LAST SEASON: 14-2 overall, 5-0 Big VIII League.
LAST RANKED: No. 2.
LAST WEEK: def. No. 2 Vista Murrieta 26-12 in the CIF-SS Inland Division Championships Game on Friday, Dec. 6.
WEEK FIFTEEN: vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco in the CIF-SS SoCal Open Division Championship game on FRIDAY.

2. Vista Murrieta (12-2) — Broncos turned into a one-horse engine, and QB Coltin Gerhart just didn’t have enough left in the tank after beating Norco the week before.
THIS SEASON: 12-2 overall, 5-0 Southwestern League. LAST SEASON: 13-1 overall, 5-0 Southwestern League.
LAST RANKED: No. 1.
LAST WEEK: lost 26-12 to No. 1 Corona Centennial in the CIF-Southern Section Inland Division Championships Game on Friday, Dec. 6.
WEEK FIFTEEN: Season complete.

3. Menifee Heritage (13-1) — The CIF-SS Central Division title game turned into the Limihai Hifo Show. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound senior FB/LB/DE absolutely willed the Patriots to victory.
THIS SEASON: 13-1 overall, 5-0 Sunbelt League. LAST SEASON: 11-2 overall, 5-0 Sunbelt League.
LAST RANKED: No. 3.
LAST WEEK: def. No. 6 MoVal Rancho Verde 34-33 in the CIF-SS Central Division Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7.
WEEK FIFTEEN: Season complete.

4. Perris Citrus Hill (13-1) — Hawks join Corona Centennial as the only Inland Area teams to twice win consecutive CIF-SS titles. Eric Zomalt now will have a hard time spurning offers.
THIS SEASON: 13-1 overall, 5-0 Mountain Pass League. LAST SEASON: 14-0 overall, 5-0 Mountain Pass League.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST WEEK: def. Riverside Norte Vista 66-24 in the CIF-SS Eastern Division Championship Game on Friday, Dec. 6.
WEEK FIFTEEN: Season complete.

5. Norco (9-4) — Cougars move forward with Larry Baker and renewed hope that it’ll be about the boys on the field and not the men “running” the team.
THIS SEASON: 9-4 overall, 4-1 Big VIII League. LAST SEASON: 7-5 overall, 3-2 Big VIII League.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: lost, 56-19, to No. 1 Vista Murrieta in a CIF-SS Inland Division Semifinal Round game on Friday, Nov. 29.
WEEK FIFTEEN: Season complete.

6. Moreno Valley Rancho Verde (11-3) — Mustangs were not the most physical team in the CIF-SS Central Division title game, and it proved their undoing in the end.
THIS SEASON: 11-3 overall, 6-0 Inland Valley League. LAST SEASON: 10-4 overall, 5-1 Inland Valley League.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST WEEK: lost 34-33 to No. 3 Menifee Heritage in the CIF-SS Central Division Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7.
WEEK FIFTEEN: Season complete.

7. San Bernardino San Gorgonio (12-1) — Spartans had their best season since the advent of color TV. It remains to be seen what impact it’ll have on the long-suffering program.
THIS SEASON: 12-1 overall, 5-0 San Andreas League. LAST SEASON: 8-3 overall, 4-1 San Andreas League.
LAST RANKED: No. 5.
LAST GAME: lost, 38-37, to No. 10 Riverside Norte Vista in a CIF-SS Eastern Division Semifinal Round game on Friday, Nov. 29.
WEEK FIFTEEN: Season complete.

8. Upland (9-4) — The ‘U’ said adieu to the 2013 season with 56 points — a season high — in a fantastic Inland Division semifinal that’ll likely go down as the Area’s event of the year.
THIS SEASON: 9-4 overall, 3-2 Baseline League. LAST SEASON: 12-1 overall, 5-0 Baseline League.
LAST RANKED: No. 7.
LAST GAME: lost, 86-56, to No. 2 Corona Centennial in a CIF-SS Inland Division Semifinal Round game on Friday, Nov. 29.
WEEK FIFTEEN: Season complete.

9. Rancho Cucamonga (10-2) — Cougars’ season accomplishments — and the teams they beat — speak volumes, but Coach Nick Baiz still needs to find a way to get past the Big 2.
THIS SEASON: 10-2 overall, 4-1 Baseline League. LAST SEASON: 10-3 overall, 4-1 Baseline League.
LAST RANKED: No. 10.
LAST GAME: lost, 23-21, to No. 4 Norco in a CIF-SS Inland Division Quarterfinal Round game on Friday, Nov. 22.
WEEK FIFTEEN: Season complete.

10. Fontana Jurupa Hills (12-2) — Spartans won the CIF-SS East Valley championship in just their second playoffs and fourth year overall. Junior QB Damion Wright (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) can be brilliant.
THIS SEASON: 12-2 overall, 5-0 Mountain Valley League. LAST SEASON: 6-5 overall, 5-0 Mountain Valley League.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked.
LAST WEEK: def. San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret’s 41-24 in the CIF-SS East Valley Division Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7.
WEEK FIFTEEN: Season complete.

DROPPED OUT: Riverside Norte Vista (5-9).

JUST MISSED: Moreno Valley (11-2), Fontana Kaiser (10-3), Phelan Serrano (10-2), Hesperia Oak Hills (10-2), Menifee Paloma Valley (10-2), Ontario Colony (9-4), Riverside Poly (9-3), La Quinta (9-3), Temecula Chaparral (8-5), Chino Hills (8-3), Rialto Eisenhower (8-3), Temecula Great Oak (7-4), Elsinore (6-6), Corona Santiago (6-6), Murrieta Valley (6-4).

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