Prep Preview: Serrano at Norco

I’m covering the Phelan Serrano-Norco varsity football game tonight, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, for The Press-Enterprise, & @PEcom_sports.

The best part of this assignment will be charting Norco QB Victor Viramontes for the first time this season.

The Diamondbacks (3-1 overall) have won every game on the field — their loss a forfeit because of an ineligible player — and are averaging more than 41 points per contest. Senior RB Sultaan Sullivan is among Inland Area leaders in yards (1,012) and TDs (18), and the defense has not allowed more than 12 points thus far. Senior S Andrew Valencia leads the teams with 39 total tackles (17 solo), and senior MLB John Bryan is averaging more than 10 tackles per game.

norcoLOGOThe Cougars (3-1 overall) is unbeaten at home, with wins over Rancho Cucamonga (Week 1) and Perris Citrus Hill (last week). Senior QB Victor Viramontes has been erratic passing (five TDs, five INTs) but leads the team in rushing (427 yards, six TDs) despite some terrific athletes in the offensive backfield. Senior RB Gaven Hughes was expected to carry the rushing load but has just 25 carries. Senior RB Ryan Sedillo has stepped up, and is averaging 7.9 yards per carry. He’s second on the team with three rushing TDs.

— QB David Forbes (Sr., 6-foot-2, 170 pounds); RB Sultaan Sullivan (Sr., 5-9, 165); WR/SS Andrew Valencia (Sr., 6-foot, 180); MLB John Bryan (Sr., 5-9, 165); MLB Luis Chavez (Jr., 6-2, 205); MLB Tyler Drake (Sr., 6-3, 175); K Tylor Wappler (5-10, 155).

Norco — QB Victor Viramones (Sr., 6-foot-2, 220 pounds); RB Gaven Hughes (Sr., 5-9, 175); RB Ryan Sedillo (Sr., 5-7, 145); ATH Troy Dye (Sr., 6-3, 215); TE Tanner Vanscourt (Sr., 6-2, 210); OL Cody Harmon (Sr., 5-10, 245); K Lucas Havrisik (Jr., 6-2, 150).

Does any other Inland Area team have a player like Victor Viramontes this season? If so, I haven’t seen him.

Norco 31, Serrano 16

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