GAME OF THE WEEK: Centennial at Corona
Corona Centennial vs. Corona
At Panthers Stadium – Corona (Calif.) High School
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 21
THE LOW DOWN:
CORONA CENTENNIAL (6-1 overall, 2-0 Big VIII) had a season-high four turnovers last week in a 45-7 win at Corona Santiago. It was the most this season for the Huskies, who have turned the ball over just seven times total. Senior RB Miles Reed surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career, and sits on 1,272 yards and 20 TDs coming into Week 8. His carries per game have leveled off at 18.2 per contest after getting the ball a combined 73 times in the team’s first two game of the year.
HEAD COACH: Matt Logan
CORONA (2-5 overall, 0-2 Big VIII) has lost five consecutive games since starting the season 2-0, allowing 42-or-more points in defeat every week since Week 2. The Panthers have gone aerial in a big way this year, with junior QB Moses DeAnda completing more than 60-percent of his passes for more than 310 yards per game. His touchdown-to-interception ratio (16-to-13) has not been good enough, however, with costly picks killing promising drives. The offense is averaging just 105 rushing yards and has missed the senior RB Malik Walker, who has played only two games in 2016. What happened there, anyway?
HEAD COACH: Stephen Hill
THE KEY PLAYERS:
Corona Centennial — QB Tanner McKee, Jr. (6-foot-6, 215 pounds); RB Miles Reed, Sr. (5-9, 185); WR Troy Spencer, Sr. (5-9, 165); WR Justin Fisher, Sr. (6-foot, 170); WR Manuel Allen, Jr. (6-2, 175); WR Xavier Marshall, Sr. (6-2, 180); OL/DL Solo Viapulu, Jr. (6-3, 290); DB Reggie Whitfield, Sr. (5-11, 165); DB Jaylan Shaw, Sr. (5-11, 175); K Derrick Valencia, Jr. (5-7, 175)
Corona — QB Moses DeAnda, Jr. (6-foot-4, 200 pounds); OLB/QB Justin Johnson, Sr. (6-foot, 210); RB/WR Joshua Johnson, Jr. (5-10, 165); RB Jeremiah Boatner, Sr. (5-10, 160); RB/WR Anthony Wallander, Jr. (5-9, 170); SB/QB Wyatt Boyer, Sr. (5-10, 175); WR Montre Berry, Sr. (6-foot, 170); DT/FB Tony Fusi, Sr. (5-11, 270); OLB D.J. Niculescu, Sr. (6-1, 205); K John Cross, Sr. (5-10, 175)
Aside from the obvious, the Huskies’ defense has been playing better and will probably have a score (or two) tonight.
THE FINAL SCORE:
Corona Centennial 55, Corona 27