Prep Preview: Jurupa Valley vs. Patriot

I’m covering the Jurupa Valley-Jurupa Valley Patriot varsity football game tonight, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, for The Press-Enterprise and the Southern California Newspaper Group.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Rubidoux High School.

BOTH TEAMS…
JURUPA VALLEY (1-4 overall, 0-0 Inland Valley) had looked like it had turned a corner with a nice win over Arroyo Valley in Week 3, but any momentum has stopped with a lopsided 55-20 loss at Ontario in Week 4. What can we expect from the Jaguars after a week off and on opening night of league play? Stats are not on MaxPreps.com so it’s a little hard to get a grip on who is contributing, but a few seniors like WR/DB Jorge Valencia and DE/TE Camrin Stoye catch the eye.
HEAD COACH: Rick Covington

JURUPA VALLEY PATRIOT (4-1 overall, 0-0 Inland Valley) got out to a hot start with a 21-20 victory over Rubidoux in Week 0 and has been one of the surprise success stories of the non-league season. The Warriors’ 30-27 victory over a very good Montclair team has cemented the team as one of the best in CIF-Southern Section Division 12. Senior QB John Ober has proven to be a dynamic force in his second year running the offense, and has a chance to total more than 2,000 yards this season.
HEAD COACH: Chris Fowler

ON THE ROSTER…
Jurupa Valley — QB Arnufo Soto, Sr. (5-foot-8, 187 pounds); RB/WR/CB Hunter Beitler, Sr. (5-8, 150); WR/CB/FS Jorge Valencia, Sr. (6-3, 185); C/DT Chris Hernandez, Sr. (6-foot, 245); DE/TE Camrin Stoye, Sr. (6-foot, 200); MLB/FB Raul Gomez, Sr. (5-8, 180); OLB Oscar Ornelas, Sr. (5-7, 152); K/CB Oscar Aguilar, Jr. (5-7, 160)

Patriot — QB John Ober, Sr. (6-foot-4, 220 pounds); RB Erik Garcia, Sr. (5-11, 187) RB Isaac Flores, Soph. (5-6, 145); WR/RB William Bratton, Jr. (5-6, 140); WR Ken Barrios, Jr. (5-10, 145); OL Giovanni Calderas, Sr. (5-11, 240); DL/TE Zach Stauffer, Sr. (6-3, 210); DB Devin Riley, Sr. (5-8, 150); K/DB Hunter Thompson, Sr. (6-foot, 170)

ONE THING IN PARTICULAR…
Is this still a rivalry game? Chris Fowler’s crew looks likely to run away with this year’s matchup.

IT’S ANYONE’S GUESS BUT…
Patriot 38, Jurupa Valley 17

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