Prep Impressions: Aug. 24, 2017

The Rubidoux-Jurupa Valley Patriot Week 1 varsity football game on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 has never been less of a cross-town rivalry.

For Rubidoux, getting blown out 24-0 in a “road game” in your campus’ stadium is about as bad as second game as the Falcons could’ve had.

Rubidoux Head Coach Patrick Thompson said, “Positives? Ah man, I don’t know. Our offensive line is really young (and) it’s just going to be the growing pains that we have to go through. I have to look at film. I don’t know. We’re so young on the lines. Our skilled positions are very mature but we’ll just have to continue to bang and look at it and just week-to-week just grow. I hope that this will motivate the guys. we’re in a very precarious situation right now because we’ve been driving the troops, and it could go one of two ways at this point. The ship could sink or we could continue rolling. We have to go back to the drawing board on Sunday and see what’s what.”

For Patriot it’s a dream start to a new and different season, with different players, different coaches and a somewhat different mindset.

Jurupa Valley Patriot Head Coach Chris Fowler said, “Coming off last year, we lost a lot of guys and I’m not going to lie to you. I did not know how our offense was going to come out and respond because we know we can’t win doing the same things we did with John (Ober) last year so we have to pass more, we have to get outside some more. We did some of that. I think we need to do a little better job of that, but we kept the grind up and whenever you beat your rival and you keep them to a goose-egg – and that’s an offense that’s really hard to defend – it’s a good night. Our new defensive coordinator installed it and the kids played really hard so hat’s off to them. We’re just a little more attacking defense now (and) we play a little more ‘Man’. You can’t really see it against Rubidoux but we’ll see how it is. Things have changed a little. Tempo has picked up a lot, and same thing on offense. Just because we can’t give it to John (Ober) and get three yards and pile of dust so we’ve had to change things and it’s been a good thing.”

Rubidoux – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 — 0
Patriot – 0 – 14 – 10 – 0 — 24
First quarter
No scoring
Second quarter
P – Grace 1 run (No. 99 kick), 9:46
P – Chapoose 4 run (No. 99 kick), 0:15
Third quarter
P – H.Garcia 35 pass from Grace (No. 99 kick), 8:36
P – No. 99 37 FG, 0:52
Fourth quarter
No scoring
Individual statistics
Rushing – Rubidoux: Giles 23-80, Rosales 8-20, Tejada 5-19, Peralta 1-1, Torres 1-(minus-3), Sidhu 1-(minus-16); Patriot: Iglesias 1-57, Flores 12-49, Chapoose 10-44, Grace 6-26, Bratton 1-(minus-3), Berrios 4-(minus-8).
Passing – Rubidoux: Sidhu 0-2-0-0; Patriot: Grace 9-19-0-136.
Receiving – Rubidoux: None; Patriot: Berrios 6-88, H.Garcia 1-35, Bratton 2-7, Pascuali 1-6.

PHOTO COURTESY: Terry Pierson for The Press-Enterprise

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