Inland Area Prep Football Top 10

PREP FOOTBALL
For Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 (After Week 0)

1. Norco — Cougars outpaced and outplayed one of the best teams in Riverside County for a fall opener.
THIS SEASON: 1-0 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League.
Spring’21: 5-0, overall, 5-0 Big VIII. 2019: 8-3, 4-1. 2018: 9-3, 4-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (15).
LAST GAME: def. Vista Murrieta, 42-26, in a nonleague game on Friday, Aug. 20.
NEXT GAME: vs. Santa Margarita on Thursday, Aug. 26.

2. Corona Centennial — Huskies were supposed to play Santa Ana Mater Dei but just scrimmaged instead.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League.
Spring’21: 4-1 overall, 4-1 Big VIII. 2019: 9-3, 5-0. 2018: 12-1, 5-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (24).
LAST GAME: def. Corona, 62-0, in Big VIII League game on Thursday, April 15.
NEXT GAME: vs. San Diego Cathedral Catholic on Friday, Aug. 20.

3. MoVal Rancho Verde — Mustangs were lined up to play Fontana Kaiser but COVID got in the way.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Ivy League.
Spring’21: 5-0 overall, 3-0 Ivy. 2019: 10-2, 3-0. 2018: 13-1, 3-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (27).
LAST GAME: def. Menifee Heritage, 26-12, in a Ivy League game on Saturday, April 17.
NEXT GAME: at Redlands Citrus Valley on Friday, Aug. 27.

4. San Bernardino Cajon — Cowboys looked smart and effective on offense with room to improve on defense.
THIS SEASON: 1-0 overall, 0-0 Citrus Belt League.
Spring’21: 5-0 overall, 4-0 Citrus Belt. 2019: 9-3, 5-1. 2018: 12-2, 5-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (79).
LAST GAME: def. Rialto Carter, 55-14, in a nonleague game on Friday, Aug. 20.
NEXT GAME: at Fontana Kaiser on Friday, Aug. 27.

5. Apple Valley — Sun Devils put up a good fight in the first half but the depth of talent just isn’t there yet.
THIS SEASON: 0-1 overall, 0-0 Mojave River League.
Spring’21: 5-0 overall, 4-0 Mojave River. 2019: 9-2, 4-1. 2018: 10-2, 4-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (16).
LAST GAME: lost, 44-21, to Mission Viejo, in a nonleague game on Friday, Aug. 20.
NEXT GAME: vs. Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, Aug. 27.

6. Vista Murrieta — Broncos do not have the horses to run with Norco in Horse Town, not this season.
THIS SEASON: 0-1 overall, 0-0 Southwestern League.
Spring’21: 5-0 overall, 4-0 Southwestern. 2019: 8-4, 4-1. 2018: 8-3, 5-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (22).
LAST GAME: lost, 42-26, to Norco in a nonleague game on Friday, Aug. 20.
NEXT GAME: at Menifee Heritage on Friday, Aug. 27.

7. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda — Eagles played Aquinas’ low-scoring game perfectly and have won five straight. 
THIS SEASON: 1-0 overall, 0-0 Baseline League.
Spring’21: 4-0 overall, 2-0 Baseline. 2019: 6-6, 2-3. 2018: 4-6, 1-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (41).
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino Aquinas, 20-6, in a nonleague game on Friday, Aug. 20.
NEXT GAME: vs. Menifee Liberty on Thursday, Aug. 26.

8. Rancho Cucamonga — Cougars’ struggle to get games continues as opener against Roosevelt was cancelled.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Baseline League.
Spring’21: 2-1 overall, 1-1 Baseline. 2019: 9-3, 4-1. 2018: 7-5, 5-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (60).
LAST GAME: lost, 15-14, to Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda in a Baseline League game on Friday, April 16.
NEXT GAME: at Apple Valley on Friday, Aug. 20.

9. San Jacinto — Tigers beat up on Redlands East Valley in Week 0, which we think is a sign of things to come.
THIS SEASON: 1-0 overall, 0-0 Mt. Pass League.
Spring’21: 4-1 overall, 3-0 Mt. Pass. 2019: 10-3, 5-0. 2018: 13-2, 4-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 10 (277).
LAST GAME: def. Redlands East Valley, 48-21, in a nonleague game on Saturday, Aug. 21.
NEXT GAME: vs. Long Beach Wilson on Saturday, Aug. 28.

10. Upland — Highlanders made a statement with a shutout over one of the San Gabriel Valley’s top teams. 
THIS SEASON: 1-0 overall, 0-0 Southwestern League.
Spring’21: 0-4 overall, 0-1 Baseline. 2019: 6-6, 3-2. 2018: 12-3, 4-1.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (61).
LAST GAME: def. La Habra, 13-0, in a nonleague game on Friday, Aug. 20.
NEXT GAME: at Orange Lutheran on Friday, Aug. 27.

DROPPED OUT: Temecula Chaparral (0-1).

JUST MISSED: Phelan Serrano (1-0), Riverside Norte Vista (1-0), Murrieta Valley (0-0).

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