Inland Area Prep Football Top 10 (Preseason)

PREP FOOTBALL
For Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 (Preseason)

1. Corona Centennial — Huskies are the biggest and best sports program in the Inland Empire, prep, college or otherwise.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Big West Upper.
2021: 11-1 overall, 5-0 Big VIII. Spring’21: 4-1, 4-1. 2019: 9-3, 5-0. 2018: 12-1, 5-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (3).
LAST GAME: lost to Santa Ana Mater Dei, 21-16, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 1 semifinal game on Friday, Nov. 19.
NEXT GAME: vs. Corona Santiago on Friday, Aug. 19.

2. Norco — Cougars elevate alongside their biggest rival into the new Big West League – Upper Division.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Big West Upper.
2021: 8-3 overall, 4-1 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. 2 (12).
LAST GAME: lost to Santa Ana Mater Dei, 49-14, in a CIF-SS Division 1 quarterfinal game on Friday, Nov. 12.
NEXT GAME: at Santa Margarita on Friday, Aug. 26.

3. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda — Eagles’ tremendous 2021 giving fourth-year coach Nick Baiz every confidence.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Baseline League.
2021: 12-1 overall, 4-0 Baseline. Spring’21: 4-0, 2-0. 2019: 6-6, 2-3. 2018: 4-6, 1-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (23).
LAST GAME: lost to Gardena Serra, 34-27, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 semifinal game on Friday, Nov. 19.
NEXT GAME: at San Bernardino Aquinas on Thursday, Aug. 18.

4. Vista Murrieta — Broncos now playing in same league with Centennial and Norco? Things HAVE changed. 
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Big West – Upper.
2021: 9-3 overall, 4-1 Southwestern League. Spring’21: 5-0, 4-0. 2019: 8-4, 4-1. 2018: 8-3, 5-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (26).
LAST GAME: lost to Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, 49-28, in a CIF-SS Division 2 quarterfinal game on Friday, Nov. 12.
NEXT GAME: vs. Temecula Great Oak on Friday, Aug. 19.

5. Apple Valley — Sun Devils get back their big man Raymond Pulido but need answers elsewhere this Fall. 
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Mojave River League.
2022: 11-4 overall, 4-1 MRL. Spring’21: 5-0, 4-0. 2019: 9-2, 4-1. 2018: 10-2, 4-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (37).
LAST GAME: lost to Gardena Serra, 31-3, in the CIF-SS Division 3 championship game on Saturday, Nov. 17.
NEXT GAME: at Chula Vista Eastlake on Friday, Aug. 19.

6. San Bernardino Cajon — Cowboys will take on both Aquinas and Etiwanda in nonleague games this season.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Citrus Belt League.
2021: 10-1 overall, 5-0 Citrus Belt League. Spring’21: 5-0, 4-0. 2019: 9-3, 5-1. 2018: 12-2, 5-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (41).
LAST GAME: lost to Vista Murrieta, 40-27, in a CIF-SS Division 3 first round game on Friday, Nov. 5.
NEXT GAME: at Fontana Jurupa Hills on Friday, Aug. 26.

7. Murrieta Valley — Nighthawks fans are expecting a big season from senior WR Tiger Bachmeier.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Southwestern League.
2021: 7-4 overall, 5-0 Southwestern. Spring’21: 3-2, 3-2. 2019: 8-3, 3-2. 2018: 6-5, 4-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (44).
LAST GAME: lost to Huntington Beach Edison, 42-14, in a CIF-SS Division 3 first round game on Friday, Nov. 5.
NEXT GAME: vs. Temecula Great Oak on Friday, Aug. 26.

8. MoVal Rancho Verde — Mustangs are back as Eric Zomalt returns to coaching with powerhouse program.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Ivy League.
2022: 2-7, 1-3 Ivy. Spring’21: 5-0 overall, 3-0. 2019: 11-1, 3-0. 2018: 13-1, 3-0.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (368).
LAST GAME: lost to Riverside North, 35-20, in an Ivy League game on Friday, Oct. 28.
NEXT GAME: at Palm Desert on Thursday, Aug. 18.

9. Eastvale Roosevelt — Mustangs may be among the first to face relegation under the new league format. 
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Big West – Upper.
2022: 8-5 overall, 3-2 Big VIII League. Spring’21: 3-2, 3-2. 2019: 5-7, 3-2 Sunkist. 2018: 5-6, 2-3.
LAST RANKED: No. 10 (49).
LAST GAME: lost to Apple Valley, 35-28, in a CIF-SS Division 3 semifinal game on Friday, Nov. 19.
NEXT GAME: vs. Riverside King on Friday, Aug. 19.

10. Riverside North — Huskies’ defense will be flying around the field led by All-CIF LB Sione Tupou.
THIS SEASON: 0-0 overall, 0-0 Ivy League.
2022: 11-1 overall, 5-0 Sunbelt League. Spring’21: 3-2, 2-0. 2019: 10-2, 5-0 Inland Valley. 2018: 5-6, 4-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (103).
LAST GAME: lost to Westlake Village Oaks Christian, 24-21, in a CIF-SS Division 5 quarterfinal game on Friday, Nov. 12.
NEXT GAME: at Riverside Ramona on Friday, Aug. 19.

DROPPED OUT: Temecula Valley (9)

JUST MISSED: Phelan Serrano, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino Aquinas

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