Inland Area Prep Football Top 10

PREP FOOTBALL
For Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 (Through Week 0)

1. Corona Centennial (1-0) — Huskies getting a bit of criticism for a ridiculously lopsided win in their opener.
THIS SEASON: 1-0 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: def. Corona Santiago, 85-0, in a Big West game on Friday, Aug. 19.
NEXT GAME: at San Diego Cathedral Catholic on Friday, Aug. 26.

2. Norco — Cougars will get a big boost with the return of a THAT coaching legend this season.
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 (18).
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. Vista Murrieta (1-0) — Broncos got a big second half from sophomore QB Akili Smith to beat Great Oak. 
THIS SEASON: 1-0 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 (65).
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Great Oak, 20-14, in a Big West game on Friday, Aug. 19.
NEXT GAME: vs. Murrieta Mesa on Friday, Aug. 26.

4. Apple Valley (1-0) — Sun Devils looked dominant in their opener but face Rancho Cucamonga this week. 
THIS SEASON: 1-0 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. 5 (64).
LAST GAME: def. Chula Vista Eastlake, 42-7, in a nonleague game on Friday, Aug. 19.
NEXT GAME: at Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, Aug. 25.

5. San Bernardino Cajon — Cowboys jump into the fray at home against a tough nonleague opponent.
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. 6 (29).
LAST GAME: lost to Vista Murrieta, 40-27, in a CIF-SS Division 3 first round game on Friday, Nov. 5.
NEXT GAME: vs. Fontana Jurupa Hills on Friday, Aug. 26.

6. Murrieta Valley — Nighthawks coach George Wilson entering his school record eighth season in charge.
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. 7 (25).
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.

7. Rancho Cucamonga (1-0) — Cougars jump into the Top 10 with a big win over an O.C. power.
THIS SEASON: 1-0 overall, 0-0 Baseline League.
2021: 6-6 overall, 2-2 Baseline League. Spring’21: 2-1, 1-1. 2019: 9-4, 4-1. 2018: 7-5, 5-0.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (12).
LAST GAME: defeated Anaheim Servite, 27-7, in a nonleague game on Friday, Aug. 19.
NEXT GAME: vs. Apple Valley on Thursday, Aug. 25.

8. San Bernardino Aquinas (1-0) — Falcons refuse to be ignored by this blog, Etiwanda or ANYBODY.
THIS SEASON: 1-0 overall, 0-0 Ironwood League.
2021: 10-6, 3-0 Ambassador. Spring’21: DNP. 2019: 13-3, 5-0. 2018: 10-2, 5-0.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (44).
LAST GAME: def. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda, 28-21, in a nonleague game on Thursday, Aug. 18.
NEXT GAME: at Palm Desert Xavier Prep on Friday, Sept. 2.

9. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda (0-1) — Eagles got reality checked by the more physical Aquinas Falcons.
THIS SEASON: 0-1 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 (77).
LAST GAME: lost to San Bernardino Aquinas, 28-21, in a nonleague game on Thursday, Aug. 18.
NEXT GAME: at Chino Hills Ayala on Friday, Aug. 26.

10. Eastvale Roosevelt (1-0) — Mustangs had to rally to narrowly beat Riverside King in their opener. 
THIS SEASON: 1-0 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. 9 (46).
LAST GAME: def. Riverside King, 26-20, in a Big West game on Friday, Aug. 19.
NEXT GAME: at Corona on Thursday, Aug. 25.

DROPPED OUT: MoVal Rancho Verde (8), Riverside North (10)

JUST MISSED: Redlands Citrus Valley, Chino Hills Ayala, San Jacinto

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