GAME OF THE WEEK: Rancho Cucamonga at Norco

Rancho Cucamonga vs. Norco
CIF-Southern Section – Week 2
At Norco (Calif.) High School
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 2

RANCHO CUCAMONGA (2-0 overall, 0-0 Baseline League) surprised a lot of people with its Week 0 win over Servite, then backed it up with a come-from-behind victory over Apple Valley in Week 1. Junior RB Trey Wilson was the man vs. Servite with 118 rushing yards and two TDs, but senior C.J. Tiller aired it out to keep the team unbeaten, completing 20 of 34 passes for 235 yards last week.
HEAD COACH: Brian Hildebrand
ROSTER – QB: #7-C.J. Tiller, Sr. (6-foot-2, 187 pounds); RB/KR: #3-Trey Wilson, Jr. (5-8, 163); RB/CB: #5-Malachi Dhanifu, Sr. (6-2, 210); WR: #2-Jonah Dawson, Sr. (5-1, 165); WR/CB: #14-Jason Harris, Jr. (5-9, 162); OL/DL: #77-Nico Guerra, Sr. (6-4, 247); OLB: #10-Lavaka Latu, Jr. (6-foot, 183); LB/RB: #9-Sitane Mikaele, Sr. (6-foot, 250); FS: #6-Christian Pierce (6-2, 188); ATH: #15-Rahim Wright, Sr. (5-11, 176); K: #85-Anthony Hagan, Sr. (5-10, 150)

NORCO (0-1 overall, 0-0 Big West – Upper) got a wake-up call in Week 1 and if the Cougars don’t wipe those sleepy crusts from their eyes, then they may miss more than just breakfast. Looks like a new/old offense is trying to find its feet under junior QB Tyler Dudden, and it would help if there was a game-breaking running back to help. Senior WR Grant Gray must get the ball vertically to help.     
HEAD COACH: Chuck Chastain
ROSTER – QB: #18-Tyler Dudden, Jr. (6-foot-3, 185 pounds); RB: #20-Kalani Kaleiwahea, Sr. (5-7, 155); WR/FS: #1-Grant Gray, Sr. (6-4, 190); WR: #17-Connor Thomas, Sr. (6-3, 163); C: Tommy Mitchell, Jr. (6-5, 220); OL: #71-Gabriel San Antonio, Sr. (6-3, 300); T: Parker Smith, Jr. (6-4, 300); DL: #72-Pierce Jefferson, Sr. (6-1, 265); MLB: #33-Caden Robinson, Sr. (6-foot, 220); CB: #12-Clayton Zentner, Sr. (6-foot, 179); K: #14-Matt Verdiell, Sr. (5-2, 130)

Rancho Cucamonga looks better equipped to handle the Big West – Upper Division than Norco, which may find itself in a relegation fight if it can’t get right on offense.

Rancho Cucamonga 38, Norco 14


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