CLOSER LOOK: North’s Venasio Mikaele

Take a closer look at Riverside North sophomore RB Venasio Mikaele and you’ll see a mischievous smile that he likes to hide behind a big frock of long, Island-style curly hair and a helmet. Mikaele rushed for 1,077 yards and 12 TDs as a freshman last season with a bruising, straight-forward style that impresses opposing … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Inland Area FB Coaches

PREP FOOTBALL 2019 (PRESEASON) BEST INLAND AREA COACHES 1. Matt Logan, Corona Centennial — We’ll say it again, “Logan doesn’t really deserve to be on this list. He belongs on a list of the best HSFB coaches in the country.” Yet here he is, still running strong on Rimpau. 2. Pete Duffy, MoVal Rancho Verde … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: Aug. 23, 2019

PHOTO CREDIT TERRY PIERSON GRAND TERRACE — The Riverside North-Grand Terrace Week 0 varsity football game on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, was not what many had expected. For Riverside North, a win in a season opener is about as refreshing as rain in the Mojave Desert. The Huskies hadn’t won their first game of the … Continue reading

GAME OF THE WEEK: North vs. Grand Terrace

THE DETAILS: Riverside North vs. Grand Terrace CIF-Southern Section – Week 0 Nonleague At Grand Terrace (Calif.) High School Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT on Friday, Aug. 23 RIVERSIDE NORTH (0-0 overall, 0-0 Inland Valley League) could come away the favorite to win the IVL if it can pull off a victory in Week 0, but … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Inland Area Nonleague FB Games

PREP FOOTBALL 2019 (PRESEASON) BEST INLAND AREA NONLEAGUE GAMES (All games at 7 p.m. PT) 1. Upland at Rancho Verde on Fri., Sept. 6 – Hosting the rematch of last year’s CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championship game is a ballsy move by the Mustangs. 2. Rancho Cucamonga at Norco on Fri., Sept. 6 – Another … Continue reading