Prep Impressions: Sept. 13, 2019

PHOTO by MILKA SOKO RIVERSIDE — The Temecula Valley-Riverside Norte Vista Week 3 varsity football game on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, was a little surprising until it wasn’t. For Temecula Valley, a touchdown on its first offensive series was not an indication of just how tough the game would be. The Golden Bears running game, … Continue reading

GAME OF THE WEEK: Temecula Valley at Norte Vista

THE DETAILS: Temecula Valley vs. Norte Vista CIF-Southern Section – Week 3 Nonleague At Riverside (Calif.) Norte Vista High School Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 13 TEMECULA VALLEY (3-0 overall, 0-0 Southwestern League) has embraced the second season of the Esposito Era, jumping out to a stunning start and looking like early contenders … 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

Season Preview: Southwestern League

PREP FOOTBALL 2019 SOUTHWESTERN LEAGUE PREVIEW (2018 records in parenthesis) There’s a lot going on in the Southwestern League this season but don’t let any of it fool you. Vista Murrieta remains the class of this group, but there are several teams making a play for playoff spots this season. Murrieta Valley probably isn’t one … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: Week 0

I covered the Menifee Paloma Valley-Riverside North varsity football game for The Press-Enterprise on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, and came away thinking the Huskies still have more athletes but Paloma Valley performs like a top-notch infantry division. The Wildcats (1-0 overall) are determined to run the ball, and kept at it with Demarco Prewitt despite … Continue reading