FOUR & MORE: Inland Area RBs

PREP FOOTBALL 2017 BEST INLAND AREA RUNNING BACKS 1. Branden Rankins, Sr., San Bernardino Aquinas — Brawny, a little brash and a known thunder-runner since his sophomore season, this 5-foot-10, 205-pound wrecking ball has a future playing on Saturdays (and maybe even Sundays). 2. Travis Dye, Sr., Norco — Talented like his brothers and built … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: Nov. 18, 2016

RIVERSIDE (Calif.) — What’s a season without some adversity? Riverside Notre Dame, which last year went the distance to win a CIF-Southern Section (now defunct) Northwest Division title, started this season as the top ranked team in Division 9. The Titans ran roughshod over their first two opponents of 2016 until Week 2 against Santa … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area RBs

PREP FOOTBALL 2016 BEST INLAND AREA RUNNING BACKS 1. Stephen Carr, Sr., Fontana Summit — Raw combination of power and speed makes this five-star recruit the must-watch player in the Inland Area this season. Rushed for nearly 2,000 yards as the SkyHawks advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Central Division semifinals. 2. Malik Walker, Sr., Corona … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: Week 13

I covered the San Bernardino Aquinas-Riverside Notre Dame CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division semifinal round playoff game on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, for The Press-Enterprise, pe.com & @PEcom_preps and came away thinking it’s the first time I’ve seen a Riverside-based football program get to this point. Sure, Riverside Poly won its Inland Division semifinal last season … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Aquinas at Notre Dame

I’m covering the San Bernardino Aquinas-Riverside Notre Dame CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division semifinal playoff game tonight, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, for The Press-Enterprise, pe.com & @PEcom_preps. The best part of this assignment is it’s name: The Holy War. THE LOW DOWN: The Falcons (8-4 overall, 3-2 Ambassador) lost to Notre Dame, 28-7, in Week 10 … Continue reading