Season Preview: Big VIII League

PREP FOOTBALL 2021 BIG VIII LEAGUE PREVIEW (Spring 2021 records in parenthesis) Change may be on the horizon for “The Big Two-and-a-Half” known as the Big VIII, but for now it’s, well, wilder than usual. Norco is riding high in Horse Country after its first Big VIII League title since 2009. Coach Chuck Chastain must … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: April 15, 2021

EASTVALE — The Norco-Eastvale Roosevelt Week 4-A varsity football game on Thursday, April 15, 2021, was a barn-burner early and a time burner late. For Norco, the result means its first outright Big VIII League title since 2009. That’s a long time. But it was the win against Centennial was the moment that made this … Continue reading

GAME OF THE WEEK: Norco at Roosevelt

THE DETAILS:Norco vs. RooseveltCIF-Southern Section – Week 5At Eastvale (Calif.) Roosevelt High SchoolKickoff: 7 p.m. PT on Thursday, April 15 NORCO (4-0 overall, 4-0 Big VIII League) pulled off the upset and are one little, bitty win away from its first league title since the Toby Gerhart days. Yes, it’s true. And it’s been the … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: March 18, 2021

NORCO — The Corona Santiago-Norco Week 1-A varsity football game on Thursday, March 18, 2021, was a breath of fresh air. For Santiago, it’s clearly not been about football these last 14 months. And that’s fine because the program is large enough to remain self-sustaining, but also not fine because there is such a gap … Continue reading

GAME OF THE WEEK: Corona Santiago at Norco

THE DETAILS:Corona Santiago vs. NorcoCIF-Southern Section – Week 1At Norco (Calif.) High SchoolKickoff: 7 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 18 CORONA SANTIAGO (0-0 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League) has an interesting roster as currently constructed. Junior QB Dominic Tubbs may be the biggest play caller in Sharks history, but the real engine for this team … Continue reading