Prep Preview: Southwestern League

PREP FOOTBALL 2016 SOUTHWESTERN LEAGUE PREVIEW (2015 records in parenthesis) There was a time, over the course of a few seasons in the middle of last decade, when there was a tussle for dominance in the Southwestern League. Those days were fun but let’s face it: that was a long time ago. Coley Candale and … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Off-Season Stories

PREP FOOTBALL 2016 BEST OFF-SEASON STORIES 1. New CIF-Southern Section Divisions — The Powers That Be decided it was best to go back to numerical (1-13) divisions as a better representation of the competitive parity which they hope to achieve. Locally, that means no more ‘Inland’, ‘Central’, or ‘Eastern’ in football. Is that a big … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Mission Viejo at Vista Murrieta

I working the Mission Viejo-Vista Murrieta CIF-Southern Section West Valley Division Championship Game tonight, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, for @Inland_Sports. The best part of this assignment is that it’lll be my first West Valley Division title game, and it’s a rematch of last season’s inaugural game (won by Mission Viejo, 21-10), so it’ll be like … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Southwestern League

PREP FOOTBALL 2015 SOUTHWESTERN LEAGUE PREVIEW (Records in parenthesis) Is there a team that can catch Vista Murrieta? Or is the SWL becoming like the Big VIII League in that nobody can match Corona Centennial? Vista Murrieta is shameless with speed thanks to coach Coley Candaele and his outstanding track program. It’s a 1-2 punch … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area FB Coaches

PREP FOOTBALL 2015 BEST INLAND AREA COACHES 1. Matt Logan, Corona Centennial — Sort of a given at this point. His hands are covered in CIF-Southern Section Inland Division championship rings so he went out and added some PAC-5 bling in 2014. 2. Kurt Bruich, Redlands East Valley — The coach with the championship pedigree … Continue reading