CLOSER LOOK: Rancho Verde’s Tevita Halalilo

Try to take a closer look at Moreno Valley Rancho Verde senior Tevita Halalilo and he won’t let you. He’s big (6-foot-3, 245 pounds) and kind of scary, and he just doesn’t want to take his helmet off, OK? Halalilo, a two-year varsity player, switched positions to middle linebacker before this season and is making … Continue reading

GAME OF THE WEEK: King at Rancho Verde

THE DETAILS: Riverside King vs. MoVal Rancho Verde At Rancho Verde HS, Moreno Valley Kickoff: 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 THE LOW DOWN: RIVERSIDE KING (1-3 overall) has continued to schedule tough nonleague opponents to prepare for its brutal Big VIII League schedule, but the results aren’t changing. The Wolves have allowed 121 points … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area CFBers

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2016 BEST INLAND AREA COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS 1. Jamaal Williams, Sr., BYU — Fontana Summit’s all-time rushing leader is on a mission to rebound from last year’s season-ending knee surgery, and attack the record books in his final college season. Underrated coming into 2016, BYU’s 6th all-time rusher will remind scouts and fans … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Inland Valley League

PREP FOOTBALL 2016 INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE PREVIEW (2015 records in parenthesis) In a league where all of its coaches are either in their first or second season, the IVL doesn’t have a whole lot of history to fall back on or grudges needing to be worked out. Rancho Verde remains the most talented of the … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Rancho Verde at North

I’m covering the Moreno Valley Rancho Verde-Riverside North varsity football game tonight, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, for The Press-Enterprise and The best part of this assignment is that it could rain. Isn’t that something. I’ll get to break out my heavy coat. THE LOW DOWN: The Mustangs (6-2 overall, 2-1 Inland Valley) were upended … Continue reading