HS Football: Are You Ready for Some Football?

Published on: Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:34

The 2015 CIF SS Opening Night Football is this Friday

Here's this  Weeks Preview of Local High School Games

Heritage at Great Oak    
The Wolfpack opens the 2015 Football season at home against Heritage.  Great Oak is coming off the best season in school history and is looking to build upon last season’s success.

Young, explosive and talented, the Wolfpack is led by running back Demetric Felton. The defense is anchored by one of the best linebacking corps in the Inland Empire with Jake Schwarzer, Ryan Boehm and Seth Knowlton.


Heritage was 12-1 last season and has won the Sunbelt League Championship five straight seasons. The Patriots have won all 25 league games since joining the league in 2010.  They have an overall record of 59-7 over the same period. The last time these two teams met the Wolfpack beat the Patriots 43-40. It was the only loss Heritage suffered in the 2013 season as the Patriots went on to win the CIS SS Central Division Championship.

Murrieta Valley at Temescal Canyon      
The Nighthawks will see if Coach Wilson’s overhaul and rebuilding of his coaching staff will return immediate dividends as they travel to play the Titans on opening night. The last time Murrieta Valley lost to Temescal Canyon was way back in 2004. Since then the Nighthawks have won 10 straight.

 Senior running back Quincy Wimbish and freshman quarterback Hank Brockmier will lead the Nighthawk offense. Julio Robles, Jaylen Moore and Mazin Khalil anchor the defense.

The Titans were 3-7 last season under rookie coach Gaspar Huish, Jr. They were 2-3 in league and finished fourth in the Sunbelt. The Nighthawks are coming off their first losing season in eons as they finished 4-6 in 2014 and missed the CIF SS Playoffs for the second straight year.

                                                                               Murrieta Mesa at St. Francis (Honolulu, Hawaii)
11891985_519074241578654_4775835283250917850_nThe Rams will pack their bags and head to the Islands today to play the first game of their 2015 season in Hawaii. Murrieta Mesa will be enjoying Poki at the Luau Saturday after taking on the big Polynesians from Honolulu.

The Saints stated their season 3 weeks ago and are 2-1 after destroying Honoka’a 46-6 last week. They have outscored their opponents 126 to 12 so far this season.

The Rams will be led by quarterback Peyton Uhl, wide receiver Austen Salcedo and running back McKinnly Ross. The defense is anchored by Blake Johnson, Mason Meadows and Marcus Boggman. They will all have to excel on Friday night to beat this impressive team.

Chaparral home against La Quinta

The Pumas are ready to prove that they are back as a powerhouse in the tough Southwestern League. Chaparral finished the 2014 season with a disappointing 3-7 record and failed to make it into the CIF SS Playoffs for the first time since 2005.

New Head Coach Jeremy McCullough hopes to remedy that situation. The Pumas have worked hard this summer to bring the Pride back to the Program.
Chaparral is led by quarterback Austin Reza and Wes Long, who plays a variety of positions. Austin Bacher, Hunter Rushing and Danny Martinez are talented receivers that can change the outcome of a game with a single play. The defense is led by Austin Smith, Jose Coral, Lawrence Hooper and Anderson Lindow.

La Quinta was 10-3 last season and were the undefeated Champions of the Desert Valley League. They won 2 CIF SS Playoff games before losing to Serrano in the Semifinals.

Vista Murrieta and Temecula Valley do not play this Friday night.

Linfield home against Brentwood School

11796407_1881387112085624_1586996812306453643_nThe Lions captured the 2014 Ambassador Championship with a 4-1 league record last season. They were 7-5 and won their opening round CIF SS Northwest Division game. Linfield is loaded with talent and ready to repeat as league Champs this year.

Led by quarterback Clay Maranville   and running backs Zac Archer, Greg Holt, and wide receiver Lorenzo Burns. the Lions can put a lot of points on the board in a hurry. The O Line of  Ty Whitworth, Tm Lee, Kevin You and Jake Bennett is big and fast. Wide receivers Brian Agapito and Isaiah Pate catch anything thrown their way. Tee Lions also have  All-League. All-CIF and All-State kicker Mike Brown.

The defense is solid and anchored by Lorenzo Burns, Taylor Kekoa Lau, Stephen Brazil and Holt,  John Henry, Justin Salazar and Simeon Burns. They will be facing a team that finished 8-3 overall last season.

                                                                               Rancho Christian at Arrowhead Christian
The Eagles finished 7-4 last season and placed second in the Sun Valley league. The Eagles lost a lot of talent to graduation with 10 players leaving from last yeas team. Rancho Christian has only 11 juniors and seniors returning to the varsity roster.

The offense is led by sophomore quarterback Carter Treadway He has two talented receivers to throw to in Evan Pruitt and Ruben De LaHoya. The Eagles also have a talented place kicker in Emma Baker. As a freshman last season she nailed 43 out of 45 extra points.

Other impact players on the team are seniors Evan Pruitt, Carlos Patino and Charles Osborn. All three play on both sides of the ball. They will be facing last year’s Ambassador League Co-Champions who were 12-2 overall.  Arrowhead Christian lost to Nipomo 22-19 in the CIF SS Northwest Division Championship game.

Calvary Murrieta Home against Western Christian (Game to be played at Murrieta Mesa)
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Head Coach Brad Schwab turned things around at Calvary Murrieta last season as he took his team from last place in the Ambassador League in 2013 to first place in the South Valley League with a perfect 5-0 record. The Warriors ended the season with an overall record  of 8-3 after losing their opening CIF SS East Valley Division game to Vasquez.

The Warriors look stronger than ever as they return almost the entire roster from last year’s championship team. The offense is led by talented junior quarterback Adam Schwab who threw for 1,368 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014. His favorite receivers are Brayden Campos and Chris Ramirez) . Micah Roth will be moving the chains on the ground for Murrieta.

Other Impact players on the team are senior Paul Brown and juniors Adam Schwab and. Micah Roth. They will be up against the Fighting Lancers from Western Christian from Upland who were 2-8 overall last season and finished dead last in the Ambassador league.

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