HS Football: This week’s Southwestern League Friday Night Previews

Published on: Sep 24, 2015 @ 07:14

Game of the Week: Vista Murrieta at Orange Lutheran

12033126_863925410394240_6433578308666040876_nThe Broncos take their perfect 3-0 record on the road to the City of Orange Friday night to face the Lancers. Vista Murrieta’s third straight victory of the season was a convincing 43-7 thrashing of Lakewood.

The Broncos are led by quarterback Kade Kade Greeley, running back Cole Dubots and wide receiver Kyle Williams. The defense is punishing, disciplined and tough to move the ball on. MORE VMHS PHOTOS

Orange Lutheran has long been a perennial Southern California football powerhouse and finds itself with a 2-2 record having lost their last two games to Centennial and De La Salle, the number one and three ranked teams in the State. The Lancers beat the Broncos 37-3 last year.

                                                         Murrieta Valley at home against Moorpark

11999014_540213256125965_2498575447935902354_nThe Nighthawks let a victory over Rancho Cucamonga slip away last Friday losing to the Cougars in the final seconds of the game. Its payback time this week as Coach George Wilson’s team prepares for the Musketeers.

Murrieta is led by freshman quarterback Hank Bachmeier, running back Quincy Wimbish and receivers Maurice Bell and Marquis Spiker. The defense is solid and led by Julio Robles, Jaylen Moore and Mazen Khalil. MORE MVHS PHOTOS

Moorpark is 3-1 and is coming off a thrilling 41-38 victory over Huntington Beach. The Musketeers only loss this season was to St. Francis 29-23.

Murrieta Mesa at home against Jurua Hills

12041701_10206474343490858_1172595442_nThe Rams are 2-2 and struggled against Palm Springs Friday night as Mesa lost 45-28. Mesa is led by quarterback Peyton Uhl, running back McKinley Ross and receiver Jacob Ray. The Rams miss receiver Austin Salcedo who may be back from a shoulder injury this week.


The Spartans are 1-3 so far this season and are coming off their worst loss of the season, a 70-7 spanking at the hands of Dominguez. Jurupa Hills has had a tough time getting their offense started so far this season and the Ram defense plans to keep it that way.

Temecula Valley home against Paloma Valley

10462629_509194459236110_1609668064470820880_nThe Golden Bears are 3-0 and one of the most improved football programs in the Southwestern league with the arrival of Coach Rick Mey last year. Temecula Valley has a new attitude and crushed Hemet 38-0 Friday night.

The Bears are led by their quarterback duo of senior Vincent Bowes and junior Shane Oberhuber who combined for 3 TDs and 274 yards against Hemet. Running back Lika Palmer moves the chains on the ground and receiver Zac Simon is quick and dangerous and can make big plays to shake things up in a hurry

Paloma Valley is a Sunbelt powerhouse that fell to 2-2 with a tough 14-7 loss to Tustin last week. The Wildcats need to get their high octane air game re-launched to have a chance to beat Temecula.

                                                         Chaparral away at Santiago

12032255_1199565516737444_4269947663433444729_nThe Pumas got back on rack last Friday with a decisive 35-13 win over Don Lugo. Chaparral is led by quarterback Quinten Barry and his two favorite receivers Lloyd Hightower and Nick Anselmo. Running back Austin Bacher moves the chains on the ground for the Pumas.

Santiago finally won their first game of the season last week 51-7 against Silverado after successive defeats to Redlands, Santa Margarita, and Vista Murrieta.

Great Oak at home against Corona

12002197_540100016137289_4737389401141418016_nThe Wolfpack won their first game of the season last week and intend to keep the streak moving forward. Great Oak beat Ayala 24-12 after losses to King, Heritage and Rancho Verde.      The Pack is led by quarterback McGuire Bustamante and running back Demetric Felton. The defense is solid and led by Seth Knowles and Jake Schwarzer.


Corona is the big surprise coming out of the Big VIII League this season. The Panthers are 4-0 and have already equaled their total victories for the past 3-seasons. Corona as been winning, and winning big this season. They crushed La Sierra 4-0 last week.

Photos by Mike Clary, Willie Shippen, Scott Padgett, Alicia Salcedo, Roosevelt Simmons and John Carpenter

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