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Orange Vista’s Anthony Hymes #7 is brought down by Hillcrest’s Nicholas Valencia #16 during a game Thursday, August, 25, 2022. (Photo by Andrew Foulk, Contributing Photographer)
Orange Vista’s Anthony Hymes #7 is brought down by Hillcrest’s Nicholas Valencia #16 during a game Thursday, August, 25, 2022. (Photo by Andrew Foulk, Contributing Photographer)
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Here is a look at some of the top Inland high school football games being played Friday, Oct. 21

FRIDAY’S GAMES

BASELINE LEAGUE

Damien (3-5, 2-0) at Rancho Cucamonga (6-2, 2-0), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity: The winner will grab sole possession of first place in the standings and clinch at least a share of the league championship. Damien is returning from a bye week and has allowed only 25 points in two league contests. Ayden Gutierrez is a playmaker on offense, with 725 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns. Linebackers Caden Arellano and Aaron Escarcega are players to watch on defense. Rancho Cucamonga has won three straight games, including a 42-0 victory over Chino Hills last week. Jason Harris leads the strong receiving corps with 48 receptions for 759 yards and three touchdowns. The secondary, led by USC-bound safety Christian Pierce and junior cornerback Amaurey Brooks, is a strength for the Cougars on the defensive side of the ball. Rancho Cucamonga has won seven consecutive games in this series including a 45-44 overtime victory last season.

BIG WEST CONFERENCE-UPPER DIVISION

Murrieta Valley (5-3, 1-2) at Centennial (7-1, 3-0), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity: Murrieta Valley has a strong offensive unit, led by brothers Bear and Tiger Bachmeier. Bear Bachmeier leads the area with 2,130 yards passing and has combined for 33 touchdowns (17 passing, 16 rushing), and Tiger Bachmeier is the leading receiver in the Inland area with 70 catches for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Nighthawks have allowed 139 points over the past two games and now face one of the most efficient offenses in the nation. Centennial is averaging 52.5 points per game this season and has outscored its three league foes by a combined score of 174-49. Izzy Carter has thrown for 1,322 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 511 yards and nine scores. Cornell Hatcher is one of the area’s top running backs with 1,145 yards and 20 touchdowns. The teams last squared off in 2017, when Centennial beat the Nighthawks 77-34 in a CIF Southern Section playoff opener.

Norco's Clayton Zentner #12 runs past Murrieta Valley's Curtis Kemp #3 during their game Friday, October 7, 2022. (Photo by Andrew Foulk Contributing Photographer)
Norco’s Clayton Zentner #12 runs past Murrieta Valley’s Curtis Kemp #3 during their game Friday, October 7, 2022. (Photo by Andrew Foulk Contributing Photographer)

Norco (6-2, 3-0) at Chaparral (4-4, 2-1), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity: Norco looks to remain unbeaten in league play and possibly set up a showdown for the league title with Centennial next week. The Cougars have won four straight games, including a 32-27 victory over Roosevelt last week. Damien Diaz led the ground attack with 177 yards and two touchdowns. UCLA-bound wide receiver Grant Gray has caught 58 passes for 736 yards and 10 touchdowns. Brody Windham had two interceptions last week for the Cougars. Chaparral is coming off a 62-49 win over Murrieta Valley, and the Pumas racked up 642 yards in that game. Caron Tyler passed for 228 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 220 yards and three scores. Devyne Pearson added 194 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Stacy Dobbins had nine catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

IRONWOOD LEAGUE

Aquinas (6-2, 3-0) at Ontario Christian (7-1, 2-1), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity: Aquinas can clinch at least a share of the league championship with a victory over its former Ambassador League rival. The Falcons have won four straight games, including a 50-14 victory over Cerritos Valley Christian last week. JoJo Solis led the way on offense, rushing for 111 yards on nine carries while scoring three touchdowns. Kaden Willerford is a two-way standout for Aquinas, with six touchdown catches on offense and two interceptions on defense. Ontario Christian is looking to rebound from last week’s 39-34 loss to Village Christian. Marquis Bradley is a big-time playmaker in the passing game with 23 receptions for 605 yards and eight touchdowns. The Knights will spread the ball around in a ground attack averaging 310 yards per game. Aquinas has won seven straight meetings in this series, including a 36-7 victory last year. Ontario Christian’s last win against the Falcons came in 2013.

MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE

Miller (3-5, 2-1) at San Bernardino (6-2, 2-1), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity: Miller and San Bernardino are two of the four teams tied for first place in the league standings. Miller is the defending champion and is coming off a 56-0 victory over Pacific last week. Mario Hayward leads the team with 667 yards rushing and six touchdown runs. Hayward and Tyrone Freeman each scored three times in last week’s win. Eric Copeland leads the defense with five sacks. San Bernardino has won two straight games, including a 40-28 victory over Rubidoux last week. Xavier Alvarez, Kyron Crain and George Jones have combined to rush for 2,206 yards and score 41 total touchdowns for the Cardinals this season. Jones also has four interceptions on defense.

RIVER VALLEY LEAGUE

Norte Vista (7-1, 3-0) at Ramona (7-1, 3-0), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity: The winner of this game will clinch at least a share of the league title. Norte Vista lost its season opener but has rattled off seven straight wins. The Braves have one of the top ground attacks in the state, averaging 334 yards per game. Damerion Richardson leads the way with 1,063 yards and 11 touchdowns, and Brian Temple has added 693 yards and 10 touchdowns. Damon Iosefa leads the defense with 67 tackles and three interceptions. Ramona has won six consecutive games, including a 42-0 victory last week over Arlington. Beau Bruins is the area’s leading rusher with 1,544 yards and 30 total touchdowns. Nathan Johnson has passed for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns. Dezmen Watkins leads the defense with 89 tackles. Norte Vista has won four consecutive games against Ramona and is 11-1 in the series since 2010.

IVY LEAGUE

Temescal Canyon (3-5, 2-1) at Orange Vista (7-1, 2-1), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity: Temescal Canyon and Orange Vista are among the four teams deadlocked for first place in the standings with two games to play. Temescal Canyon has won two straight games, including a 23-14 victory over North last week. Koa Apana is a four-year starter at quarterback and has thrown for 1,896 yards and 22 touchdowns. Grant Givens leads the strong receiving corps with 41 receptions for 785 yards and nine touchdowns. Orange Vista bounced back last week with a 56-6 victory over Heritage. Anthony Hymes led the way for the Coyotes, rushing for 119 yards on nine carries while scoring four touchdowns. Sire Gaines is one of the area’s top playmakers and has racked up 1,087 yards from scrimmage and scored 16 touchdowns.

SUNKIST LEAGUE

Eisenhower (6-2, 0-1) vs. Summit (5-3, 1-0), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity: Eisenhower dropped its league opener 38-20 to Jurupa Hills last week, and the Eagles are hoping to snap a two-game skid Friday night. Jacari Parker was a bright spot for the Eagles, as he came off the bench and tossed two touchdown passes to Kanye Henderson in the second half. Summit has won two consecutive games, including a 27-0 victory over Kaiser last week. The SkyHawks have allowed a total of 20 points during this winning streak. Bryan Calderon and Isayah Hall have combined to rush for 1,460 yards and 19 touchdowns. Mark Mitchell leads the defense with 70 tackles.

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