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PREP FOOTBALL: Week 5 previews

03/04/2013, 2:35pm PST
By The Californian




Palisades (0-4) at No. 1 Vista Murrieta (4-0)

  • Kickoff: 7 p.m.
  • Prediction: Vista Murrieta 45, Palisades 7

Chaparral (1-3) at Indio (0-4)

  • Kickoff: 7 p.m.
  • At a glance: Last year’s victory over Indio marked the Pumas’ lone nonleague win. This year, they have one after besting Rancho Santa Margarita Tesoro 24-6 last week . Of course, Chaparral’s losses this season have come at the hands of some of the top teams in the state, according to calpreps.com ---- San Bernardino Cajon (No. 35), Oceanside (No. 19) and Corona Centennial (No. 12). Tesoro is ranked No. 49 on that site, while Chaparral is ranked No. 81. ... The Pumas have thrown for 956 yards and have rushed for 598. Last week, RB Skyler Siebold led the Pumas in rushing with 100 yards on 12 carries. QB Matt Morin threw for just 62 yards on 6-of-9 passing but he rushed for 34 yards and a pair of TDs. Quintin Samuels also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown for the Pumas, who didn’t yield any points until 1:25 remained in the game. ... Indio has dropped games against Brawley, Hemet, San Jacinto and Apple Valley. Last year, the Rajahs went 2-8.
  • Prediction: Chaparral 38, Indio 3

Fontana Summit (3-1) at Murrieta Mesa (4-0)

  • Kickoff : 7 p.m.
  • At a glance: In last year’s game, the SkyHawks held the Rams to 36 total yards. Mesa QB Chase Chambers threw for 91 yards, but lost 76 on sacks. ... The SkyHawks went on to the Eastern Division championship, which they lost to Elsinore. ... This year, Summit’s lone loss is at the hands of Etiwanda (49-36). The SkyHawks are also coming off back-to-back 42-0 shutouts over Fontana and Colton. ... Summit has thrown for 367 yards and rushed for 1,346 in its four games, with Donte Deayon leading the effort on the ground with 501 yards and five TDs on 50 carries. ... Summit is ranked No. 1 in the Eastern Division pol l; Mesa is an honorable mention in the Inland poll. ... The Rams have a bit more balance than they did a year ago, rushing for 555 yards and throwing for 931. Chambers has 13 TDs against one interception, and he’s the team’s leading rusher on the ground with 150 yards.
  • Prediction: Summit 35, Murrieta Mesa 21

Bloomington (3-1) at Paloma Valley (2-2)

  • Kickoff: 7 p.m.
  • At a glance: Reeling a bit from the loss of starting QB Logan Tutwiler , the Wildcats have a chance to right the ship in this one. The Bruins are better this season, having won three consecutive games, but against what could be considered inferior opponents. Tutwiler, who tore an ACL and is out for the season, was replaced last week by sophomore Brent Boehm , who played relatively well last week in a loss to Temecula Valley , completing 21 of 36 for 163 yards with a touchdown and an interception. WR Anthony Johnston has 364 yards on 26 catches for the season. ... Bloomington won last week for coach Thomas Conner on his 37th birthday, when a late interception sealed the victory.
  • Prediction: Paloma Valley 31, Bloomington 19

California Military Institute (4-1) at Linfield Christian (1-2-1)

  • Kickoff: 7 p.m.
  • At a glance: Linfield hasn’t won a game since an 18-14 win over Escondido Charter on Sept. 2. Last week, Linfield dropped a 55-28 decision to San Diego Horizon . This meeting with CMI will mark the end of the Lions’ nonleague schedule. Next week, they’ll begin Ambassador League play against Calvary Murrieta (idle this week). ... CMI lost in the first round of the playoffs last year to Edwards AFB Desert, ending a seven-win season a year after the Rough Riders won just three games. This year, CMI has already won four games. The Rough Riders’ lone loss is a 48-6 defeat at the hands of San Juan Capistrano Saddleback Valley Christian. ... Austin Cooper leads CMI with 752 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 57 carries. CMI has totaled 1,101 yards on the ground and 479 in the air.
  • Prediction: Linfield 24, CMI 17

Cal Lutheran (2-2) at Hesperia Christian (4-1)

  • Kickoff: 7 p.m.
  • Last Meeting: In 2010, Linfield Christian won 51-7.
  • At a glance: Hesperia Christian enters the contest on a four-game winning streak, while Cal Lutheran has dropped its last two. In last week’s loss to Bloomington Christian, C-Hawks QB Matt Correia rushed for a touchdown and threw for another. ... Cal Lutheran is ranked No. 3 in the eight-man Division II poll, while Hesperia Christian is ranked No. 5.
  • Prediction: California Lutheran 35, Hesperia Christian 17

Compton Hope Centre Academy (1-3) vs. Cornerstone Christian (3-1)

  • Kickoff: 7 p.m.
  • Last Meeting: First meeting
  • At a glance: Cornerstone looked dominant in its last three games, allowing only 14 points. That included a shutout victory over Victor Valley Christian last week. In last week’s win, running back Joe Cody had two rushing touchdowns. ... Cornerstone Christian popped up in the latest eight-man Division II poll at No. 7.
  • Prediction: Cornerstone Christian 35, Hope Centre 6

---- Brian Haas, Landon Negri, Jeff Sanders

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