Here is a look at some of the top Inland high school football games being played Friday, Oct. 28
Upland (6-3, 2-1) at Rancho Cucamonga (7-2, 3-0), 7 p.m.
IE Varsity info: Rancho Cucamonga looks to secure the outright league championship with a victory. The Cougars have won four straight games, including a 42-13 victory over Damien last week. C.J. Tiller passed for 362 yards and three touchdowns, while Jonah Dawson caught eight passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Trent Dailey added a pair of touchdowns on the ground. Upland can claim a share of the league title with a win. The Highlanders are coming off a 28-0 victory over Chino Hills last week. Rickey Allen ran for 87 yards and two touchdowns to lead the offense. Trestin Castro had two of the defense’s three interceptions. Rancho Cucamonga has won three straight games over Upland and holds an 11-9 edge in the series since the 2001 season.
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Beaumont (7-2, 2-2) at Yucaipa (5-4, 2-2), 7 p.m.
IE Varsity info: The CBL’s third and final automatic playoff berth is at stake in this game. Beaumont looks to bounce back from a 38-7 loss to Cajon last week. Christopher Cooper has passed for 1,684 yards and nine touchdowns, and Armando Cuellar leads the ground attack with nine rushing touchdowns. Domino Elysee forced a pair of fumbles last week against Cajon. Yucaipa looks to snap a two-game skid Friday. Albert Suarez has thrown for 1,040 yards and 12 touchdowns, and Rudy Castillo has caught seven touchdown passes for the Thunderbirds. Castillo and Marvin Hungerford each have four interceptions on defense. Beaumont has won both of the CBL meetings between these schools, including a 36-19 victory last season.
Orange Vista (8-1, 3-1) at Rancho Verde (3-6, 3-1), 7 p.m.
IE Varsity info: The biggest storyline is the coaching matchup, as brothers Greg and Eric Zomalt square off for the first time in a game that will decide the league championship. Orange Vista has bounced back from its loss to Elsinore with two straight wins. Anthony Hymes had a career night with 263 rushing yards and two touchdowns in last week’s 39-19 win over Temescal Canyon. Sire Gaines had 188 total yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns for the Coyotes. Rancho Verde started the season 0-5, but the Mustangs have won three of four to put themselves in the league title race. Landon Debruyn passed for 216 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score in last week’s 34-14 win over Heritage. Dylan Riley ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Johnny Zomalt had a season-high 20 tackles for the Mustangs.
Cornerstone Christian (3-5, 3-0) at California Lutheran (5-3, 3-0)
IE Varsity info: These 8-man programs will meet with a league title on the line. Cornerstone Christian has won three straight games and outscored the opposition 149-18 in league play. Caden Kakoschke leads the ground attack for the Crusaders, while Jaiden Chavez tops the defense with more than 10 tackles per game. California Lutheran has won three straight games and is averaging 59.3 points per game in league play. Aiden Boehm has rushed for a team-high 814 yards and seven touchdowns, while quarterback Colton McGee has added 557 yards and 12 touchdowns. Boehm also leads the team with six interceptions. Cornerstone Christian won last year’s game 36-20 to force a three-way share of the league championship.
SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE
Rim of the World (5-4, 2-0) at Grand Terrace (6-3, 2-0), 7 p.m.
IE Varsity info: The SAL championship is the prize for Friday night’s winner. Rim of the World has won two consecutive games, including a 42-21 victory over Carter last week. Zach Gross is the workhouse on offense for the Fighting Scots, having rushed for 1,563 yards and 19 touchdowns on 178 carries. Toby D’Avignon leads the defense with 58 tackles. Grand Terrace cruised past San Gorgonio 63-0 last week to extend its winning streak to three games. Alijah Appleton has 932 yards from scrimmage and has scored 17 touchdowns for the Titans. Exzavior Oliver leads Grand Terrace’s ground attack with 890 yards and 10 touchdowns. Devon Gusta has registered 72 tackles, and Christian Ochoa has six sacks.
SAN ANTONIO LEAGUE
Claremont (6-2, 2-0) at West Covina (5-4, 2-0), 7 p.m.
IE Varsity info: Claremont and West Covina once again square off with a league championship at stake. Claremont has won four straight games, including a 35-0 victory over Don Lugo last week. Caden Campuzano has rushed for 600 yards and 10 touchdowns and also caught 19 passes for 364 yards and five touchdowns. Brandon Cole and Ty Labbe are leaders on defense for the Wolfpack. West Covina has won three consecutive games, including a 24-12 victory last week over Chaffey. Zacharias Requena leads the ground attack with 1,451 yards and 17 touchdowns. Nate Maggiore leads the Bulldogs with 8.5 sacks. The teams split their previous San Antonio League meetings. West Covina won last year’s game 10-7 en route to winning the title.
Covina (5-4, 2-0) at Chino (5-4, 2-0), 7 p.m.
IE Varsity info: Covina and Chino have been on a collision course for the league title. Covina has won two straight games, including a 47-0 victory over Rowland last week. Jacob Duronslet passed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Colts to the victory. Joaquin Barragan has taken over lead running back duties and has rushed for 172 yards over the past two games. Barragan also leads the defense with 59 tackles. Chino rallied for a 30-27 victory over Pomona last week to extend its winning streak to three games. The Cowboys have a strong ground attack, led by quarterback Diego Ogata and running back Nathan Blanco. Daniel Nakashima leads the defense with 55 tackles and also is a threat on offense as a receiver. The teams have split their past two league meetings. Covina walked away with a 30-20 victory last season.
Summit (5-4, 1-1) at Jurupa Hills (6-3, 2-0), 7 p.m.
IE Varsity info: Jurupa Hills has shrugged off an 0-3 start and won six consecutive games. The Spartans will look to secure the outright league championship with a victory Friday. Caleb Ruiz has passed for 1,778 yards and 18 touchdowns, and Jordan Napier has rushed for 727 yards and nine touchdowns. Jordan Napier is a versatile player who has scored 16 total touchdowns for the Spartans. Arthur Gonzalez leads the defense with six sacks. Summit was edged by Eisenhower 14-10 last week, but the SkyHawks still cam claim a share of the league title with a win. Bryan Calderon has rushed for 980 yards and 11 touchdowns, and Tavita Tufaga has thrown 12 touchdowns passes. Alaska Taufa leads the defense with seven sacks. Summit pulled out a 14-6 win when the schools met in nonleague action last season.