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Temecula HS Gridiron Summary For Week Ending Oct. 19

Temecula high schools were 2-3 on the Southwestern League varsity football field last week. Read on to find out how the rivalries are shaping up for this week's competition.

Second quarter action between Great Oak and Vista Murrieta, Oct. 18, 2013.
Second quarter action between Great Oak and Vista Murrieta, Oct. 18, 2013.

Varsity Football Games Summary:

Great Oak 3  Vista Murrieta 43

Box Score:

Great Oak         3   0    0    0    3

Vista Murrieta   7  23   3  10   43

Great Oak Wolfpack highlights:

  • Junior quarterback Laquan Williams completed 12 of 17 passes and 128 yards.
  • Junior receiver Brandon Presley caught six passes for 62 yards. His longest was a 28-yarder.
  • Junior running back Jonathan Hernandez rushed seven times for 63 yards.  His longest carry was for 18 yards.
  • Junior linebacker Alejandro Gonzalez had the best night for the Wolfpack on defense with his seven tackles, five as solo.
  • Hernandez and Gonzalez shared one sack of the Bronco quarterback.
  • Junior defensive back Nick Fisher had one huge interception for 79 yards.
  • Senior punter Mateo Lopez averaged 40.5 yards on his two punts.
  • Senior kicker Keita Calhoun was successful in scoring the Wolfpack’s lone points for the game with his 30-yard field goal late in the first quarter.

Record:  1-1 League (4-3 Overall)

Next up:  An away game this Friday at Chaparral High School against the Pumas who are 2-0 in league (5-2 overall).


Chaparral 27  Temecula Valley 13

Box Score:

Chaparral           10   3   7   7   27

Temecula Valley    7   0   6   0   13

Chaparral Puma highlights:

  • Sophomore quarterback Austin Reza was good on 15 of 21 passes for 275 yards and a touchdown.
  • His primary receiver was senior wide receiver Franklin Shearer with six catches for 167 yards and a 40-yard touchdown.
  • Junior running back William Riley had 14 rushes for 75 yards and one 3-yard touchdown.
  • Sophomore running back Austin Smith had 13 carries for 59 yards.
  • Senior kicker Jon Baron was two for two on field goals and converted his lone PAT attempt. Baron had a 42-yard field goal mid-way through the first quarter for Chaparral’s first score and a 32-yard field goal just before halftime.

Defensive statistics for the Pumas were not available at the time of publication at maxpreps.com.

Record:  2-0 League (5-2 Overall)

Next up:  A home game this Friday versus Great Oak High School against the Wolfpack who are 1-1 in league (4-3 overall).

Temecula Valley Bear highlights:

  • Senior quarterback Kyle Plantier scored the game’s first touchdown on a 60-yard rushing play early in the first quarter.
  • Plantier had one long bomb of 70 yards to freshman wide receiver Zach Simon and was 19 of 53 for 255 yards with one interception.
  • Simon had three catches for 96 yards.
  • Junior wide receiver Dominique Maiden had five receptions for 56 yards and a 25-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.
  • Junior linebacker Manny Burgess kept right near his season average of 11.9 tackles per game with 11 on the night, eight solo.
  • Seniors Dominique Mitchell and Connor O’Hara each recorded nine tackles, seven and eight solo, respectively.
  • Senior Bailey Gallagher and Junior Jarrod Iwasaki had one sack each in their role as linebackers.
  • Gallagher caused one fumble and senior Malik Bell was in the right place to recover the ball.
  • Bear senior punter Nathan Chupp had a fine night averaging 48.7 yards on his three punts, his longest going for 61 yards.

Record:  0-2 League (2-5 Overall)

Next up:  An away game this Friday at Murrieta Mesa High School against the Rams who are 0-2 in league (5-2 overall).


Linfield Christian 28  Calvary Murrieta 7

Box Score:

Linfield Christian     7  14   7   0   28

Calvary Murrieta     0    0   0   7     7

Linfield Christian Lions highlights:

  • Senior quarterback Derek Rack threw eight completions on 14 attempts for 79 yards and a touchdown. He had one interception.
  • Junior quarterback Connor Waite stepped in on two attempts, completing one of those for a five-yard TD pass to sophomore Greg Holt.
  • Senior receiver Dallas House caught six passes for 61 yards and a touchdown.
  • Junior running back Wilkins ReyZeir was the game’s top yard gainer with 106 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. His longest play was for 57 yards.
  • Holt also had a long run for 55 yards, finishing the night with ten carries for 90 yards.
  • House led the defense with nine total tackles, five solo.
  • Senior Caden Wakefield took care of business on his own with seven solo tackles.
  • Wilkins and House combined on one quarterback sack while junior Cullen Baird recorded two of his own for a total 23-yard loss.
  • Holt pulled down one interception for 37 yards.
  • House recovered one fumble.
  • Freshman Simeon Burns had one kickoff return for 20 yards.
  • Sophomore kicker Michael Brown was perfect on his four PATs.

Record:  1-1 League (3-4 Overall)

Next up: An away game this Friday at the University of Redlands Stadium versus Arrowhead Christian High School against the Eagles who are 1-1 in league (6-1 overall).


Rancho Christian 12  Xavier Prep 42

Box Score:

Rancho Christian    0    0   0  12   12

Xavier Prep          28  14   0    0   42

Rancho Christian Eagle statistics for the game were not available at the time of publication at maxpreps.com.

Record:  1-2 League (3-4 Overall)

Next up: An away game this Friday at the Riverside Christian High School against the Cougars who are 1-1 in league (1-6 overall).

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