Varsity football games summary:
Murrieta Valley 42 Elsinore 22
Murrieta Valley 7 14 14 7 42
Elsinore 0 7 7 8 22
Murrieta Valley Nighthawk highlights:
- Senior quarterback Preston Miller was precise with 8 of 10 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown. His longest pass was for 54 yards to senior Michael Robles.
- Robles also scampered for 130 yards on 18 carries and a huge four-touchdown night. He had one run early in the fourth quarter for 45 yards and a touchdown to make the score MV 41 Elsinore 14.
- Robles ended the night with two catches for 61 yards.
- Junior Aaron Young broke the 100-yard barrier with 103 yards on four receptions.
- Two other TDs were scored—one on the ground by senior Jordan Silva from one yard out and the other in the air to sophomore Hoby Teets for 15 yards.
- Of note was a contribution by sophomore running back Quincy Wimbish who had 12 carries for 76 yards. His longest gain was a play for 21 yards.
- Still perfect on the year in the PAT department was senior Loni Byers who not only went six for six in the game but is now 21 of 21 after five games.
During halftime homecoming activities, Byers learned that she was voted by her fellow students as homecoming queen. She received her crown, still dressed in her uniform and with a huge smile on her face.
Next up: League opener Friday night at home versus the Wolfpack of Great Oak. Great Oak is 2-2 and hungry after just missing a win at Chino Hills last week.
Vista Murrieta 28 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 35
Vista Murrieta 0 7 14 7 28
Cathedral Catholic 14 7 0 14 35
Vista Murrieta Bronco highlights:
With every team they face gunning for a win, the Broncos entered San Diego territory and a rematch with a feisty Cathedral Catholic team. The Dons hadn’t forgotten their 2012 matchup on the Bronco’s turf where they fell 14-6 to the mighty Vista Murrieta boys.
Also stinging was a penalty the Dons were handed in 2012 by forfeiting ten games for having an ineligible player participate in games.
- Senior quarterback Coltin Gerhart was very effective on 14 of 22 attempts for 303 yards, three TDs and had but one interception—his first of the season.
- Junior receiver Colin “Wheels” Baker caught six of Gerhart’s passes for a season- and career-high 177 yards and three touchdowns.
- Junior Jamie Nunley had seven receptions for 113 yards.
- At the time of publication, complete rushing stats were not yet posted at Maxpreps.com. One stat that did appear was a rushing TD by junior Tito Feliciano.
Three defensive players stood out for their tackling:
- Senior Randy Beggs led the way 10 ten solo tackles and six assists.
- Junior Brandon Worthy had nine solo tackles and six assists.
- Senior Curtis Bolton had eight solo tackles and four assists.
- Beggs also had a nice 25-yard runback following an interception.
- Aaron Ruth had a fine 41.6 yards per punt average for five punts and was 4 for 4 in PATs on the night.
Next up: Vista Murrieta welcomes the Crespi Celts from Encino into Bronco Stadium this Friday night. The Celts are 2-3 and smarting from a 24-14 loss at the hands of Westlake last Friday.
Murrieta Mesa 49 Lakeside 7
Murrieta Mesa 7 21 21 0 49
Lakeside 0 0 0 7 7
Murrieta Mesa Ram highlights:
- Sophomore quarterback Peyton Uhl spread things around last Friday throwing 7 of 13 for 82 yards and one touchdown and ran nine times for 143 yards and two more touchdowns. His long run for the night was 64 yards
- Senior teammates Jacob Palega and Chandler Woodward each broke the 50-yard barrier in rushing yardage on five and seven carries respectively. Woodward was able to take one into the end zone
- Additional rushing TDs came from seniors Daniel Castro (two) and Jeremiah Burgard (one)
- Junior Bryan Phan was the top receiver for the Rams catching three passes for 40 yards
- Senior Davian Neitz caught one pass but that one was for an 11-yard touchdown
- Senior Luke Hutchison was needed only once in the punting department but he let one go that landed inside the 20 for 54 yards
- Hutchison converted 6 of 6 PATs and junior teammate Jessie Pinto was 1 of 1.
Next up: The Rams have a bye week before opening league play on the road at Chaparral Oct. 11. The Pumas are 2-2 after falling to Tesoro 21-24 in a tough overtime loss last Friday.
Calvery Murrieta 13 Hamilton 6
Calvery Murrieta 13 0 0 0 13
Hamilton 6 0 0 0 6
Calvery Murrieta Crusader highlights:
- Freshman running back Micah Roth ground out 77 yards on nine carries. His longest play was for 32 yards. He scored one touchdown.
- Roth was also the leading receiver with four catches for 74 yards. His longest was for 26 yards.
- Defensively, both Roth and sophomore Paul Brown led the way with 10 and 11 tackles, respectively.
- Two of their teammates, senior Connor Quirk and freshman Noah Korinek, sacked the Hamilton quarterback once each.
- Roth was all over the field Friday night as he was also the recipient of an interception, returning it for a TD.
- Senior Eric Voss had a fine punting night, averaging 44 yards on four punts. His longest was for 50 yards. He also converted one PAT.
Next up: A long road trip to King’s Academy in Sunnyvale awaits coach Brad Schwab’s Warriors this Friday evening. The Knights are 1-2 after a stinging 48-7 loss last Friday.