Upcoming local football games
Prep schedule San Bernardino (0-2) at Arrowhead Christian (1-1), 7 p.m.: An interesting twist on the Cardinals’ coaching corps: Head coach Shawn Collins and Marcus Rogers, a pair of ex-Redlands players, are running the sidelines. The Cardinals have lost to Riverside La Sierra and intra-city rival Arroyo Valley. One note of concern from last week’s win over Desert Hot Springs: The Eagles surrendered TDs on a punt return and kickoff return.
Redlands East Valley (0-2) at San Marcos Mission Hills (1-1), 7 p.m.: Longtime Grizzlies coach Chris Hauser is no stranger to San Diego CIF championship-level teams with playoffs every year dating back to 2005. REV is getting no easy matchup since Mission Hills is a perennial challenger to San Diego Section’s Division I championship.
QB Joe Armontraut can run or pass in the Grizzlies’ attack, using WR Quinton Hadnot (43 receptions last year) as his chief target. Ontario Colony (0-2) at Citrus Valley (1-0), 7 p.m.: A pair of one-point losses to Rialto Carter and Charter Oak has the playoff regular Titans (every season since 2005) off to a winless start. Junior QB Trillian Harris has WRs Marco Gonzalez and Anthony Junius as weapons, plus RB Terrance Allen.
Redlands (1-0) at Temecula Chaparral (1-0), 7 p.m.: Consider this statistic from last week’s Terrier win over San Gorgonio: QB Trent Young found seven different receivers, topped by Jamal Harris (4 catches, 71 yards) and TE Benjamin Best (3-44, TD) and Kevin Character (3-24, TD).
Junior RB Junior Majel is the Puma player to keep an eye on. He ran for nearly 200 yards in Chaparral’s 28-7 win over Hemet. The Pumas, playing out of a consistent Southwestern League, have reached the playoffs in 2017-18.
Saturday’s college games
University of Redlands (8-2, 6-1 SCIAC last season) at George Fox (6-4), noon: In last year’s 20-12 Bulldogs’ win, there were 65 total passes thrown and no interceptions. Redlands, unranked in Top 25 pre-season d3.com polls, received six votes — the lone SCIAC team to gain any kind of acclaim.
In the D3 College Football rankings, Redlands appears 81st. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) received the No. 1 spot in both polls.
Santa Ana (4-6, 2-4 American Metro) at San Bernardino Valley College (9-2, 5-0 American-Mountain), 6 p.m.: It was a big turnaround season for the Wolverines, who started it with a 41-38 win over Santa Ana with sophomore QB Cade Sparks throwing the first couple of TD passes. After that, Armando Herrera came in to toss a couple TD passes en route to a record-setting season (44 TD passes total).