IE Varsity’s previews of the top Week 4 high school football games

Here is a look at some of top Week 4 high school football games involving Inland teams.

Dates, sites and times listed below are subject to change.



Chino Hills (2-1) at Ayala (1-2), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity info: This will be the 20th installment of the “Battle for the Bone” rivalry. Chino Hills holds an 11-8 edge in the series, but Ayala has won five consecutive games, three of those coming by a single point. Chino Hills dropped its season opener but has won three consecutive games. The defense has been impressive, allowing an average of nine points per game during that win streak. Cole Hildebrand and Tyrese Boss lead the Huskies with 20 tackles apiece. Nolan Ellison has passed for 439 yards and four touchdowns and added another 227 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Ayala looks to snap a two-game skid Friday. Marquis Monroe and Jedi Hernandez have combined to rush for 606 yards and seven touchdowns. Dominic Williams leads the defense with 22 tackles.

Chino (2-1) at Don Lugo (1-2), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity info: The “Milk Can Game” dates back to 1980. Chino has won two consecutive games in this rivalry series and holds an overall edge of 26-17. Chino is coming off a 33-0 win over Cerritos Valley Christian. The Cowboys have a strong ground game, led by quarterback Diego Ogata (331 yards, four touchdowns) and running back Nathan Blanco (206 yards, three touchdowns). Two players to watch on defense are twins Ray and Rudy Rocha. Don Lugo is coming off its bye week, and the Conquistadores are averaging 37 points per game under new coach Josh Knight. Kalib Pacheco has passed for 760 yards and 14 touchdowns. Gavin Hrynezuk has 20 receptions for 263 yards, and Curlee Kirkpatrick Jr. has hauled in five touchdown passes in two games.

Ramona (2-2) vs. Riverside Poly (1-3) at King HS, 7 p.m.

IE Varsity info: “The Solar Series” is Riverside’s oldest football rivalry, and Friday’s game marks the 49th time these programs will square off. Riverside Poly has a 30-17-1 lead in the series, but Ramona has won four straight meetings, including a 42-0 victory last year. Ramona pulled out a 43-36 at over Palm Springs last week. Jeremiah Acosta threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns, and Sincere Tolbert added 105 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Troy Long and Michael Perez have registered 50 and 49 tackles  respectively, for the Rams. Poly will be looking to snap a three-game losing skid. Jeremiah Luna leads the defense with 54 tackles.

Etiwanda (4-0) vs. Glendora (4-0) at Citrus College, 7 p.m.

IE Varsity info: Etiwanda looks to start 5-0 for the second time in three seasons. Dermarcius Davis has thrown for 805 yards and seven touchdowns, and Jaiden Moss leads the ground attack with 312 yards and four scores. Matthew Vasquez and Dominic Ybarra have registered 23 tackles apiece to lead the defense. Glendora already has matched its win total from the 2022 season. Eric Najarro has passed for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns, and tight end Decker DeGraaf has caught 24 passes for 483 yards and six touchdowns. Matthew Jordan leads the Glendora defense with 24 tackles. Etiwanda won last year’s meeting 18-14.

Cajon running back Jamel Sly #3 straight arms Orange Vista Calvin Moore #4 on a run in the first half go the non league game in San Bernardino on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Cajon running back Jamel Sly #3 straight arms Orange Vista Calvin Moore #4 on a run in the first half go the non league game in San Bernardino on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Cajon (3-0) at San Diego Lincoln (4-0), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity info: Cajon faces its toughest test of the season, as the Cowboys head south to face one of the top-ranked teams in the San Diego Section. Cajon jumped out to a big lead last week and went on for a 31-16 victory over Aquinas. Evan Powell has thrown for 413 yards and three touchdowns, and Jamel Sly has scored three touchdowns on the ground. Taylor Johnson leads the defense with 27 tackles, and Ahamad Chapman has intercepted two pass. Lincoln has outscored opponents by a combined score of 202-37 this season. Akili Smith Jr., who transferred from Vista Murrieta, has passed for 869 yards and 13 touchdowns.

San Gorgonio (4-0) at Liberty (3-1), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity info: San Gorgonio looks to start 5-0 for the first time since the 2013 season. The Spartans have posted back-to-back shutouts over Ontario and Citrus Hill and are allowing an average of 9.3 points per game. Payton Clark has thrown for 762 yards and 10 touchdowns. Dillon Carolina is an all-around star who has rushed for 305 yards and five touchdowns and also scored on a fumble return on punt return. Zyon Crawford leads the defense with 52 tackles. Liberty looks to bounce back from a 28-21 loss to Del Norte. The Bison have a strong ground attack, led by Andre Skelton, while Eddie Smith is a player to watch on defense.

Great Oak (2-2) at Chaparral (3-1), 7 p.m.

IE Varsity info: Chaparral cruised to a 42-7 victory over Temecula Valley last week, and the Pumas now look to clinch another city championship this week. Chaparral has won five straight games in this series for an overall lead of 12-5. Blake Lowe was a two-way standout for the Pumas last week, catching two touchdown passes from Dash Beierly while returning an interception for a third score. Jayce Venable has run for 412 yards and four touchdowns. Great Oak won four straight games in this series from 2014-2017. The Wolfpack are riding a two-game win streak including a 28-9 victory over Vista del Lago last week. Cole Vasquez has thrown for 747 yards, and JT Trevino has caught 36 passes for 300 yards. Ryder Smith leads the defense with 41 tackles.

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