Murrieta Valley's Asa Chatman (1) eludes the tackle attempt of San Clemente 's Max Bollard (36) during Week Five action at Murrieta Valley High School. Valley News/Action Captures Media Group

The final week of the preseason has landed, and only a couple of handfuls of local prep football teams played, or, still play this week. With most programs taking advantage of their Week Zero games, this is the week that is primarily used as a bye-week. A week off either helps in the sense of healing for the banged-up players, or it hinders in the sense of losing momentum after a good couple of weeks of football.

With league games approaching, and the playoffs lurking in the distance, here are scores so far for the Week Five high school football games involving local teams inside our coverage area.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

San Jacinto Valley (0-6) – 0, Academy at Don Lugo (2-3) – 45

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23

Hamilton (0-5) – 29, Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian (3-3) – 47

Sherman Indian (0-1) – 0, St. Jeanne de Lestonnac (3-1) – 6

Indian Springs (3-2) – 7, West Valley (5-0) – 21

Lone Pine (4-1) – 2, Cornerstone Christian (0-5) – 0 (F)

Paloma Valley (4-2) – 12, Orange Vista (5-0) – 41

Perris (5-0) – 27, Pacific (0-5) – 3

Rialto (2-3) – 8, Hemet (4-1) – 31

San Clemente (4-2) – 31, Murrieta Valley (4-1) – 48

Vista Murrieta (4-1) – 21, Rancho Cucamonga (4-2) – 39

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 (Games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.)

Webb (1-2) vs. Temecula Prep (1-2) at Heritage HS

View last week’s recap here – https://myvalleynews.com/blog/2022/09/19/prep-football-week-four-recap-for-area-teams/

This season the Valley News Sports Department will be focusing on the schools and sports inside a limited coverage area due to print space and manpower. Those schools include Great Oak, Temecula Valley, Chaparral, Murrieta Valley, Murrieta Mesa, Vista Murrieta, Linfield Christian, Rancho Christian, Elsinore, Paloma Valley, Liberty, St. Jeanne de Lestonnac, Heritage, Temecula Prep, Hamilton (Anza), Cornerstone Christian, Temescal Canyon, Lakeside and the River Springs Charter Schools (no football programs).

*All stats, schedules, photos, and scores are supplied by local high school athletic directors, MaxPreps, CIF-SS offices, contributing writers/photographers and countless fans of the games via social media. Is your team’s score missing? Let us know if your school is inside our coverage area and would like to be mentioned.

To submit any additions or corrections to the schedule, please email sports@reedermedia.com.