Santa Rosa Academy running back Century Castle (8) powers his way into the endzone for a successful two-point conversion against Vazquez High School Thursday, Sept. 29. Valley News/Action Captures Media Group

— Let the games begin…well, the beginning of the league games, that is.

This week, the start of league games has arrived for many of the local leagues, including the new Big West Upper and Lower divisions. This is the new football-only conference that split the Southwestern League and the Big VIII schools into two separate leagues. The upper half includes Centennial, Norco, and Roosevelt of the Big VIII League and Chaparral, Murrieta Valley, and Vista Murrieta of the Southwestern League. The lower half of the conference will be comprised of Corona, King, and Santiago from the Big VIII League and Great Oak, Murrieta Mesa, and Temecula Valley from the Southwestern League.

Linfield Christian was another local team that moved leagues this year, moving from the Ambassador League (for football only) to the Mesquite League. Joining Linfield Christian are Arrowhead Christian and Western Christian. Along with the three former Ambassador League teams are Capo Valley Christian, Trinity Classical Academy, and Riverside Prep.

As for big games this week, Murrieta Valley at 4-1, will go on the road to take on unbeaten Roosevelt, and keep an eye on the undefeated teams from our area as well. Two of them, Liberty, and West Valley, play in Week Six. Santa Rosa Academy, Orange Vista, and Perris are the remainder of the loss-less teams. With the playoffs lurking in the distance, everyone wants a win this week for the advantage.

So, here are scores/schedules for the Week Six high school football games involving local teams inside our coverage area. Games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

Big West Conference-Upper Division

Norco (4-2, 1-0) – 69, Vista Murrieta (4-2, 0-1) – 28

Big West Conference-Lower Division

Murrieta Mesa (3-3, 1-0) – 42, Santiago (0-6, 0-1) – 13

Cottonwood League

Santa Rosa Academy (6-0, 1-0) – 46, Vasquez (0-5, 0-1) – 8

Nonleague

Lakeside (3-4, 1-0) – 27, Valley View (0-6, 0-1) – 14

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30

Big West Conference-Upper Division

Centennial (5-1, 1-0) – 70, Chaparral (2-4, 0-1) – 28

Murrieta Valley (5-1, 1-0) – 48, Roosevelt (5-1, 0-1) – 17

Big West Conference-Lower Division

Great Oak (3-3, 1-0) – 28, King (3-3, 0-1) – 21

Temecula Valley (4-2, 1-0) – 55, Corona (0-6, 0-1) – 6

Inland Valley League

Hemet (5-1, 1-0) – 37, Rancho Christian (2-4, 0-1) – 22

Ivy League

Elsinore (5-1, 1-0) – 35, Heritage (0-6, 0-1) – 10

*Orange Vista (6-0, 1-0) – 34, J.W. North (1-5, 0-1) – 14

Rancho Verde (1-5, 1-0) – 49, Temescal Canyon (1-5, 0-1) – 47

Mountain Pass League

*Tahquitz (5-1, 1-0) – 55, Perris (5-1, 0-1) – 14

*San Jacinto (4-2, 1-0) – 44, Citrus Hill (0-6, 0-1) – 0

Liberty (6-0, 1-0) – 35, West Valley (5-1, 0-1) – 0

Sunbelt League

Paloma Valley (4-2, 1-0) – 27, Riverside Poly (2-4, 0-1) – 13

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

Manzanita League

St. Jeanne de Lestonnac (4-1, 3-0) – 32, San Jacinto Valley Academy (0-6) – 27

Temecula Prep (3-2, 3-0) – 28, Nuview Bridge (0-5, 0-3) – 13

Majestic League

Cornerstone Christian (1-5, 1-0) – 60, Hillcrest Christian (0-4) – 12

Mesquite League

Capistrano Valley Christian (4-1, 1-0) – 29, Linfield Christian (1-5, 0-1) – 26

View last week’s recap here – https://myvalleynews.com/blog/2022/09/26/prep-football-week-five-recap-for-area-teams/

*For the 2022-23 prep sports season, the Valley News Sports Department will have photographers and game reports for 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). Scores and schedules may be posted for other area schools, but full coverage cannot be guaranteed.

*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.