HS Football: Week Eight scores from around the area; Week Nine schedules

Temecula Valley High School’s Zach Cutka (7) and RB Brody Hughes, pictured here at a recent home game, teamed up for more than 300 yards on the ground and in the air for their Week Eight victory over Vista Murrieta High School. Time Stood Still Photography photo

There was a whole lot of moving and shaking going on in the valley this past weekend, especially in the Southwestern League, and especially at Vista Murrieta High School, where Temecula Valley High School beat the Broncos for the first time in 14 years. The win is making things very interesting as just one game separates the entire league in the standings. Murrieta Mesa High School also jumped out from behind a dark cloud and took out a Chaparral High School team that had been 6-1 going into their homecoming game in Week Eight. The Pumas made a big statement beating Murrieta Valley High School in Week Six, but with back to back losses, and a Nighthawk win over Temecula Valley in Week Seven, who knows what to expect as these next two weeks unfold.

Of course, with the high school football season turning into a mad dash for the playoffs and with Halloween another week closer, things could be getting spooky for the teams that have to face off for that final bout of glory to make it to the post season. This season is rolling into Week Nine, which means the villains are out in full force trying to ruin the hopes and dreams of teams that are in must win situations. With the completion of Week Eight games, it’s time to take a look at the local scores from last week’s CIF Southern Section high school football games that started Thursday, Oct. 17, as well as the upcoming games for those schools playing this week. Here are scores and schedules that were reported for the teams inside the Valley News coverage area.


*All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Inland Valley League

Orange Vista (6-2) 52, Perris (0-8) 0

Up next: Orange Vista at North; Friday, Oct. 25

Mountain Pass League

Beaumont (7-1) 55, Tahquitz 4-4) 7

Up next: Beaumont at West Valley; Friday, Oct. 25

Victory League

San Jacinto Valley Academy (6-2) 60, Public Safety Academy (0-8) 14

Up next: SJVA awaiting playoff brackets


Ambassador League

Aquinas (6-2) 20, Linfield Christian (5-3) 3

Up next: Western Christian at Linfield Christian; Friday, Oct. 25

Ivy League

Heritage (6-2) 37, Paloma Valley (3-5) 29

Up next: Valley View at Heritage; Friday, Oct. 25

Rancho Verde (7-1) 28, Valley View (2-6) 14

Up next: Rancho Verde at Paloma Valley; Friday, Oct. 25

Mountain Pass League

Citrus Hill (7-1) 14, West Valley (2-6) 6

Up next: Beaumont at West Valley; Friday, Oct. 25

San Jacinto (6-2) 28, Hemet (4-4) 5

Up next: San Jacinto at Citrus Hill; Friday, Oct. 25

Up next: Hemet at Tahquitz; Friday, Oct. 25

South Valley League

Hamilton (3-6) 70, Sherman Indian (0-7) 20

Up next: Hamilton vs. Cornerstone Christian at Chaparral HS; Saturday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

Southwestern League

Murrieta Valley (7-1) 35, Great Oak (4-4) 14

Murrieta Mesa (3-5) 41, Chaparral (6-2) 29

Temecula Valley (6-2) 20, Vista Murrieta (5-3) 17

Up next: Friday, Oct. 25

Chaparral at Temecula Valley

Murrieta Valley at Murrieta Mesa

Vista Murrieta at Great Oak

Sunbelt League

Elsinore (5-3) 61, Arlington (0-8) 14

Notre Dame (5-3) 30, Temescal Canyon (2-6) 13

Up next: Friday, Oct. 25

Elsinore vs. Notre Dame at San Bernardino Valley College

Arlington at Temescal Canyon


Crescenta Valley (8-0) 70, Santa Rosa Academy (3-5) 0

Up next: Santa Rosa Academy at California Military Institute; Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.

Rancho Christian (5-3) 54, Temecula Prep (4-5) 0

Up next: Rancho Christian at Santa Paula; Friday, Oct. 25


Inland Valley League

Lakeside (0-8) 41, Riverside Poly (4-4) 50

Up next: Lakeside at Canyon Springs; Friday, Oct. 25

Omega League

Cal Lutheran (5-2) 38, Calvary Baptist (1-5) 32

Up next: Cal Lutheran vs. Hillcrest Christian; Friday, Oct. 25


Viewpoint (3-5) 33, Cornerstone Christian (6-2) 6

Up next: Hamilton vs. Cornerstone Christian at Chaparral HS; Saturday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

Other games this week:

Inland Valley League

Riverside Poly (4-4) at Perris (0-8); Friday, Oct. 25

*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.

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.