Los Angeles Preps: Aaron Long

Inland Empire: Games of the week

September, 16, 2010
9/16/10
7:26
PM PT
If this season’s matchup between Phelan Serrano and Upland is anything like a year ago, expect Friday's game to come down to the final whistle.

In Week 2 of the 2009 season, Aaron Long of Serrano appeared to scoop up a fumble with about a minute remaining and return it 56 yards for a touchdown, presumably giving the host Diamondbacks a three-pont lead with the point-after attempt remaining.

However, it was ruled that a referee had inadvertently blown his whistle before the ball was recovered, giving possession to Serrano but eliminating the return. The Diamondbacks were then intercepted on fourth down and Upland escaped with a 21-18 victory.

Serrano went on to lose to Palm Springs in the Southern Section’s Eastern Division final. Upland won the Central Division.

This season, the game moves to Upland, where both teams enter 2-0. Serrano is the top-ranked team in the Eastern Division, while Upland has moved to the Inland Division, where it’s ranked No. 3 in the latest coaches’ poll.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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