Los Angeles Preps: Spencer Wiley

Inland Empire: Looking back on a mistake-filled Week 0

September, 6, 2010
9/06/10
3:32
PM PT
All of the weightlifting sessions, 7-on-7 passing league games, two-a-day practices and motivational speeches seemed to take a back seat to first-game jitters last week.

As a number of Inland Empire high school football teams began play, just holding onto the ball seemed like a tall order.

Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga fumbled the snap from center on five of its first six plays from scrimmage Friday night, all while inside the Colony five-yard line. Fortunately, the Grizzlies took the lead for good on an interception return and went on to win, 20-7.

The same night, A.B. Miller High of Fontana gave away a potential upset against Upland by fumbling twice in a 75-second span in the fourth quarter, leading to two touchdowns and a 21-16 victory by the Highlanders.

Great Oak of Temecula was shaky from start to finish against Redlands, finishing with eight turnovers in a 23-16 loss, including two on its first three plays from scrimmage.

A number of Inland Empire teams don’t begin play until this week, so it will interesting to see if the trend continues.

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