HS Football: Murrieta Valley Travels to Face Oaks Christian Friday Night


The Nighthawks will take on the Lions…the Number 1 Ranked Team in the CIF SS Division 2 Polls

14088556_1065456690210711_3895963627338331732_nMurrieta Valley travels to Westlake Village to take on Oaks Christian this Friday night. The Lions are 3-1 and ranked first in this week’s Division 2 CIF Southern Section Polls. The Nighthawks are in the number 6 spot after a disappointing 4th quarter loss to Rancho Cucamonga last Friday. Murrieta Valley is looking to break a 2 game losing streak this week against Oaks Christian.

14068246_1065456646877382_3319372592444845051_nThe Lions are led by junior quarterback Matt Corral who has thrown for 1199 yards and 9 touchdowns in 4 games. His favorite receivers are sophomore Mycah Pittman and senior Brandon Labrie. Labrie also moves the chains on the ground for Oaks Christian with 592 yards on 84 carries.

14068108_1065457226877324_3211007078497117225_nQuarterback Hank Bachmeier is the spark that ignites Murrieta Valley’s explosive offense. The sophomore has thrown for 1144 yards and 12 touchdowns. His trio of talented receivers includes seniors Maurice Bell, TJ Griffin and junior Marquis Spiker. The Nighthawks are blessed with two running outstanding senior backs. Lita Palmer has 307 yards on 41 carries while Austin Bacher gained 304 yards on 51 touches.14141982_1065456763544037_6263133449630641771_n

The Nighthawk defense will have to be solid this Friday night, The Lions offense averages 300 yards a game and have racked up 198 points in 4 games. It took three overtimes to beat Almany 63-62 last week, but the Lions prevailed. Seniors Alexander Schweitzer, Tevin Teauge, Sam Boggs and junior Trevor Whitehead anchor Murrieta Valley’s defense and must need to keep the Nighthawk defense focused and alert this week.

Photos by Mike Clary