HS Football: Murrieta Valley Looks Explosive as Summer Camp Begins


The Nighthawks Seek to Challenge Perennial Southwestern League Champion Vista Murrieta in 2016

13329587_637006359779987_7025887675275500711_oMurrieta Valley finished the 2015 season with a 9-3 overall record. The Nighthawks surprised Southwestern League opponents and were 4-1 in league play finishing second to Vista Murrieta. The Nighthawks went on to beat Fountain Valley in the opening round of the CIF SS Playoffs and then fell to Mission Viejo, the eventual Division Champion.13331094_637006639779959_1064805147105153820_n

Murrieta Valley Head Coach George Wilson was pleased with last year’s effort but believes that the Nighthawks can be even better as his program develops.  Summer Football Camp has opened with new faces both in the field and on the sidelines.

Wilson’s Nighthawks just finished a 3-week intensive speed and conditioning program to prepare them for the summer heat 2 weeks ago. The program was led by Tyree Washington a Gold Medal winning Olympian and former San Diego Charger. In 2003 Washington was the “fastest man on the planet”.


Coach Tyree Washington

‘We spent the 3 weeks working on agility, biomechanics and flexibility. Basically we teach the athletes how to properly warm up, stretch and get ready for the season” said Washington. “In football you’re not going in a straight line. You body is going multi-directional so pretty much we are doing a lot of exercises to prepare them for that type of stress on the body”.

“Tyree has been a positive influence on the team said Offensive Line Coach Andre Smith.  “Not only does he share his knowledge of speed and conditioning to the young players, he motivates them too. He also constantly reminds them that they need to hit the books to compete on the field’.

The Nighthawks season opener is on August 26th against Santiago in Corona.

Murrieta Valley 2016 Football Schedule13335818_637006329779990_7932559387031808467_n


8/26           Santiago                          AWAY

9/2              Redlands                       HOME

9/9              Grandview                     HOME

9/16           Rancho Cucamonga    AWAY

9/23           Oaks Christian              AWAY

10/7           Vista Murrieta              HOME

10/14         Chaparral                       AWAY13266103_973134306138116_4696544981771654339_n

10/21         Temecula Valley           HOME

10/28         Great Oak                      AWAY

11/4           Murrieta Mesa             HOME


Photos by Mike Clary