After having last week off, the Heritage and Paloma Valley High football teams open league play tonight, and both schools are at home.
Heritage (4-1) will play its first home game since the first week of the season, and it's Homecoming for the Patriots tonight. The opponent in the 7 p.m. game is Perris. The Panthers are 2-3 this season, losing a 41-6 decision to Citrus Valley in their last game.
Heritage's offensive leaders are running back Limihai Hifo (68 carries, 672 yards, 9 TDs), quarterback Brett Virgil (637 yards passing, 7 TDs) and running back Sione Takitaki (40 carries, 334 yards, 4 TDs).
Paloma Valley will put its 5-0 record on the line in a 7 p.m. home game against Elsinore, which is 2-3 after a 42-22 loss to Murrieta Valley.
The Wildcats are led by quarterback Brent Boehm (950 yards passing, 17 TDs), receivers Michael Valencia (14 catches, 270 yards, 9 TDs) and RJ Benz (15 catches, 217 yards, 4 TDs) and running back Demarco Prewitt (37 carries, 546 yards, 9 TDs).
Menifee 24/7 will have a tent set up at the Heritage game. Stop by to say hello and sign up to win a T-shirt! We will have live score updates on both games throughout the evening and full game recaps on our sports page and Facebook page tomorrow morning.