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TICKETS FOR NEXT WEEK’S HOME GAME: WESTLAKE vs OAKS CHRISTIAN – Per WHS Athletic Director Jason Branham; for WHS fans: Tickets will be on sale from 7:30 am -3:30 pm in the WHS student store (CASH ONLY). $7 adults (13-64) and $5 children (5-12). Monday-Wednesday or until Sold Out. Thanks for all your support.

Oaks Christian will be pre-selling tickets Monday – Thursday for their fans. We do not know exact hours. Tickets are $7 for adults (13-64) and $5 for children (5-12). Seniors over 65 are free and do not need a ticket, but must show ID at gate. Children 4 and under are free and do not need a ticket.

 

Final Score 73-27 Westlake Warriors over Royal Highlanders in West Simi Valley on Friday September 30, 2011

In reverse order of occurrances:

Conner Cook takes another one to the house ! 66-27 WL with 7 mins left in the game.
RHS scores with 7 minutes left in the game. 59-27 WL leads.
Conner Cook responds for Westlake and returns a kick 80 yards to the house. Westlake extends their lead 59-19.
RHS scores with 51 seconds left in 3Q, PAT misses. 52-19 Westlake leads.
Alex Ball kicks a 51 yard FG to make it 52-13 WL
Westlake scores 5 minutes Ito the 3rd. 49-13 Westlake.

 

At Halftime, Score 42-13 Westlake leads.

Westlake scores with 21 seconds remaining- QB Keeper, Justin Moore.

RHS scores. Score 35-13 (PAT not good) with 47 seconds left in Q2.

Conner Cook scores for WL. Score 35-7 WL with 5:45 remaining in Q2.

RHS scores with 8 minutes left in Q2, 28-7 WL

End of First Quarter: WL 28, RHS 0

Justin Moore runs it in for a TD. 21-0 Westlake with 3 minutes left in Q1

A single pass from Justin Moore to Conner Cook for a 52 yd TD. 14-0 WL with 6 minutes in 1st Q.

‎2nd and goal at the 1 yd line…Hunt runs it in. 7-0 WL after the PAT.

Thanks to Shane Tuttle sending the play by play via the Book of Faces and the only photo for this game, used for this post.

Westlake came away with wins against Royal at each level: Varsity, JV and Freshman!

Westlake JV defeats Royal JV 35-9. Way to go Warrior JV Squad!
Freshman beat Royal 47-7. ” Great, deep team with lots of skill players, offensive and defensive lineman, QB, special teams and more.” – William Wise


In just their second Marmonte League contest, the 2011 Westlake Warriors held the Thousand Oaks Lancers scoreless for 48 minutes under the lights of Lancer Stadium on Friday September 23, 2011….but then 6 seconds were placed back on the clock after time ran out to allow the sputtering Lancer offense a consolation TD on the final play. The game featured an array of big plays that showcased Westlake’s depth of offensive firepower. All plays were made to appear easy by the dominant Warrior Offensive line led by Seniors Keith Ramljak (T), Jordie Hannel (C), Anthony Devanzo (G)

Warrior Defensive Line comprised of Johnny Stuart,  Justin Solis, Shane Henley, Tony Mekari, Beau Hunsicker, Kyle Erickson,  and Kenneth Ah Ching stymied the Thousand Oaks Offense all night, only allowing them across the 50 yard line twice the entire game.

For Game Photos by Juan Carlo of the Ventura County Star click on link below:

Westlake vs Thousand Oaks September 23 2011 Photo Highlights

Barely a mention about the game by the Daily News, but a nice blurb about former Warrior great Nick Isham:

Daily News prep sports blog

Max Prep Sports Article plus game stats:

For the Max Prep Sports account of the game and a look to next week

LA Times moves Westlake up to #15 from #19 after Thousand Oaks win:

Westlake moves up to #15 spot in LA Times SoCal Football Rankings

We may post more pictures and links, so please check back and let us know if we missed something.

 

Ventura County’s “Voice of Friday Nights” Eric ‘The Hawk’ Evelhoch caught up with several Warrior players to get their thoughts about the crosstown showdown. On his website Eric wrote, “With the wind at their backs following a pair of impressive season opening wins, the defending Marmonte League champion Westlake Warriors are ready for their cross-town rivalry match against the Thousand Oaks Lancers.”  Click on the links below to see interviews of Cody Tuttle (Sr/SR), Justin Solis (Sr/DL), David Ortiz (Sr/ILB), Keith Ramljak (Sr/OT) and Dashon Hunt (Jr/DB/RB). Homefield sports will be streaming live audio of this always entertaining East Ventura County rivalry game up on Friday September 23, 2011 7:00 pm Pacific Time

Click on the link below to hear the players:

Listen to Westlake Warrior Player Interviews Here

 

Henley Solis and Tuttle

 

Wow! What a difference a day makes. Sporting a 2-0 record on Sunday September 18, 2011, the  Westlake Warrior Varsity Football Squad led by Justin Moore were ranked #11 for the State of California, just a scant 0.2 points behind self proclaimed ‘football factory’ #10 Centennial (Corona, CA) But within 24 hours, the new rankings came out and we were inundated Warrior fans going to the link only to find that Westlake had moved up +4 to a  #7 ranking and +14 nationally to a #39 ranking. Thanks for setting me straight! The Warriors face Cross town Rival Thousand Oaks Lancers Friday September 23, also 2-0 fresh off a big 27-24 win over Moorpark (#782 Nationally  and #79 in CA) after the loss . See the current Warriors rankings here (Please, don’t ding me if they change in the future – because no matter what happens, they will):

Westlake Warriors State and National Rankings

 

Rumors of the demise of the Warriors by a vicious Coyote attack were greatly exaggerated.

Justin Moore tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another – all in the first half – as the host Warriors won 63-0. Westlake (2-0) scored touchdown on eight of its first nine possesions. Moore completed 7 of 9 passes for 168 yards and scampered 13 yards for a touchdown before giving way to backup Neal Uskali. Connor Cook, Zack Mumford, Cody Tuttle and Jarrius Bishop had touchdown receptions of 74, 32, 29 and 7 yards, respectively. Westlake kicker Alex Ball, who is Ventura County’s all-time leading scorer, established the County record for most point-after attempts and conversion made with his eighth PAT, which put Westlake ahead 56-0 at the intermission. Calabasas (1-1) was held to 58 total yards and three first downs. An impressive Warrior defense had 7 sacks on the night.

Read more about the game here:

Read the Ventura County Star article about the game by David Lopez

Also, you can watch replays of the game highlights on the weekend of 9/17 & 9/18 on the following channels:

Channel 20 Time Warner Cable (Calabasas and all of Ventura County including Fillmore)

Channel 32 Verizon fios (All of Southern CA)

Channel 99 AT&T Uverse (Nationwide)

You can watch replays of the game highlights on the Internet here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/westlakehighschoolfootball-high-school-football-network

IBN Delayed Broadcast Featuring Ross Porter & Ryan Miller


Spring training for the 2011 season has begun, but our thanks go out to the graduating Seniors who,  guided by Coach Benkert & his coaching staff led the Warriors to an unprecedented 26-2 record over the past two years. That is winning percentage of 93% that included two Marmonte League Titles, appearance in back to back CIF SS Championship games and a CIF SS Championship Title in 2009. Get your own copies of the 2010 teams : Varsity, JV & Freshman including this special edition Senior only poster shown below. Each poster features each player on the team or group.

These posters were painstakingly created by Tony Panzica at Action Photos and will make great Graduation and Fathers Day gifts!

Click on the link below to bring you to Tony’s Action Photos Website for ordering information.

Action Photos Website


SUPPORT YOUR WARRIORS! … WARRIOR FOOTBALL CAR WASH: Please support our WHS Warrior Football CAR WASH on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00am – 1:00 pm. The players and coaches will wash your car at the WHS UPPER STADIUM LOT. The car wash price is $10.00. Please encourage friends and neighbors to come on Saturday. All proceeds from the car wash support the Administration and Coaching Staff for the Del Oro Trip.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Westlake-Warrior-Football-Alumni-Club-WWFAC/371969955689

Westlake Warrior Varsity + JV Parents & Players, IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR !!

MANDATORY PARENT/PLAYER NIGHT (Varsity & JV only)
Wednesday, May 4th at 7pm in WHS Theatre

Doors will open starting at 6:00 pm for the following:

* Ad Packets/ Other distributions

* Pay Fee’s (Jersey, Summer and Gridiron)
* Pay for Del Oro Trip both parent and players
* Pay for Dinner /Golf Tournament ( you knew this was going to be talked about )
* Return Gold Cards
* Purchase Merchandise and Player practice clothing

Please have all players be prepared to return money for gold cards if all sold….($4 per card goes towards trip)

Thank you,

Jennifer Hurless

Jim Benkert to Speak

Thanks So much to All who attended!

The 12th Annual Warrior Golf Tournament on Monday May 9, 2011 raised funds for the Westlake Warrior Football Program. The Warrior Football Program depends on the annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction to help pay for the cost of equipment, uniforms, medical supplies, team traveling expenses, team meals, and stadium improvements. The WHS Warrior Football Boosters thanks everyone involved for your participation support. The Westlake High School Football community is awesome! Send us your best pictures from the event to post here!

Registration page for 12th Annual Warrior Football Golf Tournament !

Incoming Freshman to Westlake High School in Fall 2011 and their parents were invited to come hear Coach Jim Benkert talk about the WHS Football program and what to expect if interested in being a part of it.

Doors Opened at 5:00 pm in the WHS gymnasium located at 100 North Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Anyone in the boosters with photos, please forward to Becki Wood or send an email to the Webmaster.

In what continues to be the most watched High School Football Game in Fox Sports History. The Warriors entered the Lions Den for the 2nd time in the season to face Oaks Christian to determine the 2010 CIF Southern Section Northern Division Championship. The Lions squeaked away with a 29-28 win in a battle that lasted until the final play of the game.

Click this link to see the Max Preps video highlights of the game

Click this link to see the Max Preps article about the game by Mitch Stephens

The Warriors were the defending CIF SS ND Champions and  seeking their first ever back to back CIF Championships. The Lions were no stranger to being in CIF Championship Games as they had won 6 of their own in the 10 years prior to joining the Marmonte League.

The Warriors defeated St. Bonaventure 37-27 on Friday, December 3rd while Oaks Christian beat the Valencia Vikings 42-33 at College of the Canyons on the same night. Together these teams are 2/3 owners of the Marmonte League Crown with St. Bonaventure. This was the first ever CIF Championship match up between these two schools and have only met once before, earlier in the season  on October 1, 2010 with the Warriors winning that game, also televised on Fox Sports West / Prime Ticket. This was the 2nd season in a row featuring 2 Marmonte League teams in the CIF Southern Section Northern Division Championship Game.

A Sold Out Crowd of 5500 at Warrior Stadium witnessed another phenomenal display of high school football action. St. Bonaventure and Westlake did not disappoint anyone in this literally made for TV (Fox Sports West / Prime Ticket) High School Game of the Week. (Click to See Video!) This game will be talked about for a long time as Nick Isham’s star shined brightly making several clutch plays in leading the Warriors over the Seraphs. Many warriors contributed to the win in a true to form Band of Brothers victory. Nelson Spruce, Tre Wilson, Cody Tuttle, Deshon Hunt,  Jared Fry,  Tavior Mowry and Alex Ball all made great plays behind the offensive line that can no longer hide in the shadows. Kudos to Offensive Line Keith Ramljak, Javier Aguilera, Anthony Davanzo, Tony Mekari, Brandon Grady, Jordie Hannel and Zach Miller who provided tremendous dominance in the trenches. The defensive side bent but never broke behind the great play making of Justin Solis, Johnny Stuart, David Ortiz, Casey Bliss, Max Winsberg, Dashon Hunt, Jack Shepard, Jose Muguerza, Lukas Fancy, Waz Dupris, Justin Moore and Shane Henley.

Click here to read the Ventura County Star article by Loren Ledin

Click here to see the game highlight video by Anthony Plascencia courtesy of the Ventura County Star

CIF SS Northern Division Championship Game vs Oaks Christian next week! Go Warriors!

Watch this video! See the post game celebration, enjoy exclusive Post Game Interviews of Justin Solis, Nick Isham, Coach Jim Benkert, Alex Ball, Coach Andy Flores, Nelson Spruce, Dashon Hunt, Tre Wilson, Zach Miller by field reporter Jude Pago. Produced by Tim McGrath exclusively for the Westlake Warrior Football Boosters and Alumni Club.

Click this link to see ESPN blog post about the game by Sean Ceglinsky

By now, Justin Solis’ ability to strike fear in the minds of opposing offensive players by his physical size is no secret. But not everyone knows how his mental toughness is channeled from an unlikely source; across generational boundaries. You can read more about it in this NY Times article:

Click here to read the NY Times article about Justin Solis by George Vecsey

Rematch. Redemption. Intensity. Intrigue. There are enough adjectives to describe this upcoming game to please any English teacher looking for a new rubric before the semester ends. One thing is certain; these two teams have already produced the most exciting football game in Ventura County this year and all the marbles are on the table now. Pre Sale Tickets on sale NOW at both schools.

Click this link to see the Max Preps article about the game and the role of Nick Isham by Leland Gordon

Click this link to see the LA Times blog about the game by Eric Sondheimer

Click this link to see the LA Times update about the game by Eric Sondheimer


It was black Friday in a bad way for the visiting Palos Verdes Sea Kings Football Team and their fans. Those who made the trip North up the 405 and 101 to Westlake High Schools’ Warrior Stadium on another cold Friday night saw how much the Warriors can heat up the field when they turn the afterburners on, again and again.

Click this link to see the Daily News prep sports blog about the game

Click this link to see the Daily News prep sports article by Matt Lopez

Click this link to see the VC Star article by Leland Gordon

quote from the above article:

“Mowry carried 11 times for 111 yards, Isham reached the 300-yard passing plateau by going 13 for 15 and Westlake kicker Alex Ball was a perfect 7 for 7 on extra points. Jared Fry caught two passes for 48 yards, Cody Tuttle had two for 53 yards and Tre’Shon Wilson hauled in four aerials for 41 yards.”

Congratulations to Tavior Mowry for breaking the Warriors ALL Time Touchdown record during the game.

Click this link to see the Warriors vs Palos Verdes Sea Kings 2nd Quarter action

Click this link to see the Warriors vs Palos Verdes Sea Kings 3rd & 4th Quarter action

Thanks to The Tuttle Family, Tony Panzica of Action Photos and Westlake Warrior Football Alumni Darren Scheid for sponsoring the live game broadcast on Ustream !

Click this link to see LA Times summary of all City & Southern Section Quarter Final Scores for Nov 26

Scoring early and often, Senior Nick Isham, behind his seasoned but young offensive line and his Senior partners in “Score, Inc” – Tavior Mowry and Nelson Spruce  led the Warriors to an easy 58-8 game in which nearly every Warrior saw playing time. Other Warriors making notable offensive contributions include, but were not limited to: Treshon Wilson, Cody Tuttle, Jared Fry, Dashon Hunt, Justin Moore, Geoff Carr, Trevor Wood and Adam Augustyn.

The defensive squad was also stellar as usual, keeping the Knight Hawks stymied all night with mostly 3 downs and a punt. The only Knight score was set up by an offensive miscue deep in Warrior territory. The big D was led by Defensive Lineman Justin Solis and Johnny Stuart, Linebackers Max Winsberg and Jack Shepard. Significant contributions on the DEE-Fence were made by many Warriors throughout the game including Seniors Waz Dupris, Lukas Fancy, Jimmy Hopkins, Jamie Forster and Team Captain Adam Lazar

Many thanks to all the loyal Warrrior fans who braved the longest trip for a CIF playoff game in recent memory (at least 3 years from this writer’s memory).  Yes, we know some of you made the trip in a luxury recliner “Fan bus” to and from Palmdale for the playoff game on Friday vs. Knight High School, but once there the wind chill factor was enough to rate as the 2nd coldest playoff game in 2 years.

Click this link to see Nick Isham articles on ESPN blogs

Click this link to see Tavior Mowry articles on ESPN blogs

Image shown is representative of the Fan Bus used and is not intended to be construed as an exact match to actual bus.


The CIF SS Northern division playoff brackets were released Sunday, November 14, 2010. The Warriors to play William Knight High School in Lancaster in their Round 1 CIF game this Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Click this link to see the Knight High School Hawks web page

Knight High School address:

Knight High School 37423 70th Street East Palmdale, CA 93552

Phone (661) 533-9000. Fax: (661) 533-0111

Full Bracket Image shown below:


The Westlake Warriors started fast and never looked back in their win over Calabasas High School in the Coyotes’ home stadium and their Marmonte 2010 league finale. Led by senior quarterback Nick Isham, the Warriors looked as sharp as they have all season, despite playing a Coyote Football team who had their best season in recent history in a much tougher Marmonte League. The Warriors, to their credit racked up a 35-0 lead in the first quarter before taking their foot slightly off the accelerator pedal of “The Big Blue Tribe” to cruise to a 56-6 win and into the CIF playoffs, finishing the season tied for 1st place with St. Bonaventure and Oaks Christian.

Click this link to see the VC Star article by JJ Rivera about the game