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.
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:
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
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.
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.
It will be remembered and talked about for years as a classic game from start to finish between two top notch Ventura County High School Football programs. Coach Todd Theirrien’s “all or nothing” gamble paid off when the Seraphs successfully completed a two point conversion after their TD in the 2nd overtime to beat the Warriors and end their 22-0 win streak. Westlake had not lost a game in almost 2 years, dating back to a CIF SS Quarter Final loss to Valencia to end the Warriors 2008 season.
The game was played in front of a packed Westlake Warrior Stadium crowd and streamed live to a record 235 viewers over the fledgling “all volunteer” production team for the WHS Football Network. The game is also being replayed over the weekend on multiple Cable TV channels. You can view all types of videos and articles at the links below:
In a year when Marmonte League games were beginning to get predictable, another potentially unpredictable game at Agoura Hish School seemed well…refreshing. And, being the same weekend as Halloween – you kinda thought something spooky would happen. Uh, no and no. The Westlake Warriors continue marching to the beat of a different drummer as they extended the schools longest winning streak to 22-0 and commanded top spot in the Marmonte League and #1 rank in the CIF SS Northern Division.
QB Nick Isham, Running Back Tavior Mowry, Wide Receiver Nelson Spruce and Running Back Geoff Carr all scoring at least 1 touchdown. Alex Ball converted all 7 PATs.
Westlake cruised to a school record 20th straight win in what was hoped to be a repeat matchup of similar intensity to the CIF SS 2009 title game from last December. But, it was not that at all. This time the Warriors were not the underdogs, they were coming in ranked #3 in CA and in the top 10 nationwide. Could Moorpark pull off a win over the overconfident Warriors? Uh, No. Not even close. It’s actually rather remarkable that in less than 12 short months, the Westlake Warriors have outscored the Moorpark Musketeers in each of the three contests pitting the Marmonte League rivals against one another. I will have to research to see if that has ever happened at all. The Marmonte League ain’t what it used to be – Nope, everything is upside down and sideways. What? You didn’t hear that Calabasas beat Newbury Park tonight?
How did Westlake continues its winning streak? Well, some but not all highlights are listed below:
First Quarter: Nick Isham had a 7-yard touchdown run.
Second Quarter: Tavior Mowry scored on a touchdown run. Nick Isham threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Spruce
Third Quarter: Nick Isham threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Spruce. Tavior Mowry ran for a 1-yard score.
Fourth Quarter: Moorpark scored on a 14-yard Grant Rohach pass to Lionel Poole and a 5-yard run by Garrett Dibene.
Read more about Nick Isham, Nelson Spruce, Tavior Mowry, Tre’Shon Wilson, Cody Tuttle, Justin Moore, Jared Fry, Johnny Stuart, Jack Shepard, Max Winsberg in the Daily News, VC Star and ESPN articles below:
There was literally lightning in the Northwestern sky 15 minutes prior to game time. Symbolism perhaps from the highest authority on Football? This much anticipated game was sold out in just 3 days. On Friday night October 1, 2010 in Westlake Village, a town of only 8,800; with a game televised live on Fox Sports, 6000 screaming fans filled the sold out Lions Stadium to watch the visiting Westlake Warriors play the Oaks Christian Lions in a rivalry that had yet to begin.
The Warriors are now 4-0 for the season, 3-0 in Marmonte League play and are on an 18-0 winning streak that began last season, a school record.
Fifth in a series of Phil Chase Interviews with Head Coach Jim Benkert on 10-1-2010 in the new Legacy Hall at Warrior Stadium in the Warrior Weekend Wrapup. They discuss the Marmonte League schedule so far, the nationally televised win against Oaks Christian High School last night and the game with the Simi Valley Pioneers next week. Press Play button on bottom to watch video on this page and NOT open a new window.
The buildup and anticipation of a WHS Warriors vs Oaks Christian Lions match up has been going on for years. Now it is on the brink of reality. Game time is 8:30 pm. (Sophomores play at 5 pm) Thanks to Running Back Coach Ellis Green for bringing this Fox video clip to our attention! Get your tickets presale at the WHS student store. There will be NO tickets sold at the gate and it will be televised on Fox Sports West / Prime Ticket – check your local guide for programming information.
Thanks to Booster Parent and Media Hawk Shane Tuttle for finding these:
Dashon Hunt’s interception and runback TD in the first 45 seconds of the game was all they needed, but Warriors Nick Isham, Justin Moore, Jared Fry, Nelson Spruce, Tavior Mowry, Tre’shon Wilson and Alex Ball weren’t ready to quite hang up the cleats and went on to see how many points they could score in the shortest amount of time. When they weren’t doing as they pleased behind a stellar offensive line, the defensive squad led by Juniors Johnny Stuart, Justin Solis, Max Winsberg, Jack Shepard and Casey Bliss were busy frustrating the Royal offensive side. Other defensive standouts were Brennen Ray and Jose Muguerza.
The Westlake Warriors now 2-0 in Marmonte League play and 3-0 overall. They extend their unbeaten streak to 17-0, but another big test awaits them next week in their first away game of the season at the Oaks Christian Lions field just a few blocks away. Shall we call it the Lions’ Den?
In what was hoped to be the Marmonte League “Game of the Year” was a bit of a disappointment. Other than the Lancers Opening Drive where they scored first, settling for a field goal and brief command of the game with a 3-0 lead….It was all Warriors after that. Go to the links below to read accounts of the game.
Thanks to all who worked hard to make it happen and those who came out to energize the Westlake Warrior Nation in anticipation of the 2010 Marmonte League opener against perennial cross town rival, the Thousand Oaks Lancers. Pep Rally began roughly at 5:45 pm (right after Varsity Football practice) on Tuesday, September 14th on the baseball field adjacent to Warrior Stadium. Wearing Blue and Orange Warrior Nation colors, attendance was estimated at 250. Way to ignite some “burning desire” deep in collective hearts & minds of the Warrior Nation !
The Westlake Warriors grabbed for the brass ring and took the Marmonte League title from the Moorpark Musketeers en route to a perfect 10-0 regular season record. At home in front a capacity crowd of nearly 7,200 spectators the ‘underdog’ Warriors dominated from start to finish with an explosive offense that lit up field like the 4th of July. To make it even more impressive was that the Westlake Warriors did this to a Moorpark defense that had only surrendered an average of roughly 7 points against all other Marmonte League competitors all season long. The night began with a wonderful Westlake Football tradition of recognition of all the Senior Warrior players and their families in front of the entire stadium at a ceremony prior to kickoff where each player presented their parents with a rose and a letter of appreciation for all their support. Thanks to Coach Jim Benkert and the entire coaching staff for their hard work and dedication to make this season something truly special. And it ain’t over yet!
11-7-09: In a scene reminiscent of the one once seen on Tom Sawyers Island at Disneyland, you know; the one where the Warriors raid the Pioneer camp and leave the cabin riddled with arrows and burning to the ground…That was what it felt like to watch as Westlake High School Football team traveled to Simi Valleys’ brand new home field last night and beat the Simi Valley High School Pioneers 56-13. Before the Pioneers could even circle the wagons, the Warriors attacked and were up 7-0 on the third play of the game on a Jack Shepard interception and runback for a TD. But, don’t just take my word for it, click on the link below and read the VCSPrep story on the game by reporter Richie Wohlers:
And of course, look for exclusive Warrior photos from the game in this post…
Senior Team Captain Defensive End Mason Thibo (#28) and Junior Defensive End Lukas Fancy (#66) stop Simi Valley Running Back (#33) dead in his tracks for no gain. With defensive plays like this, it's no wonder Simi Valley went 3 and out on every offensive series in the second quarter. The Warriors shut out the Pioneers 28-0 in the first half of play.
The Westlake Offensive Line helped to keep the Warriors in control of the game and score on each of their 1st 7 consecutive offensive series. Impressive! In this series, that drove to score the final Warrior TD of the game, the Offensive Line was comprised of several configurations that included Jon Flores (#50), Kenny Cruz (#73), D.J. Grubaugh (#68), Chubba Duran (#71), Keith Ramljak (#62), Ramon Zepeda (#78) and Jesus (of Suburbia) Lopez (#54)
Senior Team Captain Running Back Colin Fan sheds several would be tacklers and does a nice spin move here as he scampers 13 yards to the Simi Valley 2 yard line. On the next play he carried the ball into the end zone for a TD and the Final Westlake score of the night to make it 56-7. Fan was congratulated by nearly half the Warrior team in the end zone before he finally surrendered the ball to the referee.
A perfectly placed punt by Nick Isham and heads up play by the Punt Team put the ball on the 1 yard line. Here on 1st down for the Pioneeers, the Warrior Defensive Team gets into a hot pursuit of the Simi QB deep in Pioneer territory. Westlake defensive players shown in this photo are Junior Linebacker Colton Hoffmans (#32), Junior Linebacker Logan Chase (#44) and Junior Defensive End Jimmy Hopkins (#58)
Senior Team Captain and Offensive Lineman Chubba Duran (#71) makes mincemeat out of a Simi Defensive Lineman. It was said that on this particular play the hole created in the Simi defense was open so large and for so long that Booster President and part time videographer Hector Castro could have run though it. Wow! Great Job Chubba!
Westlake Junior Running Back Geoff Carr (#25) gets a wide berth courtesy of the Warriors Offensive Line as he makes his longest run of the night for another Warrior first down.
11-2-2009: MaxPreps.com has the undefeated Westlake Warriors (8-0 overall, 5-0 league) ranked #15 in California, just ahead of St. Bonaventure #16, and behind Oaks Christian #9 and Westlake’s Marmonte League Co-Leader Moorpark #8. Interestingly, the Ventura County Star ranks the Westlake Warriors #4 behind the three other area teams mentioned here. Most importantly, the Warriors must first get past the deceptively better 1-7 Simi Valley Pioneers who will be at full strength this Friday with many starting players returning to play this week who were sidelined earlier in the season for a variety of reasons.
A band of wild Westlake Warrior football players and their coaching staff found their way to the Simi highlands and took some names while stampeding to a 38-0 victory over a Royal High School Football team that was unwilling to roll over, but eventually did. Tavior Mowry helped lead the stampede, gaining 112 yards on 17 carries behind an offensive line that continues to open some impressive holes in opposing defenses. On the other side of the ball, Michael Tack had the entire crowd standing on a 90 yard sprint for a touchdown right before the 1st half ended after literally picking a pass from the hands of a Highlander receiver at the Warrior 10 yard line.
The stampeding Warriors put fear in the hearts of the Highlanders, shutting them out 38-0.
Click on the link below to read more in the Ventura County Star Sports section:
Tavior Mowrey (#5) breaks out in the open for a nice gain in first half action.
Max Klinedinst (#4) creates some separation and makes a clutch catch from QB Nick Isham on 3rd down and 25 deep in Warrior territory. Isham and Klinedinst capped the drive with another hookup for a TD and the 1st Westlake score in the second half.
Another Tack Attack. Senior Michael Tack (#6) leaves a string Royal players in his wake as he goes for extra yardarge after a catching a pass from QB Nick Isham.
The Warriors First and Second Defensive teams combine to shut out the Royal Highlanders.
“A good defense will bend but not break” – a quote of unknown origin, but an often used phrase by many a wise defensive coordinator. The photos below highlight some great defensive plays made in the recent Warrior victory over Royal:
Westlake Linebacker Shane Giraldo (#47) evades a double team to stop Royal Running Back at the line of scrimmage. No surprise that Giraldo is one of the Warriors tackling leaders.
Justin Solis (#57) tackles Royal ball carrier
Casey Bliss (#24) brings down a Royal Ball Carrier