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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.

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

The Westlake Warriors finished their magical march to a perfect 14-0 season by winning the CIF Southern Section Northern Division Championship in a 14-10 come from behind win over the Moorpark Musketeers, now a seemingly perennial CIF Finals bridesmaid. With heart, determination & grit that defied the stereotypes that many a naysayer tried to hang on the 2009 Warriors since before this season even started, the “band of brothers” persevered under the guidance of Coach Jim Benkert and his loyal and talented coaching staff.

Moorpark played their usual aggressive ‘smack you in the face, then hit you in the back of the helmet on your way down’ when the officials aren’t looking style of defensive play. Westlake didn’t help their cause due to several missed scoring opportunities by that could have torn the game wide open.

In any event, the Warriors were behind early in the third quarter when their game changing play maker quarterback Nick Isham was knocked out 0f the game with a broken collar bone and things definitely looked bad for the home team at that point. Racing through everyone’s minds for at least a nanosecond was, “Would this magical season just end, falling down like a house of cards or would one more dose of intestinal fortitude rocket the Warriors forward to get one more win to seal their destiny into the record books forever?

Ah, just read the details in the Ventura County Star, it’s late, I’m tired and they have already posted! What can I say, I stopped off at Chili’s for the Champions celebration of dancing &  toasting in traditional Warrior fashion, with native indian drums beating , while chanting “Un-De-Fe-Ted” and holding arrow head tipped hunting spears above our heads.

They have stats and kudos for the players and some pictures too, just click on the link below to get there:

Westlake rallies for championship * By Loren Ledin * Posted December 12, 2009 at 12:01 a.m.

Also, read about the game in the Daily News:

Read more about the Warriors CIF Championship Victory in the Daily News

Click this link to see the Examiner.com update about the game by Mark Dittmer

The unofficial CIF Championship Award photo of the official photo

The unofficial CIF Championship Award photo of the official photo


The Westlake Warriors beat the St. Bonaventure Seraphs 17-7 in CIF Southern Section Northern Division Semi-Final Game. In an epic match up between two offensive powerhouses, no one predicted a defensive battle of the ages. At times it felt like classic heavyweight boxing slug fest between two champions that may end up in a decision by the judges if no knockdown punches were thrown.

At halftime, the score was 0-0, and most of the crowd was relatively quiet, contemplating the historic implications of what they were witnessing. In the end, being kept in the game by their tough defensive side, the Warrior quick strike offense came to life and scored 10 points in the second half to put them ahead 10-7 with less than 1 minute left in the game.

The stellar Warrior Defense put their signature on the game with a fumble recovery TD when the Seraphs were deep in their own territory and attempted a trick play that backfired.

In the end, as hundreds of Warrior students rushed the field to join the team in celebration and the crowd of almost 7,000 slowly left the stadium; most realized that the Westlake Warriors, in their own way issued the St. Bonaventure Seraphs a warm welcome to the Marmonte League. This game marks the 3rd time the 2 schools have met in 6 years. Westlake has won 2 out of the 3 games. Starting next year in the 2010 season, the two teams will play at least once a year in regular season Marmonte League play for the next 4 years.

Look for the 12/4/09 game to be available for viewing on demand at one or more of the following sites:

Vootage

IBN Sports

KADY TV : Bringing Ventura County Home : Westlake vs St. Bonaventure game

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To read more about the game, see photos and video interviews + highlights at the following links:

Ventura County Star – St. Bonaventure vs Westlake game highlights & interviews

Read the Daily News take on the Westlake win over Favorite St. Bonaventure in the CIF Semi Finals

Read artcle by LA Times writer Eric Sondheimer on the relationship between summer passing league and Champions

The Marmonte League Champion Westlake Warriors traveled to Oxnard on ‘Black Friday’ greeted by  bitter cold winds gusting to 50 mph. Despite the the climate being perfect ‘Viking’ weather, the Westlake Warriors arrowheads pierced the cold with ease and unceremoniously ended the Hueneme Vikings Cinderella season 54-24 in CIF Quarterfinals Game, extending their unblemished record to 12-0. A 1st quarter 25 yard field goal attempt by the Vikings was blocked by the Warriors and completely stopped any momentum the Vikings had accumulated on their long drive. After that, the Westlake Warriors romped to a 34-0 halftime lead. Click here to find game links and exclusive photos.

Jared Fry (#1) carries the ball down from an Isham pass to the 4 yard line to set up TD pass to Tavior Mowry

Jared Fry (#1) carries the ball down from an Isham pass to the 4 yard line to set up TD pass to Tavior Mowry

Read more about the game in the Ventura County Star a the link below:

Westlake beats Hueneme 54-24 in CIF Quarterfinal Game

It's no wonder why RB Tavior Mowry (#5) has nothing but praise for his offensive line as they continue creating huge lanes as he racked up 223 yards on 13 carries in the 1st half. RT Zach Miller (#76) shown on far right side.

It's no wonder why RB Tavior Mowry (#5) has nothing but praise for his offensive line as they continue creating huge lanes allowing him to rack up 223 yards on 13 carries in the 1st half. RT Zach Miller (#76) and TE Johnny Stuart (#82) shown blocking on far right side.

A little celebration by RG Brenden Root-Burkes (#72) and QB Nick Isham (#10) after scoring the Warriors 5th TD of the first half.

A little celebration by RG Brenden Root-Burkes (#72) and QB Nick Isham (#10) after scoring the Warriors 5th TD of the first half.


In another fireworks show filled with explosive offensive plays, the Westlake Warriors beat the visiting Ventura Cougers 49-27 for their 11th straight victory in the first round of the CIF SS Northern Division Playoffs. The Ventura Cougars came to play, however and began the contest by recovering an onside kick and driving down into Westlake territory and  kicked a field goal when stopped by the Warrior defense in the Red Zone to make it 3-0 to start the game. Read more about the game at the Ventura County Star article by Loren Leiden with Photos by Joseph A. Garcia by clicking on the link below. You can also see the tape delay of the entire game at IBNSports by clicking on the link also below.

Read how the Westlake Warriors tamed the Ventura Cougars 49-27 at home

Watch the game: Westlake Warriors beat the Ventura Cougars 49-27