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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.

Read about the game from the experts:

Click here to the the VCStar article by Loren Ledin with photos, Westlake Warriors earn city bragging rights

Click to read MaxPreps article by Mitch Stephans: Fourth-ranked Westlake handles Oaks Christian

Click this link to see the LA Times blog and article about the game by Baxter Holmes

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.

OCHS Game Q3 Drive

Warriors vs OCHS Game Q3 Drive


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:

How the Westlake Warriors spoiled Simi Valley Pioneers homecoming dreams

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 stop Simi Running back dead in his tracks for no gain. With defensive plays like this, it is no wonder that 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.

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 photo, the Offensive Line is comprised of Jon Flores (#50), Kenny Cruz (#73), D.J. Grubaugh (#68), Chubba Duran (#71) and Jesus (of Suburbia) Lopez (#54)
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 2 yard line just shy of the goal 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.

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 players shown in this photo are Colton Hoffmans (#32), Logan Chase (#44) and Jimmy Hopkins (#58)

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!

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 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.

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.


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.
Stampeding Warriors put fear in the hearts of opposing team.

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:

Read about the scary Westlake vs Royal pre Halloween game here

 

Tavior Mowrey (#5) breaks out in the open for a nice gain in first half action.

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.

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.

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. 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

Justin Solis (#57) tackles Royal ball carrier

Casey Bliss (#24) brings down a Royal Ball Carrier

Casey Bliss (#24) brings down a Royal Ball Carrier

Jack Shephard (#23) tackles a Royal ball carrier

Jack Shephard (#23) tackles a Royal ball carrier