After a moving tribute to fallen warrior AJ Castro prior to the game. Tonight’s game against the Oxnard Yellow Jackets felt like the Warriors started the 2010 season where they left off 2009. Well, with one notable exception – a healthy Nick Isham leading what should be called the Westlake Sonic Boom offense. You know, that sound that aircraft make when breaking the sound barrier? It’s that rapid “Boom – Boom” sound that you hear and then wonder what just happened. That is likely how Oxnard felt because before they knew it, Westlake was leading 14-0 with less than 7 minutes left in the first half.
How? First Nick Isham found Nelson Spruce in the corner of the East end zone with a perfectly placed pass that Spruce elevated to catch. After the TD, I could hear the ‘narrowcast’ color commentator Steve Hange utter my new favorite line, “There are 3 things in life that are certain, Death, Taxes and Nelson Spruce coming down with the ball in the end zone”. Steve was in the booth with Rob Bloom, Westlake play by play announcer extraordinaire. I thought they did a good job and hope they come back to work the League Opener vs Thousand Oaks next Thursday. But don’t take our word for it, watch the replay of the game yourselves and let us know what you think.
The game should be aired sometime after midnight and once up should be available to watch 24/7 all weekend on the following venues:
Time Warner Cable Channel 20
Verizon FiOs Channel 32
Charter Cable Channel 79
ATT Uverse (nationwide) Channel 99
www.IBNSports.com (you must download Microsoft Silverlight Software upgrade to view on your PC)
from the drop down menus,
Select: Football>California HS>Westlake or
Youth Sports>HS Sports >California>Westlake
I will post more later…
But until then, for scores area scores, please go to VCSTAR:
High School Football Scores for September 10, 2010
Or, Read writer Loren Ledin’s excellent account of the game:
VCSTAR Oxnard Westlake game article by Loren Leiden
Nick Isham, Westlake Starting QB returns!