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The Wake for A.J. Castro on Thursday, Sept. 9th, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Pierce Brothers and his Funeral on Friday, Sept. 10th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, both in Westlake Village, and his subsequent  burial at Pierce Brothers Cemetery were widely attended by the local community at large – and some came from as far away as New York City.

The swell of support over the past two weeks were both appreciated and acknowledged by the Castro family at the Friday service. All cards, letters and donations to A.J.’s legacy can be sent to Hector Castro & Family c/o Westlake Football, Westlake High School, 100 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village, CA 91362

The vigil: Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil to honor and remember Andrew J. Castro on Wednesday, September 1st at 9:00PM at the Westlake Warrior Stadium. Thank you to all friends, family, the Westlake High School Warriors Band of Brothers and all members of the Westlake and Conejo Valley communities that came out to show their support. The Castro family is appreciative to see everyone there showing their support to help them through this very difficult times.

Click this link to see the Fox LA article and video

Click this link to see the ActionPhotos.net Facebook Photo Tribute to A.J. Castro

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Westlake Village Soldier A.J. Castro

Click this link to see the VC Star article & Photo Tribute to A.J. Castro

God Bless you A.J. !


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:

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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

In a game that bore no resemblance to close contests of previous years between these two teams, the Warriors began scoring early and often to run up the score 34-0 at the half. While the fans of the Warrior Nation have become accustomed to the explosive and mutipronged offense led by a dominating offensive line,  it was the Defensive squad that completely drained the Chargers of any hope to be in the game. Two interceptions by Team Captain & linebacker Adrian Muguerza (#21), one for a touchdown were instrumental in leading the Westlake Defense in taking apart the Agoura Offense. Kudos to the entire Defensive squad. Great defensive plays were made by but not limited to: Michael Tack (#6), Johnny Stuart (#82), Shane Giraldo (#47), Mason Thibo (#28), Justin Solis (#57), Dallas Clayton (#12)

Michael Lorenzo (#51) basks in the light of the scoreboard flashing his number

Michael Lorenzo (#51) basks in the light of the scoreboard flashing his number in the Westlake point column

Senior Offensive Tackle and Team Captain Michael Lorenzo leads the Warrior Offensive  starting line with fellow seniors Taylor McMorrow (#61) at Guard, Brad Cotner (#67) Center,  Brendon Root-Burkes (#72) Guard, and Junior Zach Miller (#76) who overpowered the Chargers defense the entire game.

Read more about the game in the Ventura County Star by clicking on the link below:

VCS Preps : Westake vs Agoura game

Watch the entire game ON DEMAND at KADYTV.com by clicking your mouse on the link below:

Watch the Westlake vs Agoura game video replay ON DEMAND

Attention Warrior Families:

To view and purchase photos from the recent game vs. TO, go to www.actionphotos.net.   You can contact Tony Panzica at tonypanzica@roadrunner.net to inform him of your son’s jersey number of level (freshman, jv, varsity) and he will photograph your son during the game.

There are numerous packages, including  CDs that can be purchased for TO, Agoura, Calabasas and Moorpark, all of which Tony will be at.

GO BIG BLUE! WARRIORS RULE!!

Thanks to Selene Carr for her tireless efforts on behalf of the Westlake Warrior Boosters and for providing the content for this message.

Dalls Clayton (DE, RB), Nick Isham (QB), Bradley Cotner (C), Tre Wilson (WR), Waz Dupre (LB)

Dalls Clayton (DE, RB), Nick Isham (QB,SS), Brad Cotner (C), Tre Wilson (WR), Waz Dupre (LB)

Above: Some Warriors enjoying the Warrior Nation Pep Rally prior to the TO game.


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On the day after Westlake High School hosted it’s first outdoor pep rally that drew a crowd of hundreds from the highly energized Warrior Nation, including a surprise visit from several notable Warrior Football Alumni from years past….

The Acorn names Westlake Warrior vs Thousand Oaks Lancers High School Football Game of the week

(click on the link above to take you to the story)

In the photo below from last weeks’ Hart game, a potential loss get turned into extra yardage as Tavior turns on the afterburners and squirts out to the left side of the field for a long gain. Nick Isham (#10) steps up to lend a shoulder to pound on the already weakened Hart defense.

Mowrey (#5) finds an opening

Mowrey (#5) finds an opening

Also..

VCS Preps Plus – A Ventura County Star blog by Joe Buttita

In this blog post Coach Jim Benkert talks about his team: “They’re a really fun group of players to coach,” Benkert said. “I’m really enjoying being around them.”  – to Joe Buttitta, Ventura County Star.

Coach Jim Benkert having some fun with his players

Coach Jim Benkert having some fun with his players at the Warrior Nation Pep Rally 9-30-09

And last, but certainly not the least:

Eric Sondheimers’ LA Times blog – on Nelson Spruce

Some Warriors enjoying the Spirit of the moment.

Dalls Clayton (DE, RB), Nick Isham (QB), Bradley Cotner (C), Tre Wilson (WR), ?

Dalls Clayton (DE, RB), Nick Isham (QB), Bradley Cotner (C), Tre Wilson (WR), ?

Who is the Warrrior on the right hand side behind Tre? Anyone?

In another impressive offensive show, the Westlake Warriors finished their preseason at College of the Canyons with a well played team victory against Hart High School from the Foothill League.

Read more about the game at the VC Star link :

Ventura County Star Article: Westlake beats Hart

More Game Photos and video links are available for viewing by clicking on this Featured Article….

Coach Jim Benkert surveys his squad prior the game

Coach Jim Benkert surveys his squad prior the game

The Westlake Warriors Defensive Coordinator looks for weaknesses to exploit in the Hart offense.

Coach Richard Fong studies the opponent

Coach Richard Fong studies the opponent

Meet a Warrior coach who is the living embodiment of the adage, “Walk softly and carry a big stick”

Coach Levine

Coach Levine

After Nick Isham intercepted a pass from Hart QB while on the defensive side of the ball, he and the Warriors marched down field quickly on their second possession of the game with a combination of air & ground weapons.

Isham completes pass over a Hart Defensive lineman in the 1st Quarter.

Isham completes pass over a Hart Defensive lineman in the 1st Quarter.

Isham connects with Michael Tack on a 22-yard pass play to set up 1st Westlake TD

Isham connects with Michael Tack on a 22-yard pass play to set up the 1st Westlake TD of the game.

Michael Lorenzo (#51) dominates his opponent while teammate D.J. Grubaugh (#68) comes to help inflict more damage to the Hart defense.

Offensive Control the Line of Scrimmange

The unrelenting Warrior Offensive Line controlled the Line of Scrimmage for almost the entire game.

See the game on demand, click on the link below:

See Westlake VS Hart Game September 26, 2009 ON DEMAND

See short amateur clips on You Tube of the game:

You Tube Video Clips of Westlake victory over Hart

Photos courtesy of Tim McGrath. Camera provided courtesy of Liz & Bob Lusk.

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In an explosive offensive show, the Westlake Warriors easily defeated the Saugus Centurions 42-20 at College of the Canyons Stadium in Santa Clarita, CA Thursday evening September 17, 2009.

Read about the game at the Ventura County Star: http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2009/sep/18/isham-helps-to-power-westlake-over-saugus/

Watch the complete game On Demand over the Internet at:  http://www.ibnsports.com/ or http://kadytv.com/westlake.php

Tre Wilson drags two Saugus defenders across the goal line for a TD.

Westlake Warrior Tre Wilson (#15) drags two Saugus defenders across the goal line for the 1st TD of the game.

 

Kicker Alex Ball (#11) with Max Kleindinst (#4) holding get the extra point to make the score 7-0 after Tre Wilson’s touchdown on a pass from Quarterback Nick Isham. Mason Thibo (#28) guards the right side on the play.

Alex Ball (#11) splits the uprights in the first PAT of the evening.

Alex Ball (#11) splits the uprights in the first PAT of the evening.

 

Tavior Mowrey (#5) evades Saugus defense for a first down.

Tavior Mowrey thru another hole

The Westlake offensive ground game tore the defense wide open. Literally.

Nick Isham finds Tre Wilson (#15) in the end zone on a short pass play from scrimmage for the second Westlake TD, making the score 13-6.
Tre Wilson (#15) catches TD pass from quarterback Nick Isham

Tre Wilson (#15) catches TD pass #2 from quarterback Nick Isham

 

Max Kleindinst (#4) provides some interference as Dallas Clayton (#12) fights his way through Saugus territory for a TD to increase the Westlake Warriors’ lead to 20-6.

Dallas Clayton (#12) rambles for a 3rd Westlake TD

Dallas Clayton (#12) rambles for a 3rd Westlake TD

 

Nelson Spruce (#20) elevates in the end zone for a reception and fourth Westlake Touchdown in the first half.

#20 Demonstrates his athleticism over a Saugus cornerback

#20 Demonstrates his athleticism over a Saugus cornerback


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