After opening 3-0 in non-conference play, the Ventura College football team is gearing up for the first big test of its schedule Saturday night against 3-0 Cerritos, which has outscored its three opponents 168-32.
"We'll find out how good we are Saturday," said Ventura coach Jon Mack. "Cerritos is very good."
Ventura's 2008 season came off the rails following controversial 18-13 loss at Cerritos, which snapped the Pirates' 10-game winning streak and began a four-game losing streak.
"It's just another game on the schedule that we certainly want to win," said Mack. There's nobody I don't want to beat."
Ventura is hoping for the return of sophomore running back Gabriel Bostic, who has been unavailable after rushing for the opening touchdown in the VC Sportsplex because of a leg injury.