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Friday Night Football, Dec. 2, Semifinal Edition

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Updated: 10:06 p.m.

We've got two big CIF semifinal games this week. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games at our scoreboard, on Twitter and here of course. Be sure to follow our live video stream of Westlake vs. Thousand Oaks.

FINAL:
Westlake 62, Thousand Oaks 0

FINAL:
Oaks Christian 27, St. Bonaventure 24

Friday Night Football, Nov. 25: Quarterfinal edition

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Updated: 10:06 p.m.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. But now it's the quarterfinal week of the playoffs and we've got 7 local teams playing tonight. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games at our scoreboard, on Twitter and here of course. Be sure to follow our live video stream of Moorpark vs. Thousand Oaks.

Final:
Westlake 42, Hart 14
Oaks Christian 55, Highland 21
St. Bonaventure 35, Canyon 17
Thousand Oaks 21, Moorpark 14
Santa Monica 29, Ventura 24
Torrance 34, Nordhoff 33

We will have two all-local CIF semifinal games next week:
Westlake vs. Thousand Oaks
St. Bonaventure vs. Oaks Christian

Friday Night Football, Nov. 18: Playoff edition

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Updated: 11:05

It's the first week of the playoffs and we've got 11 local teams playing tonight. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games at our scoreboard, on Twitter and here of course. Be sure to follow our live video stream of Dominguez at Ventura.

FINAL:

Ventura 41, Dominguez 14
Ventura (11-0) advances to face Santa Monica (10-1) next week.

Westlake 59, Eastside 12
Westlake (11-0) advances to face Hart (8-3) next week.

Oaks Christian 43, Mira Costa 10
Oaks Christian (9-2) faces Highland (9-1) next week.

St. Bonaventure 19, Redondo Union 10
St. Bonaventure (9-2) faces Canyon (9-2) next week.

Thousand Oaks 20, Quartz Hill 7
Moorpark 17, Valencia 10
T.O. (7-4) hosts Moorpark (7-4) next week in all-county matchup.

Nordhoff 38, Bosco Tech 0
Nodhoff (7-4) faces Torrance (7-4) next week.

San Luis Obispo 54, Camarillo 28
Camarillo finishes 7-4.

Santa Monica 28, Channel Islands 20
Channel Islands finishes 7-4.

Cabrillo 42, Oak Park 19
Oak Park finishes 3-8.

Paraclete 42, Grace Brethren 7
Grace Brethren finishes 6-5.

Thursday Night Football, Nov. 10

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Updated 10:38 p.m.

It's the last night of the regular season and we've got a packed schedule with 12 games involving county teams. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games at our scoreboard, on Twitter and here of course. Be sure to follow our live video stream of Camarillo at Rio Mesa.

FINAL SCORES:

Westlake 35, St. Bonaventure 14
Oaks Christian 42, Newbury Park 7
Moorpark 20, Simi Valley 0
Thousand Oaks 28, Calabasas 0
Camarillo 48, Rio Mesa 44
Oxnard 56, Pacifica 55
Santa Paula 26, Fillmore 23 (2OT)
Nordhoff 44, Oak Park 26
Channel Islands 44, Hueneme 0
Santa Barbara 35, Buena 7
Santa Clara 27, Malibu 20

COIN FLIPS:

To break the three-way tie for fourth in the Marmonte League (and determine the last two playoff berths), coins were flipped. Thousand Oaks finished fourth, Moorpark finished fifth and Simi Valley finished sixth (and out of the playoffs).

Coins will be flipped in the Pacific View League to break the three-way tie between Channel Islands, Rio Mesa and Oxnard later. If we get the results tonight, we'll put them here.

Friday Night Football, Nov. 4

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Updated: 11:18 p.m.

We've got a packed schedule tonight with 13 games involving county teams. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games at our scoreboard, on Twitter and here of course. Be sure to follow our live video stream of Rio Mesa at Channel Islands.

Final scores:

Oaks Christian 17, Moorpark 14
Oaks Christian trailed 14-7 in the 4th quarter but finished the comeback on a field goal by Steve Pelino with 0:10 left. Oaks Christian improves to 7-1 in Marmonte League play.

Rio Mesa 14, Channel Islands 10
After a win in a defensive battle, Rio Mesa is now alone in second place at 3-1 in Pacific View League play.

Ventura 41, San Marcos 0
Ventura finishes its regular season 10-0 and Channel League champions.

Westlake 45, Agoura 9
Westlake improves to 9-0, 8-0 Marmonte League, setting up a monster game against St. Bonaventure next week.

St. Bonaventure 60, Calabasas 7
With a Seraphs win and an Oaks Christian win next week, there will be a three-way tie atop the Marmonte League for the second-straight year.

Simi Valley 33, Thousand Oaks 9
Simi Valley can do no worse than a three-way tie for fourth with tonight's win.

Camarillo 63, Oxnard 50
Camarillo is now 4-0 in Pacific View League play after the high-scoring game.

Nordhoff 34, Carpinteria 24
Nordhoff is the lone unbeaten left in the Tri-Valley League before a showdown with Oak Park next week.

Oak Park 21, Fillmore 14
Fillmore recovered an onside kick in the final seconds and had a chance to finish the comeback, but couldn't convert.

Santa Paula 21, Santa Clara 9
Santa Paula gets its first win of the season.

Royal 42, Newbury Park 14
Royal gets its second Marmonte win.

Pacifica 56, Hueneme 7
Pacifica scores over 40 points for the fifth time this season.

Grace Brethren 23, Malibu 15
Grace improves to 2-1 in the Frontier League.

Friday Night Football, Oct. 28

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Updated: 10:51 p.m.

We've got a packed schedule tonight with 14 games tonight involving county teams. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games at our scoreboard,on Twitter and here of course. Be sure to follow our live video stream of Simi Valley at Oaks Christian.

Final scores:

St. Bonaventure 50, Thousand Oaks 8

Oaks Christian 38, Simi Valley 7

Ventura 34, Santa Barbara 14

Westlake 49, Newbury Park 3

Channel Islands 27, Oxnard 14

Moorpark 35, Royal 21

Camarillo 63, Pacifica 22

Rio Mesa 42, Hueneme 13

Nordhoff 40, Santa Paula 14

Agoura 24, Calabasas 17

Dos Pueblos 9, Buena 6

Carpinteria 33, Oak Park 21

Santa Clara 47, Villanova Prep 7

Bishop Diego 33, Grace Brethren 17

Friday Night Football, Oct. 21

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Updated: 11:48 p.m.

We've got a packed schedule tonight with 14 games tonight involving county teams. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games at our scoreboard and on Twitter and here of course. Be sure to follow our live video stream of the big cross-town rivalry game, Buena vs. Ventura.

Compiled from staff reports.

Tonight's final scores:

Oaks Christian 24, Thousand Oaks 17
Jordan Payton did the grinding on the most important defensive stand of the night. He broke up Thousand Oaks' final two pass attempts with a pair of hard hits, and Oaks Christian held on for a 24-17 victory in their key Marmonte League matchup

Ventura 20, Buena 6
Rodney Stanley completed 20 of 33 passes for 237 yards and a 59-yard touchdown pass to Leo Camacho, who caught six passes for 126 yards. Connor Armstrong carried 19 times for 82 yards and a 2-yard touchdown run to lead Ventura to an 8-0 record.

Westlake 34, Moorpark 13
Moorpark's defense held its ground in the first quarter and well into the second quarter, holding unbeaten Westlake to just three points.But the dynamic Westlake offense, led by Justin Moore and Dashon Hunt, was just too much.

Oxnard 33, Rio Mesa 30 (OT)

With the Yellowjackets facing 3rd and 6 from the 10-yard line in overtime, Oscar Sandoval faked the handoff, bounced outside for an 8-yard gain and a crucial first down. On the next play, Charles Beckley took the handoff and powered his way into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.

St. Bonaventure 56, Agoura 0
Marc Evans threw two touchdown passes and Shaun Wick rushed for 107 yards and that was more than enough as the Seraphs (6-1, 5-1) dominated the Chargers and maintained their second-place standing in the highly competitive Marmonte.

Channel Islands 42, Pacifica 35 (OT)
With Channel Islands down by a touchdown with 1:20 left, Jeremiah Valoaga took a backward pass from Steven Gutierrez and then fired a perfect strike to Anthony Harper for a 47-yard touchdown that tied the game at 35-35. Getting the ball first in overtime, the Raiders (5-2, 1-1 Paciifc View) scored what turned out to be the winning touchdown, as Richard Gray took a screen pass from Gutierrez and rambled 11 yards for the score.

Simi Valley 37, Royal 3

Knowing Simi Valley had a good chance of breaking its seven-game losing streak to rival Royal, running back Elijah Via made sure of it. Via rushed for 156 yards and four touchdowns Friday night as host Simi Valley buried Royal.

Camarillo 58, Hueneme 14
Travis Valdez threw seven touchdown passes, four of them to Conrad Kotake.

Newbury Park 37, Calabasas 13

The memory of last year's homecoming loss to Calabasas wasn't far from the minds of Newbury Park's players. The Panthers used that as inspiration, scoring three unaswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter to break open a close game.

Nordhoff 35, Fillmore 6


Carpinteria 35, Santa Paula 32

Bishop Diego 35, Santa Clara 0
The Cardinals relied mostly on its running game, and Brandon Gonzalez was the catalyst, rushing 15 times for 143 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Nolan Tisdale threw for two touchdowns as visiting Bishop Diego shut out Santa Clara.

Malibu 48, Villanova Prep 14
Austin Robison and Cole Anderson scored the lone touchdowns for Villanova Prep.

Mission Prep 31, Grace Brethren 6


Friday Night Football, Oct. 14

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Updated 11:24 p.m.

All of our local teams are in league play now, and we've got 13 games tonight involving county teams. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games here, at our scoreboard and on Twitter. Be sure to follow our live video stream of Camarillo vs. Channel Islands.

St. Bonaventure 38, Newbury Park 6 (FINAL)
The Seraphs first drive ended with an interception in the end zone, and a two-point try on its first touchdown was stuffed at the goal line. St. Bonaventure woke up from there and controlled the game -- offensively and defensively -- in a rout of host Newbury Park.

Westlake 45, Simi Valley 14 (FINAL)
Dashon Hunt ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception for another to lead Westlake (6-0, 5-0). The Warriors won handily even though they turned the ball over on a fumble on their first possession and gave it up on an interception on their second.

Oaks Christian 50, Royal 0 (FINAL)
Oaks Christian got off to a slow start in the first quarter, with three drives stalling and ending with punts. But in the second quarter, Brandon Dawkins found his groove and tossed three touchdown passes as the Lions quickly pulled away.

Thousand Oaks 37, Agoura 13 (FINAL)

Clark Abourisk completed 12 of 19 passes for 239 yards and five touchdowns as the Lancers improved to 5-1, 4-0 in league.

Moorpark 52, Calabasas 20 (FINAL)
Aaron Stanton rushed for 85 yards on just eight attempts and scored three touchdowns to help lead Moorpark to a victory.

Camarillo 36, Channel Islands 29 (FINAL)
Camarillo scored in the final minute to go ahead.

Oxnard 42, Hueneme 20 (FINAL)
The Yellowjackets led 42-0 at halftime.

Rio Mesa 51, Pacifica 42 (FINAL)
Pacifica scored three times in the fourth quarter to attempt a comeback, but Rio Mesa held it off to win its Pacific View League opener.

Carpinteria 40, Fillmore 14 (FINAL)
The Flashes lose their Tri-Valley League opener.

Oak Park 40, Santa Paula 35 (FINAL)
Oak Park scored in the final minute on an Aaron Lacombe 62-yard reception from Nick Fahn to take the lead.

Ventura 13, Dos Pueblos 6 (FINAL)
Ventura improves to 7-0 by winning its Channel League opener.

Buena 49, San Marcos 21 (FINAL)
The Bulldogs win their Channel League opener and improve to 2-5.

Grace Brethren 59, Santa Clara 17 (FINAL)
Grace Brethren exploded for 41 second-half points Friday night to celebrate a lopsided homecoming victory. Grace Brethren ovecame a 10-0 deficit early in the first quarter and went on to prevail in a game played in the fog.




Tall targets showcase Camarillo-CI matchup

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A pair of 6-foot-7 targets will be on display tonight during VCSPreps.com's Domino's Game of the Week between Camarillo and Channel Islands highs.

Camarillo's Jake Maulhardt was well-known locally before he set the state record for receptions in a game last month at Canyon High.

"Jake is probably their primary offensive threat," said Channel Islands coach Gary Porter. "They throw it pretty well and they threw it to set up the run."

Meanwhile, Channel Islands features 6-foot-7 tight end Jeremiah Valoaga

"He's excellent," said Camarillo coach Dennis Riedmiller. "They try to get him the ball. He's a big, strong target. He's an athlete... We're going to have to take him away from them or he's going to be a pain for us on defense."

Valoaga has caught 26 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of TD catches in last week's 50-14 over Santa Paula.

He also has 29 tackles, two sacks and four fumble recoveries playing defensive end.

Maulhardt, of course, is in the process of challenging Richard Mullaney's year-old CIF receiving records.

The 6-foot-7, 215-pound target already has 73 catches for 922 yards and six touchdowns. He had 28 catches for 351 yards and three scores from sophomore quarterback Michael Marin in the 52-28 loss at Canyon Sept. 23.

Upon starting quarterback Travis Valdez's return last week, Maulhardt reeled in 13 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns in Camarillo's 49-15 win over Oak Park.

Channel Islands approaches litmus test at Camarillo

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Two years ago, the Channel Islands High football opened 5-0 before suffering through a winless Pacific View League campaign.

This fall, behind the play of quarterback Steven Gutierrez, running back Richard Gray and tight end Jeremiah Valoaga, the Raiders have started 4-1.

Tonight's visit to traditional PVL power Camarillo, the Ventura County Star's Domino's Game of the Week, may show how much the program has progressed in head coach Gary Porter's three-year tenure.

"We've had this start before," said Channel Islands third-year coach Gary Porter. "We haven't competed in our own league.

Gutierrez has completed 57 of 100 passes for 747 yards and six touchdowns.

"He's shown a lot of poise," said Porter. "He runs the offense well. The team rallies around him."

Gray leads Ventura County with 750 yards rushing and seven touchdowns.

"He runs hard," said Porter. "We lead with a fullback and try to get him in favorable situations."

Those situations have become more frequent now that the Raiders have solved some holes in the offensive line. Guard Luis Ramirez and tackle Alejandro Magana return to form the left side, but junior center Javier Vasquez has performed well as a junior and guard Vince Cerrano has made the transition from the defensive side of the ball.

Defensively, Channel Islands has been boosted by the limited return of middle linebacker Richard Palmer, who suffered a broken leg in August.

"He'll get some spot play," said Porter.

The Raiders haven't played the Scorpions within a one-score game since a 30-24 loss in 2004.

But Channel Islands certainly has Camarillo coach Dennis Riedmiller's attention this year. 

 "They're a very good football team," said Riedmiller. "They have very good skill position athletes. They get after it. They're aggressive. That's a big difference. This is a team that can definitely beat us."

Channel Islands have dropped the past six meetings with Camarillo by an average margin of 46-8.

"This isn't going to be a 56-0 game," said Riedmiller. "These guys are going to come out here to beat you. Right now, we're all 0-0 and this is a game for a championship. That's how we're looking at it.

Camarillo boosted ahead of PVL opener

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Dennis Riedmiller feels like more like a general manager after the trading deadline this month than the Camarillo High football head coach.

The Scorpions (2-3) welcomed starting quarterback Travis Valdez back for last week's 49-15 win over Oak Park. The junior had missed the first four games of the season with a broken hand.

"It's like making a trade," said Riedmiller. "All of a sudden you have this stud coming in that you've never had. That's what we've got with Valdez."

Tonight, when surprising Channel Islands (4-1) visits, Camarillo is boosted by the return of junior slot receiver Corbin Covey, who missed the first half of the season with ankle surgery.

"He'll really help our offense out," said Riedmiller.

Covey had 26 catches for 393 yards as a sophomore.


Friday Night Football, Oct. 7

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Updated: 10:08 p.m.

We've got seven games tonight involving local teams. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games here, at our scoreboard and on Twitter. Be sure to follow our live video stream of Ventura vs. Oxnard.

Ventura 42, Oxnard 7 (FINAL)
Third Quarter: Ventura's Rodney Stanley has four touchdown passes. Fourth Quarter: Ventura wins 42-7.

Fillmore 47, Santa Clara 14 (FINAL)
Halftime: Robert Bonilla has two rushing touchdowns for Fillmore. Third Quarter: Collin Farrar rushed for three touchdowns in the quarter and has four in the game. Fourth Quarter: Mario Hernandez had a 15-yard touchdown run for Fillmore.

Rio Mesa 28, Buena 13 (FINAL)
Halftime; Tanner Wrout ran a fake punt 74 yards for a touchdown for Rio Mesa. Third Quarter: No scoring. Fourth Quarter: Rio Mesa's Jordan Nunner puts the game away with a a 3-yard touchdown run.

Channel Islands 50, Santa Paula 14 (FINAL)
Halftime: Channel Islands scored 23 points in the second quarter. Third Quarter: Channel Islands' Jeremiah Valoaga and Santa Paula's Steven Kohr each caught touchdown passes. Fourth Quarter: Channel Islands scored on touchdown runs by Richard Palmer and Jeremy Sanchez.

Santa Barbara 31, Pacifica 21 (FINAL)
Third Quarter: Pacifica's Derien Fallejo has two touchdown catches. Fourth Quarter: Santa Barbara's Matt Medina kicked a 22-yard field goal. Pacifica's Dennis Taylor caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Nick Davis.

Nordhoff 42, San Marcos 6 (FINAL)
Halftime: Isaac Seymour has two rushing touchdowns. Final: Nordhoff improves to 2-4 heading into league play.

Carpinteria 40, Grace Brethren 33 (FINAL)







Thursday Night Football, Oct. 6

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Updated: 10:40 p.m.

12 local teams are playing tonight instead of the usual Friday night. We'll have updates and coverage from all the games here, at our scoreboard and on Twitter. Check back in tomorrow to for coverage of Friday's games and our live stream of Ventura vs. Oxnard.

Westlake 43, Oaks Christian 21 (FINAL)
First Quarter: Westlake scored first on a 6-yard run by Justin Moore. Oaks Christian answered on a Brandown Dawkins 12-yard pass to Jordan Payton. Westlake's Alex Ball kicked two field goals. Second Quarter: Oaks Christian scored on a 1-yard run by Carlos Mendoza. Westlake responded with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Moore to Alex Egurbide and a Jarius Bishop 1-yard touchdown run. Third Quarter: Oaks Christian scored on a 5-yard run by Dawkins. Dashon Hunt scored on a 22-yard run. Ball kicked a 47-yard field goal. Fourth Quarter: Ball kicked field goals from 44 and 32 yards, giving him five field goals for the day.

St. Bonaventure 28, Moorpark 17 (FINAL)
First Quarter: The Musketeers got on the board first with an Eric Kreitz 34-yard field goal. The Seraphs scored on a 23-yard run by Shaun Wick. Second Quarter: Moopark's Aaron Stanton scored on a 71-yard run. St. Bonaventure's Zach Green scored on a 3-yard run. Third Quarter: St. Bonaventure's Marc Evans threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Lunsford and Green scored on a 10-yard run. Fourth Quarter:

Thousand Oaks 34, Royal 14 (FINAL)
Thousand Oaks's Clark Abourisk threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to L.J. Wiley. Royal scored on a 30-yard run by Codey Mann. Second Quarter: Abourisk threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Landon Poling. Third Quarter: Abourisk threw two touchdown passes to Blake Howell. Fourth Quarter: The game ends 34-14.

Simi Valley 52, Calabasas 6 (FINAL)
First Quarter: The Pioneers scored on an Eric Pinkston 2-yard run. Second Quarter: Simi Valley scored 21 points, capped off by an Elijah Via 14-yard touchdown run. Third Quarter: Simi Valley's Zach Brazeal kicked a 19-yard field goal. Fourth Quarter: Dominic Matera scored on a 10-yard run for Simi Valley.

Camarillo 49, Oak Park 7 (FINAL)
First Quarter: Conrado Kotake has scored twice, on a 26-yard run and on a 61-yard pass from Travis Valdez. Valdez also completed a touchdown pass to Jake Maulhardt, for 26 yards. Second Quarter: Valdez threw two more touchdown passes, one to Kotake for 35 yards and the other to Maulhardt for 20 yards. At halftime, Maulhardt has eight catches for 151 yards. Oak Park scored on a Cameron Cohen 1-yard run. Fourth Quarter: Oak Park scored on a touchdown catch by Anton San Fillipo from Nick Koshofer.

Newbury Park 41, Agoura 31 (FINAL)
First Quarter: Ben Okun threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Davis. Agoura's Richar Poutier threw a 47-yard pass to Dylan George. Second Quarter: Okun threw a 4-yard touchdown pass and ran for a 3-yard score. Agoura's Jamie Alvarado kicked a 41-yard field goal. Fourth Quarter: An interception return for a touchdown by Max Quiroz sealed the win for Newbury Park.


Friday Night Football, Sept. 30

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Updated: 11:24 p.m.

We've got 15 games tonight, and we'll have updates and coverage from all the games here, at our scoreboard and on Twitter. New to the Star this season is our web broadcast of the Game of the Week, today we're streaming Simi Valley vs. St. Bonaventure.

Compiled from staff reports.

Final Scores:

St. Bonaventure 34, Simi Valley 0
The Seraphs give the Pioneers their first loss in a shutout. Shaun Wick and Zack Green each scored two touchdowns.

Westlake 73, Royal 27
Connor Cook tied a program record with five touchdowns, including scoring receptions of 48, 20 and 8 yards and kickoff returns of 85 and 80 yards, and junior quarterback Justin Moore threw three scoring passes and ran for a pair of 12-yard touchdown runs in the first half to spark Westlake to a resounding victory over host Royal in their Marmonte League matchup.

Oaks Christian 56, Calabasas 7
The Lions stay unbeaten in league play as Brandon Dawkins threw for three touchdowns, two of them to Francis Owusu.

Ventura 27, Camarillo 0
Connor Armstrong rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns for visiting Ventura, which outgained Camarillo 385-217 in a nonleague victory.

Buena 43, Pacifica 42
A two-point conversion with 14 seconds left gave the Bulldogs their first victory of the year. After Kendrick Mathis ran a 1-yard quarterback sneak in for a touchdown, Mathis connected with Chris Beeson for the two-pointer, the lead and the win.

Thousand Oaks 20, Newbury Park 13
Nathan DeBeikes ran for 177 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown run, on 25 carries. He also came through in the clutch defensively, picking off Newbury Park quarterback Ben Okun with no time remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

Hueneme 42, Santa Paula 36 (OT)
The Vikings pick up their first win of the year in overtime.

Moorpark 42, Agoura 7
Grant Rohach threw for three touchdowns, two of them to Alex Tolliver.

Oxnard 26, Downey 21
The Yellowjackets scored a touchdown in every quarter, and it turns out all four trips to the end zone were needed, as Oxnard held off a furious Downey fourth-quarter rally and emerged with a win.

Rio Mesa 17, Dos Pueblos 14
Tim Dominguez gave Rio Mesa the finishing touch on a come-from-behind win over visiting Dos Pueblos. Dominguez, a junior kicker, made a 26-yard field goal as time expired to help the Spartans improve to 3-1.

Oak Park 18, El Segundo 17
The Eagles trailed 17-0 at halftime, but came back on two touchdown passes by Jake Gerstenberger and two field goals by Aiki Zapata.

Santa Barbara 38, Nordhoff 24
The Dons scored 21 points in the fourth quarter as Nordhoff falls to 1-4.

Desert 40, Villanova Prep 13
Desert High's Walter Burghardt ran circles around Villanova Prep in a nonleague football rout. Burghardt rolled up 301 yards on 25 carries, including touchdown runs of 21, 60, 21 and 49 yards.

Carpinteria 42, Santa Clara 0
Santa Clara falls to 1-2-1.

Grace Brethern 39, Frazier Mountain 16
Grace Brethren improves to 3-1.

 

Friday Night Football Sept. 23

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Updated: 12:10 a.m.

We've got 17 games tonight, and we'll have updates and coverage from all the games here, at our scoreboard and on Twitter. New to the Star this season is our web broadcast of the Game of the Week, today we're streaming Westlake vs. Thousand Oaks.

Compiled from staff reports.

SCORES

Oaks Christian 36, St. Bonaventure 24
Brandon Dawkins, making his first start at quarterback for the Lions, passed for 177 yards and accounted for two touchdowns, and sophomore receiver Chris Davis caught seven passes for 98 yards and the game's decisive score after a determined Seraphs' rally.

Westlake 38, Thousand Oaks 6
Defensive end Johnny Stuart and nose guard Kenneth AhChing returned to restore Ventura County's best defensive line to full strength and Westlake unleashed its full force to feast on host Thousand Oaks.

Ventura 35, Nordhoff 20
Conner Armstrong ran for three touchdowns and amassed 171 yards on 23 carries to power the Cougars.

Oxnard 42, Buena 35
Oxnard players and fans honored their injured teammate with stickers on the back of their helmets that read "A.P." and included his number "25." What meant the most to Oxnard players though was providing a 42-35 win over visiting Buena High in a game dedicated to Adrian Padilla.

Moorpark 48, Newbury Park 12
Newbury Park's first drive went sour fast when Jordan Guerrero intercepted a pass from Ben Okun and returned it 45 yards to give Moorpark (2-1, 1-1) a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game.

Simi Valley 35, Agoura 0
Host Simi Valley blanked hapless Agoura, putting its record at 3-0 overall and 2-0 in league, even though it changed head coaches just six weeks ago.  Quarterback Jake Maranto threw for 250 yards and four touchdowns -- two of them to Eric Pinkston -- to lead the victory over Agoura (0-3, 0-2), which has been outscored 123-11 this season.

Royal 31, Calabasas 10
Codey Mann rushed for 199 yards on 26 carries and scored two touchdowns to help lead Royal. Mann scored both touchdowns in the second quarter on consecutive carries.

Canyon 52, Camarillo 28
Camarillo linebacker Sperling Jameson was taken off the field by an ambulance. He appeared to be moving his arms and legs. We'll have updates on his condition at vcspreps.com when they become available.

Fillmore 59, Frazier Mountain 30
This game was delayed due to lightning and inclement weather.

Bishop Diego 42, Santa Paula 14
Santa Paula's Steven Kohr ran for two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 35-0 deficit in the third quarter.

Paraclete 57, Oak Park 15
Paraclete got the best of the Eagles defense, putting together a 472-yard running night. The Spirit (3-1) were led by Frankie Ramirez, who ran for 168 yards on 10 carries, while Antoyne Hutcherson tallied 140 yards on just four carries.

Campbell Hall 37, Grace Brethren 7
Grace Brethren High couldn't contain quarterback RJ Gordon and Campbell Hall's up-tempo offense. After both teams went three-and-out to start the game, Gordon led the onslaught of offensive prowess for Campbell against Brethren's struggling defensive effort.

Mission Prep 21, Villanova Prep 16

Golden Valley 17, Channel Islands 10
Channel Islands tied the game at 10-10 in the third quarter, but Golden Valley took a 17-10 lead minutes later. The Raiders drove to the Golden Valley 4-yard late in the fourth quarter but were denied a game-tying touchdown.

Rio Mesa 16, Santa Barbara 13
Jordan Nunnery's late touchdown capped Rio Mesa's victory, as the Spartans rallied in the fourth quarter after a 35-minute weather delay awkwardly forced both teams to the Peabody Stadium locker rooms in the middle of a pivotal second-half drive.

San Marcos 24, Hueneme 0
In an electrifying start to the first game on its new turf field and renamed stadium, San Marcos' Andrew Thayer returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to ignite the Royals. The game was called with 3:15 remaining in the fourth quarter after thunder rumbled through the area.

Santa Clara 21, King City 21


Friday Night Football Sept. 16

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Updated: 11:25 p.m.

We've got 15 games tonight, and we'll have updates and coverage from all the games here, at our scoreboard and on Twitter. New to the Star this season is our web broadcast of the Game of the Week, today we're streaming Rio Mesa vs. Ventura.

Compiled from staff reports.

FINAL SCORES:

Thousand Oaks 27, Moorpark 24
Jamie Sutcliffe made a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give T.O. the win.

St. Bonaventure 59, Royal 0
Marc Evans threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Seraphs to victory.

Oaks Christian 50, Agoura 11
Brandon Dawkins threw for three touchdowns, two of them to Jordan Payton and the other to Ishmael Adams, who also ran for a score.

Westlake 63, Calabasas 0
Justin Moore threw for three scores and ran for another. Matt Baynard had two rushing touchdowns.

Pacifica 64, Santa Paula 39
Pacifica reached the 60-point mark for the second consecutive week. Dennis Taylor had four rushing touchdowns.

Ventura 44, Rio Mesa 13
Conner Armstrong ran for two touchdowns. Rodney Stanley threw for one and ran for another score.

Simi Valley 9, Newbury Park 0
The Pioneers open Marmonte League play with a shutout victory.

Nordhoff 41, Hueneme 0
Andy Drifka set a school record with five passing touchdowns in the first three quarters.

Channel Islands 38, Santa Clara 24
The Raiders open their season 3-0.

Fillmore 24, Morro Bay 15
Senior running back Johnny Golson carried the ball 22 times for 80 yards and another senior, Robert Bonilla had a key touchdown pass in the third quarter as well as a game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter to wrap up host Fillmore's win.

Saugus 34, Buena 32
Buena scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to nearly comeback from a 34-14 deficit, but fell short.

Chino 51, Oak Park 34

Grace Brethren 48, Flintridge Prep 0

San Luis Obispo 28, Oxnard 7

Righetti 35, Camarillo 21





This time, Ventura wary of Wrout

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Tanner Wrout won't be sneaking up on the Ventura High football team tonight.

After missing last year's season opener, Rio Mesa High's battering ram of a running back crashed onto the scene last year against Ventura, piling up 254 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in a 55-41 loss.

"I expect it'll be a little different bit of a game tonight," said Rio Mesa coach Bob Gregorchuk Friday. "Last year, Tanner Wrout was unknown to them. We had a little secret weapon there

"They know who our weapons are now. We don't have that element of surprise."

In his junior debut, Wrout carried 11 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 97 yards and two more scores. The 6-foot, 195-pound back went on to rush for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns on just 125 carries, an average of 9.21 yards per attempt.

The Cougars may be better prepared tonight for the showdown of unbeaten Channel League and Pacific View League contenders, but that doesn't mean they'll be able to stop him.

"Wrout is something else," said Ventura coach Brad Steward Friday. "He's a phenomenal player. It's going to be hard to contain him."

Wrout had 116 yards and two scores on 14 carries in the Spartans 44-7 win over San Marcos Sept. 9. His backfield partner, Jordan Nunnery, who Steward called "greased" lightning, added 130 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and a 65-yard punt return.

"That game was over by halftime," said Steward. "This is a really good matchup for this week. I think they are one of the better teams in the Western Division, at least from Ventura County, and we could be as well."

Steward may only be comfortable with Rio Mesa's ground game when his team has the ball.

"We're going to have to have long, sustained drives, hopefully that'll keep their offensive off the field," said Steward. "We're going to have to drive the ball to do it."

The top matchup may be Ventura's young offensive line against Rio Mesa's athletic defense and its aggressive 3-3 stack scheme, which features linebacker Mitchell Haerterich and rover James Turner.

"They're very active with their linebackers blitzing and moving around," said Steward. "A lot will be determined by how we handle that."

Ventura struggled up front at times during its 34-16 win at Pacifica Sept. 2, but showed significant improvement in last week's 38-0 win over Agoura.

"Their O line is coming along," said Gregorchuk. "They showed improvement. They've got two games under their belt, while we have one. They got a whole week better from Week 1 to Week 2 and they'll be another week better tonight."

Friday night football

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Updated: 11:41 p.m.

We've got 12 games tonight, and we'll have updates and coverage from all the games here, at our scoreboard and on Twitter. New to the Star this season is our web broadcast of the Game of the Week, today we're streaming Nordhoff vs. Pacifica.

Compiled from staff reports.

FINAL:

St. Bonaventure 29, Corona Centennial 27
The one-two backfield punch of Shaun Wick and junior Zach Green combined for 225 yards rushing, receiver Jordan Farris impressed in a debut littered with big plays and Therrien's decision to attempt a two-point conversion with less than five minutes to play worked as the Seraphs (1-0) defeated the defending CIF Division I bowl finalists.

Pacifica 60, Nordhoff 56

Pacifica's Dennis Taylor dashed 15 yards for the final touchdown in a wild victory over visiting Nordhoff. Michael Maldonado had a 45-yard interception return for the Tritons (1-1) to seal a game which featured 11 lead changes. Maldonado had seven receptions for 160 yards.

Camarillo 20, Buena 15
Host Camarillo, led by sophomore quarterback Michael Marin's 178 yards and two touchdowns held off Buena.

Santa Clara 35, Hueneme 34
Santa Clara's Andrew Rodriguez, a 5-foot-9 junior, booted a 41-yard field goal with no time remaining as the Saints rallied from nine points down in the final seven minutes to capture their season opener.

Ventura 38, Agoura 0
Just two weeks into the high school season, Ventura looked in peak form Friday night. Rodney Stanley completed 13 of 19 passes for 271 yards and one touchdown, Armstrong rushed for 81 yards and four touchdowns and Hunter Winans and Nick Rudolph each went over 100 yards in receptions as Ventura overwhelmed host Agoura

Channel Islands 23, Oak Park 7
The Raiders (2-0) rode running back Richard Gray all the way to their second win in as many weeks as the junior pounded out 233 yards on 23 carries, including a 53-yard touchdown scamper in third quarter for the final score of the game.

Royal 27, Golden Valley 14
Codey Mann gave the Royal offense the jump-start it needed. Rushing 22 times for 167 yards, Mann scored two second-half touchdowns, leading Royal to a victory in its season opener.

Rio Mesa 44, San Marcos 7
Coach Bob Gregorchuk's Spartans thoroughly dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage, making 17 first downs to the Royals' one and outgaining them 369 yards to 82.

Calabasas 16, Granada Hills 12
Tyson Jones capped off a four-play, 50-yard drive with a 1-yard scoring run with 7:55 remaining in the game.

Quartz Hill 42, Oxnard 13
Unable to stop Quartz Hill's running game and repeatedly struggling to cover kickoffs, Oxnard gave up three touchdowns in the final 2:11 of the first half and lost the opener for both teams.

Viewpoint 44, Villanova Prep 24
Villanova Prep fell into an early hole and could never recover, losing to host Viewpoint in a non-league game on Friday. Viewpoint (1-1) jumped out to a 22-0 lead in the first half and never allowed Villanova (0-2) to gain a big momentum swing.

Crescenta Valley 40, Santa Paula 32
Senior running back Marro Lee and quarterback Zac Wilkerson, along with a 21-point first-quarter scoring blitz was just enough to staff off a rallying Santa Paula High, as Crescenta Valley prevailed, to open its season with a victory and snap a five-game losing skid in the process.

St. Bonaventure heads east, Evans to start

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Despite competing through fall camp with senior Nick Arbuckle, senior Marc Evans will start tonight as the St. Bonaventure High football team visits powerhouse Corona Centennial. 

Evans, who threw 30 touchdowns and just six interceptions as a junior, Evans won the job with his performance in last week's scrimmage against Chaminade. 

"It was a battle," said St. Bonaventure High coach Todd Therrien. "They rotated in the scrimmage, but I'm not big on rotating quarterbacks during a season. 

The multitalented Arbuckle will still be a big contributor for the Seraphs in a number of positions, including tight end. 

St. Bonaventure travels east to face one of Southern California's top programs. The Huskies have won six CIF titles since 2000, plus the 2008 state championship. It lost to Palo Alto, 15-13, in the rain-swept CIF Division I state bowl last December.

The game is of added significance considering it is the lone non-league game of the schedule for St. Bonaventure.

"We want to go out and put up a good performance," said Therrien . "We were rooting for Oaks Christian and Westlake last week. We definitely want to make our conference look good."

The Seraphs took advantage of this position a year ago, in the first year of the 10-team Marmonte League, when it traveled south and blitzed Long Beach Poly, 32-7. 

"After all the preseason stuff when it was said that we were going to finish fourth or fifth in league, I thought it gave us a little confidence," said Therrien. "We're definitely repping the 805 in this game. I think there's a lot of support out there for us (today)."

"I don't know what's going to happen," said Therrien. "I told people it's going to look a little like 'Friday Night Lights.' ... They're going to outweight us at every single spot. We just have to go out there and play."

Centennial returns four offensive linemen from the team that rushed for 5,000 yards last year, including 6-foot-4, 330-pound Lio Lafaele, 6-foot-6, 310-pound Anthony Juarez and 6-foot-2, 290-pound Viane Talamaivao,

"This game is going to be physical with a capital 'P,' " said Therrien. "Their offensive line is bigger than most NCAA Division I offensive lines."

St. Bonaventure does have an issue on defense. Junior strong safety Paul Thompson could be out as long as six weeks with an elbow injury. Beyond losing one of the team's better playmakers, the injury also means senior running back Shawn Wick will have to play defense full-time. 

"No break for Wick," said Therrien.


Prep football opening week

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Updated at 11:00 p.m.

13 area teams kick their seasons off this weekend, and we'll have updates and coverage from all the games in this post, at our scoreboard and on Twitter. New to the Star this season is our web broadcast of the Game of the Week, today we're streaming Newbury Park vs. Buena live.

Compiled from staff reports

FINAL:

Newbury Park 17, Buena 7
Cayden Malpasuto's interception and subsequent 11-yard return for a touchdown sparked a 17-point third quarter and proved to be the key play in Newbury Park's 17-7 victory.

Moorpark 21, Palos Verdes 10
Moorpark came from behind in the second half and took down Palos Verdes 21-10. Grant Rohach passed for 134 yards and one touchdown, Aaron Stanton rushed for 75 yards and a score and the win was sealed by Bobby Eckert's 23-yard interception return to the end zone.

Grace Brethren 26, Brentwood 23
The Grace Brethren High football team stormed back from a 20-7 halftime deficit, capped by a 17-yard field goal by Micah McDowell with five seconds left.

West Ranch 53, Nordhoff 21
Jeff Coprich was a one-man wrecking crew who took control of the game the first time he touched the ball, racing 85 yards for a touchdown. Coprich needed just nine first-half carries to rush for 201 yards and three touchdowns and also intercepted a pass and returned it 70 yards, upping his team's lead to 33-13 at half.

Simi Valley 45, Golden Valley 14
Jake Maranto had a part in the first four scores on the season as he threw touchdown passes of 34, 19, 23, and 22 yards as Simi Valley jumped out to a 31-7 lead midway through the second quarter. It was new Simi Valley coach Ryan Taggart's first win.

Thousand Oaks 62, Hueneme 0
Howell had three huge plays in the first half as the Thousand Oaks High football team opened the season with a bang Friday night at Hueneme. Howell's 30-yard punt return to started the scoring. Thousand Oaks led 56-0 at halftime.

Fillmore 27, Malibu 7
Running back Collin Farrar ran for four touchdowns and 143 yards on 24 carries.

Ventura 34, Pacifica 16
Rodney Stanley had four touchdown passes, two of them to Nick Rudolph. It was 21-16 after three quarters.

Channel Islands 20, Santa Barbara 14
Richard Gray scored on a 5-yard run for Channel Islands. In the third quarter, Jeremiah Valoaga threw a 36-yard touchdown pass.

Oak Park at Yucaipa


Saturday's games:
Oaks Christian vs. Bellevue (at Mission Viejo), 8:30 p.m.
Westlake at Del Oro, 8 p.m.
St. Genevieve at Villanova Prep, 7 p.m.

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