Team preview: Defense the focus point for Moorpark College
Player feature: Westlake grad Owens takes reins of Moorpark College offense
Coach: Jim Bittner (33rd year, 205-128-2)
2010 record, conference finish: 7-4, 3-2, second
2010 postseason: Defeated Chaffey, 21-14, in the Western State Bowl.
Top returning players: DE Garrett Malone, DE Lucas Mandic, LB Connor Benado, LB Niall Padden, SS Steven Cristobal, FS Shane Toth, CB Marquise Mouton, OT Chris Lees, RB Will Franklin.
Promising newcomers: DE Cory Elmore, DE Quen Kantaris, LB Steven Townsley, FS Joey Eckert, CB Victor Foreman, QB Nick Owens.
Date Opponent Time
Sept. 3 Ventura 6 p.m.
Sept. 10 L.A. Pierce 6 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Hancock 6 p.m.
Sept. 24 at Santa Barbara City 6 p.m.
Oct. 1 Compton 6 p.m.
Oct. 15 Antelope Valley* 6 p.m.
Oct. 22 at Long Beach City* 1 p.m.
Oct. 29 Chaffey* 6 p.m.
Nov. 5 at Citrus* 1 p.m.
Nov. 12 L.A. Harbor* 6 p.m.
* Western Division game
Team preview: VC has huge hopes for football season
Player feature: Nixon a force at LB from his first down of VC career
Coach: Steve Mooshagian (second year, 5-5)
2010 records, conference finish: 5-5, 2-3, fourth
2010 bowl: Did not qualify
Top returning players: OT Kenston Redfearn, WR Tim Vizzi, WR Nolan Rodarte, TE Bennie Kirkwood, DE Kalvin Cruz, LB Trashaun Nixon, S Antoine McGuire, CB Kentrell Everett.
Promising newcomers: QB Matt Koman, RB Jalen Craver, WR Kendall Newsome, TE Antonio Reyes, OL Zac Hillery, OL Steve Hairston, NG Justin Rhodes, LB Marc Palacios, LB Masi Tuitama, Ryan Landseadel.
Date Opponent Time
Sept. 3 at Moorpark 6 p.m.
Sept. 10 at Fullerton 6 p.m.
Sept. 17 Santa Barbara City 6 p.m.
Sept. 24 at Chaffey 6 p.m.
Oct. 1 Pasadena City 1 p.m.
Oct. 15 Cerritos* 6 p.m.
Oct. 22 Bakersfield* 6 p.m.
Oct. 29 at Hancock* 6 p.m.
Nov. 5 Canyons* 6 p.m.
Nov. 12 at El Camino* 6 p.m.
*Northern Conference game