Sunday, September 20, 2009

Newbury Park Games

Rio Mesa's football weekend started on Thursday night with the Varsity and J.V. doubleheader at Newbury Park H.S.

"What a BEAUTIFUL night
to play American football!!!"

The Rio Mesa J.V.s started the night with a thrilling come from behind 21-14 victory to improve to 2-0 on the season. Tanner Wrout was OUTSTANDING!

Varsity Offense on the move

After leading 6-0 at the half, the Spartans ran into a Panthers' buzz saw in the second half and lost 34-6. The Varsity is now 1-1.

Freshman Offense in a rare
Friday afternoon game

Tailback Martel Tyler rushed for 145 yards and 2 TDs but it would not be enough as a very good Newbury Park team handed us our first defeat of the campaign by a score of 34-14. Our record is now 1-1.

Mike and I watching our team
warm-up at halftime

Post-Game "After-Glow" as Jason Johnson might call it

Our kids fought hard against the Panthers and showed a never say die attitude in the second half that made the coaching staff very proud! We can build on this.

FROSH FOOTBALL MOMENT: During a kickoff, one of our players on our sidelines started yelling "HE'S HOLDING!!!" The problem with this is that we were returning the kickoff and it was one of our Spartans who was doing the holding!

With Panther Frosh Head Coach Joe Smigiel

Joe played with Jason Johnson at the University of Arizona.

Mike and his Grandpa, Bill Gardner

Football should always be a shared family affair!

Next up for the frosh Spartans is a home game on Thursday vs. Agoura H.S.

We'll be back!!!

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