Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rio Mesa at Buena Game


Rio Mesa Spartans (3-1)
Buena Bulldogs (1-4)

Tanner Wrout Straight Arm

Friday night saw the Spartans travel to Ventura for the final non-league contest for both squads.

On paper, it looked like Rio Mesa would have an easy time of it but if you looked a little deeper it quickly turned into a tough match-up for the Spartans.

The Bulldogs four losses were by only 10, 7, 5 and 2 points.

In their last three games, Buena had scored 110 points, an average of 36.7 points per game in this recent stretch.

Since our main problem to date has been scoring points (only 46 points in the last three games), it had all the earmarks of a trap game for the Spartans.

Our goal for the week was to finally get our running game untracked.

We did.

TB Jordan Nunnery's 81 yard TD Scamper

Thanks to a much improved effort by the Offensive Line, Jordan enjoyed a great night. He rushed 20 times for 191 yards and 2 TDs. He also had an 84 yard Kickoff Return to set up a 5 yard TD run by his back-up, Martel Tyler.

FB Tanner Wrout
Bulling His Way as Usual

Another splendid night for Tanner as a runner, blocker and linebacker.

He toted the pigskin 14 times for 143 yards and a TD.


Here, LB #11 Tanner Wrout and DE #8 Christian McNair apply great pressure to Buena QB Kendrick Mathis. Mathis had a very good night both running and throwing the ball as he led the way for the Bulldogs with 161 yards of Total Offense.

Kendrick Mathis Stretching for the Pylon

Despite the efforts of Tanner Wrout and #50 LB Nathan Garay he reached the end zone to make the score 21-13 in favor of Rio Mesa at the half.

Second Half Defensive Dominance

We made a few solid adjustments during halftime and were able to put the clamps on the Bulldog offense holding them scoreless over the final 24 minutes while intercepting two passes.

We added another 4th quarter insurance TD to win our fourth game of the campaign by a final score of 28-13.

As I said earlier, we ran the ball very well tonight and simply wore down both the Bulldogs and the clock. For the night, Rio Mesa had 49 rushes for 380 yards, a 7.76 yards per carry average and 4 TDs.

Now 4-1 on the season, we open the defense of our share of the Pacific View League crown at home against the Pacifica Tritons who enter league play with a record of 2-3.

The Buena Bulldogs (1-5) open their 2011 Channel League schedule with a home game against the San Marcos Royal (1-5).

For more on the game, go to the Ventura County Star at this link:

Week #5 Results: BOLD = RM Opponents
Rio Mesa 28 - Buena 13
Nordhoff 42 - San Marcos 6
Ventura 42 - Oxnard 7
Santa Barbara 31 - Pacifica 21
Canyon 42 - Dos Pueblos 0
Channel Islands 50 - Santa Paula 14
Camarillo 49 - Oak Park 15
BYE: Hueneme

Week #6 Games: BOLD = RM Opponents
Pacific View League Games:
Pacifica (2-3) at Rio Mesa (4-1)
Hueneme (1-4) at Oxnard (2-3)
Channel Islands (4-1) at Camarillo (2-3)

Channel League Games:
San Marcos (1-5) at Buena (1-5)
Ventura (6-0) at Dos Pueblos (0-6)
BYE: Santa Barbara (3-3)

Pacific View League Standings
Channel Islands 0-0 PVL, 4-1 overall
Rio Mesa 0-0, 4-1
Camarillo 0-0, 2-3
Oxnard 0-0, 2-3
Pacifica 0-0, 2-3
Hueneme 0-0, 1-4


Book of the Week

Another great read by the Norwegian master of the crime noir genre! What makes these Scandinavian writers all so good and oh so dark?

1 comment:

Ryan Bolland said...

I would imagine the darkness comes from the seasonal affective disorder.