Monday, October 28, 2013

St. Bonaventure Game and a Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Another week, another strong challenge from a St. Bonaventure JV team whose record belied the very difficult schedule that they had played.

Newbury Park Panthers
4-2-1, 1-1 Marmonte League East
St. Bonaventure Seraphs
3-4, 1-1 Marmonte League East
Ventura H.S.

Shane Sipes Kickoff Return

He got us off to a good start with 48 yard return on the games first play. Unfortunately, we were not able to capitalize on this great field position.


Not crazy about our pad level but we were able to amass 209 yards on the ground for a solid 5.5 yard average.

My sister Linda was in the house!

She is the one in the white hooded sweatshirt.

Sideline View

Racing to the Edge

CB Jack Jensen had a good game

Tracking down a Seraph

At the end of the first period, St. Bonaventure led 7-6.

Broken Up Pass by
Jack Jensen

Make the Receiver Pay for his Catch

At the half, St. Bonaventure had extended their lead to 13-6.

Close but No Cigar

Sack and an Intentional Grounding

DE Brock Barton on one of his two QB Sacks in the game.

Hand-to-Hand Combat
OT Robert "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion

After three quarters, we were close but still trailed St. Bonaventure by a single point, 13-12.

No Place for the Faint of Heart

Jonas Mello rushed for 188 yards

It would not be enough as the Seraphs added a fourth quarter score to pad their lead and win the game.

Final Score: St. Bonaventure 20 - Newbury Park 12

We definitely had our chances but were unable to finish things the way we would have all liked.

St. Bonaventure is now 4-4 and 2-1 in Marmonte League East play.

We dropped to 4-3-1 overall and 1-2 in the Marmonte League East standings.

Post Game Talks after a Loss
are never fun or easy

OG Chris Reusch earned the coveted
Game Hammer

Nice Post Game Sunset
over the Pacific Ocean

Next up for our Panthers is our last home game of the season vs. a Simi Valley Pioneers club that is 5-3 overall and 1-2 the Marmonte League East. The winner of the game will finish in third place in our division.

After licking our wounds Saturday and staying up late that night to watch our beloved Washington Huskies trounce the Cal Bears 41-17 to improve their record to 5-3, we opted to take our grandson Jacob to the local Pumpkin Patch.

A Dad, A son and a Wheelbarrow

Let the fun begin!

Grandpa opting for a cart

Young Jacob would have none of either convenience, he preferred to walk. 

Jacob in the cool kiddie maze

I think that this was his version
of the Frankenstein Monster's Walk

"I ain't 'fraid of no ghost!"


Jacob liked the straw . . .

. . . and the pumpkins of course

Lefty launching a mini-gourd

Think of all the possibilities

"I want this one, Daddy!"

Laurie's choice was, shall we say,

"This place is just INCREDIBLE!!!"

The Big Kids' Maze
was of interest as well!

I could get lost in here

Best Day of My Life!!!

Let's celebrate with some food Grandpa!

Pizza at Settebello's in Oxnard afterwards

The most authentic pizza this side of Aci Castello, Sicily!

A GREAT Sunday helped make up for a disappointing Friday game.


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