Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ventura County All-Star Game

The 41st Annual Ventura County High School All-Star Football Game was played Saturday night at Moorpark College.

The first 40 editions of the County classic had been held in the Summer but our Ventura County Football Coaches Association opted to try a mid-January date this time as so many other All-Star games have been doing in recent years.

I have had the opportunity to coach in this game on four occasions. I served as an assistant coach in the 1974, 1990 and 1994 editions and was the head coach of the East team in 1980. 

Captains  Out

Our Newbury Park players play for the East team and are in the blue jerseys. On the left is NPHS DE #43 Jordan Flack who was selected as a team captain.

 East on Offense

West Team Zone Read 

It was an entertaining game that ended with the East team winning 44-26.

Newbury Park was Represented

From left to right: Kaiden Mowery, Jake Pace, Cole Tracy, Coach Brian Hisel, George Toki, Hayden Exstrom, Coach Michael Contreras and Jordan Flack

Mike's choice of shorts and flip-flops says a bit about the brutal mid-January weather in Southern California this year.

With Devin "Che" Williams

"Che" and his teammate Joseph Gonzales were the two players representing Rio Mesa H.S. on the West team this year. Unfortunately, I could not find Joseph after the game for a picture. They were my last two links to my coaching career at RMHS.

It was a beautiful night to watch an American football game!

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