Sunday, November 2, 2014

Camino League Game #2 vs. Royal

Another week, another Camino League game . . .

Royal Highlanders
3-5 on the season
1-0 in the Camino League
Newbury Park Panthers
6-2 on the season
1-0 in the Camino League

In the abbreviated Camino League three game schedule, there is little margin for error.

This week's game brought together the two winners from the inaugural week of the newly created Camino League season. Thus, the winner of the Royal at Newbury Park contest would take home at least a share of the 2014 Camino League championship with only one more game remaining on the schedule.

To review, last week Newbury Park defeated Camarillo 17-14 while Royal cruised past Thousand Oaks 31-14.

Pre-Game Meeting with the Refs

The referee in the black hat is Diego Renteria who played for us when I still coached at Rio Mesa H.S. He is a good young referee who takes his craft seriously.

Royal Game Captains

#53 Vincent Carreon
#29 Michael Estiandan
#50 Alex Urias
#22 Kaiden Raduziner

Jack Ensey leading us out with

MLB Austin Matney trying to
camouflage his blitzes

Andrew Noble on a Jet Sweep


Newbury Park Ball: The Panthers started this drive eating up good chunks of yardage until three straight incompletions forced us to punt.
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 36 yards

Tavis Valenzuela
hand fighting a Royal DB

Royal Ball: The Panther defense came to play, Royal only managed a first down but then good pressure by the Panthers forced a 14 yard Highlander punt.
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 11 yards

Nicolas Cellona getting a block
from Tavis Valenzuela

Newbury Park Ball: The Panthers were not able to cash in on their good field position and turned the ball over on downs in the Red Zone.
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 33 yards



Royal Ball: Royal fumbled a handoff into the end zone and NPHS defensive end Alex Urias pounced on the ball for the game's first score. The two point PAT pass play was batted away by a Highlander defender but the Panthers took the early lead 6-0.
Drive Summary: 2 plays, -7 yards, fumble for a NPHS TD

Punter Tavis Valenzuela

Tavis had a good day averaging 37.0 yards on his three punts with two of them being downed inside the Royal ten yard line.

Royal Ball: The Highlanders were driving as the First Quarter ended with the score still Panthers 6 - Highlanders 0.

Panther Defense Running to the Ball


Highlander Field Goal

Royal Ball: The Highlanders continued what would be their best drive of the day by ending it with a successful 36 yard field goal to narrow the NPHS lead to 6-3.
Drive Summary: 13 plays, 46 yards, 36 yard field goal

Gang Tackling

Kaiden Raduziner Kickoff Return

Newbury Park Ball: After an excellent kickoff return by Kaiden Raduziner, this drive featured good passing by QB Tyler Hwang and ended with a 9 yard TD pass to Raduziner. Cole Thompson who was pressed into duty this week when our starting kicker, Dario Longhetto was promoted to the Varsity, put his PAT attempt through the uprights. Newbury Park now led 13-3.
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 50 yards, 9 yard TD pass


Royal Ball: The NPHS defense continued to shine, Three and Out, Punt!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 4 yards


Newbury Park Ball: A Three and Out, Punt for the Royal defense but a Tavis Valenzuela 47 yard punt to the Royal ten yard line made things a bit better.
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 7 yards

Kaiden Raduziner for SIX!!!

Royal Ball: The last drive of the First Half saw Royal backtracking. Half Time score NPHS 13 - RHS 3.
Drive Summary: 3 plays, -10 yards

defense, Defense, DEFENSE!!!


Royal Ball: The defense just kept on dominating and forced an 8 yard Royal punt to boot!
Drive Summary: 4 plays, -6 yards

Nice Hit!!!

Newbury Park Ball: Quick strike, Tyler Hwang to Andrew Noble TD pass. Cole Thompson's kick was true again and the Panthers now led 20-3.
Drive Summary: 1 play, 37 yards, 37 yard TD pass

NPHS tough on the Goal Line

Royal Ball: Three and Out, Punt! The Panthers forced yet another 8 yard punt!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 5 yards

Andrew Noble's TD Grab

Newbury Park Ball: The Panther offense sputtered again but another great Valenzuela punt was downed at the Royal 4 yard line.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 12 yards

NPHS Kickoff Team

Royal Ball: Another good effort by the NPHS defense forcing another Three and Out, Punt but the Royal long snap inadvertently hit the Royal personal protector on the hip. He fell on the ball at his own 3 yard line. WHAT A BREAK!!!
Drive Summary: 4 plays, -1 yard

LOTS of Hitting in this Game

Newbury Park Ball: The Panthers wasted no time as Nicolas Cellona barreled into the end zone on First Down. Cole Thompson's kick was good. This was the last play of the Third Quarter and the score was now Panthers 27 - Highlanders 3.
Drive Summary: 1 plays, 3 yards, 3 yard TD run

Daniel McCoy tackle


Royal Ball: Three and Out, Punt!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 5 yards

Royal had Issues

Newbury Park Ball: We fumbled the ball away to the Royal defense.
Drive Summary: 2 plays, 7 yards, lost fumble

Nicloas Cellona TD

Royal Ball: On their first play, Royal threw a pass that Panther Free Safety Luke Smith intercepted and returned 13 yards. This was great because Luke has missed most of the last two seasons due to injuries and this was his first game back at full strength. He played extremely well!
Drive Summary: 1 play, 0 yards, pass interception

Luke Smith's Interception Return

Newbury Park Ball: The Panthers put together a nice. time consuming but, unfortunately, non-scoring drive before turning the ball over on downs.
Drive Summary: 10 plays, 39 yards

Is a Forearm to the Throat still Legal?

Royal Ball: Our Scout Team defense came to play as well! Royal turned the ball over on downs.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, -2 yards

Kalani Sanchez
Trucking a Royal Defender

Trevor Martens . . .

. . . Earning a Dying Cockroach Decal

Good Tackle by Michael Estiandan

Isaiah Chavez is IN THE HOUSE!!!

Newbury Park Ball: Two Victory Kneel-Downs and art least a share of the 2014 Camino League crown was ours!!!
Drive Summary: 2 plays, -2 yards


Post-Game Talk

OLB Daniel McCoy earned the
Game Hammer

A solid win to be sure based in a suffocating defensive performance.

Newbury Park improves to 7-2, 2-0 in Camino League play while Royal drops to 3-6, 1-1.

Post-Game fun with Jacob

With Jacob and Mike

One More Game in the Panther Season

Our final game of the 2014 season will be next Friday, November 7th at Thousand Oaks High School. Our uninterrupted rivalry with the crosstown Lancers stretches back to 1970.

The Lancer JVs are having a tough season at 0-7-1, 0-2 in the Camino League but in a rivalry game strange things can happen. We can not let up if we want to keep the entire Camino League title to ourselves.

The Thosand Oaks season has unfolded thusly:
Tied San Juan Hills 17-17
Lost to Canyon 17-39
Lost to Highland 13-18
Lost to West Ranch 12-39
Lost to Simi Valley 6-48
Lost to Agoura 22-41
Cancelled their game with Oaks Christian
Lost to Royal 14-31
Lost to Camarillo 6-34

BEAT T.O.!!!

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