Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Royal Game

Newbury Park Panthers
(4-4, 1-0 Camino League)
Royal Highlanders
(3-5, 0-1 Camino League)

Game Two of the three game Camino League season saw the Panthers on the road one last time to play the Highlanders on their recently revamped, Field Turf stadium.

After another up and down week of practice, it was anyone's guess as to how this one would turn out.

 This week's Captains were #8 Ian Albaeck,
#68 Nick Krause, #15 Bryce Simmons
and #9 Ruben Soria

Ian Albaeck also had the honor
of carrying out the Big Hammer


Noah Clark had 87 yards rushing
and was in on 10 tackles as a LB

Toss Sweep to Clark

One of Ian Albaeck's six catches
that were good for 117 yards
and two TDs of 52 and 32 yards
 TJ Davis attempting to block

I think . . .

Raymond Strizich almost
made this play
 FS Logan Popok on the interception

He had two on the day that he returned for a combined 38 yards. 

Would Ruben Soria out run these two
Highlanders to the end zone?

Of course he would, TD Panthers!

"Block that kick, block that kick . . ."

So TJ Davis did.

Calling the Defense today

Because Mike, who is our Defensive Coordinator, was at Jury Duty all week, I was called into emergency service as the interim DC for a game.

The Pit

TD pass, Soria to Albaeck

At the half, it was NP 20 - Royal 13.

Andres Chavarria's 73 yard TD
scamper on the first play of the second half

 Logan Popok's second interception

 Ruben Soria's 58 yard run
to the two yard line

Unfortunately, we would fumble the ball back to Royal on the next play.

CB Ruben Soria on the tackle

More of TJ Davis' wild arm gestures

Cole Peterson on the tackle

Noah Clark controlling the clock
in the fourth quarter 

 Two bald guys

On the season, Ian Albaeck has now
caught 66 passes for 1,198 yards and 10 TDs


I felt a LOT of love on this field!

 Ruben Soria QB Sneak

Rueben is our leading rusher with 597 yards and 12 TDs. He has also passed for 1,528 yards in completing 65% of his passes and connecting on 11 TD passes.

Victory Formation at the Royal
three yard line to end the contest

It was a clean, hard fought game as expected. No sense rubbing it in with an extra score, so we took a knee to end the contest.


Our 27-13 victory, combined with Camarillo's 56-28 win over Thousand Oaks, means that we sewed up at least a share of the 2015 Camino League title!

With one game remaining in the Camino League season, the standings are:
1. Newbury Park 2-0
2 Tie. Camarillo 1-1 and Thousand Oaks 1-1
4. Royal 0-2

Next Friday's Camino League games are:
Thousand Oaks (4-5, 1-1 CL) at Newbury Park (5-4, 2-0 CL)
Royal (3-6, 0-2 CL) at Camarillo (4-5, 1-1 CL)

Logan Popok earned the Game Hammer
for his defensive efforts

The defense did a splendid job after settling down, holding the Highlanders scoreless over the last 32 minutes of the game.

No need to share things at this stage like a league championship, if you ask me,

BEAT T.O.!!!

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