Week 4 Ventura County prep football roundup: Camarillo opens Canyon League play with 36-0 win (2023)

Brody Meyer completed 14 of 22 attempts for 277 yards and three touchdowns and Nathaniel Madrigal rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns as the Camarillo High football team opened Canyon League play with a 36-0 win over Agoura on Homecoming Night on Friday.

Griffin Addison caught seven passes for 179 yards and two scores, including an 85-yard touchdown. Jack Maulhardt had three catches for 46 yards and Jacob Mantei caught a touchdown pass.

Aiden Pinedo, David Caldino and Robert Trey Valles all had six tackles. Troy Arenzana had an interception and Emilio Aguirre recovered a fumble.

Camarillo (3-1, 1-0) will play at Royal this Friday. Agoura (1-4, 0-1) has a bye this week before its rivalry matchup in league at Oak Park on Sept. 30.

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Zane Carter ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and Camden Walker had 119 yards from scrimmage as Buena (3-2) improved to 3-0 in Channel League play with its third straight road win.

Carter ran for 92 yards and scores of 11 and 6 yards on 12 carries. The senior quarterback also completed 16 of 22 passes for 203 yards, including a 41-yard TD pass to senior Colin Guenther.

Guenther caught eight passes for 108 yards. Walker ran for 75 yards on 10 carries and caught four passes for 44 yards.

“We started fast,” Buena coach Ryan Bolland. “It was probably the first game that we did that. … Defense played really well. It was probably one of our most complete games. Credit to San Marcos, they kept battling.”

Senior Stevie Plahn also ran for a 11-yard TD for Buena, which hosts Oxnard this Friday.


Ventura’s three-game winning streak was snapped on the road, despite three touchdown passes from quarterback Joey Reynoso.

Reynoso connected with Makana Arndt for scores of 16 and 33 yards and Esteban De Santiago for a 2-yard score for the Cougars (3-2), who dipped to 2-1 in Channel League play.

Ventura built a 14-7 lead in the first half.

After Santa Barbara responded to take a 15-point lead in the third quarter, the Cougars pulled within 29-22in the fourth quarter on Reynoso’s 33-yard TD pass to Arndt and conversion pass to Bronson Thorpe.

Ventura had two late chances to tie the game but couldn’t capitalize.

“We shot ourselves in the foot,” Ventura coach Tim Garcia. “We made some key mistakes that made a difference in that ballgame. Unfortunately, it’s things that we’ve been working on.”

Ventura hosts Pacifica this Friday.


J.J. Bittner threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the host Spartans (3-1) improved to 2-0 in Channel League play.

“Our guys played hard, played well and played with good sportsmanship throughout the game,” Rio Mesa coach Jim Bittner said.

Bittner threw a 10-yard TD pass to Henry Borjas and a 8-yard TD pass to Sal Maria, sophomore Isaiah Bautista ran for two touchdowns, and sophomore Noah Ramos returned a punt 90 yards for a score as Rio Mesa built a 42-0 halftime lead.

Agustin Calderon ran for a 22-yard TD in the second half.

Rio Mesa plays at Santa Barbara this Friday.


Philip Kim rushed for 169 yards on 16 carries and also blocked a punt as visiting Pacifica (4-1) improved to 3-0 in Channel League play.

Quarterbacks Tagg Harrison and Dominic Duran threw two TDs apiece, DayDay Aupiu caught two TD passes and Tommy Alfaro grabbed a TD pass for the Tritons.

Pacifica’s Ryan Cervantes finished with 105 yards from scrimmage and two TDs, one running and one receiving.

Senior linebacker Jordan Whitney amassed 21 combined tackles, including seven for losses, and defensive end Alexander Villa had an interception as Pacifica kept Dos Pueblos out of the end zone.

The Tritons play at Ventura this Friday.


Connor Smith completed 4 of 6 pass attempts for 92 yards and three touchdowns and Luke Cochran ran for 158 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries as Moorpark won the nonleague contest on the road.

Cesar Saso scored on a 64-yard punt return.

Moorpark (3-1) will open Canyon League play this Friday night when it plays host to Oak Park. Nordhoff (0-5) is home against Arcadia.


Anthony Tafoya completed 19 of 25 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns as the Flashes (3-2) won their second straight game.

Jarod Uridel caught six passes for 128 yards and two TDs, Nate Delgadillo caught a TD pass and Nico Virtu ran for a TD for Fillmore, which played well despite the two-hour trip to Bakersfield.

“It was a good simulated playoff game with the distance and an unknown team,” Fillmore coach Charlie Weis said. “They had a lot of talent.”

Linebacker Tory Cabral had 14 tackles and an interception to lead Fillmore defensively.

The Flashes hostVasquez of Acton in a nonleague game this Friday.


A pair of lost fumbles and big plays by visiting and undefeated Yorba Linda added up to second consecutive defeat for Simi Valley in its final nonleague game before the start of Marmonte League play.

Carlos Ferreiro returned an interception 30 yards for a pick-six touchdown and freshman running back Zane Tryon ran for an 81-yard score for the Pioneers.

The good news was the return of senior running back/wide receiver Caleb Alvary, who suffered a knee injury a week ago. He caught eight passes for 65 yards.

For Yorba Linda (5-0), William Saucedo rushed for 95 yards and two TDs and Reyn Beal threw a 47-yard scoring pass to Jaylen Flaig.

Simi Valley (3-2) has a bye this week and will open up league play Sept. 30 at Westlake.


The Lions built a 14-0 lead in the second quarter on two Nate Bennett touchdown passes, but couldn't hold off visiting Serra in the second half.

Bennett competed touchdown throws of 84 yards to Justice Williams and 24 yards to Jalen Lewis for the two-touchdown lead. Lewis recovered a fumble to set up his own receiving touchdown.

Cincere Rhaney rushed for 211 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries for Serra.

Johnny Thompson ran for 101 yards on 14 carries for the Lions.

Oaks Christian (2-2) will host Loyola in a nonleague game this Friday before opening Marmonte League play at home vs. Calabasas on Sept. 30.


Dominic Hunt completed 13 of 25 pass attempts for 103, Jordan Garrison caught five passes for 43 yards and one touchdown, and Cole Janowicz notched four receptions for 43 yards in the Warriors loss at home.

Westlake (2-3) has a bye this week before opening Marmonte League play vs. Simi Valley at home on Sept. 30.


Josiah Sanchez threw three TD passes, but the Vikings fell in a close gamein Burbank.

Robert Barrera caught two scoring strikes and Ezra Juarez snagged another for Hueneme (1-4), but host Burroughs scored the final 10 points to open up a 24-21 game in the fourth quarter.

“We couldn’t really move the ball,” Hueneme coach Ryan Frazier said of the fourth quarter. “We gave them a short porch and that’s when they got that two-score lead.”

Hueneme hosts Birmingham in a nonleague game this Friday.


Bryce Zavala and Allen Macias had TD runs for the Cardinals, but 5-0 Bellflower scored 24 straight points in the second quarter to hand Santa Paula (3-2) a home loss.

“Bellflower is a big physical team and they’re undefeated for a reason," Santa Paula coach Mike Montoya said. "I’m really pleased with the way our kids battled. We played really hard until the end of the game.

Santa Plays at Valencia-Trinity Classical Academy next Saturday in a nonleague game.


A long road trip ended in a tough loss for St. Bonaventure on Thursday night.

Locked in a third-quarter stalemate after the third of Delon Thompson's three touchdowns, the Seraphs yielded two TDs in the final quarter and fell to unbeaten Hesperia-Oak Hills.

St. Bonaventure dropped to 2-3 after its final nonleague game. The Seraphs have a bye next week and will open Marmonte League play Sept. 30 at home vs. Bishop Diego.

Thompson, continuing his season-long roll, ran for 276yards on 27 carries, including touchdowns of 60, 30 and 5 yards. His 30-yard rush tied the game late in the third quarter.

St. Bonaventure's offense couldn't get much else going. The Seraphs finished with 57 passing yards and four completions. An interception in the end zone in the final minute ended any hopes for a comeback.Joaquin Johnson had three catches for 37 yards. Koen Glover ran for 25 yards on three carries.

Oak Hills, now 5-0, racked up 300 yards in offense, including 157 through the air. The Bulldogs also scored a touchdown on a punt return.

St. Bonaventure entered the game ranked No. 32 in the state by CalPreps.com. Oak Hills was right behind at No. 34.

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