Sat, Sep/07 Final
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41 Ventura
59 at Riverside
Sat, Sep/14 Final
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42 Long Beach
44 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/21 Final
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6 LA Harbor
46 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/28 Final
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24 Ventura
16 at Bakersfield
Sat, Oct/05 Final
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21 Moorpark
54 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/12 Final
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28 Ventura
52 at Saddleback
Sat, Oct/19 Final
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44 Canyons
23 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/26 Final
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27 Ventura
56 at Cerritos
Sat, Nov/02 Final
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20 Allan Hancock
28 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/09 Final
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37 Ventura
27 at Pasadena
Sat, Nov/23 Final
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14 Ventura
42 vs. Mt. San Antonio
Sat, Sep/06 Final
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10 Ventura
29 at Fullerton
Sat, Sep/13 Final
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33 Ventura
30 at El Camino
Sat, Sep/20 Final
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27 Mt. San Antonio
3 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/27 Final
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35 Ventura
31 at Cerritos
Sat, Oct/04 Final
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21 Moorpark
48 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/11 Final
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32 Golden West
20 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/18 Final
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50 Ventura
19 at Pasadena
Sat, Nov/01 Final
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35 Canyons
64 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/08 Final
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20 Allan Hancock
48 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/15 Final
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19 Ventura
25 at Bakersfield
Sat, Nov/22 Final
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37 Ventura
51 at Riverside
Sat, Sep/05 Final
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0 Fullerton
31 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/12 Final
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58 El Camino
59 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/19 Final
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28 Ventura
52 at Mt. San Antonio
Sat, Sep/26 Final
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44 Cerritos
28 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/03 Final
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60 Ventura
36 at Moorpark
Sat, Oct/10 Final
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23 Ventura
30 at Golden West
Sat, Oct/17 Final
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31 Pasadena City
62 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/31 Final
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54 Ventura
48 at Canyons
Sat, Nov/07 Final
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45 Ventura
30 at Allan Hancock
Sat, Nov/14 Final
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28 Bakersfield
37 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/21 Final
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39 Orange Coast
53 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/03 Final
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40 Santa Barbara
47 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/10 Final
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29 Mt. San Antonio
34 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/17 Final
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34 Ventura
14 at Orange Coast
Sat, Sep/24 Final
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52 Riverside
27 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/01 Final
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20 Ventura
49 at Saddleback
Sat, Oct/15 Final
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48 Ventura
25 at Canyons
Sat, Oct/22 Final
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21 Santa Monica
76 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/29 Final
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28 Moorpark
42 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/05 Final
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49 Ventura
21 at Bakersfield
Sat, Nov/12 Final
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56 Ventura
35 at Cerritos
Sat, Nov/19 Final
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42 Ventura
48 at Fullerton
Sat, Sep/02 Final
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44 Ventura
6 at Santa Barbara
Sat, Sep/09 Final
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29 Ventura
55 at Mt. San Antonio
Sat, Sep/16 Final
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10 Orange Coast
51 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/23 Final
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34 Ventura
42 at Riverside
Sat, Sep/30 Final
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34 Saddleback
44 vs. Ventura
Thu, Oct/12 Final
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30 Canyons
45 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/21 Final
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55 Ventura
0 at Santa Monica
Sat, Oct/28 Final
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49 Ventura
27 at Moorpark
Sat, Nov/04 Final
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38 Bakersfield
48 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/11 Final
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34 Cerritos
44 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/18 Final
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33 Ventura
49 at Riverside
Sat, Sep/01 Final
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24 Ventura
20 at Orange Coast
Sat, Sep/08 Final
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19 Saddleback
34 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/15 Final
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29 Ventura
28 at Allan Hancock
Sat, Sep/22 Final
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38 Palomar
45 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/29 Final
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28 Ventura
33 at Fullerton
Sat, Oct/13 Final
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10 Bakersfield
23 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/20 Final
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7 Moorpark
62 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/27 Final
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7 Ventura
31 at Canyons
Sat, Nov/03 Final
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39 Ventura
13 at East Los Angeles
Sat, Nov/10 Final
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31 Long Beach
33 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/17 Final
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21 Ventura
13 at Canyons
Sat, Nov/24 Final
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31 Ventura
21 at Riverside
Sat, Dec/08 Final
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40 Laney
35 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/07 Final
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7 Orange Coast
45 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/14 Final
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24 Ventura
48 at Saddleback
Sat, Sep/21 Final
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14 Allan Hancock
35 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/28 Final
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45 Ventura
38 at Palomar
Sat, Oct/05 Final - OT
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47 Fullerton
48 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/19 Final
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29 Ventura
21 at Bakersfield
Sat, Oct/26 Final
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55 Ventura
20 at Moorpark
Sat, Nov/02 Final
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48 Canyons
38 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/09 Final
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42 East Los Angeles
45 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/16 Final
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30 Ventura
26 at Long Beach
Sat, Nov/23 Final
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46 Cerritos
39 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/04 Final
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62 Ventura
5 at Moorpark
Sat, Sep/11 Final
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21 San Diego Mesa
49 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/18 Final
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58 Ventura
37 at El Camino
Sat, Sep/25 Final
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0 Chaffey
60 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/02 Final
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31 Ventura
17 at Saddleback
Sat, Oct/16 Final
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21 Long Beach
66 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/23 Final
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17 Bakersfield
23 vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/30 Final
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35 Ventura
34 at Allan Hancock
Sat, Nov/06 Final
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19 Ventura
7 at Canyons
Sat, Nov/13 Final
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23 East Los Angeles
44 vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/27 Final
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41 Riverside
21 vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/03 6:00 PM
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Moorpark
vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/10 4:00 PM
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Ventura
at San Diego Mesa
Sat, Sep/17 6:00 PM
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El Camino
vs. Ventura
Sat, Sep/24 6:00 PM
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Ventura
at Chaffey
Sat, Oct/01 6:00 PM
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Saddleback
vs. Ventura
Sat, Oct/15 6:00 PM
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Ventura
at Long Beach
Sat, Oct/22 6:00 PM
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Ventura
at Bakersfield
Sat, Oct/29 6:00 PM
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Allan Hancock
vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/05 6:00 PM
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Canyons
vs. Ventura
Sat, Nov/12 6:00 PM
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Ventura
at East Los Angeles
Sat, Nov/19 TBA
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Ventura
at TBA
Sat, Nov/26 TBA
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Ventura
at TBA
Sat, Dec/10 TBA
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Ventura
at TBA
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Ventura Defense Plays Big in Close Victory

VC defenders Market Yeast (5), Ralph Navarro (7) and Angelo Jewell (41) surround a Bakersfield ball carrier during Saturday's 23-17 Pirate victory.
VC defenders Market Yeast (5), Ralph Navarro (7) and Angelo Jewell (41) surround a Bakersfield ball carrier during Saturday's 23-17 Pirate victory.

The VC football team's defense has been solid all season long. However, it is sometimes difficult to see when the team came into the contest against Bakersfield averaging 54 points per game. The "D" left little doubt after Saturday, stopping the Renegades on a number of key possessions down the stretch to preserve a 23-17 victory, moving No. 2-ranked Ventura to 7-0 on the season.

The Renegades came out of the gates strong, and for the second straight week, VC's opposition scored a touchdown on the first drive of the game.

Ventura's first attempt at an answer ended in a missed field goal, but they hit on the second. The Pirates drove 78 yards in 11 plays to paydirt with Brady Sturdivan catching a pair of passes from quarterback Jordan Pachot for 35 total yards in the series. Alex Tili punctuated the drive taking an 11-yard check-down reception from Pachot 11 yards to the right side for the score. Alberto Arroyo's kick tied the score at 7-7 with 1:20 left in the first quarter.

The Pirates looked more normal in the second period. An interception by Donyai Dixon in the end zone stopped a deep Renegade threat, and Pachot led the offense 55 yards in 12 plays for a 42-yard Arroyo field goal at the 10:00 mark.

After a Bakersfield three-and-out, the Pirates drove 65 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown, an 11-yard scoring strike from Pachot to Mark Ferrell deep in the end zone for a 17-7 advantage with 3:02 left until halftime.

Bakersfield had a response, however, and the VC defense was forced to bend, but it did not break. The Renegades converted a key third-down play early in the drive and advanced to the Pirates' 12-yard line. BC missed a 29-yard field goal, but a special teams penalty on Ventura gave them another chance with a first-and-goal at the 6-yard line.  The Pirate defense buckled down with their backs against the goal line, including a big third-down sack by Joe Hernandez to force another Bakersfield field goal in the closing seconds of the half. Ventura led at intermission 17-10.

The turnover bug bit the Pirates in the second half.  On their first drive, Pachot had a tipped ball intercepted at the Renegade 30-yard line, and after the teams traded punts, Bakersfield scored a touchdown to tie the game at 17 with 6:34 remaining in the third quarter. 

The Pirate offense responded with a ball-control 14-play drive for a score. James Miles had 29 yards rushing in the drive, including an 8-yard scamper on a fourth-and-two, and Arroyo's 31-yard successful field goal put VC ahead 20-17 at the end of the third.

The Ventrua defense forced another punt on the ensuing drive, and the offense responded in kind with another scoring drive. Julian Kelly handled the running duties this time with 38 yards to set up a first-and-goal an the BC 8-yard line. The Pirates went backward at that point, losing 13 yards and settling for a 36-yard Arroyo field goal to make it 23-17 at the 10:12 mark of the fourth.

On the next drive, the Pirate defense came up with the big play when Angelo Jewell forced a fumble on a quarterback sack that was recovered by Joe Hernandez at the BC 30. 

Bakersfield was able to land a counter punch however, intercepting a Pachot pass four plays later at the BC 1-yard line, breathing life back into the Renegades.

BC then drove 48 yards on 13 plays, converting two fourth down plays before the Pirate defense again made the big play. Daquan Benjamin picked off a Renegade pass at midfield with 1:51 on the clock, seemingly clinching the game for Ventura.

VC lost six yards on two rushes, but forced two Bakersfield timeouts, and then converted a big 15-yard pass reception from Pachot to Ferrell to set up 4th-and-1 and forcing the Renegades to use their final timeout. On a 4th-and-1 when a conversion would essentially end the game, the Pirates had a fumbled pitch  recovered by Bakersfield at the BC 46-yard line.

With 1:08 remaining, all that stood between the Renegades and a major upset was 64 yards and the Ventura defense. After a close pass interference call on third down gave BC a 1st-and-10 at the VC 35, the defense forced four incomplete passes to secure the victory for the Pirates.

Travis Calloway and Ralph Navarro led the defense with 10 tackles each and Cam Williams recorded eight stops. Hernandez had five tackles, including a pair of quarterback sacks and Adrian Soracco had five tackles.

Offensively, Pachot was 29-41 for 258 yards and two touchdowns, but he also threw three interceptions. Kelly led the rushing corps with 71 yards on 15 carries and Miles raced for 45 yards on seven attempts. Terrell Vaughn had six catches for 33 yards to lead the receivers and Sturdivan had three catches for 53 yards. Chris Atkins had five receptions for 43 yards and Kevin Tate grabbed four passes for 44 yards. Ferrell also hauled in four receptions for 37 yards and a score. Pachot completed passes to 11 different receivers in the game.

Ventura (7-0, 2-0) continues Northern Conference play on Saturday Oct.30 at Allan Hancock College. Kickoff in Santa Maria is scheduled for 2:00 pm.

  

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