NHS gridders seek revenge against Carp
By Jesse Phelps
What a difference a year makes.
Last year's edition of Carpinteria Warriors varsity football
was a juggernaut early in the season and went to 4-0 by beating
up Nordhoff on its home turf. This year, the Rangers look to
turn the tables.
This time, it's the Rangers (2-1) who come in hot, fresh off
a dominant 61-14 thrashing of Calabasas last Thursday evening
that moved them up from No. 10 to No. 5 in the CIF Southern Section
Division XI rankings. Meanwhile, the No. 9 Warriors (1-2) come
in fresh off a 12-3 loss to Santa Ynez, a team Nordhoff spanked
in an away game two weeks ago.
Last year's Warriors showed a nice combination of run and pass
on offense and a stingy defense that intercepted Nordhoff three
times. It can be expected, after Nordhoff rolled up nearly 450
yards rushing last week, that the Rangers will try to keep the
ball on the ground, control the clock and punish the Carpinteria
defensive front with its big, athletic line.
Nordhoff coach Cliff Farrar was unavailable for comment but,
in general, a host of backs share the duties and do the most
damage for the Rangers, including leading rusher Will Strong,
a junior, and senior power back Josh Catlett.
Chances are that more of the same can be expected this week.
The matchup with Carpinteria marks the first Tri-Valley League
game of the year for the Rangers.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. and the junior varsities take the field
at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate starting at 4
p.m. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for NPA members and children
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WIN OVER Calabasas brought their record to 2-1 and brought them
from 10th place to fifth place in Division XI. Carpinteria -
who dropped from sixth place to ninth place after losing to Santa
Ynez, 12-3 - will meet the varsity Rangers at Ojai Community
Stadium Friday at 7:30 p.m.