Alma Mater Celebration. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Alma Mater Celebration. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Flashes beat Cardinals
FHS new spirit flag
FHS new spirit flag
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Hayden Wright goes in for a touchdown after receiving a pitch back from 25 Andres-Andrade
Hayden Wright goes in for a touchdown after receiving a pitch back from 25 Andres-Andrade
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11 Carlos Briceno runs for a first down
11 Carlos Briceno runs for a first down
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44 Justin Coert and 5 Daniel Flores Stop Santa Paulas running game
44 Justin Coert and 5 Daniel Flores Stop Santa Paulas running game
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61 Gil Sandoval and 31 Nick Liu Stop the run
61 Gil Sandoval and 31 Nick Liu Stop the run
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Celebrating after receiving the helmet
Celebrating after receiving the helmet
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Coach Dollar and Mr. Ito Pose with the Helmet
Coach Dollar and Mr. Ito Pose with the Helmet
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Fillmore and Santa Paula Band Perform together
Fillmore and Santa Paula Band Perform together
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Football team and Cheer Leaders Pose with helmet after exciting win
Football team and Cheer Leaders Pose with helmet after exciting win
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Varsity Cheer
Varsity Cheer
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Varsity Cheer Halftime
Varsity Cheer Halftime
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Angel Velez with an interception
Angel Velez with an interception
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Daniel Tafoya with a touchdown
Daniel Tafoya with a touchdown
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Trysten Riddle Carries the ball for a first down while he gets a block from 40 Alex-Vargas
Trysten Riddle Carries the ball for a first down while he gets a block from 40 Alex-Vargas
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Saul Santa Rosa dives into the end zone for a touchdown
Saul Santa Rosa dives into the end zone for a touchdown
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40 Alex Vargas and 35 Anthony Aguilera with the help of a couple more flashes stop the play in the back field
40 Alex Vargas and 35 Anthony Aguilera with the help of a couple more flashes stop the play in the back field
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50 Mylo Lieghton makes a tackle for a loss
50 Mylo Lieghton makes a tackle for a loss
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J.V. Halftime Cheer
J.V. Halftime Cheer
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Friday nights game proved to be an exciting one between Fillmore and Santa Paula. Its going to go down as one of the most exciting games in this 90 years long rivalry. This game always provides us with exciting finishes as was the case this time around. You could feel the electricity in the air as the fans were ready, and the players were ready.

The Cardinals received the ball first at the 33 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage the Cardinals rushed the ball 34 yards down to their own 33 yard line. Santa Paula got the ball into their own 20 yard line that set up a quarterback keeper for a touchdown to put them up 7-0 with 9:37 left in the 1st quarter. The Flashes started on offense with the ball on the 6 yard line of Santa Paula. Fillmore got a 1st down on a 10 yard pass. A personal foul against the Cardinals put the ball on their 32. The Cardinal defense stepped up and forced Fillmore to punt it away. Santa Paula got the ball on the 36, however they weren’t able to do anything with the ball and they were forced to punt it back. The Flashes returned the ball down to the 42 yard line. The Flashes had the ball 3rd and 6 at the 41 yard line, but a false start penalty forced them into a 3rd and 11 from the 47. The Flashes managed to gain 20 yards on the play making it 1st down and 10 yards to go from the 27. Andres Andrade rushed the ball 11 yards down to the 16 yard line. The Flashes handed the ball off to Andrade again and he rushed it down to the 1 yard line. Fillmore got on the board thanks to a quarterback sneak with 48 seconds left in the 1st quarter. The Cardinals lead 7-6 after Fillmore missed the point after attempt.

Santa Paula started the second quarter with the ball on the 40 yard line. Santa Paula took the ball 33 yards down to their 20 yard line. After 2 holding calls against them the Cardinals ran the ball 16 yards for a touchdown to go up 14-6. Fillmore started with the ball at the 19 yard line. The Cardinal defense stepped up and forced Fillmore to punt. Santa Paula started with the ball at Fillmore’s 33 yard line. The Cardinals ran the ball 15 yards down to the 18 yard line. On the next play the Cardinals fumbled the ball, and it was recovered by Fillmore at the Flashes 15 yard line. Once again the Cardinal defense stepped up and forced Fillmore to punt. Santa Paula called for a fair catch at their own 41 yard line. The Flashes defense had to keep the Cardinals from getting into the end zone and they did holding Santa Paula to a field goal, and with 3:48 left in the half Santa Paula extended their lead to 17-6. A penalty on the kick off gave the Flashes the ball at the 35 yard line to start their drive. Fillmore went for it on 4th down and the Cardinals stopped them, but a pass interference penalty gave Fillmore a 1st down at the 49 yard line. With the ball on the 39 yard line the Flashes handed the ball off to Andres Andrade who exploded for 30 yards before being brought down at the 9 yard line. Fillmore gave Andrade the ball again and he bounced off of tackled for a 9 yard touchdown. That cut Santa Paula’s lead to 17-13 with just a couple of minutes before halftime. Santa Paula started with the ball on the 27 yard line. A false start penalty pushed them back 5 yards to the 22 yard line. Santa Paula attempted a half back pass, but it was intercepted by Hayden Wright at the 48 yard line with just 40 seconds left before halftime. On the next play however, Fillmore fumbled the ball away to Santa Paula at the 41 yard line. An interception right before halftime halted the threat of a score by the Cardinals as Fillmore went into the locker room at half down by 4, 17-13.

Fillmore started with the ball at the 26 yard line. Fillmore passed the ball for a 1st down to the 39 yard line. Fillmore got the ball down to the 48 yard line where they handed the ball off to Hayden Wright for a 12 yard run down to the 36. They handed the ball off to Andres Andrade as he ran the ball 14 yards down to the 21. With the ball at the 19 yard line the Flashes handed the ball off to Hayden Wright for a 10 yard run with 7:38 left in the 3rd quarter. The Flashes handed the ball off to Justin Coert who took the ball 6 more yards down to the 3 to make it 3rd and goal from the 3 yard line. Fillmore went for it on 4th down and they didn’t make it, however a face mask penalty against Santa Paula gave the flashes new life down near the goal line. Santa Paula held Fillmore on 3 straight plays from the 1 yard line. Fillmore went for it on 4th down and goal from the 1 yard line. They handed it off to Andres Andrade, but Santa Paula met him with a wall of Cardinal defenders. In desperation Andrade pitched it back to Hayden Wright who scored a touchdown that no one will soon forget, and they put Fillmore up 20-17 with 5:31 left in the 3rd. Santa Paula looked to answer back as they started with the ball at the 33. The Cardinals were called for a chop block making it 2nd and 35 from the 28 yard line. The Cardinals drove the ball all the way down to the 12 yard line before they fumbled the snap and the ball was recovered by Fillmore. Santa Paula got the ball back on an interception at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Santa Paula went for a field goal to tie the game up, but it was blocked by the Flashes, and Fillmore recovered at the 36 yard line. The Cardinal defense held strong as they forced Fillmore to punt. The Cardinals started with the ball at the 31 yard line. Santa Paula ran it 13 yards down to the 44 yard line. On 3rd and 12 Santa Paula recovered their own fumble losing 4 yards in the process. The Cardinals punted the ball on 4th and 16 from the 50 down to the 12 yard line. Fillmore couldn’t do anything on offense as they were forced to punt the ball back to the Cardinals with 4:31 left in the game. On 3rd and 11 the Cardinals were stopped for a 1 yard loss and Santa Paula was forced to punt the ball back to Fillmore with 2:30 left in the game. Fillmore was able to sit on the ball as the seconds ticked away and they brought the helmet back home with them.

Fillmore won by a score of 20-17. This was a great game, both teams played very well. Good luck to Santa Paula on the rest of their season. The Cardinals play Oak Park next week in Santa Paula, meanwhile Fillmore travels to Santa Ynez to take on Santa Ynez high school. GO FLASHES!

 


 
September 20, 2014
Junior 1 16 Stops the play in the back field. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Junior 1 16 Stops the play in the back field. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Junior 1 32 gets a first down and a block from 21
Junior 1 32 gets a first down and a block from 21
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Junior 1 Cheer
Junior 1 Cheer
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Junior 2 5 Dives in for a touchdown
Junior 2 5 Dives in for a touchdown
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Junior 2 45 gets a sack in the back field
Junior 2 45 gets a sack in the back field
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Junior 2 Cheer
Junior 2 Cheer
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Mighty Mites 3 get a block and a first down
Mighty Mites 3 get a block and a first down
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Mighty Mites 13 stops them in the back field
Mighty Mites 13 stops them in the back field
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Mighty Mites Cheer
Mighty Mites Cheer
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Damien Gonzalez intercepts touchdown throw in endzone. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Damien Gonzalez intercepts touchdown throw in endzone. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Flashes vs. Oak Park Eagles
Hayden Wright rushes for almost 300 yards.
Hayden Wright rushes for almost 300 yards.
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Omar Valdivia and 61 Gil Sandoval Keep Oak Park from getting the first down.
Omar Valdivia and 61 Gil Sandoval Keep Oak Park from getting the first down.
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Joseph Megana kicks a PAT.
Joseph Megana kicks a PAT.
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Daniel Tafoya rushes for a first down as 61 Cody Isaacs and 74 Brandon Castillo Lead the way.
Daniel Tafoya rushes for a first down as 61 Cody Isaacs and 74 Brandon Castillo Lead the way.
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Alex Vargas runs for a 20 yard gain.
Alex Vargas runs for a 20 yard gain.
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Mylo Lieghton Stops the run.
Mylo Lieghton Stops the run.
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The Fillmore Flashes football team traveled to Oak Park on Friday to take on the Oak Park Eagles. The Flashes won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball to start the game. The Flashes offense got to work starting at the 35 yard line of Oak Park. With the ball on Fillmore's 47 yard line Andres Andrade took the ball 47 yards to the house and Fillmore scored first. The extra point was good and Fillmore lead 7-0 with 10:44 left in the 1st quarter. Oak Park returned the ball down to the 39 yard line, however, a personal foul penalty backed them up 15 yards down to the 24. Fillmore's defense came out and didn't let the Eagles do anything on offense as they were forced to punt on their 1st possession. Fillmore pounded the ball down field leading to their second touchdown of the night. Fillmore was up 13-0 with 7:17 left in the 1st quarter. The Eagles got the ball again, but they were still unable to move the ball as the Flashes defense on 4th down on the 27 yard line. On the very next play Hayden Wright took it 73 yards for a touchdown to put the Flashes up 20-0 with 426 left in the 1st quarter. Fillmore tried an onsides kick, but Oak Park recovered at the 35 yard line. Fillmore's defense held strong and on 3rd down Oak Park fumbled the ball, but the offense recovered and on 4th and 19 at the 24 yard line Oak Park punted the ball all the way down to the 16. At the end of the 1st quarter the score was 20-0 in favor of the Flashes.

Oak Parks defense held the Flashes offense as Fillmore went for it on 4th and short from the Oak Park 45 yard line. The Eagles used a 32 yard pass to get down to the 20 yard line of the Flashes. The Eagles got the ball inside the 10 yard line. The Flashes held the Eagles on 3rd down, but Oak Park elected to go for it on 4th down. The pass was intercepted in the end zone, and the Flashes offense started with the ball on the 20 yard line. The Flashes handed the ball off to Hayden Wright on 2nd down and 7 from the 23, and he burst 77 yards for another touchdown to widen the gap at 26-0 with 7:53 left before halftime. Fillmore's defense stepped up again as they forced the Eagles to punt. The Flashes offense started with the ball at the 40 yard line with 4:23 left in the half. Hayden Wright ran the ball 20 yards setting himself up for another touchdown run from 16 yards out that put the Flashes up 33-0 at halftime.

Oak Park got the ball first to start the second half. The Eagles offense started on the 20 yard line. The Eagles offense couldn't get anything going as they were forced to punt the ball on 4th and 10. The Flashes offense started with the ball at the Eagles 44 yard line. Hayden Wright got the ball and scrambled 34 yards down to the 10 yard line. Fillmore scored on a QB sneak With 9:06 left in the 3rd quarter. That score pushed the lead up to 40-0 in favor of the Flashes. Oak Park started their next drive on the 20 yard line. The Eagles were forced to punt the ball away on 4th and 8 from the 22 yard line. Fillmore used a shovel pass to rip off a 32 yard gain down to the 35 yard line with 1 minute left in the 3rd quarter. Fillmore scored on a quarterback keeper to push the score to 46-0 going in to the final quarter of play.

The Eagles offense started with the ball on the 38 yard line of the Flashes. The Eagles managed to take the ball all the way down field as the Eagles were finally able to get on the board thanks to a quarterback sneak. The Eagles went for a 2 point conversion and they got it, and they cut the lead to 46-8 with 5:30 left in the game. The Eagles tried an onside kick, but it was recovered by the Flashes on the 49 yard line. Damien Gonzalez ran the ball 22 yards down to the 27 yard line. Andres Andrade scored the final touchdown of the game with 2:35 left. Fillmore dominated Oak Park from start to finish 53-8. Fillmore's Hayden Wright was the most impressive player to watch that game as he rushed the ball for 285 yards. Good luck to the Eagles on the rest of their season. Next week they play Carpinteria at Carpinteria High School next Friday. The Flashes have a big game next week as they face rival Santa Paula High School for the 104th time. Be sure to get to the game early, because a capacity crowd is expected. GO FLASHES!

 

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Bears Gremlins 18 hands off to 8 while 21 Blocks the way. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Bears Gremlins 18 hands off to 8 while 21 Blocks the way. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Bears Gremlins 21 and 42 stop the run.
Bears Gremlins 21 and 42 stop the run.
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Bears Gremlins Cheer.
Bears Gremlins Cheer.
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Bears Homecoming court.
Bears Homecoming court.
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Bears Homecoming court.
Bears Homecoming court.
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Bears Homecoming court.
Bears Homecoming court.
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Bears Homecoming court.
Bears Homecoming court.
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Bears Homecoming court.
Bears Homecoming court.
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Bears Homecoming court.
Bears Homecoming court.
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Bears Homecoming court.
Bears Homecoming court.
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Bears Pee Wee 32 Catches Touchdown pass.
Bears Pee Wee 32 Catches Touchdown pass.
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Bears Pee Wee 80 and 2 Stop the first down.
Bears Pee Wee 80 and 2 Stop the first down.
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Bears Pee Wee Cheer.
Bears Pee Wee Cheer.
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Raiders Bantam 15 runs for a first down. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Raiders Bantam 15 runs for a first down. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Raiders Bantams 72 and 15 Stop the first down.
Raiders Bantams 72 and 15 Stop the first down.
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Raiders Bantams Cheer.
Raiders Bantams Cheer.
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Raiders Junior 2 #16 Maldonado.
Raiders Junior 2 #16 Maldonado.
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Raiders Junior 2.
Raiders Junior 2.
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Raiders Junior 2 Cheer.
Raiders Junior 2 Cheer.
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Raiders Mighty Mite Cheer.
Raiders Mighty Mite Cheer.
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Raiders Mighty Mites Group Tackle.
Raiders Mighty Mites Group Tackle.
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Raiders Mighty Mites Hand off.
Raiders Mighty Mites Hand off.
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Raiders Mighty Mites Hand off.
Raiders Mighty Mites Hand off.
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Photos by Crystal Gurrola and Charles Morris
Photos by Crystal Gurrola and Charles Morris
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Flashes vs. Channel Islands Raiders

The Flashes had their first home game of the season on Friday as they hosted the Channel Islands Raiders. Fillmore kicked the ball off and the Raiders offense started at their 30 yard line. CI got a 50 yard run on their first play from scrimmage. The Raiders got the ball down to the 8 yard line. The Flashes defense held strong as the Raiders could only manage a field goal. CI led 3-0 with 8:16 left in the 1st quarter. The Flashes offense started with the ball at the 20 yard line. The Flashes handed the ball off to running back Hayden Wright 3 straight times, resulting in 3 straight 1st downs. The Raider defense forced a 3 and out and the Flashes were forced to punt it away on 4th down. CI had the ball 1st down on the 11 yard line of the Flashes. The Raiders offense didn’t stay on the field long however, as they fumbled the ball at the 21 yard line and it was recovered by the Flashes. Fillmore scored their first touchdown on a run by Hayden Wright. Fillmore lead 7-3 at the end of the first quarter.

The Raiders got the ball again and they marched it down to the 34 yard line before the Flashes defense forced their second fumble of the game. However the Flashes weren’t able to do anything with the ball and they were forced to punt it away. The Raiders started with the ball on the 29 yard line. With 2:50 left before halftime the CI Raiders exploded for a 30 yard run. CI got the ball down inside the 10 yard line, but Fillmore’s defense held on 4th and goal from the 2 yard line. Fillmore went in to the locker room at halftime leading 7-3.

Fillmore received the ball first to start the 2nd half. The Flashes offense started with the ball at the 12 yard line. On 3rd down Fillmore fumbled the ball, but they recovered at the 11 yard line. Fillmore was forced to punt the ball away. CI started with the ball at the 50 yard line with 9:57 left in the 3rd. Once again the Flashes defense held strong as they forced CI to punt the ball away. Fillmore started on the 15 yard line with 9:08 left in the 3rd quarter. After a 10 yard run by Hayden Wright a personal foul against the Raiders put the ball on the 47 yard line. Fillmore got the ball down to the 45 yard line before the Raider defense forced a fumble. Both teams exchanged punts.

The CI defense held the Flashes on 3 straight plays. Fillmore appeared as if they were going to punt it away, but they faked it and they got a first down. The Flashes offense couldn’t do much with the ball as the CI defense forced them to punt it away. The Raiders offense started with the ball at the 24 yard line with 8:07 left in the game. Once again the Flashes defense forced a fumble and the Flashes recovered the ball at the 28 yard line. Fillmore got the ball inside the 10 yard line where they handed the ball off to Andres Andrade 2 times for 7 yards. Quarterback Carlos Briceno snuck the ball in for a touchdown from 3 yards out. Fillmore lead 14-3 with 4:47 left in the game. CI got the ball on the 20 yard line. Fillmore’s defense flexed its muscles again as Hayden Wright intercepted a pass at the CI 39 yard line. The Flashes put the Raiders away for good as Hayden Wright bolted 40 yards in to the end zone to put Fillmore up 21-3 with less than 1 minute left in the game.

Good luck to Channel Islands on the rest of their season. They go on to face Santa Barbara next Friday at Channel Islands High school. Meanwhile the Flashes go on to face Oak Park next Friday at Oak Park High School. GOOD LUCK, AND GO FLASHES!

 
Photos by Crystal Gurrola and Charles Morris
Photos by Crystal Gurrola and Charles Morris
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As the sun set the bare cold bleachers came flooding in for Fillmore High School’s first home football game of the season which featured Fillmore Flashes vs Channel Islands Raiders. The atmosphere was full of warm laughs and colorful speech from players, moms, dads, brothers, sisters and friends. The snack bar was bustling with high energy and hungry customers. The air was thick with the day’s warm heat.

As Fillmore won the coin toss, fans began to paste their eyes on the field commencing the first quarter. The cheerleaders began their everlasting chants with pom poms forcefully blading the air. Meanwhile the football players battled each other and put up a fight defending each other’s goals. Suddenly Channel Islands took the first touchdown marking the score 0-3. Disappointed Flashes fans relied on the cheerleaders to bring back their hope, and so it worked: With the fans new found faith Fillmore scored a touchdown bringing the score to a sharp 7-3.

As half-time approached, cheerleaders began their cheer but fans were surprised to find two other groups of kids taking the stage with them. The lower classmen cheerleaders joined forces with the Flashes cheerleaders. Band followed and played an epic tune; followed by precise choreographed marching.

The score remained silent throughout the 3rd quarter; then a spectacular touchdown occured during the 4th quarter and Flashes score 14 to 3. The crowd went wild! As the game came to a close only minutes remaining in the 4th quarter and tick tock: 2 minutes, 1 minute, and then 57 seconds remaining and Hayden Wright of the Flashes scored one last touchdown for the team bringing the score to 21 to 3. The game ended with delightful cheers and smiles. The stadium lights dimmed until the next play-date.

Danny Felix is a member of the class of 2015.

 
Flashes vs. Grace Brethren Lancers

It’s the end of August here in the town of Fillmore, and you know what that means. It means the return of Flashes football. The Flashes traveled to Moorpark College to take on the Grace Brethren Lancers for the first game of the 2014 season.

The Lancers won the coin toss and chose to defer to the second half. The Flashes offence started at the Lancers 25 yard line. Fillmore handed the ball off to Justin Coert for their first 1st down of the season. The Flashes offence stalled after that, and they were forced to punt the ball away. The Lancers called for a fair catch on the Flashes 19 yard line with 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter. The Lancers scored on a 28 yard touchdown pass, which was set up by a 17 yard rush on the previous play. The 2 point conversion was no good, so with 6:32 left in the first quarter the Lancers lead 6-0. The Lancers kicked the ball off to Hayden Wright, and he made them pay with a 37 yard return. The Flashes offense still couldn’t get anything going as they were forced to punt with 4:30 left in the 1st quarter. Grace Brethren received the ball at the 25 yard line. The Fillmore defense stepped up and forced the Lancers to punt with 2:18 left in the 1st quarter. On 3rd down Fillmore completed a 12 yard pass down to the Lancers 37 yard line.

Fillmore still trailed 6-0 going in to the 2nd quarter. The Lancers defense forced a 3 and out as Fillmore was forced to punt again. The Lancers called for a fair catch at the 21 yard line. On 1st down the Lancers quarterback rushed the ball 11 yards for a 1st down. The Flashes defense stepped up, and on the next play forced a fumble, and they recovered at their own 42 yard line. Fillmore’s offence still couldn’t get anything going and they were forced to punt the ball away with 9:10 left in the 2nd quarter. Grace Brethren called for a fair catch at their own 10 yard line. On 2nd down and 6 the Lancers passed the ball 15 yards for a first down at the 29 yard line. The Flashes defense stepped up again as they forced the Lancers to punt. The ball went into the end zone for a touchback, and the ball was brought out to the 20. However the offense couldn’t do much as they were forced to punt again. The Lancers drove the ball all the way into the red zone before their pass was intercepted at the 10 yard line by Damien Gonzalez. Fillmore couldn’t put up points and they went into the locker room at halftime down 6-0.

Grace Brethren received the ball to start the second half, and they returned the ball down to the 42 yard line of the Flashes. Grace Brethren had the ball at the 28 yard line and ran the ball 21 yards down to the 7 yard line with 8:45 left in the 3rd quarter. Seconds later a 7 yard run gave the lancers a 13-0 lead. Fillmore received the ball, but they still couldn’t figure out that Lancer defense and they punted it down to the 46 yard line. The Lancers took over and they scored on a 21 yard touchdown run to put them up 19-0. They decided to go for the 2 point conversion and they got it, and they lead ballooned up to 21-0. Fillmore received the ball and took it down to the 25 yard line. A personal foul, and an ejection by Grace Brethren pushed the ball all the way up to the 45 yard line. Fillmore punted the ball again down to the 24 yard line. Grace Brethren couldn’t do anything on offence either as Fillmore forced them to punt with 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. Fillmore went into the final quarter down 21-0

Fillmore was stopped on 3rd down on their next drive, but they elected to go for it on 4th down. Michael Luna caught the 4th down pass and gained 20 yards. Later on the Flashes went for it on 4th down again, but the Lancer defense held strong and forced a turn over on downs. Grace Brethren started with the ball on their own 10 yard line. They took the ball all the way down to the Flashed 30 yard line, and with 4 minutes left in the game they rushed the ball 17 yards down to the 13 yard line. The Lancers get the ball down to the 3 yard line where they punched it in one more time to push the lead to 27-0 with 3:21 left in the game. Fillmore received the ball with just over 2 minutes left. The Lancers intercept a 4th down pass with 30 seconds left and Grace Brethren won the game 27-0.

 

What is the “Flash Mob”? The flash mob is a group of students from Fillmore High School who cheer on the football team both at home and at the away games. During home games, they have dress up days; for example, last Friday was “Neon Night”. For our away games, students are given the opportunity to ride a rooter’s bus to and from the game for only five dollars.

The first away game was a success. About fifteen students rode the bus to encourage the Fillmore Flashes. We hope to double that number at the next away game tomorrow at Oak Park. The Flash mob is about building both school and community spirit. It is about creating a sense of unity. So next time you are wondering what to do on a Friday night, why not join the Flash mob and show what school spirit really looks like.

David Cadena is a member of the class of 2015.

 
 
Escorted by his coaches, Emiliano Martinez scores a goal during his AYSO game.
Escorted by his coaches, Emiliano Martinez scores a goal during his AYSO game.
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Emiliano celebrates with his mom after scoring.
Emiliano celebrates with his mom after scoring.
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Corey Cole Is Surrounded By Experienced Returners
Corey Cole
Corey Cole

The Golden Bear football team opens the season this Saturday, September 6 at 6 p.m. at #3 Minnesota Duluth.
A staple under coach Ryan Williams in his time at the helm of the program has been quarterback competition. While the team has featured an incumbent starter every season, Williams has entered camp with the starting spot up for grabs each year.

It has been no different this fall, "With five quarterbacks, we have a talented group of players that are all at different stages of their career," said Williams.

He continued, "Corey Cole won our starting job in camp because of some of the things he brings to the table athletically and his decision making ability.

He'll get his first shot at the quarterback position. "Even though he hasn't played in a game at quarterback at the college level yet, we've put him through a lot of paces in practice and scrimmages where I feel he'll do a very good job when that game day comes."

"Corey's been a really good decision maker in camp. He's thrown the ball better than in previous years when he competed for a starting job. Above all, his speed, athleticism and ability to make something out of nothing and scramble when a play breaks down is pretty threatening."

Cole enters his junior year as the starting quarterback after serving a key role as a wide receiver and kick returner last year. He was fourth on the team in receptions (17), yards (190) and led the team in kickoff returns (13) with a 30.0 yard average including an NCAA record 100-yard return for a touchdown in a 28-24 win at Wayne State.

As a freshman in 2012, he had five catches for 74 yards and was the primary punt returner with 14 returns (out of 15 for the team) for a 6.1 yard average and a long of 17.

Corey is 2011 Graduate of Fillmore High School. He is the son of Craig and Lynn Cole and the younger brother of former Concordia offensive guard Curtis Cole.

 
The U-6 blue ninjas boys getting ready for the start of the soccer game.
The U-6 blue ninjas boys getting ready for the start of the soccer game.
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(l-r) (top) Luz Ruiz, Kimberly Vazquez, Alyssa Ramirez, Nayeli Baez, Briana Segoviano, Alexis Tafoya, Sofia Gallardo, Erika Ruiz, and Jacqueline Chavez. (middle) Johnny Martinez, John Chavez, Isai Bolanos, Luis Landeros, Jose Rodriguez, Josue Baez, Steven Valencia, Ismael Dominguez, Cristian Candelario, Jordan Manzano, and Christian Andrade. (front) Francisco Erazo, Adrian Orozco, and Christian Andrade.
(l-r) (top) Luz Ruiz, Kimberly Vazquez, Alyssa Ramirez, Nayeli Baez, Briana Segoviano, Alexis Tafoya, Sofia Gallardo, Erika Ruiz, and Jacqueline Chavez. (middle) Johnny Martinez, John Chavez, Isai Bolanos, Luis Landeros, Jose Rodriguez, Josue Baez, Steven Valencia, Ismael Dominguez, Cristian Candelario, Jordan Manzano, and Christian Andrade. (front) Francisco Erazo, Adrian Orozco, and Christian Andrade.
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This year the Fillmore High School Cross Country Mammoth Lakes Summer Camp participation was at a great success with a fresh bunch of runners having their first experience in Mammoth to train. For more than six weeks during the hot summer days over forty runners kicked off their season of running to prepare for the upcoming season. As a result and the combined efforts of coaches, parents and supporters, we were able to invite twenty four high school runners to the 7th annual Mammoth Lakes Summer Camp for an intense running week. These athletes were put to the test of high altitude training over a course of eight days. Every morning the team rose bright and early to run anywhere between four and ten miles on various types of terrain in the Inyo National Forest. The Fillmore High School athletes had many opportunities to test their running ability up hills, across mountains and through large meadows. In addition, the athletes had many bonding moments of which friendships, team bonding and the sense of team were heightened. In the mix we were able to take up eighteen new Mammoth camp runners and six veteran runners. The mixture of new with the old allowed for the veteran runners to share their expertise while the new runners were able to learn from those with experience. As a result, this year’s camp stood out over all the rest, for one the numbers greatly increased but more importantly it stood out because this large group came together as a team and learned how to work together to accomplish their goals.

Prior to the Mammoth Summer Camp, the athletes had a foundation of six weeks of training. The runners started fundraising for the trip back in June where they held two car washes, thanks to William L. Morris for always making your facility and equipment available to us. In addition friends, family and various businesses came through and sponsored the athletes. We would like to thank the following businesses for their support, Ernie’s Auto Care & Smog, Bob’s Radiator, Central Market, Aguirre Financial, Diamond Realty, FZ Tax Services, Ay Chihuahua Mexican food, Bennet’s Honey Farm, La Mitchocan, Estrella Market, Vons, La Unica, Fillmore Dentistry, Patterson Hardware, Fillmore Rentals, Maher Insurance (Farmer’s Insurance) and all the parents, families and friends for making possible this great opportunity for these runners. I would like to extend a special thanks to our parents who volunteered to chaperone the trip, Anthony and Brandy Tafoya. Thank you for the great meals and the security of knowing you are there to support the runners and coaches in the program. In addition the assistant coaches, Epi Torres, Victor Rodriguez and Anthony Rodriguez who work around the clock donating time to both the regular season and off season has made our program what it is today. We appreciate all the support and dedication you constantly give to the team. Our mission this year for the cross country program is to prepare for the expected difficult year ahead of us. Our program has been success for many years. The athletes are very dedicated, consistent and mindful of their training. The runners have set goals for this season, and are working hard every day to prepare for the upcoming season. We are really excited this year and believe this summer program and camp has helped our team grow both individually and as a team.

 
Fillmore Dream Boys 13 wins the Ventura County Fusion Tournament beating Coast Valley Soccer team on a shoot out on Sunday 17, 2014. Head Coach Sal said that this was one of the greatest games he ever coached. Fillmore will star getting ready to travel to San Francisco on October 25th and 26th, 2014 for other big Tournament. Congratulation to all the players and coches: Eric, Jordan, Bryan, Cesar, Meno, Carlitos, Jonathan, Octavoi, Julio, Reny, Jovanni, Sergio, Luis and Head Coach Sal Navarro and Assisted Coach Lorenzo.
Fillmore Dream Boys 13 wins the Ventura County Fusion Tournament beating Coast Valley Soccer team on a shoot out on Sunday 17, 2014. Head Coach Sal said that this was one of the greatest games he ever coached. Fillmore will star getting ready to travel to San Francisco on October 25th and 26th, 2014 for other big Tournament. Congratulation to all the players and coches: Eric, Jordan, Bryan, Cesar, Meno, Carlitos, Jonathan, Octavoi, Julio, Reny, Jovanni, Sergio, Luis and Head Coach Sal Navarro and Assisted Coach Lorenzo.
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At the Western
At the Western "B" District Tournament in El Rio, The Gold Team Qualified for the State "B" Tournament that will take place in Lancaster CA on July 4th - 6th. The Gold Team began by defeating West Valley Gold 8-5 and Seaside Gold 8-4 which placed them in the top 4 teams of the Western "B" District that will compete at the State Tournament. The members of The Team are Jordyn Walla, Alexis Sanchez, Isabella Vaca, Janeah Castro, Anika Lopez, Emma Ocegueda, Alyssa Ocegueda, Amber Cervantez, Jamie Fontes, Jordyn Blankenship, Vanessa Cabral, Grace Bracamontes, Natalie Sanchez. Team Manager: Stephanie Bracamontes. Coaches: James Cervantez, Jason Castro, Karen Fontes. Team Mom: Cathy Castro.
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Fillmore Minor B Allstar team defeated Santa Paula, Saticoy, lost to Goleta but then beat Foothill to get to the championship game. 12 Players - Mathew Magana, Jathan Magana, Santiago Avila, Isaia Gutierrez, Nate Delgadillo, Theodore Ebell, Mason Charles, Jonathon Cantero, Ray Ray Alcantar, Adam Myers, Miguel Manzano, and Nicholas Virto. Manager, Joe Magana, and Coaches Gene Perez, Damian Magana, and Bobby Halcon.
Fillmore Minor B Allstar team defeated Santa Paula, Saticoy, lost to Goleta but then beat Foothill to get to the championship game. 12 Players - Mathew Magana, Jathan Magana, Santiago Avila, Isaia Gutierrez, Nate Delgadillo, Theodore Ebell, Mason Charles, Jonathon Cantero, Ray Ray Alcantar, Adam Myers, Miguel Manzano, and Nicholas Virto. Manager, Joe Magana, and Coaches Gene Perez, Damian Magana, and Bobby Halcon.
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On May 10th the team from Perce's Kenpo Karate Studio competed at the Flores Brothers Inter School Tournament in Oxnard. Our Students competed in forms, weapons, showmanship, and sparring. Each and every student did an
outstanding job performing and representing our school. The tournament hosted over 120 competitors from Ventura and L.A. County.

Here are the results from the tournament:

Kids Forms White/yellow belt 5-6 years old- 1st place Khloe Kehoe
Kids Forms Orange/Purple 5 years old -2nd place Gabby Perce
Kids Forms Orange/Purple 6-7 years old- 2nd place Brody Addison, participation Jacob Hernandez.
Kids Forms Purple/Blue 8-11 years old-2nd place Chris Anderson
Teen Forms 2nd degree Brown/Jr.Black Belt-4th place Crystal Pinedo
Kids Forms Jr.2nd degree Brown/ Jr.Black 10-12 years old -2nd place Zack Addison, 4th place Emiliano Pinedo
Teen Forms Purple/Blue- 2nd place Ivan Zepeda
Adult Forms Brown/Black- 2nd place Anthony Murray
Weapons all ages all belt levels: 1st place Anthony Murray, 2nd place Zack Addison, 3rd Brody Addison, participation Chris Anderson
Showmanship all ages all belts: 1st place Anthony Murray, 3rd place Justice Rodriguez, 4th place Chris Anderson
Sparring : 1st place Justice Rodriguez, 4th place Emiliano Pinedo, 3rd Place Crystal Pinedo, 3rd place Angel Rodriguez, 1st place Javier Rodriguez.

Congratulations to all the competitors and a special thank you to all the parents and family for your continued support WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR TEAM AT PERCE'S KENPO KARATE STUDIO.

 
(r-l) Coach Juan Viramontes, Carlos Briceno, Kiana Hope, Jesus Mendoza and Coach Erika Arana. Not pictured Coach Tonya Tafoya and Kayla Grove.
(r-l) Coach Juan Viramontes, Carlos Briceno, Kiana Hope, Jesus Mendoza and Coach Erika Arana. Not pictured Coach Tonya Tafoya and Kayla Grove.
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Kayla Grove throwing shot put, placing 7th in D4
Kayla Grove throwing shot put, placing 7th in D4
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Kiana Hope and Jesus Mendoza medal at CIF Finals; Carlos Briceno and Kayla Grove perform strong as all Fillmore Flashes complete a successful post season campaign.

Kiana Hope and Jesus Mendoza place 3rd and 4th over all at the division 4 CIF Championships in the Girls 3200 meters and Boys 1600 meters respectively. Carlos Briceno, Boys 110 meter high hurdles and Kayla Grove, girls shot put wrap up a successful Track and Field 2014 Campaign.

Hope saved the best for last, producing life time best after life time best, from the county championships to CIF prelims than CIF finals. Her 3200 meter clocking of 11:14.96 was 5 seconds faster than her previous best posted at prelims the week before and solid enough to earn her the 3rd over all place medal. "Coaching Kiana has been an amazing experience this season, having her in a race is like having a coach in a race, except much faster. You can always depend on her to deliver and come through at precisely the time and effort that she needs to come in at. She understands the race dynamics to a whole new level, she's able to see the natural breaks, and she can always anticipate any substantial and race changing move, enabling her to react to them as they happen and thus becoming a strong presence in every race". After graduation this June, the recently crowned Miss Fillmore 2014 will head off to the University of Tennessee at Martin where she will lend her running talent and knowledge to the team!

Mendoza, came in to his senior season with no prior experience of running whatsoever but he transformed into a sponge and absorbed every single training session and race tip, learning and understanding race strategy quickly enough to scorch and set the track on fire day in day out and grab attention from his opponents over night. Climbing on to the podium became a necessity as he managed to do it every single meet, no mater the caliber or the competition. Just like Hope, Mendoza ran his best times when it mattered most, earning two medals at the county meet, wining the Tri Valley league championships 1600 meter race and using one final kick to grab the 4th place medal for that event in the finals with a personal best 4:22.04 just missing the all time high school record by a slim 2 seconds. Mendoza will be taking advantage of the local surroundings and familiar faces as he will attend Ventura College next season where he will also compete in Cross Country and Track.

Briceno used a season best in the 110 meter hurdles to finish 7th in the event with a time of 16.13, two spots higher that he was seeded entering the meet. "When the season first started and we began conditioning, Carlos expressed his desire to qualify and compete in the CIF divisional finals. Even though it was very early in the season, when I saw the look of determination in his face and heard the strength and belief in his voice, I knew that very moment I would be coaching a season that would extend all the way into the finals" Briceno is currently a Junior, he will have the opportunity to compete one more year as a Flash, with all the hard work and the foundation that has been built, next season should be one to look out for.

Grove, riding the confidence and momentum of her individual Tri Valley league title, used a strong performance in the prelims with her Life time best of 35'6" in the Girls shot put to advance in to the finals where she posted a solid throw of 34'9.75" and earned the 7th place in the Division Finals. Grove was as reliable as an athlete can be throughout the season, the team knew they could always depend on her to deliver and score the consistent points. Kayla is a Senior and will be attending Humboldt State university where she will continue her successful throwing career.

Peaking at the right time and posting life time best performances when it matters most can be the challenge and it becomes both and art and a science, this group of athletes figured out a way to make that their masterpiece. Once you get into the county meet and CIF meets, you find out that the competition is tough and you've gotta be tougher to survive. At that point the level of competition is always relatively the same, it is than the ability to reach and sustain that level of competition that becomes the difference maker, these athletes all mastered it well and used it to their advantage. GO FLASHES!!!