Channel Islands standout Gray sets lofty goals

Footballer is running.

Channel Islands High running back Richard Gray usually has a smile on his face, which is fitting considering how many smiles he put on the faces of the school’s football fans last season. The talented tailback was the primary offensive weapon for a Raiders squad that went 7-3 and qualified for the playoffs the first […]

Griggs has Oxnard covered on defense

Boy is posing for photo.

Off the football field, Oxnard High cornerback Jamar Griggs is as easygoing a kid as you would ever want to be around. But once the senior steps on the football field, the fun-loving Griggs gets serious. As the team’s top defensive back, Griggs is assigned to stop the opposing team’s best wide receiver. As a […]

Pacific View League should be wide-open race

Boys are running.

Last season three of the Pacific View League’s six football teams — Rio Mesa, Oxnard and Channel Islands — all ended the season with 3-2 records. The season-ending gridlock was resolved with a coin flip with Channel Islands getting the league’s second and final playoff berth, leaving Oxnard and Rio Mesa on the outside looking […]