Spartans will play Ventura

Rio Mesa High School Logo.

The Rio Mesa High football team (1-0) will play host to visiting Ventura (1-1) at 7 tonight. The Spartans opened this season with a 59-13 demolition of San Marcos last weekend. RMHS quarterback Kado Brown completed 6-of-8 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 111 yards and four more scores. Matt Espinoza […]

Brown leads Rio Mesa to 59-13 romp

Rio Mesa High School Logo.

Rio Mesa High senior quarterback Kado Brown has some bad news for any defense that tries to stop his high-tempo, high-powered offensive attack. “We can be even faster. Just imagine how fast we can be.” Brown led Rio Mesa’s new no-huddle offense and helped Rio Mesa jump out to a 46-0 lead in the first […]

Rio Mesa to face Camarillo for PVL title after outlasting CI

As the last of the homecoming fireworks were unleashed over Ken Benefield Stadium, the Rio Mesa High football team didn’t seem to notice.It was too busy celebrating like they had just clinched the Pacific View League title game, rather than set the stage for one. “This was almost like a league championship game,” said Rio […]

Rio Mesa able to run away from Hueneme

Rio Mesa High School Logo.

Hueneme certainly made Rio Mesa work for its win on Friday night. The Vikings trailed by only a touchdown with two minutes left in the second quarter, but Rio Mesa eventually imposed its will in the Pacific View League matchup, scoring just before the end of the half, then blowing the game open with three […]

Oh, what a rush

Interception of a player.

Run that rock. At Rio Mesa High, pounding the pigskin is an ethos. Young Spartans are groomed to play a physical brand of football. It’s as if Rio Mesa head coach Bob Gregorchuk ripped a page right out of the Woody Hayes/Chuck Knox/Rex Ryan offensive playbook. Pacifica was the first Pacific View League program to […]

Tired Wrout happy Spartan

Tanner Wrout, headshot.

By game’s end Friday night, Tanner Wrout was running on fumes. Let’s just say he was happy that the contest between the Rio Mesa and Pacifica highs football teams didn’t head into overtime. “I’m pretty tired,” the Rio Mesa senior running back/linebacker said after the Spartans’ 51-42 victory in the Pacific View League opener. “But […]

Defensive play secures Spartans’ shootout win in PVL opener

Interception of a player.

Big plays and big performances by the offenses mostly dominated the Pacific View League opener between the Rio Mesa and Pacifica highs football teams Friday night. It took a big hit by a defender to decide the outcome. With Pacifica poised to tack on the tying 2-point conversion late in the fourth period, Rio Mesa’s […]

Spartans use their fleet feet

Interception of a player.

Rio Mesa was so serious about working on its running game in its last tune-up before Pacific View League play, it all but left its passing game at home. Jordan Nunnery rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns and Tanner Wrout ran for another 143 yards and a score Friday night in Rio Mesa’s 28-13 […]

Final kick caps Rio Mesa comeback

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Tanner Wrout stuck his arm out and knocked the defender to the turf. A second later, he did it again. Wrout provided the spark. Tim Dominguez gave Rio Mesa the finishing touch on a 17-14 come-from-behind win Friday night over visiting Dos Pueblos. Dominguez, a junior kicker, made a 26-yard field goal as time expired […]

Rio Mesa strikes late to beat Santa Barbara

Rio Mesa High School Logo.

Jordan Nunnery’s late touchdown capped Rio Mesa’s 16-13 victory over Santa Barbara on Friday night, as the Spartans rallied in the fourth quarter after a 35-minute weather delay awkwardly forced both teams to the Peabody Stadium locker rooms in the middle of a pivotal second-half drive. Lightning started flashing in the night sky around the […]