Oxnard outlasts Pacifica in shootout

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Oxnard High’s game plan in its Pacific View League finale against Pacifica was as simple as it gets — let senior tailback Grant Weiss loose and hope the offense could light up the scoreboard as often as possible. The plan worked, but by the narrowest of margins. Weiss turned in a spectacular performance, rushing 28 […]

Pacifica does it all well in win

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Pacifica High let loose its explosive offense once again, but this time the Tritons backed it up with their best defensive effort of the season in a 56-7 Pacific View League victory over visiting Hueneme on Friday night. Senior running back Dennis Taylor, playing in his final regular-season home game, rushed for 287 yards and […]

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 […]

Pacifica piles up points again

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After three weeks of the 2011 high school football season, here’s what we know about Pacifica High — the Tritons can score a lot of points and can put them up very quickly. Sparked by the running of tailback Dennis Taylor and quarterback Nick Davis, Pacifica topped the 60-point barrier for the second straight week […]

Star Athlete of the Week: Dennis Taylor

Taylor, headshot.

Name: Dennis Taylor School: Pacifica Class: Senior Sport: Football The senior running back scored six touchdowns, including the game-winner on a 15-yard run in the final quarter, to spark Pacifica to a 60-56 victory over Nordhoff last Friday. He finished with 269 yards on 17 carries. Among the touchdowns was a 48-yard run in the […]

Pacifica, Nordoff have points to make

For a moment there, Pacifica High football coach Donnie Rea was tempted to check the calendar.  No, it wasn’t basketball season. Nope, the track and field season doesn’t happen until the spring. “It did seem like a basketball game or track meet,” he said. It was merely the second week of the high school football […]

Taylor’s sixth touchdown caps wild night at Pacifica

Pacifica High’s Dennis Taylor dashed 15 yards for the final touchdown in a wild, 60-56 nonleague victory over visiting Nordhoff Friday night.  Michael Maldonado had a 45-yard interception return for the Tritons (1-1) to seal a game which featured 11 lead changes. Maldonado had seven receptions for 160 yards. Taylor exploded for six touchdowns, including […]

Hard-charging RB primed for big senior season with Tritons

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Pacifica High running back Dennis Taylor said he usually struggles a little bit his first year of playing on a new level. If that history holds true this season, Taylor could put up some monster numbers in 2011. Last season, his first on the varsity level, Taylor was one of the best running backs in […]