Ventura College Athletics

2019 Ventura College Football Team News

  • Ventura Comeback Falls Short in Joe Kapp Real Estate Beach Bowl
    November 23, 2019
    The Pirate football team fell into a 21-6 hole early in the second quarter of Saturday's Joe Kapp Real Estate Beach Bowl, and, despite a valiant attempt, could not climb out of it, falling to Cerritos 46-39 at the VC Sportsplex. VC (8-3) held an early 3-0 lead, but the Falcons scored 21 of the next 24 points to secure the advantage in the season finale. Alaka'I Yuen was 17-20 in the air for 310 yards and two scores while tight end Daniel Moraga caught eight passes for 119 yards and a score to earn team MVP honors for the game.
  • Pirate Football to Host Joe Kapp Real Estate Beach Bowl
    November 18, 2019
    Despite finishing fourth in the Southern California Football Association RPI rankings, the Ventura College football team will not be heading back to the playoffs to defend their SCFA title from a year ago. But fresh off their win at Long Beach on Saturday to clinch a share of the program's sixth conference title in eight seasons. the Pirates (8-2) will host the Joe Kapp Real Estate Beach Bowl on Saturday Nov. 23 at the VC Sportsplex against No. 8 Cerritos College (6-4).
  • Pirates Sink Vikings, Capture Share of Conference Title
    November 16, 2019
    Running back Jayden Vargas had another solid outing, and the bend-but-don't-break Pirate defense came up with big plays when they needed it the most as the Ventura College football team held on for a 30-26 victory Saturday night at Long Beach City College. With the victory, VC (8-2, 4-1) captured a share of the Northern Conference championship with LBCC and Canyons, the program's sixth conference title in the last eight seasons. Kicker Alberto Arroyo had three field goals and Travis Calloway had 13 tackles to lead Ventura to the triumph on the last day of the regular season.
  • Football Holds Off ELAC, Back in Conference Race
    November 09, 2019
    The Pirate football team raced out to a 24-7 first half lead over visiting East Los Angels College Saturday night, then made it hold up in their 45-42 victory over the Huskies. Jayden Vargas rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and Chuck Wick had two more rushing scores while Terrell Vaughn had 10 pass receptions for 110 yards and two trips to the end zone. Ventura's win, combined with Long Beach's defeat of Canyons, brings the Pirates (7-2, 3-1) back into the Northern Conference title hunt with one game left visiting LBCC next week.
  • VC Falls to Canyons' Second Half Surge
    November 02, 2019
    On the opening drive of the third quarter, VC quarterback Dino Maldonado hit Mark Ferrell for a 25 yard touchdown giving the Pirates a 35-21 lead. Unfortunately it was all Canyons from that point as CoC scored 27 of the final 30 points of the game in defeating Ventura 48-38 in a pivotal Northern Conference battle. Maldonado was 21-33 for 257 yards and two scores and running back Jayden Vargas had 19 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown to lead VC (6-2, 2-1) in the contest.
  • Ventura Extends Citrus Cup Streak at Moorpark
    October 26, 2019
    On the wave of 31 unanswered points in the second and third quarters, the Pirate football team raced to a 55-20 victory over rival Moorpark Saturday night. In claiming a series-record 12th straight Citrus Cup triumph, VC outgained the Raiders 457-280 and forced three Raider turnovers. The fourth-ranked Pirates (6-1, 2-0) were led by the quarterback duo of Alaka'I Yuen and Dino Maldonado who combined for 301 passing yards and three touchdowns and running back Jayden Vargas, who totaled 14 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown.
  • Pirates Get A Kick Out of Bakersfield In Victory
    October 19, 2019
    It's always an adventure when the Pirate football team travels to Bakersfield. Saturday was no exception. In the Northern Conference opener for both teams, Ventura came away with a wild 29-21 victory over the Renegades on the strength of five Alberto Arroyo field goals. The freshman kicker connected from 22, 41, 19, 18, and 26 yards on the night to help lead the Pirates to victory. Jayden Vargas had 99 yards rushing for VC (5-1, 1-0) while quarterbacks Dino Maldonado and Alaka'I Yuen combined for 227 passing yards. Travis Caoloway had 12 tackles to lead the defense.
  • Pirates Survive Hornet Comeback in Overtime Thriller
    October 05, 2019
    Hearts stopped and records fell Saturday night at the VC Sportsplex as the Pirate football team gave up a 21-point fourth quarter lead over visiting Fullerton, only to reclaim victory in overtime, 48-47 on the Hornets' missed extra point attempt on the first extra possession. Quarterback Alaka'I Yuen totaled a school-record 493 yards of offense including 481 passing yards and three touchdowns while wide receiver Terrell Vaughn tied the VC record for passes caught with 15 receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the barn burner.
  • Ventura Outduels Palomar In Road Test
    September 28, 2019
    On the Pirates longest road trip of the season, the team overcame an 11-point first quarter deficit to defeat Palomar College 45-38 in Escondido Saturday night. Juan Gaytan rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns, and had five tackles on special teams, and Nevin Yuen passed for 280 yards and two more scores in the victory for state No. 8-ranked Ventura (3-1). Wes Anusiem had eight tackles defensively to lead the Pirates.
  • Pirates Pull Away Late Against Hancock
    September 21, 2019
    In a game that was much closer than the final score indicated, the Ventura College football team posted a 35-14 victory over visiting Allan Hancock College Saturday at the VC Sportsplex. Quarterback Nevin Yeun passed for 157 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 99 yards with a score, but he night belonged to the defense. Faced with a short field on many occasions, the Pirates held the Bulldogs to two touchdowns and came up with big plays when it counted in the win. Travis Calloway recorded 13 tackles to lead the "D."
  • No. 1 Pirate Football Falls at No. 4 Saddleback
    September 14, 2019
    The VC football team gave up 19 unanswered points in the first half, and were unable to comeback in a 48-24 loss at Saddleback College on Saturday. VC's Terrell Vaughn, who had 109 receiving yards on the night, hauled in a 33-yard score from Dino Maldonado to bring the Pirates to within 8-7 late in the first quarter before the Gauchos went on the run from which the Pirates could not recover. Maldonado passed for 290 yards and a score in the game and Travis Calloway led the defense with 10 tackles.
  • VC Football Opens With Strong Performance
    September 07, 2019
    The Ventura College football team lived up to its SCFA No. 1 ranking on Saturday with a strong 45-7 victory over Orange Coast at the VC Sportsplex. In the season opener for both teams, Ventura amassed 636 total yards offensively, including 314 in the air from quarterback Dino Maldonado and 119 on the ground from signal caller Nevin Yuen. Chuck Wick had 105 rushing yards with a pair of touchdowns and Terrell Vaughn caught eight passes for 116 yards and two scores. Defensive end Cory Owens led the defense with six tackles and a forced fumble.