Hoping to see something special from his team Thursday night against Ventura High, Westlake Coach George Contreras watched the game from the top of the press box at Thousand Oaks High.
What he witnessed was a Dailey occurrence.
Ventura's Steve Dailey.
The 6-1, 210-pound fullback, linebacker and placekicker scored a touchdown, kicked two extra points and a 23-yard field goal and intercepted a pass as Ventura defeated Westlake, 23-13.
The Cougars, ranked fifth in the Coastal Conference poll, are 3-0, all against Marmonte League teams. Ventura also defeated Simi Valley and Newbury Park. Westlake is 1-2.
Dailey, running behind an offensive line that dwarfed the Westlake defense, carried seven times for 107 yards.
"He's a good, hard-running fullback," Contreras said after climbing down from his perch. "We knew he was capable of that."
After holding Westlake to minus-6 yards on the Warriors' first possession, Ventura opened the scoring when Dailey burst through the middle of the Westlake defense and ran 50 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown five minutes into the game. Ventura's drive consisted of an incomplete pass and Dailey's run.