January 27, 2000 |
Quarterbacks Casey Clausen of Alemany and Zac Wasserman of Westlake, plus defensive lineman Travis Johnson of Notre Dame, have been selected to the Parade magazine All-American football team. They are among 55 players from 24 states to make the team that has been selected since 1963. Eight former Parade All-Americans have gone on to win the Heisman Trophy. The entire team will be released in the Parade magazine distributed in The Times on Sunday.
December 5, 1999 |
Westlake High's defense produced four turnovers and limited defending champion Arroyo Grande to 190 total yards in a 24-7 victory Saturday night in a Southern Section Division IV semifinal at Arroyo Grande. Westlake (12-1) will play for its first championship since the school opened in 1978. The Warriors will meet San Luis Obispo on Friday night at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
September 20, 1997 |
Zac Wasserman completed 13 of 19 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns to lead Westlake High to a 29-0 victory over Ventura on Friday night at Westlake High. Joey Cuppari caught all three Wasserman touchdown passes on receptions of 53, 79 and three yards. Cuppari finished with eight catches for 182 yards. "We needed to open up the run first," Cuppari said after the victory that improved the Warriors to 1-1. "Once we did, the passing game clicked and we were able to be successful."
November 7, 1998 |
It didn't take Westlake High long to hit high gear Friday night in a Marmonte League game against Simi Valley. Chris Catalano took back the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and the Warriors (7-1-1, 3-1-1) were off to the races and a 35-14 victory over the Pioneers at Simi Valley. Julian Lambert's one-yard touchdown run capped a 10-play, 53-yard drive to give the Warriors a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter.
November 14, 1998 |
Westlake 38, Agoura 16--The Warriors, playing at home, built a 28-0 first-quarter lead behind three touchdown runs of at least 40 yards by Julian Lambert. Lambert scored Westlake's first three touchdowns on runs of 41, 40, and 40 yards. The junior tailback finished with 121 yards in seven carries. Senior Beau Brannan started at quarterback instead of Zac Wasserman and completed eight of 10 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns.
October 1, 1997
At Palmdale High, the best offense is a good defense. In three weeks, the Falcons have returned three interceptions for touchdowns and registered a safety. Mark Hendricks, Imad Rodriguez and Ty Chiaro each have touchdowns. The 20 points by the defense are more points than have been scored by eight teams in the region--Bell-Jeff, Chaminade, Granada Hills, Lancaster, North Hollywood, Oak Park, St. Genevieve and Verdugo Hills.
July 12, 1998 |
Zac Wasserman of Westlake High threw four touchdown passes, two each to Mike Seidman and Chris Catalano, to help the Warriors beat Crespi, 24-18, in the championship game of the Monarch passing tournament at Valley College on Saturday. Wasserman, who passed for 2,788 yards and 31 touchdowns as a sophomore last year, had 18 touchdown passes in five games Saturday. He had four passes intercepted.
January 7, 1999 |
Quarterback Kyle Boller of Hart High, who passed for a state single-season-record 4,841 yards, has been selected the state player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports magazine. Making the all-state team were receiver Jerry Owens of Hart, tight end Mike Seidman of Westlake and defensive lineman Brian Montesanto of Royal. Running back Marquis Brignac of Taft was a second-team selection.
November 22, 1997 |
In other Division III first-round games: Westlake 21, San Marcos 17--The Warriors scored three second-quarter touchdowns and used a stingy second-half defense to hold off San Marcos at Westlake High. Adam LaLiberte scored on a 55-yard run early in the second quarter to bring the Warriors (8-3) to within 10-7. Westlake scored twice more within a span of 1:23 on touchdown pass plays of 32 and 10 yards from Zac Wasserman to Travis Campbell.