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Vista Panther Football

Big Red Supports Read Across America


Alongside Former Panther, and current NFL Great, Leon Hall, Big Red supports the Read Across America campaign.  The photo below shows current Vista Panthers Football players joined by Leon (foreground) reading to students at a local Vista Elementary school


Ever wonder why we celebrate Big Red Football....Check this out:

Why High School Football Matters



Vista Football Fundraiser
Booze Brothers Brewing Co. is supporting our team!
Join us for a Cold One And Taste the Great Flavors of Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
Where: 2545 Progress St, Vista
When:  Saturday, March 14th
5:00 – 8:00 pm
With a $20 Donation you will get 5 Tastings & a tasting glass
 Flyer can be downloaded here:

Please return the bottom portion with payment to Coach
Williams by Monday, March 9th or Pay cash at the door
(glasses limited)
This is an ADULT event.


Vista Big RED Football

Applebee's Fundraiser


Applebee's, San Marcos

Breakfast of Champions 

Saturday, January 24th  8:00 - 10:00 AM

Tickets - $10.00 Each

Each Player is responsible for selling 4 tickets



Each player needs to sell the 4 tickets they are provided.  DO NOT GIVE TICKETS TO ANOTHER PLAYER!!  Each ticket is numbered and YOU are responsible for them.  Any unused tickets and money must be returned to Coach Williams.  DEADLINE is Friday January 16th.  We have extra tickets if needed.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Thank you and good luck!











Become a Hero!


 Panther Nation:  Your help is needed to help a young man within our Football Family






Attention Freshman Parents:

There has been a slight change in the Freshman Banquet. Originally the flyer stated we would collect $13 per person for the buffet. Instead we have arranged for parents to order what they want and pay Shakey’s directly. Parents and family DO NOT have to pay for food to attend the banquet. We are hoping this will encourage more families to attend the celebration. The boys will still receive pizza and drinks on us to congratulate them on a terrific season and welcome them to the JV team.If you have any questions, please contact:

Nina vistabooster.treasurer@yahoo.comDanna or Nicki

Thank you and we hope you are able to attend.

Vista Football Boosters






2014 Season



vs. St. Augustine 




St. Augustine - 24  Vista - 12

Big Red overrun in Quarterfinal Clash with the St. Augustine Saints, November 21



Vista(6) seeking to advance to CIF-SDS semifinals cannot keep hold on Saints(3) in hard fought D1 Playoff contest at Mesa College




2014 Season


CIF-SDS D1 Playoffs

vs. Olympian 



Big Red(6) Grounds (Chula Vista) Olympian Eagles(11) Flight Plan 35-14

at Dick Haines Stadium November 14



Vista(6) Advances to CIF-SDS Quarterfinals to face St. Augustine(3) at Mesa College following opening round win over Olympian(11)




2014 Season


Round Up Week

vs. RBV 



Big Red renews League rivalry with Crosstown foe in important Avo East Game 

Varsity squares up resume, blitzes Longhorns 41-7 to recapture Mayor's Trophy 

JV  Clinch Avo East Title 35-6

November 7 at The Ranch

Freshman fall Rancho Buena Vista 13-3

 November 6 at Dick Haines Stadium


Big Red back in the win column heading into the CIF-SDS Division 1 Playoffs.  Seedings to be announced this weekend.




2014 Season


Senior Night vs. Mission Hills 



Big Red tangles with old foe in important Avo East Game on Senior Night


Varsity more Treat than Trick falling to Grizzlies 49-7

JV totally dominates in 20-0 blanking

October 31 at Dick Haines Stadium

Freshman fall at Mission Hills 39-21

 October 30


Big Red ran up against a talented Mission Hills squad needing to play flawlessly to topple the Grizzlies.  Turnovers, early mistakes, and Mission Hills athleticism more than Panthers could overcome in loss to one of San Diego County's better teams.




2014 Season


GAME EIGHT vs. San Marcos 



Big Red looks to continue resurgence in Avo East Home Opener


Varsity vs. San Marcos: Knights escape with a 14-10 victory

JV runs over San Marcos 42-20 

October 24 at Dick Haines Staduim

Freshman fall at San Marcos 20-6

October 23


Big Red returned to a Homecoming crowd looking dismount San Marcos from the ranks of the unbeaten.  Panthers are left clawing the doorstep, failing to score on two tries from the one yard line in the last seconds, allowing the Knights to escape out the back door.




2014 Season

GAME SEVEN at El Camino




Big Red continues the momentum and shows El Camino that Vista is the Big Cat in Town


Varsity dominates El Camino 31-14

JV gives El Camino nothing, wins 21-0 

October 17 at El Camino HS 

Freshman dropped by El Camino 20-6 at Dick Haines Stadium

October 16


The Panthers travelled the short road to El Camino and put on another fine display of Big Red Football.  Blackshirt Defense generates 5 more turnovers, Big Red Machine Offense on the roll, churned up the field at Herb Meyer Stadium.




2014 Season

GAME SIX at Del Norte




Big Red Comes out of Bye Week to Start Avocado East Play with First Ever Encounter with Nighthawks


Varsity Grounds Nighthawks 35-0

JV Rolls Past Del Norte 32-6

October 10 at Del Norte HS 

Freshman Claw Back to Tie Del Norte 14-14 at Dick Haines Stadium

October 9


The Panthers use Bye Week to put the Big in Big Red Football, give Nighthawks their first taste.  Offense and Defense play with renewed purpose en route to League Win.




 Upcoming Fundraising Activities:


10 Letters Going Out Now




November 19 - Prohibition Brewing Company Vista 4 - 9 PM



Previous Events:



Shakey's Pizza

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

Mom's Clinic


Strawberry Festival May 25, 2014

Cookie Dough Sales


Thanks to all the volunteers!



2014 Season


Bye Week

Big Red looks to Regroup and Come Back Strong against Del Norte




2014 Season

GAME FIVE vs La Costa Canyon




Big Red Hornswoggled by LCC Mavericks

Varsity can't get on the Offensive, falls 17-0

JV Triumphant in last second win 22-21

September 26 at Dick Haines Stadium 

Frosh Fall 21-0 at La Costa

September 25





2014 Season

GAME FOUR at Carlsbad




Big Red Takes The Short Road West...

Varsity wins a tight one at Carlsbad 15-13 in closing seconds

JV KO's Carlsbad 24-0

September 19 at Carlsbad HS 

Frosh dropped by Carlsbad 20-0 at home September 18


The Panthers' Varsity, JV find favorable outcomes at Swede Krcmar Field versus Lancers. JV, Frosh upended at Dick Haines Stadium




2014 Season

GAME THREE at Steele Canyon



Big Red embarks on first 2014 roadie to the far end of South County

Varsity Gets Boxed In By Steele Canyon In 25-7 Loss

JV Rout Steele Canyon 56-7

September 12 at Steele Canyon HS

Frosh Win Home Opener 7-0


The Panthers' look to rebound from a tough week with Eastlake when they take on their 3rd South County foe of the 2014 Campaign.




2014 Season

GAME TWO vs. Eastlake



Big Red gets at it with South County Titans

Panthers, Titans Slug it Out Until Last Minute. Big Red Loses Nailbiter 17-16

JV Shut Out 14-0

August 29 at Dick Haines Stadium

Frosh  fall at Eastlake 36-8


The Panthers' challenge this week has ratcheted up a couple of notches as Vista takes another run at a team they have seen a lot of over the last few years, the Eastlake Titans.  The Titans are among the South County's finest and are once again among the favorites to get to Qualcomm.




 2014 Season and Home Opener 




Big Red Sweeps  Bonita Vista

VARSITY Blacks Out Barons 24-6

JV Dominate 42-7

August 29 at Dick Haines Stadium

Frosh wins big 35-7 @ Bonita Vista (Chula Vista)


Vista squares off against a foe from the South County, the Bonita Vista Barons, in the 2014 Season and Home Opener

The Panthers are looking to build momentum from last Friday's 3-way scrimmage where Vista played very good Helix and Ranch Bernardo squads.  Vista returns key starters on both sides of the football and look to put that experience to good use against the Barons.




With heavy hearts we note the passing of a great man and an incredible Vista Panther.  For immediate release from Coach Williams:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Mr. Carl Hause. Carl passed away yesterday from a sudden massive heart attack. He went quickly and peacefully. For all those who have had the pleasure of knowing this unique and caring individual, understand what an impact he had on the lives of so many. For those who did not know him, your loss. Carl worked in VUSD for over 40 years as an educator, coach and Athletic Director. As quoted from a true and dear friend of Carl, "Carl could teach any student math and their success was his reward". Carl was a straight shooter, he fought for students and he fought for his coaches. He would give his word and you knew that was golden. He put students and faculty first. In the 30+ years I have known Carl, I can not ever recall Carl raising his voice or ever appearing frustrated. His cool, calm, and jovial demeanor made everyone around him feel at ease. Carl is a recipient of the Honor V due to his dedication and contributions in the academic achievement of his students that went beyond the teachings in the classroom. Carl is survived by a wonderful wife and 4 loving children all of whom have children. 
The services for Carl Hause are Sunday at 3:00 PM at the King of Kings Lutheran Church located at 2993 Mac Donald Street, Oceanside, CA. 92054. We have lost a truly remarkable husband, father, grandfather, friend, colleague and educator. Please say a little prayer for Carl and his family as they progress through these difficult days.

Dan Williams
Head Football Coach





Thanks Everybody for Supporting the

Vista Big Red Football Spaghetti Dinner



We Hope You Had a Great Time Supporting

Big Red Football!




Vista High Football 2014

Practice is underway for 2014!!




RED versus WHITE

Dick Haines Stadium

Saturday August 16th

Frosh, JV square off at 5:00 PM

Varsity clash at 7:00 PM






The Booster Club is preparing for another awesome season of Big Red Football, under the leadership of Coach Dan Williams. As we prepare for this upcoming season we encourage all parents to become a member of this great organization. Your ongoing, unrelenting support and financial contributions will assure making this program a continuing success. With your help, we are able to support our team and coaching staff by providing the financial means necessary to purchase new uniforms, provide player feeds and recognition, passing leagues, end of year banquet and much much more.

This year we are offering three different levels of participation:

Touchdown - $65
(Touchdown Hat/Scarf+ 15% off Spirit Wear + Discounted Family Ad)

First Down - $45 (10% off Spirit Wear)

Extra Point - $35

Booster Membership Levels


Your donation makes you a voting member of the Big Red Football Boosters. In addition, all Booster members will have their names printed in our 2014 Football Program. Again, Touchdown members will receive a 15% discount on all Spirit Wear with an additional discount on Family Program Ads. Those in the Touchdown membership category will also receive a “Touchdown” member Vista Football Hat. First Down members will receive a 10% discount on Spirit. 

We appreciate your support!

Go Big Red! 



9th Annual Panther Mom’s Football Clinic


Moms, Grandmas, Sisters, and Aunts joined Coach Williams and his knowledgeable staff for the 9th Annual Panther Mom’s Football Clinic go to our Facebook Page to see the photos!


Summer Football is Underway!

June 9 for Varsity/JV

June 16 for Frosh

All start times are at 3:30PM




Vista High Panthers Football Announce Schedule for 2014

Big Red Football Head Coach Dan Williams released the 2014 Football Schedule and as usual it contains a full load of playoff participants, league champions, and section champions as the Panthers move back into the Avocado East League for 2014.  Game times will be announced at a later date.

Highlights in this year's schedule include Open Division Semifinalist Eastlake, Open Divsion Champion Mission Hills; first-time Panther (and new Avo East League) opponent Del Norte; and the Season caps off with Round-up Week with Crosstown Rival RBV in a game that for the first time in 5 years, has both City and League implications.

August 29          Bonita Vista

September 5      Eastlake

September 12    @ Steele Canyon

September 19    @ Carlsbad

September 26    La Costa Canyon  (Pop Warner Night)

October 3          BYE

October 10        @ Del Norte*

October 17        @ El Camino

October 24        San Marcos*   (Homecoming)

October 31        Mission Hills*  (Senior Night)

November 7      @ RBV*

(* - Avocado East League Game)




Panther Updates

 *  Frosh Summer Workout Times are 3:30 to 5:30PM beginning June 16



*  April 2014 Calendar and Freshman Orientation are posted in the Handouts Section (Link Here)





Attention Big Red Nation:

The road to a 10th CIF Championship can start with you!

The Vista High Football Team is in need of a number of team sponsorships for the 2014 Season. 

The VHS Football Family strives to provide an atmosphere that fosters dedication, pride, and ultimately success. Our goal is to maintain the safest and most successful environment possible for all players.

To transport 100-125 players and coaches to games each week creates a huge commitment of funds. Our hopes are that the Big Red community will rally together to find a way to get our players to games safely. Whether you are a parent of a player, Big Red Alumni, a local business or one of our loyal Big Red Fans, your help in this quest would be appreciated in the form of the following sponsorship opportunities:  

Download Donation Form Letter (Here)


Donate Securely Online via PayPal Below - (Tax ID#33-0727266)

$60.00 Player Sponsor
$400.00 Bus Sponsor - Signage available for sponsorship
$1400.00 Trip Sponsor - Varsity, JV, or Frosh Trip for one game to Opponent School; Signage, Website and Program Ads available
$4000.00 Team Sponsor - Sponsor Varsity, JV, or Frosh Trip to all away games to Opponent Schools; Signage, Website and Program Ads available, New 2014 Big Red Jacket, Sponsor Hat, and Season Tickets.
Custom Sponsor - Name your price...any amount is appreciated!

The Spirit Wear Booth needs you!

We need volunteer JV parents to work during the Varsity games so that the Varsity parents that volunteer during the JV game can watch their boys play the nightcap. If you are willing to help out please contact

New Photos uploaded on Facebook

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Booster Meeting
Next booster meeting: Wed, March 4, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
in K-16 (Coach Williams' Room)