Last Updated: October 10, 2016

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  • 2016 Season is NOW!!!
  • Never Stop Grinding
  • Go Big Red
  • Homecoming is 10/7 vs. Del Norte
  • Booster Meeting - Next Booster meeting: October 5, 2016 @ 6:30PM Room K-16

Week 8

Game 7

Vista vs. Rancho Bernardo

Big Red continues League Campaign paying a visit to the Defending State Champ Broncos 10/14 at 7:00 PM. 




JV at Rancho Bernardo 4:30 PM

Frosh home vs. Rancho Bernardo 10/13 5:00 PM

Week 7

Game 6


Vista vs. Del Norte

Big Red welcomes family for Homecoming as the Panthers look to even out against the Nighthawks at Dick Haines Stadium. 




JV vs. Del Norte 4:30 PM

Frosh at Del Norte 10/6 5:00 PM




10/3 - 10/7

      ****  Join us for Booster Meeting Wednesday 10/5 in K-16 at 6:30pm****



 10/6  Freshman vs Del Norte ( away) 5pm

 10/7  JV vs Del Norte (home) 4:30pm

 10/7  Varsity vs Del Norte (home)  7pm


Varsity Dinner:  Thursday 10/6 hosted by Davis Family. Cost is $5, more

 Information will be given to players.


 JV Dinner Thursday 10/6  L&L Hawaiian Barbeque (4225 Oceanside Blvd. Oceanside)

 Free drink with  purchase of entrée.


Lunches  Provided:

 Freshman on Thursday  in K-16

 JV & Varsity Friday in K-16


Parents available to help serve should check into the front office for a badge by 11:15.


Hosts for Varsity Dinners still needed for 10/13 and 10/27

Please contact Kim at


**Volunteers  needed at Snack Bar for Homecoming on Friday October 7th


Even if you can  help for an hour it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Kim Toft.**


Donations of water and chips for each Friday lunch for Varsity and JV teams are welcomed.




Vista (2-3)

Big Red looks to use the Bye Week to build on Ramona win and take momentum of steam into Homecoming Avocado East League tilt vs. Del Norte at Dick Haines Stadium





Week 5

Game 5

Vista at Ramona

It's a Vista Sweep as Panthers outlast Bulldogs at Ramona 28-20

JV earns another road victory

Frosh win again at Home





Week 4

Game 4


Vista vs. Mt. Carmel

Panthers fall to Sun-Devils 45-21








Week 3

Game 3

Vista at RBV

Panthers Corral Longhorns for first win, 25-14

Vista Sweeps 2016 City Championship with JV and Frosh Victories







Week 2

Game 2

Vista at San Pasqual

Panthers can't ground Eagles, fall 24-14 at SPHS

JV, Frosh each victorious both now 2-0







Week 1

Game 1

Vista vs. San Marcos

Panthers fall to Knights 37-13 in Season Opener 

JV, Frosh Win Openers









Vista High School

Class of 2016




Vista High Football 2016





Vista High School names new football coach

Vista Panthers Welcome New Head Coach Dave Bottom

Coach Bottom comes to Vista from Everett Alvarez High in Salinas. Bottom played at Chapman College and started his coaching career at Los Amigos in Orange County. He was an assistant at Capistrano Valley for four seasons and spent one season as an assistant at Torrey Pines.  Bottom was also the head coach at Clairemont in San Diego for two seasons.  Stay tuned for further announcements for 2016 Vista Panther Football.




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

Why High School Football Matters





CIF-SDS Division 1 Playoffs - Round 1

Steele Canyon 31 Vista 20



November 13  7:00 PM at SCHS

Panthers' Luck all Bad on Friday the 13th as Cougars take advantage.  Vista season ends abruptly on the road at Steele Canyon.



Week 11

Game 10

Vista 16 Rancho Buena Vista 10

Big Red Finishes Senior Night with Fourth Quarter Drive to retain Vista Mayor's Championship versus crosstown rival Longhorns. Awaits Playoff Fate.




 11/6 at Dick Haines Stadium

JV Gets Their Kick 24-21

Frosh 1st Roundup not so fun at RBV, fall 35-16






Parent Info for Senior Night this Friday
MEET at Coach Davis' Room V-19 to pick up jerseys and pre game reception.

Parent/Player on field introduction ceremony, you will turn in the jersey on the field immediately after.

KICKOFF Vista vs. RBV for the Vista Mayor's Trophy.


Week 10

Game 9

Mission Hills 47  Vista 21

Big Red miscues provide #1 Grizzlies with plenty to snack upon.  




 10/30 at Mission Hills

JV bounced 49-0

Frosh lose heartbreaker 9-7 



Week 9

Game 8

San Marcos 32  Vista 21

Vista left at the starting gate by Knights Fast Break  




 10/23 at San Marcos

Varsity kickoff 7:00 PM

JV dropped 41-19

Frosh sacked 30-14




Week 8

Game 7

Military Appreciation Night

Vista 38  El Camino 0

Big Red pulls out all the weapons in their arsenal as the Panthers show EC who is the bigger Cat.  




 10/16 at Dick Haines Stadium

JV thumped 35-0

Frosh fall 35-7




Week 7

Game 6


Vista 22  Del Norte 0

Big Red welcomes family to Homecoming but not too hospitable to Del Norte in their first ever trip to Dick Haines Stadium. 




JV trimmed 7-6

Frosh wins big 29-0





Vista (1-4)

Big Red looks to use the Bye Week to heal and take a new head of steam into their Avocado East League opener vs. Del Norte






La Costa Canyon 13  Vista 0

9/25 at La Costa Canyon HS


Panthers claw hard but can't make a mark on the Mavericks, falling 13-0 at the halfway point of of the season

JV get bumped off 24-9

Freshman stampeded by LCC 41-0




Carlsbad 33  Vista 0

9/18 at Dick Haines Stadium


Big Red loses grasp on Lancers after solid start, as Carlsbad methodically pulls away.

JV fall 24-6

Freshman solid in 20-7 victory




Vista let Broncos stampede away from them


Big Red can't get on the offensive as RB plays keep away and takes advantage of Panther miscues on Blackout Night

Rancho Bernardo 37  Vista 6

JV unhitched 28-10

Frosh blanked 31-0




Big Red Overruns Paloma Valley


Big Red totally dominant in 2015 Home Opener versus the Paloma Valley Wildcats (Menifee, CA) at Dick Haines Stadium

Vista 61 Paloma Valley 7

JV falls hard 46-14

Frosh win big on the road 29-11




Vista at Bonita Vista


Penalties, untimely miscues keep Big Red off the board, as Barons battle hard to defend home turf.

Bonita Vista 12 - Vista 0

JV Nips Barons 14-6

Freshman triumph at home 40-28




Vista High School Football Boosters
Your Executive board for 2015:
Nicki Trevino, President
Danna Johnson, Vice President
Nina Beebe, Treasurer
Sara Davis and Lorie Mauritzen, Co-Secretaries
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
(15% off Spirit Wear at booth only!)
First Down - $45
(10% off Spirit Wear at booth only!)
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 2015 Football Program
and by becoming a member you get voting rights at our meetings. Touchdown members
will receive a 15% discount on all Spirit Wear at the Spirit Wear Booth.  First Down members will receive a 10% discount on Spirit Wear at the Spirit Wear Booth.

 We appreciate your continued support! Please contact one of our Executive Board
Members if you are interested in helping the Big Red Program grow and succeed thru
fundraising as well as volunteering for one of or many events.

Link to the 2015 Football Orientation Packet Here




The Vista Football Online Team Store is OPEN!


The Store will open today April 7th and close on May 24th with delivery the week of June 8th.

A second ordering period will begin June 1st and close on July 19th with a delivery date the week of August 3rd.

Orders can be delivered to your house for a small fee or by bulk delivery to the school at no charge.



Click Here to link to Team Store Site



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


 Upcoming Fundraising Activities:



Vista High Football Needs You!
Every little bit helps!
We need volunteer parents to get involved in your son's program.  Even if you can't take a direct leadership position you can provide necessary assistance to those who elect to put their valuable time into making your son's time in the Vista High Football Program enjoyable and a first-class experience.  This doesn't happen without the hard work of the Vista Booster Group.   To find out how you can help out please contact:

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 2015 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!

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Booster Meeting
Next booster meeting: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
in K-16