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Jaguars maul Ukiah Wildcats, 39-22 in NBL grid opener

September 30, 2015



Windsor defenders Marcel Sands (4), Payton Easton (17) and Trevor Tobon (22), broke up a pass in Friday's 39-22 varsity football win at Ukiah. The Jaguars visit Casa Grande on Oct. 4.


By Greg Clementi Sports Editor

Windsor visits Casa Grande this Friday in key match-up

The varsity football Jaguars didn’t have to wait long for their first North Bay League victory, powering past the host Ukiah Wildcats, 39-22 in the NBL opener on Friday.

The Jags entered the game well rested and ready, having had two weeks to prepare for Ukiah following a bye on the schedule last week. Windsor made full use of its time, combining a balanced offensive attack with a ball-hawking defensive effort to dispatch the Wildcats in the second half.


The win propels Windsor into a Friday, Oct. 2 visit to Casa Grande at Ellison Field on the Petaluma High School campus. The Gauchos (0-4, 0-1) remain in search of their first season win following a 49-28 loss to Rancho Cotate last week, but will no doubt be a hungry team when they take the field on Friday. Kickoff times for the JV and varsity are 5 and 7:30 p.m.


Jags tame Wildcats


The Jaguars went right at Ukiah from the first snap, as quarterback Max Brown engineered an early drive resulting in a one-yard scoring plunge from running back David Escarcega. The PAT kick was good and Windsor took a 7-0 lead. Ukiah got on the board at the end of the first quarter on a safety, as the Jags led 7-2 at the end of one.


Windsor continued to move the chains in the second quarter, as Escarcega capped another march midway through the period with a two-yard plunge. The ensuing try for the two-point conversion failed and the Jags led 13-2.  The Wildcats answered late in the second on a 60-yard scoring run by Cody Shepard, followed by a successful two-point conversion to cut the deficit to 13-10 a the half.


The Jaguars continued to move the ball effectively after intermission, as Brown found receiver Anthony Rea on a 17-yard touchdown strike to make it a 19-10 ballgame.  


Moments later, Ukiah’s Eddie Hollbrook had the home-town crowd on their feet when he took the ensuing kickoff and raced 94 yards to the house. The euphoria was short-lived, as Brown finished off an exciting period with another scoring pass to Rea – this one a 49-yard hook-up as Windsor led 25-16 at the end of three.


The Jaguars gained separation with a bit of deception early in the fourth, employing a double pass that caught the Wildcats off guard. On the play, Brown threw a backward pass to receiver Curtis Johnson, who fired downfield to a wide open Escarcega for a 35-yard Windsor touchdown.


The Jags iced the contest on their next series, as Brown found Johnson on a 44-yard scoring dagger, followed by a pass to Kobe Roman for the ensuing two-point try for a 39-15 cushion.  Ukiah would add a late touchdown but Windsor cruised to a 39-22 victory.   


Quarterback Max Brown turned in his best game under center, completing 16 of 30 pass attempts for 288 yards and three touchdowns, while gaining 66 yards on the ground.


Other offensive leaders included Escarcega (14-69 yards, 2 TDs, 2-68 yards receiving, TD), Alezzio Stra (3-14 yards rushing), Ian “Chuck” Knoblock (1-16 yards rushing), Rea (5-107 yards receiving, 2 TDs), Johnson (4-82 yards receiving, 1-35 yards passing, TD) and Joey Pignataro (1-13 yards receiving).

Leading defenders were Sam Fletcher (4 tackles, 1 assist, INT), Mitch Bruning (5 tackles), Rea (3, 1), Pignataro (3 tackles), Anthony Spallino (2, 1), Cameron Caughey (2 tackles), Jordan Diaz (2 tackles), Marcel Sands (2 tackles), Luke Au-Yeung (1, 1), Jared Martin (1, 1), Fadi Husary (1, 1) and a tackle apiece from Chris Licea, Evan Legaspi, Cesar Herrera, Alex Tancreto, Logan Conner and Trevor Tobon (FR).





Jags footballers grounded in 40-3 loss to Miramonte

September 11, 2015


Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 

Windsor enters bye week with 2-1 record

Football is a game of emotion, and the team that takes the field with more of it usually prevails.

That may have been the case on Friday as the Jaguars took their lumps in a pre-league meeting with a formidable Miramonte team, a game which the visitors controlled for the better part of 48 minutes.

The Jaguars (2-1) enter the bye week at just the right time, with a full 14 days to prepare for the North Bay League opener at Ukiah on Friday, Sept. 25.

Jags tamed by Matadors

Things started well enough in Friday’s clash with visiting Miramonte, as Windsor quarterback Max Brown engineered an opening drive culminating in a 40-yard field goal from kicker Dalton Mullins.

It was the high-water mark of the game for the Jags, with the Matadors answering with three touchdowns, including a 25-yard pick six for a 21-3 lead at the end of one. Miramonte padded its cushion in the second quarter, finding pay-dirt on a short scoring pass for a 27-3 bulge at the half.   

Both defenses dug in for a hard-hitting second half, but the Matadors ended any Windsor comeback hopes with another pair of touchdowns en route to a 40-3 win.

The Jaguars did have some individual bright spots on both sides of the ball.

Offensive leaders included running backs Jackson Baughman (17-84 yards rushing), David Escarcega (9-54 yards rushing), Chris Licea (7-32 yards rushing) and Alezzio Stra (3-24 yards rushing). Top pass catchers included Kobe Roman (4-31 yards receiving), Jordan Diaz (1-18 yards receiving) and Payton Easton (1-7 yards receiving).  Brown was limited to five completions for just 38 yards.

Anchoring the defensive unit were Anthony Spallino (7 tackles, 3 assists), Sam Fletcher (5, 1), Jarrod Mulholland (3,1), Cameron Caughey (2, 1), TJ Keith (2 tackles), Lucas Campos (2 tackles, INT), Marcel Sands (2 tackles), Blake Stibi (1, 1, sack),Easton (1, 2), Roman (2 assists), Diaz (1, 1, sack) and a tackle apiece from Evan Legaspi, David Winston, Alex Tancreto (sack) and Logan Conner (2 sacks).


At Windsor, the home team opened the scoring with a field goal and then the Matadors reeled off the next 40 points.

Dalton Mullins got the Jaguars on the scoreboard with a 40-yard field goal but the lead didn’t last long as the Matadors raced to three touchdowns before the first quarter ended.

Both schools came into the game with 2-0 records.

“They’re definitely a very good team,” Windsor coach Tom Kirkpatrick said. “They’re one of the best teams that I’ve seen in quite some time, especially at skill positions.

“Their defense did a few things that surprised us. We didn’t play well at all.”

Windsor quarterback Max Brown, who threw for three touchdowns last Friday against Northgate, was held to 38 yards. He completed 5-of-15 passes.

Jackson Baughman was the Jaguars’ top runner with 94 yards on 17 carries. David Escarcega had 54 on nine touches and Chris Licea wound up with 32 on seven rushes.

Miramonte was led by quarterback Tim Tague. He threw for three touchdowns, two of those in the first half.




Jags footballers roll over Northgate, 38-22

September 9, 2015

Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 

Windsor faces test this Friday against Miramonte


The varsity football Jaguars made it two straight in week two of the pre-league schedule, using a dominant defensive effort to power past visiting Northgate 38-22.

The win pushed the Jag’s record to 2-0 entering their Friday, Sept. 11 home clash with perennial power Miramonte, a game that will pit two unbeaten teams in the early stages of the season. Kickoff times for the JV and varsity are 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Matadors claimed a 58-41 victory over St. Mary’s on Friday to run their record to 2-0 and represent a good litmus test for the Jaguars this week.

In what could be a continuing theme, Windsor emerged from a tight first half in Friday’s opener against Northgate, using good offensive balance and a strong defensive effort to win going away after the break.

The Jaguars drew first blood early in the opening period when linebacker Sam Fletcher tackled a Northgate ball-carrier in the end zone for a safety. The Broncos took their only lead of the game with two minutes left in the first quarter on a one-yard scoring dive to put them ahead 7-2. Windsor quarterback Max Brown got the offense rolling on the next series, finding receiver Anthony Spallino on a 16-yard scoring strike for a 9-7 lead at the end of one.

The Jags cranked up their running game in the second quarter, mounting a drive resulting in a 34-yard field goal from kicker Dalton Mullins. Windsor finished off a solid first half with a 23-yard pass hookup from Brown to wide-out Curtis Johnson. Brown followed with a successful two-point conversion pass to running back Jackson Baughman as the Jaguars took a 17-10 halftime advantage.

The third quarter proved decisive as Windsor dominated the trenches on both sides of the ball. The Jags caught the Broncos napping with a bit of trickery when Baughman fired a pass to a streaking Johnson for a 61-yard touchdown. Windsor gained separation with another pair of scores, including a 26-yard pass from Brown to Johnson, followed by a one-yard burst from David Escarcega to open up a 28-point cushion. Northgate finished the third period with an 80-yard touchdown run but the Jaguars led 38-16.

Windsor would employ a clock-eating ground attack in the fourth quarter, yielding just one more Broncos’ score en route to a 38-22 win.

Turning in outstanding offensive performances were Brown (19-31, 188 yards passing, 3 TDs), Baughman (6-83 yards rushing, 1-1, 61 yards passing, TD, 2-23 yards receiving), Escarcega (12-78 yards rushing, TD), Chris Licea (9-44 yards rushing), Johnson (7-130 yards receiving, 3 TDs), Mitchell Bruning (5-44 yards receiving), Anthony Rea (2-16 yards), Spallino (1-16 yards, TD).

Leading tacklers were Sam Fletcher (4 tackles, 3 assists), Bruning (3, 3), Cameron Caughey (4), Alex Tancreto (2, 1, sack), Jordan Diaz (3), Rea (3 tackles), Kobe Roman (2), Drew Leon (2), Enrique Raygoza (2,1), Peyton Easton (assist, INT), Blake Stibi (1, 1), Jarrod Mulholland (1, 1), Jarod Evans (2 assists), Lucas Campos (1), Fadi Husary (1), Ricky Zamora (1), Spallino (1), TJ Keith (1, sack), Jacob Gonzalez (1), and Licea (assist).




Windsor wears out Petaluma, 21-9

August 28, 2015
Windsor's Mitchell Bruning slips past Petaluma's Brenden White during their game in Petaluma Friday, August 28, 2015.   (Jeremy Portje / For The Press Democrat)

Windsor’s Mitchell Bruning slips past Petaluma’s Brenden White during their game in Petaluma Friday, August 28, 2015. (Jeremy Portje / For The Press Democrat)



PETALUMA — Windsor’s David Escarcega rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Max Brown ran in a third as the Jaguars defeated Petaluma 21-9 in a non-league game Friday.

Petaluma grabbed the lead briefly in its first possession, opening the scoring with an Isiah Blomgren 37-yard field goal, capping an 18-play drive that ate up most of the first quarter.

The Trojans ran the ball 13 times and attempted just 5 pass plays in the quarter, slowly but steadily moving the ball downfield against Windsor’s defense.
Petaluma almost went three and out on its first drive, but won new life on a fourth-down Windsor penalty on the punt.

Six plays later, Trojan quarterback Brenden White pitched to Luke Wheless, who grabbed the high toss on the left side and picked up 21 yards, the longest play in the drive.

Windsor answered on its first drive, taking a lead 7-3, which it never relinquished.

Escarcega scored on a 1-yard run with 14 seconds left in the first quarter. Kicker Dalton Mullins followed with the first of his three successful point-after attempts.

Windsor coach Tom Kirkpatrick, returning from retirement to helm the Jaguars after a long career at Healdsburg, praised his team’s defense, which held the Trojans to just 114 rushing yards and 96 passing.

“Defensively, we played really well,” he said. “Offensively, we were inconsistent. It’s something we’re going to work on.”

Brown completed 8 of 15 passes for 133, including a 44-yard completion to Curtis Johnson. He also rushed four times for 18 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown with 9:16 left in the game to put Windsor on top 20-9.

Brown also connected with Parker Canady for two 25-yard completions.

Escarcega rushed 12 times for 61 yards, including touchdowns of one and 42 yards. Jackson Baughman led the Jaguars with 64 rushing yards on 13 carries.

Petaluma coach Rick Krist said he was disappointed in the result and impressed with Windsor’s depth.

“We hoped to get more movement from our offense,” he said. “We had sparks at times, but not enough.”

Petaluma runs an option offense, relying on its backs instead of a passing game.

Quarterback Brenden White completed 8 of 17 pass attempts for 96 yards, all but 23 of it in the second half.

“We’re a running team,” Krist said. “We threw (17) times in the game, which is about eight times more than we did last year. They just had a good plan against us.”

The Trojans ran 42 rushing plays, good for 114 yards.

Running back Lucas Dentoni pushed it up the middle mostly, but could manage only 34 yards on 17 carries against Windsor’s stifling defensive line. White carried 14 times for 19 yards. Luke Wheless added 40 yards on 9 carries.

The unsuccessful running game frustrated Petaluma fans, who by the fourth quarter were tired of hearing the public address announcer call out “Dentoni up the middle…”

Fans could be heard yelling, “Pass the ball!” and “Call a different play!”

Windsor went on top 14-3 with 11:04 left in the third quarter after Anthony Rea’s 40-yard punt return set up the Jaguars into the Trojans’ territory.

After a short Brown keeper up the middle, Escarcega took the handoff and flashed down the right side for a 42-yard score.

Sports writer Lori A. Carter can be 
reached at 
or at 521-5470.

Jags footballers power past Petaluma, 21-9

September 2, 2015



Jag's running back David Escarcega (20) dove over from a yard out to score a first-quarter touchdown in en route to a 21-9 victory over Petaluma on Aug. 28. The Jags will host Northgate on Friday in the home opener.





Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:34 pm

Windsor to host Northgate on Friday in home opener

The varsity football Jaguars recorded a win and perhaps established their identity in the process on Friday in the season opener at Petaluma, employing a bruising ground game and a stingy defensive effort to throttle the Trojans, 21-9.

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The victory was the first for Tom Kirkpatrick as Windsor head coach and propelled the Jaguars into week two of the season this Friday, Sept. 4 against visiting Northgate. Game time for the JV and varsity are 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s game against a tough Petaluma squad was a hard-nosed, grind-it-out affair, as both teams set out to establish the run in the first quarter.

The Trojans mounted a long, clock-eating drive on their opening possession, consuming nearly eight minutes of the first quarter. The 18-play march was prolonged by a Windsor holding penalty on a fourth-down play and culminated in a 37-yard field goal from Isiah Blomgren for a 3-0 lead.

The Jags answered right back on their first possession, as quarterback Max Brown engineered an impressive 70-yard march. The drive was highlighted by a 44-yard pass play to receiver Curtis Johnson before running back David Escarcega found pay-dirt from a yard out to put Windsor ahead for good. Dalton Mullins followed with the PAT kick and the Jags took a 7-3 lead at the end of one.

Petaluma drove deep into Windsor territory in the second quarter, but a missed field goal attempt allowed the Jaguars to retain a 7-3 lead at the half.

Windsor gained separation early in the third quarter, using a 40-yard punt return by Anthony Rea to put Jags inside Petaluma territory. Moments later, Escarcega took the handoff and raced 42-yards to the house for a 14-3 advantage at the end of three.

The Jags answered a Petaluma score with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter when Brown scored on a five-yard keeper to put his team up 21-9. The Trojans would get no closer against the determined Windsor defense the rest of the way as the Jags closed out a 21-9 victory.

Brown led the offensive unit, connecting on eight of 15 pass attempts for 133 yards, and rushed for one touchdown. Leading rushers were Jackson Baughman (13-64 yards) and Escarcega (12-61 yards, 2 TDs). Leading receivers were Parker Canady, Mitchell Bruning and Johnson. Mullins made good on all three PAT kicks.

Although there were no stats available, the Windsor defensive unit held Petaluma to a paltry 114 yards rushing on 42 carries.

The Windsor JV squad posted an 18-0 win over Petaluma.

WHS footballers take aim at winning season...

August 26, 2015

Veteran Leadership

Veteran Leadership

Senior Mitchell Bruning will lead a deep and talented varsity football squad as the Jaguars open the 2015 campaign on Friday, Aug. 28 at Petaluma.



Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:27 pm

Jaguars kick off fall campaign on Friday at Petaluma

Excitement and anticipation are off the charts around the Windsor High School campus this week, as the Jaguars get set to start the 2015 varsity football campaign.

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Windsor will open off the pre-league schedule in earnest this Friday, Aug. 28 against the host Petaluma Trojans at Steve Ellison Field. Kickoff times for the JV and varsity are 5 and 7 p.m.

First-year head coach Tom Kirkpatrick returns to the sideline to lead a Jaguar’s squad that is both deep (50) and talented - a team that will benefit from great experience and leadership, and one built to compete in the rough and tumble North Bay League.

A former teacher and veteran of 31 years with the Healdsburg High School program, Kirkpatrick spent 19 seasons as head coach of the Greyhounds in two tours of duty (1987-2000, 2007-2011). His win-loss record of 168-58 placed him among the top football coaches in Sonoma County League history before stepping down from the Healdsburg post in 2011.

Kirkpatrick will be surrounded by nearly his entire former coaching staff, which includes defensive coordinator Bob Besancon, defensive guru and former HHS head coach Gale Bach, line coach Pat McDowell, receivers coach Mike Ruiz, running Backs coach and former HHS head coach Pete Thomas, defensive backs coach (and former WHS girls basketball coach) Joe Passalacqua and special teams coach Stan Maida.

Ryan Kirkpatrick will assist with the offense, while Todd Fletcher, the lone holdover from last year, will handle the coaching duties for the kickers and punters. In addition, Chris Spallino heads the JV team while Jim Goff is the head coach for the frosh.

Kirkpatrick’s first order of business will be to continue the momentum of former head coach Vic Amick following a successful 8-4 campaign in 2014. The Jaguars posted a 4-3 league mark before advancing to the quarterfinals of the North Coast Section Division-2 playoffs.

Without divulging team goals, Kirkpatrick spoke of his expectations for the Jags this fall.

“I think we’ll be competitive with everyone we play,” he said. “We’ve got great kids to work with - this is a senior-dominated team with great talent and attitudes and we’re really excited to start the season.”

Senior quarterback Max Brown returns to lead the offense, while senior Ian “Chuck” Knoblock will be the backup. The Jags have a strong stable of running backs which include senior Jackson Baughman, junior David Escracega, senior Chris Licea, fullbacks; senior Anthony Spallino, junior Jarrod Mulholland and Joey Pignataro.

The receiving corps will be deep and athletic, led by seniors Mitchell Bruning and Anthony Rea, junior Payton Easton, and first-year senior basketball standouts Curtis Johnson and Parker Canady.

The offensive line will consist of senior center Blake Stibi, senior guards Riley Cleaver and Alex Trancreto, senior tackles Cameron Caughey, TJ Keith and Jared Martin and junior Logan Conner.

Senior Dalton Mullins will handle both the kicking and punting chores.

Manning the defensive trenches is a combination of several of the aforementioned linemen in addition to junior Jordan Diaz.

The linebacking corps is the strength of the team and arguably the class of the NBL in third-year seniors Sam Fletcher, Bruning and Spallino, with Pignataro and Mulholland also expected to see plenty of action.

The defensive backfield consists of senior cornerbacks Evan Legaspi, Lucas Compos, Marcel Sands and Fadi Husary. Junior Kobe Roman is the strong safety while Anthony Rea is at free safety.

While perennial powers Cardinal Newman, Casa Grande and Rancho Cotate assume the role of co-favorites, the Jaguars should be considered a dark horse to compete for the league title.

2015 Windsor football schedule

Aug. 28 – Windsor @ Petaluma (7:30 p.m.)

Sept. 4 – Northgate @ Windsor (7:30 p.m.)

Sept. 11 – Miramonte @ Windsor (7:30 p.m.)

Sept. 18 – Bye

Sept. 25 – Windsor @ Ukiah (7:30 p.m.)

Oct. 2 – Windsor @ Casa Grande (Petaluma HS, 7:30 p.m.)

Oct. 9 – Montgomery @ Windsor (7:30 p.m.)

Oct. 16 – Santa Rosa @ Windsor (7:30 p.m.)

Oct. 23 – Windsor @ Rancho Cotate (7:30 p.m.)

Oct. 30 – Windsor @ Maria Carrillo (7:30 p.m.)

Nov. 6 – Cardinal Newman @ Windsor (7:30 p.m.)

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Friday,  Oct 9
Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park, CA) @ Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 7:00pm Cardinal Newman
El Molino (Forestville) @ Elsie Allen (Santa Rosa) 7:30pm Elsie Allen
Healdsburg (CA) @ Petaluma (CA) 7:30pm Petaluma
Maria Carrillo (Santa Rosa) @ Santa Rosa 7:30pm Santa Rosa
Montgomery (Santa Rosa) @ Windsor 7:30pm windsor

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