Simi Valley shrugs off slow start, rolls to big win over Ventura in season opener

Jim Benkert was so dismayed by the week's practices that he expected unwelcome consequences for his Simi Valley High football team Friday night."I ...

August 21, 2022
2:26 AM

Jim Benkert was so dismayed by the week's practices that he expected unwelcome consequences for his Simi Valley High football team Friday night."I saw this coming," said the Pioneers' fifth-year coach. "We looked confused. We couldn't line up. We were sloppy. Our heads weren't in it."Such has been the elevation — and the growing potential — of the Simi Valley program. The Pioneers weren't sharp, weren't crisp, and still rolled up a 49-3 victory over visiting Ventura High in the Zero Week opener at Simi Valley High.

Loren Ledin