Friday, October 06, 2006


Halfway point offers a lot of big games
Press Prediction:
Simi Valley 24, Calabasas 10: How are 'ya gonna stop Simi's Langston Jackson? Jackson's due for his second 200-yard rushing game in three weeks.
By Derry Eads,
October 6, 2006

Simi Valley rolls past Calabasas, 48-21
By Lance O'Fallon, Correspondent October 7, 2006
Sparked by Ryan Wagner's 92-yard touchdown return off of a partially blocked field-goal attempt midway through the first quarter, Simi Valley High went on to a 48-21 victory over visiting Calabasas in a Marmonte League game on Friday night.
Calabasas (0-5, 0-2) took the opening kickoff and went on a 15-play, 67-yard drive that stalled at the Simi Valley 12-yard line. A 29-yard field goal attempt by Charlie Kaufman was blocked by Rich Solis. The ball was caught in mid-air by Wagner, who raced down the right sideline untouched for the score and a 7-0 lead.
Forcing Calabasas to punt on its next possession, Simi Valley's Alan Steele returned the kick 23 yards to the Coyotes' 27. Six plays later, Langston Jackson scored on a 1-yard run and a 13-0 lead with 26.8 seconds left in the first quarter.
Andrew Pinkston's 35-yard return on another Calabasas punt set up Simi Valley at the Calabasas 30. On the next play, quarterback Brandon Fricke threw a touchdown pass to Jesse Swayze — good for 20-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Simi Valley (3-2, 1-1) closed out the first-half scoring when Fricke teamed with Steele on a 16-yard TD pass and a 27-0 lead at halftime. Fricke threw his third touchdown pass of the night, this one 31 yards to Sammy Scherr on Simi Valley's first possession of the third quarter.
Calabasas got on the board when Cameron Ventura scored on a 4-yard run with 5:05 remaining in the third quarter.
Simi Valley' final two scores came on interception returns. Jack Albert's interception and 48-yard return gave the Pioneers 41-7 lead and James Barona had an 88-yard return for the final Simi Valley score.
Calabasas had a touchdown pass from Serop Chalian to David Spatz of 23 yards and Ventura scored on another 4-yard run for the last Calabasas score. Fricke completed six of seven passes for 97 yards, Swayze caught three passes for 56 yards and Jackson had 72 yards in 16 carries for Simi Valley.
"This was a total team effort," said Simi Valley coach Todd Borowski. "The offense, defense and special teams played great tonight. In this league you have to be ready every game."
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Simi Valley 48, Calabasas 21
By Steve Vranau
Article Last Updated:10/06/2006 10:54:36 PM PDT
LA Daily News

Brandon Fricke passed for two touchdown passes and Langston Jackson ran for 82 yards and another score to lead the Pioneers (3-2, 1-1) past visiting Calabasas in a Marmonte League game. Fricke connected with Jesse Swayze for 30 yards and Sammy Scherr for 31 as Simi Valley cruised to a 27-0 halftime lead.
The Pioneers went ahead on a 97-yard blocked field goal return by Ryan Wagner, and James Borona scored on a 90-yard interception return late in the game.
Cameron Ventura rushed for 68 yards and two touchdowns, and Matt Field made nine catches for 125 yards for Calabasas (0-5, 0-2).