Simi Valley 21, Calabasas 0:
Jackson rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns, scoring on runs of 3 and 29 yards.
Jared Zahorik connected with Keith Williams from 26 yards out in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Pioneers.
The Pioneers held the Coyotes to just 8 yards of total offense in the first half on their way to a 14-0 halftime lead. The Coyotes managed 27 rushing yards in the game.
Cameron Ventura lead the Coyotes with 81 yards of total offense.
- John Call
Simi pitches shutout
By Lance O'Fallon Correspondent Saturday, October 13, 2007
Langston Jackson ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns to lead Simi Valley High to a 21-0 shutout victory over host Calabasas in a Marmonte League game on Friday night.
The Pioneers, who recorded their second shutout of the season, turned three turnovers into 14 points to seal the victory. Simi Valley (4-2, 2-1) took a 7-0 lead with 1:50 remaining in the first quarter when Jackson scored on a 3-yard run. The scoring drive was set up following an interception from Evan Green. The key play of the six-play, 28-yard drive was an 18-yard completion from quarterback Jared Zahorik to Tommy Dowling on fourth-and-seven.
On Simi Valley's next possession early in the second quarter, Zahorik completed another pass to Dowling, who ran it to the Calabasas 1-yard line, where he fumbled the ball out of the end zone for a touchback. Dowling finished with six receptions for 90 yards. Simi Valley took a 14-0 lead when Zahorik threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Williams with 5:14 left before halftime. Zahorik completed 12 of 22 passes for 151 yards and Williams had two receptions for 32 yards.
Following a scoreless third quarter, Simi Valley put the game out of reach when Langston scored on a 29-yard run with 2:58 left in the game. The score was set up by a fumble recovery from Tim McAnary. Simi Valley had another fumble recovery from Everett Campos, while David Yastaly and Alan Steele each had a sack for the Pioneers. The best chance Calabasas (1-5,0-3) had to score came in the first quarter. A fumble recovery from Emon Saee set up the Coyotes at the Simi Valley 29. The drive stalled and kicker Charlie Kaufman's 40-yard field-goal attempt hit the left upright.
Calabasas was led by Shane Wilson, who had two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Cameron Ventura gained 51 yards in 13 carries. Quarterback Serop Chalian, the area's most accurate passer coming into the game, completed 9 of 21 passes for 73 yards for Calabasas. Despite comitting four turnovers, Simi Valley coach Todd Borowski thought his team played well on both sides of the ball.
"The defense has played well just about all year. We had two turnovers deep in their territory that could have led to more points. We are on a roller-coaster ride. One week good, one week not so good."
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IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers WELCOME BACK- Following four consecutive road games, QB Serop Chalian, above, and Calabasas return home Friday night. After four long years, Calabasas High football fans finally have a reason to celebrate.
Three weeks ago, CHS ended a 44-game losing streak when it beat Channel Islands High 2814 on the road. Tomorrow night the Coyotes will play in front of their home fans for the first time since the win when they host Simi Valley at 7 p.m. "Everyone in the student body and the administration at Calabasas has treated us great since the win- and before it," Calabasas head coach Lance Martin said. "It will be nice to play in front of our home fans this week after the way they've treated us."
Martin said that his team has regained confidence since the win in Week 3 and are playing with a new enthusiasm. "I think it was a great boost for us," Martin said. "The team now believes that when they go out on the field, they can compete and win because now they've done it before. The team has a little more fight in it now, and they believe more in themselves." One of the stars for Calabasas has been senior Justin Cudworth. Prior to a loss against Thousand Oaks last week, Cudworth led the team in tackles, rushing yards and receiving yards.
SVHS senior running back Langston Jackson wasn't his usual self; he gained only 53 yards on 14 carries for the Pioneers. Prior to the game against Agoura, Jackson was averaging 4.7 yards per rush and had six touchdowns. If SVHS wants to avoid another loss, the Pioneers will have to find a way to get their star running back the ball more. "Their offensive and defensive lines did a great job against us, and you have to give credit to Agoura for that," Simi Valley head coach Todd Borowski said.
"We have to figure out this week what we have to do better, but we do need to be more physical on the line. As far as getting our team ready to play this week, that won't be hard. Showing them game film from tonight (Agoura) should be more than enough." Although Martin admitted stopping Jackson would be one of the keys to winning for Calabasas, the first-year coach was quick to add that Jackson is not the Pioneers' only weapon. "They have a very good team over there at Simi," Martin said. "They are very well balanced on offense and they have a very sound defense.
"When (Simi) made its comeback run in the second half against Agoura, it was a total team effort. In order for us to win this week, we are going to have to play a perfect game against them. We can't have any mistakes. We can't have any penalties."
Based on the recent performance of both teams, MaxPreps predicts on: 10/12/2007
Simi Valley will beat Calabasas with a final score of 42 - 13
"THINK SIMI CAN STILL MAKE THE PLAYOFFS, DEAR?!"
Marmonte - Week 6
Posted: 10/09/2007 3:15 PM
Marmonte - Week 6
NP 27 Agoura 24
SIMI 35 CALABASAS 14
WESTLAKE 28 ROYAL 7
Posted: 10/09/2007 3:20 PM
JUst a hunch ...........
Royal just might surprise Westlake ...........
meyer93 Posted: 10/09/2007 11:08 PM
Re: JUst a hunch ...........
NP 36 Agoura 7 Too much fire power for those very talented Panthers
Royal 14 Westlake 24 Westlake won't lose to Royal but they will give them a scare
Simi 28 Calabasas 14 Calabasas will hang in but come up short. Langston redeems.
T.O. 17 Moorpark 14 Defensive battle, with T.O. coming out on top. Look for Yabu to make the difference
Posted: 10/10/2007 9:34 AM
Re: Marmonte - Week 6
My predictions:NP 31 Agoura 20 (Can Agoura's D stop a balanced NP offense...not this week)Simi 35 Calabasas 13 (Langston 200+ yards and at least 3TD's)Westlake 27 Royal 10 (Warriors bounce back)TO 24 Moorpark 14 (TO is tough on both sides of the ball)
Posted: 10/05/2007 2:54 PM
Re: Simi Vs. Agoura
Yes LJ will last all season and in Div. 1 ball as well. If you have ever seen this kid play in person your belief in him being the real deal will increase. I have seen alot of players play without an O- line and gain most of their yards on self effort alone, but with the Simi O-line learning to adapt to his running style its going to be a long season for the Maramonte defensive lines who will have to defend this kid.
Posted: 10/05/2007 3:18 PM
Re: Simi Vs. Agoura
Hey Stanzo...Shhhh! Don't give away the secrets...talk about what Simi needs, like a USC attitude. The young folks don't remember when USC was UCLA's female dog.
Posted: 10/06/2007 1:07 AM
Re: Simi Vs. Agoura DONE DEAL
Looks like all the talk about Simi can now start to fade away. Maybe 4th place for Simi, if Agoura stumbles. But probably just the consolation prize of a cross town rivalry game with no playoff consequences, to end the season. The same old thing for Simi Valley.
Posted: 10/06/2007 9:31 AM
Re: Simi Vs. Agoura DONE DEAL
Jackson had only 14 carries! Not his fault and you can't win that way.
Posted: 10/06/2007 4:01 PM
Just a quick question for you. Why do you think Langston only carried the ball 14 times? Almost every other game he had almost twice that. Could it have any thing to do with the defense or just poor play calling by the coach?Here's my synopsis on Simi after watching them last night. Stop Langston and you win. That is what Agoura did and it worked. I will give Simi credit because they didn't quit when the chips were down. You should be proud of yourselves for that. You made a much closer game out of what could of been a blow out. Simi will compete with all but Thousand Oaks. They may make the playoffs but I doubt it. With all that being said they are a pretty good Simi team but maybe not good enough. As for Agoura. If they play the rest of the season like they did last night, I don't see anyone beating them. (In the Marmonte) If they play like last week, anyone can beat them. As an Agoura fan I try not to be biased towards Agoura but I will say that if this team comes to play look out! Otherwise they may go 4-6. Simihomer- what was your take on the game?
Posted: 10/06/2007 4:27 PM
I got to Agoura right after the 2nd half kickoff. Agoura's offense was running like a West Coast machine - 8 yard gain after 8 yard gain. Doug Shumway is a great quarterback and his line gives him all the time in the world to throw. The Simi defense really didn't have any answers. Surprising considering they shut out Moorpark the week before. Agoura scored on the first drive of the half to give them a 17 point lead. Simi ran out of the shotgun and threw on just about every play. The surprising thing to me about Simi was that Jackson got the ball maybe two or three times that I can remember in the 2nd half. The QB (#11) made some good throws and Simi got back to within 3 points with a little over 4 minutes left in the game. Simi decided to try to make a stop on defense rather than go for the onside - which makes sense considering that defense has been their strength this year. Once again, Agoura marched down the field with mostly running plays. The Simi defense seemed to be worn down and the Agoura line was clearly controlling the line of scrimmage. The statement play was Agoura's #44 making about a 20 yard run breaking three or four tackles. Shumway finished it with a 1 yard TD run and that was that. Agoura's offense was much more impressive this week. They will be competitive with everyone in league including NP. This game convinced me that the TO defense is possibly the best in the league. As for Simi, I'm not sure you can necessarily say "stop Langston and you win". Simi showed that they do have a passing game - they just couldn't stop the Agoura offense when they needed to. TO and NP will be the top two in league. Agoura, Westlake, Moorpark, and Simi will battle for the last two spots. Agoura's "must win" game will be Moorpark at home. Simi's "must win" game will be Westlake at home. Of course Royal could always throw a monkey wrench into the gameplan even if either of these teams wins their "must win" games.
Last edited 10/06/2007 04:34 PM by YouShouldHaveThatLookedAt
Posted: 10/06/2007 11:32 PM
Re: Hey Preppy
Hey Meyer03, if a good RB usually get between 26-30 carries, you never stop giving him the ball. 14????? stupid...there are other plays and strategies. You don't stop giving the ball to the league leader because of bad blockings.I would wager that if LJ did get the ball 10-20 more times, he would have made 2 TDs more. No rap on the coach, don't want to go there, but any good back should get the ball regardless. What, they lost and Simi's Qb threw as much as Shumway? Something's wrong with that anyway you look at it
Posted: 10/07/2007 12:14 AM
Re: Hey Preppy
It was the same blocking he had against Burbank, Moorpark, and Pacifica. Why blame it on the blocking? Why don't you give the Agoura run defense some credit and their offense even more credit for keeping Langston off the field. The reason Langston got the ball so many more times in the other games was because he was getting yards. He wasn't getting any significant yardage so the coach had to go to plan 2, pass, and it almost worked. It's not the coaches fault, it's not the O-lines fault, it's not Langstons fault it definetely wasn't the referee's fault (they helped you more than hurt you). Its the Agoura defenses fault. Give some credit where it is due.