Monday, October 22, 2007


Come on Team!!!!




The week that was...
It was gut check time for several teams in Week 7 and some performances were more impressive than others, but none were more eye-opening than the efforts from two emerging quarterbacks in Camarillo and Simi Valley. There were plenty of other highlights, too, including another standout effort from one of the nation's most-prized recruits and a thrilling finish way up north. So, without any further delay, here's a quick look at the best of the best:

Star's rankings
1. St. Bonaventure (6-1)
Comment: Defense recorded 10 tackles for losses vs. Santa Barbara.
Next game: Friday vs. Dos Pueblos at Buena.
2. Newbury Park (7-0)
Comment: Panthers pitched program's 2nd shutout in 7 years.
Next game: Friday vs. Simi Valley.

3. Oxnard (5-2)
Comment: Oxnard has allowed 25 points in 5-game win streak.
Next game: Friday at Channel Islands.
4. Camarillo (5-2)
Comment: Scorpions averaging 294 yards passing over last 4 games.
Next game: Friday at Pacifica.
5. Oak Park (5-2)
Comment: Oak Park had two returns for TDs against Oaks Christian.
Next game: Friday vs. Nordhoff.
6. Moorpark (4-3)
Comment: WR Ryan Murry averaging 87 yards receiving per game.
Next game: Friday vs. Calabasas.
7. Thousand Oaks (4-3)
Comment: Ian Shultis has completed 67 percent of his passes.
Next game: Friday at Westlake.
8. Westlake (4-3)
Comment: Curtis Peterson has 3 games of 100 or more yards receiving.
Next game: Friday vs. Thousand Oaks.
9. Oaks Christian (4-3)
Comment: Oaks Christian had 319 yards rushing against Oak Park.
Next game: Friday vs. Grace Brethren.
10. Nordhoff (4-2-1)
Comment: David Brown had game-winning field goal vs. Carpinteria.
Next game: Friday at Oak Park.

1. Birmingham (5-1) - The Milton Knox Show continues
2. Hart (6-0) - Still abuzz after dramatic 31-28 last-second victory at Canyon
3. Notre Dame (5-1) - Faces tough Chaminade in final nonleague tuneup
4. Oaks Christian (4-2) - Showdown vs. Oak Park should decide Tri-Valley League title
5. Saugus (5-1) - Allowing just 210 yards per game
6. Crespi (4-2) - Limited Alemany to minus-38 yards rushing last week
7. Canyon (2-4) - Easy two-game stretch comes at perfect time for beleaguered Cowboys
8. Newbury Park (6-0) - Hey, you can't argue with success, as Panthers remain undefeated
9. Valencia (4-2) - Key showdown vs. Saugus could have playoff implications
10. Palmdale (5-1) - Since opening loss has won five in a row by average of 31.2 points
11. Chaminade (5-1) - No shame in tough loss to Loyola
12. Moorpark (4-2) - Darrell who? Coming off key win over Thousand Oaks
13. Loyola (3-3) - Has yet to face soft opponent
14. Alemany (4-2) - Held halftime lead in loss to powerful Crespi
15. Westlake (3-3) - On the road again -- for sixth time in seven games tonight at Simi Valley
16. Thousand Oaks (3-3) - Coming off unimpressive 23-point loss to Moorpark
17. Camarillo (4-2) - Led by QB Marcus Sanchez, Scorps averaging 29 points per game
18. Taft (4-2) - Young Toreadors a lot better than so-called experts predicted
19. Harvard Westlake (4-2) - Has lost 2 of 3 heading into tough three-game stretch beginning vs. Cathedral
20. St. Francis (3-3) - Three losses to opponents with a combined record of 16-2

-- Newbury Park P Colby Cameron has placed nine of 19 punts inside the 20. He's averaging 34.3 yards with a long of 58, and he's also passed for 1,100 yards and 11 TDs.

Based on the recent performance of both teams, MaxPreps predicts on: 10/26/2007. Newbury Parkwill beat Simi Valley with a final score of 28 - 10
Our old QB doing good!
Randolph is on target as Moorpark wins, 48-20
By Loren Ledin Sunday, October 21, 2007
Bryan Randolph threw for 156 yards and three first-quarter touchdowns as the Moorpark College football team earned a 48-20 victory over Santa Monica College on Saturday night.
Randolph completed 3 of 11 passes and threw touchdown passes of 20, 25 and 56 yards in the first quarter as Moorpark built a 21-7 lead.
The last score was a 56-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Wolberton with 1:39 left in the first quarter.
Conrad Meadows caught a 25-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and added a 48-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter as Moorpark built a 28-7 lead going into the half.
Moorpark's running back by committee included 72 yards and two touchdowns by Kylie McCrae and 63 yards for Marcus Hunt.
Moorpark improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Western State Conference Pacific Division. Santa Monica falls to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in conference play.

Moorpark College QB earns a passing grade
By Loren Ledin Monday, October 22, 2007

SANTA MONICA — Just in time for the stretch drive, Moorpark College's passing attack re-emerged Saturday night.
With the defense bunched in the box, and a stiff wind at his back, Raiders quarterback Bryan Randolph seized control of the Western State Conference matchup with Santa Monica in the first quarter.
He completed his first six passes, directed touchdown drives on the first three series and sparked the Raiders to a 48-20 victory in the Pacific Division contest at Santa Monica College.
Randolph finished 8 of 11 for 156 yards and touchdowns tosses of 56 yards to Daniel Wolverton, 25 yards to Conrad Meadows and 20 yards to Tomas Nicacio. He also was confidently looking ahead to the final three weeks of the regular season.
"I am right now," he said with a smile. "It felt good to be able to put that together. Basically, we took what the defense gave us. The line did another great job and gave me all the time we needed."
Moorpark improves to 5-2 (3-1 in the division) and seems on course for a showdown with Citrus in two weeks. Next up is a road contest Saturday at L.A. Pierce.
The Raiders running game, which amassed more than 400 yards in the victory over L.A. Southwest College on Oct. 13, was again resolute against Santa Monica (0-7, 0-4).
As gusting winds chopped down the passing game, Moorpark finished off the victory with its array of running backs.
Kyley McCrae collected 72 yards and touchdowns runs of 13 and 1 yard, all in the second half, and fullback Marcus Hunt finished with 63 yards on six carries.
On an all-around night, Meadows added a 48-yard punt return for the touchdown in the second quarter when he scooped up a short punt and zipped down the sidelines untouched.
The Raiders' run defense was tested, but ultimately yielded just three scores. Cedric Hayes finished with 80 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, and Nickade Ramsey rushed for 60 yards on 13 carries. Daron Bartholomew added 47 yards on 11 carries.

Newbury Park Makes Its Charge
By Cary Osborne Signal Sports Editor
Sunday October 21, 2007

We're just four weeks away from the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
Hart and Saugus are front-runners to make the playoffs, but the third and final spot from the Foothill League is anybody's guess.
But you know that already.
What about the potential competition?...
We'll start at the top of the division. We know No. 1 Hart defeated upstart West Ranch 36-15, despite the Indians surrendering 200-plus rushing yards for the second consecutive game.
No. 2 Newbury Park didn't have the same problems.
No. 2 Newbury Park 35, Calabasas 0
The Panthers moved to 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Marmonte League. Newbury Park scored touchdowns on its first five possessions, getting three scores from running back Chris Brown.
Despite the Panthers' start, they haven't beaten any current member of the Northern Division's top 10

Simi Valley (4-3) at Newbury Park (7-0)
The Panthers are really rolling now.
Last week's 35-0 triumph over Calabasas was the high point for the team's defense thus far.
The Panthers allowed only 111 yards of total offense to Calabasas (75 rushing, 36 passing) and forced two fumbles. If they keep playing like this, NPHS might never lose.
This week's challenge will be trying to solve an inconsistent, yet talented, Simi Valley squad.
The Pioneers have logged big wins this season, but have followed up those performances with duds. After dropping a onesided affair to Westlake last Friday, 31-14, Simi Valley is primed for a decent effort in this one.

Witness the Deuce. After his best week of the season picking games, he fell back — not to the depths of the first five weeks of the season — but far off the pace needed to cast away the Swami's stare.
Last week: 10-4. Season: 76-37, .673.
Moorpark 27, Calabasas 13: With road games the last two weeks of the season against Newbury Park and Westlake, this is a must win for Moorpark. Calabasas is looking to get some pop in its offense.
Agoura 24, Royal 21: Royal's near upset of Thousand Oaks (the Highlanders had the lead with less than a minute left in the game) is sure to have caught Agoura's attention.
Westlake 33, Thousand Oaks 28: The matchup has all the makings of being one of the great Marmonte League shootouts we've come to know and love. Then again, it could be a grind-it-out three yards at a time running game featuring two of the league's best backs.
Newbury Park 34, Simi Valley 20: Newbury Park hasn't won by less than 10 points in its last four games and has outscored Marmonte League opponents by a 34.3-14.8 margin. Simi Valley has held three teams to total of six points.
Buena 17, Ventura 15: This figures be the most significant — for both teams — Buena-Ventura game in several years. The winner gets a boost in its odds of reaching the postseason.
St. Bonaventure 30, Dos Pueblos 16: The midseason move to make Casey Serna the team's quarterback seems to be working out for St. Bonaventure. The defense is picking up its tempo.
Camarillo 24, Pacifica 21: If the margin is indeed this close going into the fourth quarter, the final 12 minutes should be fun. Both teams have had their fans on the edge of their seats in the final minutes of games.
Oxnard 23, Channel Islands 9: Look for Oxnard to hold its sixth straight opponent to under 10 points. Injuries to QBs have put a kink in CI's offensive plans.
Rio Mesa 14, Hueneme 10: The start to the Pacific View League season has been frustrating for both teams.
Bishop Diego 28, Santa Clara 24: While Fillmore might have some say in the matter, this game could decide the Frontier League title. Bishop Diego has been dominant in three of its last four wins. Santa Clara has averaged 39.3 points in its last three games.
Fillmore 30, Malibu 17: Bye week appeared to revive Fillmore, which bounced back after two losses for a big win over Villanova. Did you happen to catch that Villanova threw a season-high 27 passes last week?
Oaks Christian 35, Grace Brethren 24: The first three games of this young series weren't kind to Grace Brethren, which lost by a combined 167-14.
Carpinteria 29, Santa Paula 17: Three of Carpinteria's losses were by a combined 13 points. Santa Paula needs to shorten the game by controlling the clock.
Oak Park 30, Nordhoff 27: Some Ventura County teams have had trouble the game following a major win. The Deuce doesn't see that happening with Oak Park and its veteran staff. They'll have no problems gearing the team for a great rivalry game.

Simi Valley (4-3, 2-2) at Newbury Park (7-0, 4-0), 7 p.m. -- We know the Panthers are good, but this is one of those must-win situations for the Pioneers. Their last big win came against Moorpark in the Marmonte League opener and they're going to need another eyebrow-lifter (or some outside help down the road) if they're going to make the postseason.
My prediction: Newbury Park 35, Simi Valley Newbury Park 28, Simi Valley 10

The show must go on, and will in the Marmonte League
Representatives from the Marmonte League met earlier this afternoon to discuss exactly how to deal with the havoc that the Southern California wildfires have created for their football teams as they tried to practice this week for Friday‘s games.
A decision was reached to go ahead with the scheduled games as planned.
"It really boils down to doing what’s best for the kids, safety is the No. 1 priority," said Simi Valley Coach Todd Borowski, whose team was forced to practice in the gym on Monday because of unfavorable conditions, missed a second full day of workouts Tuesday because the school was closed and was back in the gym today.
"All of us coaches are in the same boat in terms of what we’ve been able to do or not do," he said. "While it would have been nice to do our normal routine this week, no one is really complaining. There’s some bigger things going on out there in the real world that aren’t necessarily football related.’’
If all goes according to plan, Borowski and the Pioneers (4-3, 2-2) will be back out on the field for practice Thursday in anticipation of Friday’s 7 p.m. showdown at first-place Newbury Park (7-0, 4-0), the lone Ventura County team with an undefeated record.
- Sean Ceglinsky, guest blogger

Marmonte League teams practicing outside, games still on for Friday
Newbury Park Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator George Hurley said all Marmonte League games except for Agoura-Royal (Saturday) are still scheduled to be played Friday. However, he warned that could change if the four separate school districts which govern the eight Marmonte League schools decide to make changes on Friday.
Hurley also said all the league's coaches and ADs have decided all games will either be played or canceled so that one team will not have an advantage over another.
Still, the situation is constantly changing. At 8 a.m., Hurley was notified by Conejo Valley Unified School District officials that he could hold his first, full outdoor practice this week. By 9 a.m., district officials limited it to an outdoor walk-through.
All other Marmonte League teams are holding outside practices as well.
"It'll be good to finally get out there," Hurley said. "You can't really practice kickoffs in the cafeteria."
All Marmonte League freshman games have been postponed until Friday, according to Hurley, who said Newbury Park's freshman team will play at 2 p.m. as part of a football triple-header.
- Austin Knoblauch

Marmonte RB's

Posted: 10/24/2007 10:22 PM
Marmonte RB's
A lot of good backs in the marmonte. After 4 league games here are the leaders in league play only according to maxpreps:1- Brown NP 757 yards 7.1 ypc2- Edmonson MP 482 yards 6.1 ypc3- Morris Roy 427 yards 6.1 ypc4- Shockly WL 413 yards 6.1 ypc5- Jackson SV 330 4.5 ypc (3 games- I think he had 55 yards in game 4)

Posted: 10/25/2007 3:04 PM
Re: Marmonte RB's
So obviously after Chris Brown it is very close between Austin, Derek, and Cooper. That makes a lot of sense and John Lister and Langston Jackson are no slouches. I marvel at these running backs for their toughness and athletic ability. Watching last weeks game between Westlake and Simi our RB Cooper Schockley was constantly gang tackled and punished. There he was though on Monday acting as though the game was just routine. Great effort by all these Players.
Based on my analysis the four best running backs in the area are Darrell Scott, Delano Howell, Chris Brown, and Malcolm Jones. I bgelieve Chris is a Junior and that means next year he may just be the best in our League and all Leagues. Canyon running back had a big game vs. Hart so I think he is also a good one. I see where Malachi Lewis is a starter and contributing as a true Freshman for Oregon. He was always a stud and we never know who the guys are that will step up in the Colleges and be successful. Darrell Scott,

Posted: 10/25/2007 9:51 PM
Re: Marmonte RB's
TheWarriorDad wrote: When did Saugus join the Marmonte League?Last time I checked Howell,Jones,and Scott dont play in the Maramonte league either.Read Homers post......(4 best running backs in the area).
Last edited 10/25/2007 09:54 PM by folksy71


Posted: 10/25/2007 11:24 PM
I attended the Westlake / Simi Valley game last week and I was impressed with the Westlake RB, Shockly. I think he has great quickness and excellent acceleration. I really don't care for Westlake's running game - the type of running plays they use. I would like to see this back behind a fullback and run some power plays, traps and counters. He may be a little small but he runs with toughness. I like him. I was not too impressed with the offensive line. That has to be the smallest line Westlake has had in many, many, many years. Shockly........good, nice running back !


Posted: 10/25/2007 11:50 PM
Re: Marmonte RB's
of all those backs listed...I believe that only L. Jackson has offers for d1 rides. Now I would agree that the other rb's have better stats, but I think what the college scouts see is the potential for the college game. I wonder why brown doesn't have the rides offered like underclassman Cierre Woods, a sophmore that has rides from Nebraska, SC and Florida. I would bet it is that the scouts see his potential for the college game. I wont argue stats with you posters, but one has to like Jackson's size and toughness...obviously a few colleges already do.


Posted: 10/26/2007 5:52 AM
Re: Kostcoking.
Soime interesting observations. I would probably agree with all of them. Cooper Schockley is not only a solid runner but a fine young man as well. Maybe this years Team I enjoy because of their lack of big men up front. The guys who are there are doing a very commendable job. Tommy Stuart is a real stud and Tommy Doupe is another very tough kid. I see Westlake winning tonight and hopefully a friendly atmosphere will prevail after all is said and done.This year we have had several youngsters step up and contribute big time to the Team. I would be remiss in not mentioning these guys. Stepping in and playing Varsity is what it is all about but on the job training has to be tough. By the way another unsung player on the Team is #24, Steve Hagy. Not a big kid size wise but a two way player who is someone you love to have on your Team. Perhaps Steve is one of the best open field tacklers in our League.Love ya Warriors.
Last edited 10/26/2007 05:57 AM by WestlakeHomer

Posted: 10/26/2007 6:47 AM
Re: Marmonte RB's
Well Chris may not be as "swell" as a Westlake guy, but he is a D-1 back. He has played 6 varsity games unlike someone like Cierre Woods who played all of last year on varsity as a sophomore. He is just a junior, so I wouldn't write him off yet. In fact, Homer's band of saints did and you know the result.
Homer, I hope Westlake loses just so I don't have to keep reading about what a great bunch of kids they have on and off the field. Just start asking them out and end all of the posturing.

Posted: 10/26/2007 7:37 AM
Re: Marmonte RB's
Chris Brown will be get plenty of offers...just be patient. I think Langston would be better off going to a smaller D1 school (former Royal RB Curtis Marsh is playing well at Utah St.) or a 1AA school (former Calabasas RB Alex Henderson is doing great at Northern Arizona). If he goes to a big school he may not get a legit shot. Anyone know what Shockley or Azoff are planning to do next year?

Posted: 10/26/2007 8:08 AM
Re: Marmonte RB's
I see Jackson as a safety or possibly a linebacker in his next life. I'm surprised he doesn't play in one of those positions now. Simi is not big on 2 way players I guess.

Da' Results

Newbury Park 32, Simi Valley 13: Chris Brown rushed for 194 yards and touchdowns of 17, 16 and 7 yards on 28 carries and the Panthers remained undefeated at 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Marmonte League. Newbury Park's defense racked up eight sacks for 52 yards in losses.
Simi Valley's Langston Jackson rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries, but Simi Valley moves to 4-4 overall and in league

Posted: 10/27/2007 1:45 PM

A Couple Compliments
After watching the NP-Simi game, I need to give a couple heart-felt compliments. First to Newbury Park and coach George Hurley: You guys are truly a class act. Any team that is undefeated at this point in the season certainly has talent. I believe there are other teams in the league with comparable talent, but nobody executes better and plays together as a team like you. How refreshing to see an undefeated team come out and play the game and show respect for their opponents without all the trash-talking and cheap shots that have become so common in high school football. It's hard not to like this team and pull for them in the playoffs. Secondly, to Langston Jackson. What a great example this kid is for all of his teammates. Langston is not only an amazing player but the fact that he gives so much of himself all the time, never complaining, doing what is asked of him should be an inspiration to his teammates. Whether he is carrying his team on his shoulders or blocking for his QB when the team falls behind in the game, it is always a 100% effort. I think this was hammered home last night when the team bus had to take a detour to Simi Hospital so Langston could get an IV to counter the cramping that was taking over his body after another balls out effort. In an era where talented players "shop" for a program to showcase their skills to college recruiters, Langston has remained loyal to Simi and is an example of what high school football is all about. If we can get that kind of effort out of everyone on the team for the next two weeks, Simi can still make a statement about the direction of the program.

Posted: 10/27/2007 4:12 PM
Re: A Couple Compliments
Wow. Any update on his condition? The kid is a stud!

Posted: 10/27/2007 6:33 PM
Re: A Couple Compliments
Heard he's ok 100%! He gave his all and more...