Wednesday, January 16, 2008


From staff reports
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Postseason honors for the 2007 Ventura County Football Coaches Association's Large Schools football team.

Chosen to the first-team offense were: Backs — Adam Barry, Moorpark; Colby Cameron, Newbury Park; Langston Jackson, Simi Valley;

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Football commits
From Times Staff Reports

January 9, 2008

Wednesday, Feb. 6, is the first day football players can sign letters of intent with colleges. Many of the Southland's top players have already made verbal agreements with schools, while others are still weighing their options.Here are some of the top commits:

Offense RB -- Langston Jackson, Simi Valley. Considering Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Portland State and San Jose State.,0,7814112.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-highschool
From the Los Angeles Times

A look at the top running backs in the Southland
August 29, 2007
SOUTHERN SECTION Rank, Name, Height, Weight, Year
1. Darrell Scott (St. Bonaventure), 6-1, 200, Sr. -- 2. Ryan Bass (Corona Centennial), 5-10, 205, Sr. -- 3. Delano Howell (Hart), 6-0, 190, Sr. -- 4. Wes Fletcher (Placentia Valencia), 5-9, 175, Sr. -- 5. Derrick Colman (Troy), 6-0, 220, Sr. Others (in alphabetical order) Kejon Barner (Riverside Notre Dame), 5-11, 175, Sr. Anthony Barr (Loyola), 6-3, 205, So. -- Brian Baucham (West Torrance), 6-0, 165, Sr. --Jorge Chaidez (Bell-Jeff), 5-10, 170, Sr. Donyae Coleman (Lynwood), 5-10, 165, Sr. -- Rap Dantic (Magnolia), 5-8, 165, Sr. --Marcus Darden (Dominguez), 5-8, 185, Jr. -- Lawrence Doss (St. John Bosco), 5-10, 185, Sr. --Arby Fields (Los Osos), 5-9, 190, Jr. -- Cedric Foster (Riverside North), 5-7, 195, Sr. -- ,
David Freeman (Inglewood), 5-9, 183, Sr. -- Donald Green (Compton), 5-7, 160, Sr. -- Chris Harris (Duarte), 5-9, 170, Sr.; Aubrey Haynes (St. Paul), 5-11, 225, Sr. --B.J. Iverson (Corona Santiago), 5-9, 165, Sr. -- Langston Jackson (Simi Valley), 6-2, 210, Sr. -- An unsung talent in Ventura CountyRamon Judkins (Beverly Hills), 6-1, 200, Sr. -- Malcolm Jones (Oaks Christian), 6-1, 205, So. -- Areseo Lakey (Edison), 6-0, 190, Sr. --Jon Lister (Thousand Oaks), 6-1, 190, Jr. -- Mark Love (Maranatha), 5-10, 180, Sr. --Malcolm Marable (Alemany), 5-9, 160, So. -- Jared Moore (Esperanza), 6-1, 195, Jr. -- Jai Morris (El Toro), 5-11, 185, Sr. -- Josh Nakamoto (Norco), 6-2, 195, Sr. -- Ricky Pemasa (Orange Lutheran), 6-0, 205, Sr. -- Greg Portis (Servite), 5-7, 155, Jr. -- Austin Shanks (Crespi), 5-8, 170, Sr. -- Cierra Wood (Santa Clara), 5-11, 182, Jr. -- Ryan Zirbel (Saugus), 6-2, 215, Jr.
Compiled by Eric Sondheimer

Simi Valley comes up big

By Loren Ledin Saturday, September 29, 2007
With one disastrous play, Simi Valley High team yielded all the momentum Friday night.
But not the game. Langston Jackson, Alan Steele and the Pioneers' senior leadership would not allow it. Jackson rushed for touchdowns of 3 and 21 yards in the fourth quarter, and Simi Valley fired the first upset salvo in league with a 14-6 victory over Moorpark at Simi Valley High.
Jackson rushed for 125 yards on a workhorse 30 carries, 113 of them in the second half, and Simi Valley's defense pitched a shutout against Moorpark and quarterback Adam Barry.
On Simi Valley's homecoming night Jackson said pride pushed its way to the forefront.
"It seems like people were saying that we're just an average team," Jackson said. "We wanted to prove to everybody that we're a pretty good team. Everybody came together tonight. It wasn't just me. Everybody played hard, especially in the second half, to make sure we'd get a win."
After a Moorpark punt, Simi Valley covered 75 yards in 10 plays, the final 21 yards coming on Jackson's scoring run.
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.

Jackson is man of action for Simi
By Sean Ceglinsky Correspondent
Friday, September 21, 2007

Jackson ran just about wherever he wanted Thursday night.
Up the middle and through the tackles of would-be defensive linemen and linebackers. To the outside and past the outstretched arms of opposing cornerbacks and safeties. It didn't matter who, or what, was in his way.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior was seemingly unstoppable, rushing for 138 yards on 25 carries and four touchdowns in a little more than three quarters of work for Simi Valley in its 28-0 victory over visiting Burbank in a non-league game.
"Langston flies under the radar because he plays at Simi Valley, but I'll tell you what, he's as good as any running back in Ventura County," Pioneers coach Todd Borowski said. "People are going to start opening their eyes if he continues to play the way he did tonight."

The Pioneers took over on downs and Jackson scored shortly thereafter, running over Joey Cardenez en route to a 1-yard plunge and 21-0 lead with 33 seconds remaining in the first half.
"I was seeing things before they happened tonight," said Jackson, who's being recruited by several Pacific-10 Conference schools, including UCLA, Oregon and Washington State, and has a scholarship offer from Utah.
"I was pumped up for this game and my offensive line did a great job. I wasn't going to let up out there. I came in prepared and showed what I can do."
Newbury Park 32, Simi Valley 13:
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.
Simi Valley beats Buena behind Jackson's 172 yards
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Article Last Updated:09/09/2007 02:16:30 AM PDT

Langston Jackson had 172 yards on 24 carries, including 106 yards that set up two first-half touchdowns, as host Simi Valley recorded a 28-14 non-league football victory Saturday over Buena of Ventura.
- Bret Taylor
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.