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Moorpark’s Roberts to Miss Only 2 Games

<i> Times Staff Writer </i>

The best news and the worst news the Moorpark College football team received this week both came from the same place: the doctor’s office.

The good news: Fullback Larry Roberts, who has a separated shoulder, will be back in the lineup in 2 weeks.

The bad news: Halfback Tony Kerr, who sustained a mild concussion against Pierce last week, might miss Moorpark’s next game.

Moorpark got more good news from its schedule. The Raiders (4-0) play at West Los Angeles (0-4) on Saturday. The Oilers, who have not scored a touchdown in their past 3 games, are coming off a 53-0 loss to Ventura.

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Roberts, the leading rusher in the Western State Conference, might return for Moorpark’s game against L. A. Harbor on Oct. 22. Coach Jim Bittner had expected Roberts to miss the rest of the season after the sophomore separated his right shoulder during the third quarter against Pierce.

“He gives us a stability that we don’t have without him,” Bittner said. “He’s our best blocker as well as our best rusher.”

Roberts, who has rushed for 539 yards in 79 carries and scored 6 touchdowns in 4 games, gained 156 yards in 18 carries and scored twice against Pierce.

Kerr, a freshman from Simi Valley High, gained 119 yards in 6 carries last week in his most productive game of the season.

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Against West L. A., Bittner plans to start one of 3 backup fullbacks--Richard Ochs, Noel Baker or Mike Moore. John Brown probably will fill in for Kerr.


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