JUNIOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP : Moorpark Crushes Ventura, 63-3, Awaits Bowl Bid
Moorpark College gained bragging rights early at Ventura High on Saturday in the 23rd renewal of their intra-county rivalry, rolling up 734 yards during a 63-3 victory in a Western State Conference North Division finale.
Moorpark (8-2, 7-2 in conference play), which likely has a bowl game in its future, improved to 4-1 in division play.
It seemed everything the Raiders touched turned to points against Ventura.
Quarterback Corey Tucker completed eight of 12 passes for 239 yards and threw three touchdown passes to wide receiver Curtis Marsh in the first half as Moorpark rolled to a 49-0 lead by intermission.
Marsh caught scoring passes of 61, 69, 35 and 77 yards, and finished with five catches for 251 yards.
Running back Jamal Anderson scored on runs of 16 and 25 yards and broke the 1,000-yard mark for the season. He rushed for 181 yards in 19 carries and now has a total of 1,059.
Anderson also scored on a fake punt in the fourth quarter, taking punter Chris Edwards’ pass and knocking over would-be tacklers on the 64-yard play.
Moorpark, which rushed for 370 yards, got 77 yards and a four-yard touchdown run from Johnel Turner, who also completed a 61-yard touchdown pass to Marsh on an option play.
Moorpark, the WSC’s top defensive team, limited Ventura (3-7, 3-6 in conference play, 2-3 in division play) to 267 total yards.
Ventura’s only points came on a 32-yard field goal by Chris Pryor in the third period that cut Moorpark’s lead to 49-3.