SOUTHERN SECTION ROUNDUP : Czernek Again Passes for 4 Touchdowns, Newbury Park Wins

Chris Czernek threw four touchdown passes for the fifth time this season to lead unbeaten Newbury Park High to a 33-0 victory over Royal in a Marmonte League game Friday night at Newbury Park.

Czernek has passed for 22 touchdowns and 1,989 yards this season after completing 16 of 29 for 288 yards against Royal (2-4, 1-2).

The Panthers (6-0, 3-0) scored on their first possession less than two minutes into the contest when Czernek (16 of 29 for 288 yards) teamed with DeJuan Hawkins from 14 yards on their first of two touchdown plays.

Newbury Park built a 13-0 first-quarter lead when Czernek found Pat Reddick from seven yards. Reddick, who was cleared to play by doctors at game time because of a concussion, caught four passes for 76 yards.

The Panthers went ahead 19-0 at halftime when Czernek hit Hawkins from 25 yards. Hawkins led all receivers with five receptions for 93 yards.

The Panthers held Royal to 75 total yards. Fumble recoveries by Chris Soury and David Tully along with an interception by Cory Bryant led the Panther defense.

The interception was the 13th of the season for the Panthers by the ninth different player.


Friday's Yardstick

Measuring the top performances of area high school football players Friday:


Joe Borchard, Camarillo: 20 of 38; 360 yards

Chris Czernek, Newbury Park: 16 of 29; 288

Kevin Carrasco, Saugus: 8 of 14; 239

Ryan Bowne, Notre Dame: 14 of 21; 203

Steve McKeon, Hart: 11 of 17; 199


Ronney Jenkins, Hueneme: 30 carries, 244 yards

Jermaine Lewis, Ant. Valley: 12 for 210

Ted Iacenda, Hart: 21 for 201

Jamal Harris, Westlake: 19 for 195

Jason Anderson, Monroe: 26 for 193


Colin Foutz, Camarillo: 9 catches, 190 yards

Cedric Hurns, Taft: 6 for 112

Donell Wickett, Ventura: 6 for 109

Andy Rethi, Quartz Hill: 4 for 102

Byron Carnes, El Camino Real: 4 for 94

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