Taft's Maxie Propels West With Strong Defensive Play

From Staff Reports

Defensive end Lamar Maxie of Taft High had three sacks and returned a fumble 64 yards for a touchdown to lead the West past the East, 24-14, in the Valley all-star football game Sunday at Birmingham High.

Stanford-bound Kyle Matter of Hart completed 12 of 15 passes for 110 yards and one touchdown.

Maxie was chosen most valuable player for the West. Running back Gary Sonkur of Montclair Prep was selected most valuable player for the East. He scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The West opened a 24-0 lead behind Matter and quarterback Kyle Bauer of Valencia. Bauer completed four of 10 passes for 85 yards and one touchdown.

James Norris of Kennedy caught a 28-yard touchdown pass and Lee Marks of Taft caught a six-yard touchdown pass. Keith Jarbo caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from East quarterback Torwin Session of Eagle Rock.

Camarillo quarterback Mike Jasper completed seven of 10 passes for 100 yards and one touchdown to Dwayne Taylor of Hueneme and scored on a 66-yard run to give the West a 24-23 victory over the East in the Ventura County Coaches Assn. all-star game Sunday at Moorpark High.

Newbury Park's Marcus Crawford, who rushed for 123 yards in 15 carries, scored his second touchdown of the game on a five-yard run to bring the East within the final margin. Crawford was stopped on the conversion attempt.

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