Marmonte Showdown Is a Mow Down
It might be white flag-waving time in the Marmonte League.
In what was supposed to be its toughest challenge in league play, Westlake Village Westlake’s football team encountered little difficulty Friday, posting a 24-0 victory over previously unbeaten Agoura.
Tahj Mowry rushed for 144 yards, Jeff Rapoport scored two touchdowns and Marcus Maddocks shut down Agoura’s most dangerous player, Braden Lepisto.
Agoura quarterback Bryan Walker came into the game having completed 69% of his passes with just one interception in leading the Chargers to a 4-0 start.
But Walker missed on nine consecutive passes in the first half and finished 12 of 36 for 172 yards with two interceptions.
The Warriors (5-0, 2-0) took a 14-0 halftime lead, scoring after interceptions by safety Ryan Ruel and lineman David Winer.
Rudy Carpenter connected with tight end Jimmy Miller for a 15-yard scoring pass and Rapoport scored on a six-yard run.
Maddocks held Lepisto to three catches for 39 yards. He broke up at least five passes in an individual duel with the speedy Agoura receiver, depriving Walker of his favorite target.
“Lepisto is so much of their offense, and Marcus was big time up for the challenge,” Westlake defensive coordinator Mike Leibin said.
Agoura had a first-and-goal situation from the three-yard line on its opening possession but failed to score. “Our defense rallied in the red zone and came up with a stop every time,” Maddocks said.