QB THROWS FOR 500 YDS AGAIN AND LOSES AGAIN

It wasn't exactly as high scoring, but in many respects last week's 52-49 game between Agoura of Agoura Hills and Newbury Park was even more of a wild shootout than was Newbury Park's 58-55 matchup two weeks ago against Royal of Simi Valley.

The bottom line for Newbury Park quarterback Rudy Carpenter is that he's now thrown for 507 yards in a loss and 524 yards in another loss. Newbury Park also fell to 1-6 overall, 0-4 in the Marmonte League.

Carpenter, just a junior, went 38 of 58 against Agoura and had seven TD passes in addition to his yardage. He was 31 of 61 and had six TD passes in the game against Royal.

Carpenter's 524-yard outing will rank either 10th or 11th on the single-game all-time state list. It will be 11th if El Segundo's Matt Engle is officially credited with 557 yards for his game last week against South Torrance. But a conflicting newspaper report had Engle with 468 yards.

"It just amazes me that we can have such an awesome offensive team and such a horrid defense," Newbury Park coach George Hurley told the Los Angeles Daily News. "Rudy is out there every play that he can breathe. We're on our sixth running back, and our three leading rushers aren't on the team anymore."

Only 29 players in all are currently on the Panthers' roster and the crazy stats may continue in upcoming games vs. Calabasas, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks.

As in the loss to Royal, in which opposing quarterback Kyle Uebelhardt passed for 479 yards and four scores, Agoura quarterback Dustin Croick sizzled against the Newbury Park secondary. Croick finished 19 of 35 for 494 yards and six TDs.

The combined 13 TD passes in the game for both teams is a new state record, breaking the previous mark of 11 set in 1957 by Capuchino of San Bruno and Jefferson of Daly City. The combined passing yardage of 1,018 yards breaks the state record of 973 that was set by Newbury Park and Royal earlier this season. The two teams did not quite get to the state total offense record, though, of 1,281 yards set in 1999 by Los Banos and Manteca. Newbury Park had 663 total yards and Agoura 570 for a two-team mark of 1,233. That total will now be No. 2 on the all-time state list.

On the receiving front, both Newbury Park and Agoura had players with nights they'll long remember. Agoura's Bryan Huston finished with 11 catches for 326 yards and three TDs, Newbury Park's Bryce Winter caught 17 passes for 187 yards and four TDs and Newbury Park's Justin Cox caught 12 passes for 268 yards and two TDs.

Huston's single game yardage total will be fifth on the all-time state list. Winter's 17 catches also makes the all-time list.

All of these totals will be updated later this week in the state records section of the CalHiSports.com web site. Those records can only be accessed through a premium subscription to the site.


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