|But the LASW
defense had a big day as well with 6 sacks, 2 interceptions and a pair
of fumble recoveries. The
defensive front 4 of Elijuawon Thompson, Ernest Davis, Andrew Gill and
Leo Nobles controlled the line all afternoon, making things difficult
for the West LA QBs.
And the Cougar defensive
line was in the middle of the key play of the game as well.
Early in the 4th quarter, West LA trailed 13-12 but
had driven to the LASW 12 yard line.
As Oiler QB Paulo Newman dropped back to pass, Robles charged in
and blindsided him, knocking the ball loose.
Gill picked up the ball at the Cougar 20 and returned it all the
way to the Oiler 20. Three
plays later, Phillips threw a 16-yard pass to Rex Stewart to extend
Southwest's lead to 20-12. And
the Oilers never really threatened again.
After an Oiler punt, the
Cougars made it 27-12 on the trick play.
Phillips fired a lateral to Foster along the left sideline, and
the big Tight End found a wide-open David Whaley behind the defense for
a 33-yard scoring play.
Entering the 4th
quarter, the game had been a defensive standoff.
The first quarter ended scoreless, and each team's offense had
managed only one scoring drive of more than 2 yards.
West LA took the lead when
Newman entered the game in the second quarter in place of starter Andre
Smith. Newman's mobility
fared a little better against the fierce pass rush than had the more
dropback-oriented Smith. After
a bad snap had pinned the Oilers at their own 2 yard line, on the next
play Newman scrambled and found Chico Mackey open in the middle of the
field for a 39-yard gain. After
2 more passes to Mackey, West LA was in scoring position, and Newman
capped off the drive with a 14-yard scoring pass to Tony Griffin.
The extra point attempt, however, was low, which kept the score
LA Southwest answered back
on their next drive. Two
long passes from Phillips to James Thompson got the Cougars close.
Then Dale Hester scored the first of his 2 TDs of the game on a
3-yard run with 1:53 left in the half.
Dennys DeLeon's extra point kick made it 7-6 Cougars.
The Southwest defense struck
next when Calvin Dumas grabbed an errant Smith pass and returned it 22
yards for a score. The
extra point was wide, leaving the Cougars 7 points ahead at 13-6.
West LA took advantage of a
Cougar mistake for its next score.
A bad snap on a punt forced James Thompson to run with the ball,
and he was tackled at his own 2 yard line.
Three plays later, Marquis Watson powered through the line and
scored from a yard out. However,
on the extra point attempt the Oilers were assessed penalties for a
false start and for unsportsmanlike conduct, making the XPA a 41-yard
attempt. Chico Mackey's
kick fell just short of the bar, keeping it 13-12 Cougars, which is
where things stood before Nobles and Gill combined on the sack and
For West LA, Newman finished
12 of 19 for 150 yds and a TD in a relief effort.
Smith was 16 of 31 for 113 yds but also threw 2 interceptions.
The more mobile Newman also ran for 23 yds on 12 carries, making
him West LA's leading rusher. Mackey
led all receivers with 12 catches for 92 yds.
Dale Hester of LA Southwest
carried 16 times for just 34 yds, but claimed game honors for rushing
and scored 2 TDs. J.Thompson
and DeShawn Edmonds each caught 3 passes to lead Southwest.
DL Elijuawon Thompson had 3 of Southwest's 6 sacks.
Calvin Dumas had the interception he returned for a TD and later
recovered a fumble.
With the win, LA Southwest
improves its record to 2-1. West LA falls to 1-2.
Saturday, September 28,
2002 - 7 p.m.
LA Southwest College
Fum Rec-R Yds:
Both teams entered 1-1. Smith
started at QB for WLA; Newman entered in 2nd quarter and they
both saw plenty of action the rest of the way.
WLA's 2nd TD came after a bad punt snap gave the
Oilers the ball at the SW 2. Key play of the game:
early 4th qtr – WLA had ball at SW 12 – Nobles
sacked Nobles, causing fumble - Gill recovered and returned to the WLA
20. LASW scored 3 plays
later and took control of the game. Foster's pass was on a flanker
option play. Thompson's
"run" was on the bad punt snap mentioned above. Hester's 2nd
TD came 1 play after WLA lost the ball on downs.
WLA's 2nd XPA was from 41 yds out after penalties of
5 and 15 yds were assessed on the initial try.
Mackey's kick fell just short.
Rodriguez tried WLA's 1st XPA. The game was played
in intermittent rain though it never got heavy enough to affect play.
Southwest Too Much for West LA, 34-12
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