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Pulled Punch Gets Krewson Knocked Out

November 14, 1996

Upon further review. . . .

Well, no review is allowed, and that's what irks Simi Valley Coach Roger McCamy and his quarterback, Dave Krewson.

Krewson scored a touchdown in the second quarter against Agoura last week, then, boom, his high school career was over.

Line judge Pat Neil ejected the Simi Valley High quarterback, saying he threw a punch at Kevin Thatcher of Agoura after the play. CIF rules stipulate that a player ejected for fighting also must sit out the team's next game. Simi Valley ends its season Friday night against Royal.

McCamy contends game video shows Krewson pushed Thatcher after the Charger lineman stepped on Krewson's leg during the play. McCamy is frustrated that there is no appeal process.

"It's a travesty that no one from the [Southern Section] office will even look at the video," McCamy said.

Said Section administrator Bill Clark: "We try to be consistent in all sports. If a softball or baseball player is ejected in the first game of a doubleheader, they sit out the next game. There is no time to look at videos."

Instead, Clark reads a report filed by the official and another filed by Simi Valley.

"The official was clear that [Krewson] punched somebody," he said.

Double trouble: Littlerock has two running backs on the verge of going over 1,000 yards rushing for the season. Michael Woods has 924 yards and Devon Reese has 915.

"It's unusual to have two tailbacks do it, and it's a credit to our offensive line," Coach Jim Bauer said. "It's cool that the tailback position is going to rush for 2,000 yards."

Lobo tailbacks, in fact, have already eclipsed 2,000, thanks to David Newton. The third-stringer has 208 yards, giving Littlerock a total of 2,047 from that position. But Woods and Reese will have a difficult time Friday night.

Palmdale, which has the fourth-best defense among Southern Section teams from this region, allows only 114 rushing yards per game.

Knighthood: Junior tailback Justin Fargas is on pace to become the first Notre Dame player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.

Fargas, the Knights' all-time rushing leader with 2,340 yards, has rushed for 1,785 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. He has run for more than 200 yards in six games.

Notre Dame (8-1, 4-0 in league) can win a fourth consecutive Mission League championship Saturday with a victory at Harvard-Westlake.

Goal-oriented: Alfonso Tucay of Burroughs needs 18 goals in the playoffs to move into 10th on the Southern Section water polo single-season goals list.

Tucay, who has averaged nearly eight goals a game this season, has 151 goals. Gilbert Estrada of Bell-Gardens has the Southern Section record of 225, set in 1989. Tucay has 338 goals in his career.

Tucay, a 6-4, 225-pound senior, scored 17 goals in a 26-6 victory over Bosco Tech, breaking his school record of 11.

Hey, Doc: Birmingham quarterback Scott Doherty, who missed last week's game against Taft with a separated shoulder, hopes to be cleared to play against Cleveland on Friday.

For the defense: Granada Hills quarterback Ricky Mathiesen, out a month because of a shoulder injury, may play on defense Friday against El Camino Real.

Hurricane warnings: Sylmar's Derrell Daniels, a linebacker, and Jose Ochoa, a tight end-linebacker, received a visit last week from Miami recruiters.

"They're very, very high on both of them," Sylmar Coach Jeff Engilman said.

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Football Top 10

Rankings of Valley-area high schools by sportswriters of The Times

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RK LW Team League) REC. 1 1 Taft (Northwest Valley) 9-0 2 3 Hart (Foothill) 7-2 3 4 Notre Dame (Mission) 8-1 4 5 Antelope Valley (Golden) 6-2 5 6 Oxnard (Channel)* 1-8 6 8 Camarillo (Marmonte) 7-2 7 2 Thousand Oaks (Marmonte) 7-1-1 8 9 Sylmar (Valley Pac-8) 6-2 9 NR Westlake (Marmonte) 7-2 10 NR Highland (Gold) 7-2

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