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Moorpark Gets Kick to Win in Two Overtimes

October 25, 1998|LANCE O'FALLON

Geoffrey Marcus kicked a 23-yard field goal in the second overtime to give Moorpark College a 17-14 victory over Santa Monica in a Western State Conference Southern Division game Saturday night at Moorpark.

Santa Monica, which scored 14 fourth-quarter points to pull even, drove to the Moorpark 11 in the second overtime, but Moorpark's Jaredd Galloway intercepted a pass by quarterback Dylen Smith.

Moorpark (5-1, 3-0 in WSC play) took possession and four plays later Marcus gave the Raiders their fifth consecutive victory.

Moorpark, with a 14-0 lead, lined up for a 47-yard field-goal attempt with 2:50 to play in regulation, but the kick was blocked and Mitchell Fitzhugh returned the ball 63 yards for a touchdown. Cris Lopez ran for a two-point conversion to make the score 14-8.

After forcing Moorpark to punt, Santa Monica (3-3, 2-1) took possession at its 43-yard line with 1:57 to play. The drive appeared stalled, but Smith scrambled and connected with Michael Payton for a 65-yard scoring play on fourth and 18. Daniel Durrett blocked the extra point.

Moorpark marched 63 yards in 10 plays on the game's opening drive to take a 7-0 lead on Emory Holmes' one-yard run.

Holmes, who rushed for 230 yards in 40 carries, ran 12 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to give Moorpark a 14-0 lead.

Moorpark's Bryan Spencer completed three of eight passes for 48 yards, all of his completions coming on the opening drive.

Smith completed 17 of 37 for 228 yards for Santa Monica and had two passes intercepted.

Moorpark stopped the Corsairs twice at the one-yard line, late in the second quarter and early in the fourth quarter.

Linebacker Judd Southwell made an interception to end the first threat.

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