Los Angeles Preps: Eric Kreitz

No. 5 St. Bonaventure 28, Moorpark 17

October, 6, 2011
MOORPARK -- Pick your poison: Shaun Wick or Zack Green.

It did not matter Thursday night as neither could be stopped.

The running back tandem for Ventura St. Bonaventure did just about whatever it wanted to against Moorpark. When all was said and done, Wick and Green combined for 170 yards on the ground in 33 carries in a 28-17 Marmonte League victory on the road.

“Our goal was to grind it out, wear them down, we did that,'' Wick said. “We feel like we can pick up yards any time. We showed everyone we can get the job done.''

The Seraphs (4-1, 3-1) were impressive from start top finish, no question about it. Their recent No. 5 spot in the ESPNLosAngeles.com rankings was a worthy selection.

The Musketeers (3-2, 2-2) were overmatched, plain and simple.

Tony Mack picked off Marc Evans' pass in the fourth quarter and Moorpark capitalized on the turnover. Grant Rohach directed a nice drive and Aaron Stanton capped things off with a 14-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 28-17 with 6:15 left in the game.

The Musketeers, however, would not get any closer.

Wick and Green were instrumental in directing a 13-play drive that took the final 6:08 off the clock in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

"Our defense was in a hole the night,'' Moorpark coach Tim Lins said.

Wick, a senior, is the featured back. He finished with 110 yards in 19 carries. Green is the backup. Nevertheless, the junior had 60 yards in 14 rushes.

“I know my role on this team,'' Green said. “Shaun is the man this year. I respect him and he helps me out. Hopefully, next year, it will be time to shine.''

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