Los Angeles Preps: L.J. Wiley

LA North: Thousand Oaks 21, Agoura 12

October, 8, 2010

AGOURA HILLS -- The Thousand Oaks football team scored eight points in 15 seconds in the third quarter and beat Agoura, 21-12, in a Marmonte League game at Agoura High School on Friday night.

Agoura had a 6-0 lead with less than a minute to play in the third quarter. Thousand Oaks scored on a safety when Agoura quarterback Gerard Poutier threw an illegal forward pass in the end zone.

On the ensuing free kick, L.J. Wiley scored on a 75-yard return to give Thousand Oaks an 8-6 lead. Thousand Oaks added a couple of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away and ruined an otherwise stellar defensive performance by Agoura.

The Agoura defense shut out the potent Thousand Oaks offense for almost three quarters. Thousand Oaks scored its first points of the game on a safety after Agoura put up a strong defensive stand on their own 5-yard line.

Agoura stopped a Thousand Oaks drive and took over on downs. Three plays later, Poutier was caught scrambling in the end zone and threw the ball away to escape a sack. Thousand Oaks was credited with a safety and scored for the first time in the game with 47 seconds left to play in the third quarter.

It took Thousand Oaks only 15 seconds to take the lead for the first time in the game. Wiley scored the first touchdown for Thousand Oaks a free kick return with 32 seconds left in the third quarter.

Agoura coach Charlie Wegher said those two plays were the difference in the football game.

“If we drive the ball out and punt to them, maybe we stop them,” Wegher said. “That really was the ball game.”

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