Agoura at Newbury Park – If you like seeing plenty of offense, this game should wet your appetite. Quarterbacks Gerard Poutier (867 yards) and Jake Geringer (823 yards) lead the Northern Division in passing yardage. Newbury Park (1-2) comes in tough losers to two quality Marmonte opponents in Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. They have to be excited to see Agoura this week before getting another Marmonte juggernaut in St. Bonaventure next week. The Panthers are pretty much in a must-win situation in week four. They will hope Geringer can connect with his favorite target Dakota Dunlea early and often, which hasn’t been too much of a challenge this season considering Dunlea is averaging 102 receiving yards a game. Agoura (1-2) needs to establish any semblance of a rush game. It’s nice that Poutier has thrown for the most yards in the Northern Division, but defenses will begin sending all-out blitzes and keying on him should the team continue to falter in the rushing game. 52 rushing yards a game will not get it done at this level and especially against good teams. The good news for the Chargers is if they find a rushing game and become a two-dimensional offense at some point, their passing game will become that much better with the threat of the play-action pass. Agoura will fight hard, but won’t be able to get over the hump.
Prediction: Newbury Park 35 Agoura 17
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