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Golden Valley ran into the ground

Posted: September 19, 2013 10:30 p.m.
Updated: September 19, 2013 10:30 p.m.

Golden Valley's Jacob Gilliland, scores a second-quarter touchdown for the Grizzlies as Agoura's Brenner Marsh (2) tries to tackle him Thursday at Canyon High School. Agoura won the game, though, 45-26.

The Golden Valley Grizzlies knew they had to stop Agoura running back Sean Bahr on Thursday night at Canyon High School.

But Bahr wasn’t having any of it.

The senior ran for 307 yards and four touchdowns, including 171 yards in the first half to help Agoura defeat Golden Valley 45-26.

“For the most part the kid ran hard,” said Golden Valley head coach Robert Fisher. “He ran to the seam and hit the seam. The kid’s a heck of a back.”

The Grizzlies (1-3) stayed close early, tying the score at 7-7 and again at 14-14.

But a 21-0 run proved the difference, as Golden Valley struggled to close the gap.

“I was very surprised,” Bahr said of his night. “It was just one of those nights.”

Golden Valley’s Terry Tamura scored on a 5-yard run late in the third quarter to cut the lead to 38-20 after three quarters as the Grizzlies spread the ball around to eight different ball carriers on the night.

Tamura, who has been the Grizzlies’ top offensive threat this season, struck again on Thursday night.

The senior running back hauled in a pass from quarterback Robert Phillips and took it 80 yards to cut Agoura’s lead to 45-26 midway through the fourth quarter.

“We can come out of (a deficit) but no team wants to get in a hole,” Fisher said. “This team is capable and the second half we were able to continue to move the ball.”

But the Chargers (3-1) continued to run the ball right at the Grizzlies defense with success, marching down the field and bleeding time off the clock in the fourth quarter.

“It was more what our O-line did,” Bahr said. “Once we were up 28-14 we knew we were good.”

The Chargers racked up 361 yards on the ground, as the Grizzlies offense showed flashes throughout the night but struggled on the whole.

Phillips finished with 193 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Jake Ortiz led on the ground with 53 yards and a touchdown and Tamura added 43 yards and one touchdown, and added another 99 receiving yards, including the 80-yard score.

Agoura quarterback Jack Barmasse threw for 139 yards and ran for a 7-yard touchdown.


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