The Agoura High football team was defeated, 38-6, by Ventura High Friday night in a game played on the road at Larrabee Stadium in Ventura.
The Chargers were behind 7-6 late in the second quarter and had a chance to go ahead, but Ventura, which gained its first win after a season opening loss to Bakersfield the week before, stopped Agoura on third and goal.
Jack Barmasse, Agoura's quarterback, was sacked and Pedram Rezaee, the Chargers kicker, narrowly missed on a 35-yard field goal attempt on fourth down.
Ventura moved the ball downfield in time to kick its own field goal before the intermission and the Cougars led 10-6 as the teams headed for their locker rooms.
Ventura had three turnovers in the first half, but unfortunately for Agoura, its red zone problems–something that concerned head coach Charlie Wegher in a scrimmage against Nordhoff and in the win over Oak Park–continued.
Twice Barmasse, who stepped in for injured quarterback Richard Poutier, was intercepted by Ventura defensive back Colin Austin deep in Cougar's territory in the first half.
In the second half, Agoura, which opened the season with a stirring overtime comeback win over Oak Park, was outplayed by Ventura.
Agoura was stifled by the Ventura defense in the second half. And the Chargers kicking game, which was strong in the win over Oak Park, faltered. The Cougars returned a punt for a touchdown and later blocked a punt and returned it for another touchdown.
The Chargers will play at Newbury Park this Friday night at 7 p.m. Both teams are 1-1 headed into the contest, which, this season, is a non-league game. The Panthers, coached by Gary Fabricius, were defeated by Thousand Oaks, 20-17, in overtime Friday. They shut out Buena, 31-0, in their opener.