Locally, another reminder there will be a meeting tonight, at the Library, in the Cultural Centre, to discus an alternative election system again being put before voters, in the May 12th provincial election. In a similar referendum in the 2005 election, the Single-Transferable-Vote system, received 58 percent support…just 2 percent short of passing. This is the system, which recommends using a preferential ballot, and also, multi-member districts, of between two and seven members, increasing according to population numbers. – Advertisement -Tonight’s meeting is scheduled to start, at seven o’clock.
“The whole team played great. They did everything else and then I get to step in at the end and get all the glory,” Dickey said. “If that ball hit me in the hands, I wasn’t going to drop it for anything in the world.” The win moves Newbury Park (5-1, 3-0) into a commanding position in the Marmonte League and leaves Simi Valley (5-1, 2-1) back in the pack of good teams vying for a playoff spot. LaSecla finished 27 for 60 for 413 yards and five touchdowns, giving him 24 on the season. Josh Baker had 10 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown. Simi Valley was led by Lorne Bell’s seven catches for 102 yards and Devin Kelley’s 155 rushing yards. Said Bell: “It would be the greatest game I’ve played in, except that we lost.” The Pioneers started out by moving the ball at will, but had trouble offensively in the second half. Kelley had 137 yards rushing in the first half, but was limited to 18 in the second half. But Simi Valley stayed in the game on Jack Albert’s key interception and by holding Newbury Park’s high-powered offense scoreless in the fourth quarter. “That’s a heck of a football team we just played,” Hurley said. “Simi Valley is a great team. We just came up on top tonight.” Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But there it was again. Kick the game-tying extra point to extend overtime, or go for the 2-point conversion and the win. Would Hurley be influenced by the play at the end of regulation? In that situation, Hurley played it safe, and it came back to bite him when running back Taylor Hardman fumbled the ball at the 1-yard line with 27 seconds remaining and Newbury Park setting up for the winning field goal. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hurley needed a minute to think. He called timeout. Then inspiration whispered in his ear. “My offensive coordinator (Gary Fabricius) came over and reminded me that we’d be on offense first the next possession,” Hurley said. “We really wanted to win this one, so we were going to have to have confidence in our offense.” And so the kicking unit came off the field and the offense ran back on. Newbury Park quarterback Jordan LaSecla went to a three-step drop, then delivered a strike to Travis Dickey in the end zone. The overflow homecoming crowd at Newbury Park stormed the field before the scoreboard operator could even push the button to reflect the final score. It was Dickey’s first catch of the night. NEWBURY PARK – It’s hard to say what exactly changed in Newbury Park coach George Hurley’s mind in his team’s 36-35 overtime victory over Simi Valley on Friday. Just 15 minutes earlier, Hurley and his team played it safe, trying to run the clock down before trying for a winning field goal, but learning in the cruelest of ways how quickly the best-laid plans can turn bad.