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Saddleback Valley's James Bethea scores a touchdown during Friday's game against Rock Academy.

SVC honors late teammate

FOR THE REGISTER

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Everything came back to No. 50 for Saddleback Valley Christian on Friday.

On a night family, friends, and fans honored their former No. 50, Nick Siciliani, a combined 50 points were put up on the scoreboard in the Warriors' 48-2 nonleague win over Rock Academy of San Diego at San Juan Hills High.

Nick Siciliani and his father, Jim, died in a car accident in June.

Nick's brother Greg, who was injured in the same accident, and sister Chelsea participated in the pregame ceremony.

During the national anthem, Saddleback Valley Christian players lined up on their sideline numerically but left a spot in the line for his No. 50 at the 50-yard line.

The Warriors (2-1) started their first possession without a left guard to symbolize Siciliani's absence.

At halftime, Debbie Siciliani, Nick's mother, presented a $11,110 check for the N50 Scholarship, a fund that will be provided to players that cannot afford to play football at the school and will help buy team equipment.

Saddleback Valley Christian totaled 315 rushing yards and five touchdowns against Rock Academy (0-4). Senior James Bethea had three rushing touchdowns and junior Charlie Morris rushed for 126 yards.


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