Chapman, Sabol spark Aliso Niguel past Dana Hills


ALISO VIEJO – Aliso Niguel vented some frustration on its district rival Friday night.

After two consecutive blowout losses, the Wolverines delighted the home crowd with a convincing 49-6 victory over winless Dana Hills in a nonleague game at Aliso Niguel High.

The game was a rout from the start as the Wolverines (2-2) scored touchdowns on six of their first seven possessions of the first half to take a 42-0 lead into the locker room.

Senior quarterback Nick Chapman led the charge with five touchdown passes to three different receivers. He finished 11 of 16 for 191 yards before he was relieved by backup Tyler Tangard late in the second quarter.

Senior wide receiver Blake Sabol was a recipient of two of Chapman’s touchdown throws, the first of 13 yards, and the second 78. The latter came on a short swing pass that Sabol turned upfield and sprinted past the defense.

Junior running back Andre Cotton also caught two touchdown passes (18 and 7 yards), and also rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown — all in the first half.

Aliso Niguel cleared off its bench throughout the second half, but still managed a touchdown early in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Tangard.

The Wolverines’ defense was stellar, limiting the Dolphins (0-4) to 219 total yards, most coming in the final 24 minutes. Aliso Niguel also recorded three sacks, two by Ethan Shaw, an interception by Kevin Fowler, and a fumble recovery by Ameer Traieh.

The loss adds to a dismal start for Dana Hills and first-year coach Phil Skinner. In its four losses, the Dolphins have been outscored 229-41.

Dana Hills’ lone score came at the 2:13 mark of the third quarter when Harry Salakian ran in from the 5.

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