Sipe's 4 TD passes power Villa Park


ORANGE – Purdue has produced some recognizable quarterbacks over the years. Drew Brees, Bob Griese, Len Dawson and Jim Everett, just to name a few.

Nick Sipe may one day join that exclusive list, but before he can pursue those dreams, he still has some goals to achieve at Villa Park.

Sipe continued a strong start to his senior season Thursday, throwing four touchdown passes for the second straight game in a 42-26 victory against visiting Long Beach Cabrillo at El Modena High.

Sipe, who committed to Purdue in June, completed 19 of 28 passes for 284 yards and was intercepted twice.

Cabrillo’s offense stayed with the Spartans in the first half. The Jaguars, whose coach, Bob Moran, spent the last 10 years as offensive coordinator at Fullerton College, matched Villa Park’s first three touchdowns and trailed, 21-20, at the half.

Sipe threw his fourth on Villa Park’s first possession of the second half, extending the lead to 28-20.

Cabrillo was unable to match the Spartans in the second half. Zavior Rivera capitalized on Noah Peterson’s interception by scoring on a 7-yard run to stretch the advantage to 35-20.

John Stamos scored on a 10-yard scamper to push Villa Park’s lead to 42-20 with 7:04 remaining in the game.

Stamos rushed for 105 yards on 12 carries to pace the running game. Eight different receivers caught passes from Sipe, led by Hunter Ancich with five grabs for 75 yards and a touchdown.

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