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NO. 10 VILLA PARK 36, BREA OLINDA 20

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BREA – Nobody was busier Friday night than John Stamos. The two-way standout for Villa Park carried the ball 36 times for 208 yards, played nearly every snap on defense and ended the night with his formerly all-white uniform turned almost completely brown.

Stamos and quarterback Nick Sipe were constants the Spartans leaned on to defeat Brea Olinda, 36-20, in a nonleague game Friday at Brea Olinda.

Sipe, a Purdue commit, completed 23 of 29 passes, including two drops, and racked up 253 yards through the air for the 10th-ranked Spartans (6-1).

“Those two are special and there is a reason they got Division 1 scholarships,” Villa Park coach Dusan Ancich said. “As a coaching staff and as a team, that is who we rely on.”

Brea Olinda (3-4) has lost four in a row as it heads into the start of North Hills League play.

Villa Park turned the ball over three times, gave up a kick return for a score and committed a handful of personal fouls. The Spartans fumbled on two of their first three possessions, allowing the Wildcats to linger.

When Villa Park wasn’t turning it over, Stamos was scoring three times from 3 yards and in to push the Spartans to a 22-20 halftime lead.

In the second half, Sipe threw two touchdowns, one to Tony Topete and one to Hunter Ancich, who finished with a game-high 113 yards receiving.

The Spartans starters scored on every possession that did not end in a turnover or a missed kick.

The Spartans, who open league play against Canyon next week, will be playing for its seventh straight Crestview title.


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