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Football: Santa Margarita shuts out Servite, 21-0

LogoIt's all over at Saddleback College, where Santa Margarita has blanked Anaheim Servite 21-0 in the Trinity League opener for both schools.

Senior running back Ryan Wolpin overcame a severe case of the flu to score the Eagles' first two touchdowns. Sophomore Kyle Sweet took over at quarterback in the second half and capped a long drive with a three-yard keeper that clinched the victory midway through the fourth quarter.

Santa Margarita was playing its first game without star quarterback Johnny Stanton, who suffered a torn ACL in the Eagles' previous game and will miss the rest of the season. Coach Harry Welch was proud of both Sweet and junior Josh Canty, who played the first half and had two passes intercepted.  

"The plan all along was to play both of them and they both did well given the circumstances," Welch said. "We'll go into practice Monday with a two-quarterback mentality, but at some point we're going to  have to make a decision." 

Servite quarterback Travis Waller was held to 60 yards passing and was sacked twice by Santa Margarita senior defensive lineman Nick Begg. The Friars did not have a rusher over 30 yards. 

-- Steve Galluzzo

 
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