Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Ancich inducted into Hall of Fame
league championships. Ancich also coached, as an assistant, at Northern Arizona University, Cerritos College and at Villa Park High School. Ancich was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame in 1999, and Cal Poly in 2004. He was honored as Coach
Marijon Ancich, former head coach at Tustin
and St. Paul
High Schools was inducted into the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame, Oct. 14, at the Grand Hotel. Anchich spent 53 years in education and 31 years as a head football coach, compiling a record of 360-134-2 -- making him the second winningest coach in California, and the winningest coach in the history of the CIF Southern Section. He earned three CIF Southern Section Champion- ships, eight CIF Southern Section Section final appearances, and 19
of the Year by the LA Times, LA Examiner, Whittier Daily News, and NFL/KABC. His two sons graduated from
Tustin High School. Dusan is now the head coach at Villa Park High School, and Visko is the head coach at Whittier High School.
Tustin’s Toby Whipple to be honored
Fame. It was announced as part of Saddleback’s 30th anniversary celebration of its 1985 National Football Team during halftime October 17. The induction cer- emonies will take place in March of 2016. As a Saddleback Gaucho foot-
Toby Wipple Toby Whipple, from Tus-
Villa Park High School Athletic Director Tom Fox (left) and Head Football Coach Dusan Ancich were on hand to see his father Marijon Ancich inducted into the CIF Hall of Fame in October.
tin High School (1965-68) and Saddleback College (1969-70), was selected to be inducted into the California Community Col- lege Athletic Association Hall of
ball player in 1969-70, Whipple carried the ball 614 times for 3,000 yards. Both of the numbers remain as school records, and Whipple still holds five Saddle- back rushing records 45 years later. Whipple averaged 5.0 yards per carry, and scored 31 touch- downs as he led Saddleback to its first two winning seasons and first two playoff appearances. Whip- ple is the only Gaucho to rush for over 3,000 yards in a career, or to carry the ball over 300 times in a season. Whipple was one of the first players from Tustin High to head south to play at Saddleback.
A.J. Esperanza, (5) quarterback for El Modena High School, couldn’t escape the sack of Christian Araiza from Canyon High. El Modena won the game, 21-20.
It wasn’t dancing with the stars, it was El Modena’s Raymond Sanchez (9) defending on a pass intended for Foothill’s David Lopez (6) that went wide. Foothill won the homecoming game, 14-7.
El Modena holds on for a North Hills win
Canyon High School let a 20-7 halftime lead slip away, as El Modena scored 14 points in the second half to pull out a 21-20 win, putting the Vanguards on top of the North Hills race with one game remaining in the regular season against El Dorado High School. The game will be held at
Bradford Stadium at 7 p.m. El Modena pulled within seven
points as quarterback A.J. Es- peranza (149 yds) found Grant Gramm at the back of the end zone. Gramm was well covered, but made a leaping catch over the defenders for the touchdown with 3:21 remaining in the third quarter.
El Modena’s defense dug in, stopping two Villa Park drives. El Modena took possession on the Villa Park 32, got a first down from Kenneth Lamb, and Dillon Keefe scored from one yard out to take the lead after Jordy Cruz’s extra point. Lamb and Keefe combined for 112 yards rushing.
Ray Sanchez, (9) from El Modena put the stop to Canyon’s Connor Dunn (with ball). El Modena edged Canyon, 21-20, in the North Hills League game.
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