High School Sports

Lompoc downs Nipomo in LPL football

Lompoc High rolled to a 58-13 prep football win over Nipomo on Friday night.

The Braves (9-0, 5-0 LPL) continue to show why they are the class of the Central Coast with a win on the road against the Titans. 

Lompoc led 51-6 at halftime and played its reserves in the second half.

In the first half, Lompoc had 349 rushing yards on 17 carries and six touchdowns, led by running back Nikko Hayes, who had three touchdowns on three carries and 188 yards. 

Nipomo (1-8, 1-4) starting quarterback Luke Shurtleff, did not play because of illness. Backup Tommy Barrios completed 10 of 16 passes for 63 yards with no interceptions.

“Obviously Lompoc is the best team in the area,” Titans coach Russ Edwards said. “They really took it to us, but we held the scoring to 7-6 in the second half and look forward to our big finale against Santa Ynez with Luke back.”

Tommy Saenz led the Titans with 161 yards on 36 carries and two touchdowns. Ian Wilkinson had a team-high five catches for 35 yards.