Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
The Thacher Toads handed Villanova Preparatory School (VPS) its first football loss of the season. Villanova came into the Oct. 8 showdown with a perfect 5-0 record, but it was obvious early on the Wildcats would be no match for the Toads, who jumped out to a large first quarter lead. Thacher cruised to a 48-18 victory, led by senior running back Zion Alcindor, who rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. VPS will look to rebound Oct. 14 when it travels to Santa Barbara to take on Laguna Blanca (3-3) while Thacher will get a week off before facing a tough Flintridge Prep (4-1) team Oct. 22 on the Thacher campus.