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Week Zero: Santa Ynez LB Dean Tipolt voted Player of the Week

Week Zero: Santa Ynez LB Dean Tipolt voted Player of the Week

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Santa Ynez' Dean Tipolt tackles Nipomo's Zach Plunk at the Pirates' field on Friday night.

Dean Tipolt balled out in week zero and you all voted.

For that, Tipolt is our very first Player of the Week.

Tipolt racked up a total of 762 votes last week, outscoring second place Kidasi Nepa of Righetti. Nepa finished with 598 votes across all three of our sites. 

Nipomo standout Nate Reese was second with 447 total votes. Lompoc star DB-RB Oscar Tenorio was four with 212 votes. 

St. Joseph's Devin Guggia was fifth with 140 votes.

Tipolt was nominated after he recording 16 total tackles, an INT and a TD run in the Week Zero 23-21 loss to Nipomo.

Tipolt and the Santa Ynez defense shut out Carpinteria in Week One, so see if he or any other Pirates are up for this week's vote. 

Thank you all for voting and check beck soon for our next Player of the Week poll.

Joe Bailey is the sports editor at Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Contact him with tips and story ideas at or (805) 739-2239. Follow him on Twitter at


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