Santa Margarita Catholic High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Rick Curtis as the Head Varsity Football Coach and member of the faculty. Curtis will be entering his 37th year as a high school football coach, most recently guiding Northwood High School for the past 13 years. Prior to his tenure as Northwoodâ€™s Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Curtis coached at Servite, University, Laguna Hills, Irvine, and now enters his first year at Santa Margarita. While at Irvine, Curtis served as the Athletic Director for 10 years, was the defensive coordinator for three consecutive CIF Championship teams in 1991, 1992, and 1993, and coached basketball, track, softball and golf. Coach Curtis has 29 years of experience as a business education and physical education teacher and is an adjunct professor at Concordia University in the Masters in Athletic Administration and Coaching Program. Read More
JSerra jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Eagle’s lone touchdown came on a run in the fourth quarter. The Eagles end the season with a 4-6 record.
The Eagles (4-5, 1-3) committed five turnovers in the first half that lead to 30 points for the Lancers (7-2, 3-1). Coach Welch was honored before the game and given an Eagle statuette and gift certificate.
The No. 7 Eagles (4-4, 1-2) had huge 16-7 win over No. 2 Mater Dei (7-1, 2-1) to get back into the Trinity league race and into position to secure a Pac-5 playoff berth. It was their first win over Mater Dei since a 17-7 win in 2010 at Saddleback College and their first win at Santa Ana Stadium since a 33-19 victory in 2001 clinched their fourth league title in a six year span.
No. 3 Servite stayed alive in the Pac-5 Division playoff race by defeating No. 5 Santa Margarita, 30-14, at Cerritos College.
The Eagles lose to nationally ranked St. John Bosco (6-0) in their Trinity League opener.
The Eagles (3-2) beat the Trabuco Hills Mustangs (4-1) in the Battle of Santa Margarita Parkway. This game was the 10th meeting between the two schools with the Eagles holding a 8-2 series edge. The Eagles first varsity game in 1989 was against Trabuco Hills and they have played each other nine previous times over the past 24 years.
The Eagles (2-2) beat the Carson Colts (0-3) of the LA City Section.
The Eagles beat the Dorsey Dons 24-6 rushing for 255 yards and limiting the Don’s high flying attack to just 228 total yards on 73 plays. Senior RB Jeremy McNichols rushed for 159 yards and scored a TD and Junior WR Kyle Sweet caught five passes for 72 yards and a score to lead the Eagles offense. Seniors Joseph McGill (19 tackles and a forced fumble) and Jonathan LaBonty (an interception, fumble recovery and five passes broken up) helped spearhead the defensive effort.
The Eagles drop to (0-2) after losing in Overtime to the Las Vegas Bishop Gorman Gaels (2-1). The game was broadcast live on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.