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Eagles vs Gaels - September 14th, 2014

This week the Eagles (3-0) travel to Las Vegas to play the Bishop Gorman Gaels (4-0). It will be their first road game of the season and the Eagles are 18-7 dating back to 1989 in road openers. The Gaels are ranked 3rd nationally by USA Today and 5th nationally in the Media Compilation Poll (USA Today, HSFB 100, Scout Top 50, MaxPreps Xcellent 25, Prep Nation Top 25 and Freeman Computer Top 25) tracked by The Gaels are coming off a thrilling 43-42 win over Corona Centennial and will have played three Trinity League teams (Servite, SM and SJB) in their first six contests. This will be the second meeting between these two Catholic foes. The Gaels are led by Head Coach Tony Sanchez who is a remarkable 60-4 in his sixth season at Bishop Gorman. Last year, Bishop Gorman prevailed 34-31 in overtime at Saddleback College. In that game sophomore QB KJ Costello threw for a school record 446 yards, while WR Kyle Sweet caught 13 passes for a school record 294 yards.

Eagles 21 - Dorsey Dons 10 - September 7th, 2014

This week the Eagles (3-0) beat the Dorsey Dons (1-2) at Saddleback College. This was the seventh meeting between these foes dating back to 2002 with the Eagles holding a 5-2 series edge. Last year, the Eagles prevailed 24-6 behind 159 yards rushing from Jeremy McNichols. In that game the Eagles outgained the Dons 364 to 228. Grady Higgins posted 17 tackles, Rick Wade added 10 while sophomore LB Tanner Matthews recorded eight tackles and recovered a fumble to spearhead the defensive effort. The Dons are led the legendary Paul Knox who in his 30 years as head coach at Dorsey has produced 20 NFL Draft picks.

Eagles 56 - Santiago 27 - September 6th, 2014

Santa Margarita rolled up a school record 613 yards of offense and defeated the Corona Santiago Sharks 56-27 behind the stellar two-way play of junior FB/MLB Matt Mark (14 tackles to go with three rushing TDs), and the all-everything senior Kyle Sweet who caught seven passes for 142 yards, rushed once for 35 yards, was 6/6 on PATs, recorded three tackles and broke up two passes. Senior captain Rick Ellison recorded 13 tackles and returned an interception 28 yards to set up a score. Junior QB KJ Costello was solid completing 25 of 33 passes for 407 yards and four TDs, while senior WR Connor Bianchini caught six passes for 111 yards and two scores as the Eagles improved to 2-0. LA Times

Eagles 26 - Lancers 21 - August 27th, 2014

Junior QB KJ Costello completed a school record 27 passes (in 43 attempts) for 308 yards and two TDs. Junior RB/LB Matt Mark gained a game-high 96 yards rushing and two TDs and added nine tackles and an interception he returned 20 yards. Senior DE Rick Wade spearheaded the defensive effort with 13 tackles and 1/2 sack. In two career games vs. the Lancers Wade has registered 25 tackles and 2.5 sacks. The Eagles also ran a school-record 86 offensive plays against the Lancers (for 474 yards) breaking the previous mark of 80 against Los Alamitos in 2011.

Several Eagles Named to ‘Hot 150′ List as the 2014 Season Approaches - August 27th, 2014

With the 2014 football season only days away, OC Varsity released their preseason rankings and the Eagles’ presence is abundant. Read More

Former Eagle Football Player Andy Sulick named school president - August 26th, 2014

The Diocese of Orange announces the appointment of Andy Sulick as president of Santa Margarita Catholic High School.
As a member of the Santa Margarita’s charter class of 1991, Sulick’s Eagle roots run deep. Andy was a standout defensive lineman for the Eagles going on to become an All-Conference player at the University of Redlands. He then returned to SMCHS in 1996 to begin his career in education working as both a history teacher as well as a football and golf coach. In 2003, Sulick went on to continue his work in Catholic education at JSerra High School initially serving as the founding director of admissions before being named assistant headmaster.

Three Eagles Represent South Team at Brea Lions OC All-Star Game - July 11th, 2014

Congratulations to three of our recently graduated seniors for representing the South All-Star team last night at the 55th annual Brea Lions Orange County All-Star game. Jon LaBonty, Drake Schwenke, and Taylor Prenovost were selected to the South Team with LaBonty being named a captain. The North team prevailed by a final score of 12-6. More Info.

Nick Wagner ‘09 Drafted to the Angels - June 24th, 2014

Congratulations to Nick Wagner ‘09 who was drafted last week by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 31st Round of the MLB Draft. More Info.

IMPORTANT dates for all incoming and returning players! - June 24th, 2014

2014 Summer Training Camp, Passing League Dates, Lineman Competition Dates, Orientation Dates More Info.

SMCHS Youth Football Camp - March 27th, 2014

There are three upcoming camps available.
Camp 1: Sat. May 10 & Sat. May 17 – 8 am to 11 am - 6th through 8th grades
Camp 2: June 30 – July 10 – Monday – Thursdays (8 days) - 6th through 8th grades
Camp 3: July 21 – July 24 - Monday – Thursday (4 days) - 3rd through 5th grades
The camp will be fun and challenging while promoting the proper fundamentals of football. Both offensive and defensive skills will be taught by the coaches of Santa Margarita, including; Head coach Rick Curtis, Jeff Grady, SMCHS Offensive Coordinator Jeff Veeder, SMCHS Defensive Coordinator, and several members of this year’s SMCHS football staff. The Eagles’ Football Camp is perfect for all levels of athlete from novice to experienced. Athletes will leave with a better understanding of proper techniques, improved fundamentals, increased confidence, and the specific drills needed to continually improve football skills. More Info.

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