Servite 34 - Eagles 3
Facing the 7th ranked team in the Nation, the Eagles went kept the game close 13-3 with 8 minutes left in the game. Unfortunately the Friars defense tightened intercepting the Eagles 3x in the final 8 minutes. QB Jaxon Potter was 16/39 for 166 yards. RB Jake Foye rushed 15 times for 72 yards. WR Bain Eiseman caught 4 passes for 66 yards. Defensively DB Blake Wilson had 12 tackles (4 solo, 8 asst), 1 INT, and 1 Forced Fumble. Romen Christensen had 7 tackles (2 solo, 5 asst) and average 40 yards a punt. Senior LB Gage Grant returned from an early season injury to accumulate 6 tackles (2 solo, 4 asst) and was a part of several big plays that were missed by bad referee calls.
Eagles 35 - Orange Lutheran 28
Fog rolled in after halftime but that didn't stop the Eagles from ending the regular season with a win to finish ranked #6 in Division 1. QB Jaxon Potter was 35/55 for 462 yards and 3 TDs. 3 Receivers had over 100 yards in receiving. WR Jalen Jones caught 12 passes for 135 yards and 1 TD. TE Niko Lopez caught 10 passes for 134 yards and 1 TD. WR Ty Benefield caught 3 passes for 101 yards and set up the game winning score on a 67 yard reception. RB Jake Foye rushed 18 times for 137 yards and 1 TD. Defensively DL Hero Kanu had 5 tackles (4 solo, 1 asst) with 4 Tackles for Loss, 1 Sack and one forced fumble. LB Jacob Bower had 5 tackles (4 solo, 1 asst). LB Noah Sulick had 5 tackles (3 solo, 2 asst) 2 Tackles for Loss and 1 Interception.
KJ Costello signs with Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers today signed quarterback KJ Costello. Costello, who participated in the team's rookie minicamp this offseason, played the final season of his college career at Mississippi State in 2020 after spending three seasons at Stanford. Over the course of his four-year career, Costello threw for 7,434 yards 55 touchdowns.
Carson Palmer - College Football HOF
Congratulations to 1998 Santa Margarita graduate Carson Palmer for being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The winner of the 2002 Heisman Trophy, Carson Palmer helped ushered in a new era of dominance at USC and finished his career as the Pac-10's all-time leading passer. At Santa Margarita Carson led the Eagles to 2 CIF-SS championships and the 1997 California Division II State Championship.
* SMCHS competes in the Trinity League which is ranked as the toughest High School Football league in America.