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Santa Margarita Eagles Football
Eagles win the Battle of the Beach
The Battle at the Beach 7v7 Invitational is the ultimate in summer high school varsity passing league tournaments, featuring some of the finest high school football programs in Southern California. In a stacked field ripe with competition, Santa Margarita came away with the crown, beating Servite 25-19 in the final game of the championship playoff bracket. Santa Margarita knocked off Los Alamitos in the first round and took down Mater Dei in the second. Tight end Niko Lopez was a huge contributor for the Eagles as well as quarterbacks Gavin Shaigineik and Jaxon Potter.

Santa Margarita Eagles Football
9 Eagles Commit
9 Eagles from the class of 2021 have committed to play football at the next level. Congratulations to LB Drew Sulick (Cal Poly), DL Derek Wilkins (Cal), DB Keanu Kama (Army), OL Zach Morris (Colorado School of Mines), DL Maurice Heims (Washington), OL Brody Crane (Navy), LB Anthony Comestro (Marist), OL Roman Sergi (Wheaton), and WR Michael Buckley (New Mexico).

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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. Press Release

Santa Margarita Eagles Football
Head Coach - Anthony Rouzier
Santa Margarita Catholic High School announced today that Anthony Rouzier has officially been named the school’s head football coach effective Monday, March 1. Coach Rouzier has coached at Santa Margarita for three seasons serving as the varsity linebacker coach and most recently as the Eagles’ interim head coach. Rouzier came to Santa Margarita Catholic High School from the German Football League’s Hamburg Huskies, where he was the interim head coach and defensive coordinator in 2017. Press Release

SMCHS Football Tradition

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CALIFORNIA
STATE CHAMPIONS
1997 California Division II State Champions
2011 California Division I State Champions

1996 CIF-SS Division V Champions
1997 CIF-SS Division V Champions
1998 CIF-SS Division V Finalist
2011 CIF-SS PAC-5 Champions
2017 CIF-SS Academic Champions


NATIONALLY RANKED
1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2012, 2017
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CIF-SS
CHAMPIONS
CIF-SS PLAYOFFS
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019

CIF-SS QUARTER-FINALS
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2016

CIF-SS SEMI-FINALS
1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2011
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NFL
ATHLETES
1 Heisman Trophy Winner
1 Outland Trophy Winner
1 Johnny Unitas Award Winner
1 Walter Peyton Award Winner
3 Elite 11 Quarterbacks
#9 Maxpreps Most Dominant Program
in California (2008-18)

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
1996, 1997, 2000, 2001
(Sea View, Serra)

* SMCHS competes in the Trinity League which is ranked as the toughest High School Football league in America.

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