1998 EAGLES

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Santa Margarita Eagles FootballWoodbridge 27 - Eagles 24
Santa Margarita, playing for their third consecutive CIF Championship, suffered their second loss to eventual State Division II Champion Woodbridge as Steve Terwiske kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired to give the Warriors (13-0-1) a 27-24 before 8,000 at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Field. The heartbreaking loss overshadowed a dramatic comeback that saw Santa Margarita (10-4) rebound from a 24-9 deficit with 11:17 left to tie the score at 24 with 1:37 remaining.
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Eagles 17 - Irvine 0
The Eagles avenged an earlier loss to Irvine in a dominating fashion as they defeated the Vaqueros 17-0 in the CIF Semi-Finals at Trabuco Hills High School. The win allows the Eagles to advance to the CIF Championship game for the third consecutive season.
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Eagles 28 - Tustin 19
Spencer McCroskey rushed for 131 yards and one touchdown and added a career-high 21 tackles to lead the Eagles to a 28-19 win over the Tustin Tillers in the second round of the CIF-SS Division VI playoffs. The game was a rematch of 1997’s thrilling 55-42 CIF Championship Game and the win marked the fourth year in a row that the Eagles have ended Tustin’s season. 
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Eagles 28 - Aliso Niguel 14
The Eagles rebounded from two consecutive losses by defeating the Aliso Niguel Wolverines 28-14 in the first round of the CIF-SS Division VI playoffs. The Eagles advance to play Tustin in a rematch of the 1997 CIF Championship Game won by the Eagles 55-42. Spencer McCroskey led the way as the senior captain rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns and helped the defense keep Wolverines scoreless in the second half after a 14-14 first half deadlock. 
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Woodbridge 20 - Eagles 12
The Eagles lost their second game in as many weeks by falling to the Sea View League Co-Champion Woodbridge Warriors 20-12 at Saddleback College. The loss snapped the Eagles 17-game home winning streak and dropped them into third place in the Sea View League standings. Despite outgaining the Warriors 245-222, the Eagles sputtered most of the night and had only two drives longer than 21 yards. 
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Irvine 42 - Eagles 18
Despite generating 418 yards of total offense and averaging eight yards per play the Eagles (7-2, 3-1) could not keep up with an inspired Irvine Vaquero team and fell 42-18 at Irvine Stadium. It was the Eagles second loss of the season and caused the Eagles to fall into third place in the Sea View League behind the Vaqueros (7-1-1, 3-0-1) and Woodbridge (8-0-1, 3-0-1). 
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Eagles 38 - Newport Harbor 14
Greg Orlando passed for 205 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, and added 112 yards rushing to lead the Eagles to an impressive 38-14 win over Sea View League rival Newport Harbor. The win was the Eagles 14th consecutive in league play and their 32nd in 33 outings. 
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Eagles 27 - Corona del Mar 6
Greg Orlando passed for 135 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 105, including a 68-yard touchdown run, and blocked a PAT to lead the Eagles (6-1) to a convincing 27-6 win over Corona del Mar (5-2) at Saddleback College Stadium. It was Santa Margarita’s 13th straight Sea View League win and moved them into sole possession of first place after only two weeks of action. 
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Eagles 31 - El Toro 24
The Eagles (5-1) opened defense of their back-to-back Sea View League Championships with a 31-24 win over the El Toro Chargers (2-4) at Trabuco Hills High School. The win was the Eagles 12th consecutive league triumph and improved the Eagles to 7-0 in Sea View League openers. 
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Eagles 24 - Rancho Bernardo 23
The Eagles (4-1) built leads of 14-0 and 17-3, but had to stop a two-point conversion attempt with 1:46 left to preserve a 24-23 win over San Diego Section Division I Rancho Bernardo (4-1). The win put the Eagles back on the winning track after suffering their first defeat in 29 tries at the hands of San Clemente the previous week. 
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San Clemente 37 - Eagles 14
The Eagles (3-1) suffered their first loss in 29 outings as they allowed 446 total yards of offense to Division I San Clemente (2-2) and fell 37-14. It was the Eagles worst defeat on four years. The Eagles never got on track offensively and failed to contain the Tritons "Fly" offense as Chris McCormick rushed for 208 yards and scored four touchdowns. 
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Eagles 26 - Dana Hills 15
Spencer McCroskey rushed for a career-high 147 yards and the Eagle defense forced three turnovers to lead Santa Margarita to its 28th consecutive win with a 26-15 victory over the Division I Dana Hills Dolphins.
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Eagles 34 - Carlsbad 27
The Eagles stormed out to a 27-0 lead and held off a late Carlsbad rally to extended their winning streak to 27 games with a 34-27 win over the San Diego Section Division I Lancers. With the win the Eagles improved to 2-0 for the seventh time in ten seasons.
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Eagles 13 - Dominguez 8
The Eagles opened their tenth varsity season by extended their winning streak to 26 games with a 13-8 victory over the Division II Dominguez (Compton) Dons before 4,200 at Saddleback College. The game was expected to a high-scoring affair between two teams ranked in the State Top 20; however it was the defenses that dominated the show. 
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