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Santa Margarita Eagles Football
Eagles 21 - Servite 48
Facing the 8th ranked team in the Nation, the Eagles went in to half down 21-14. The Friars came out firing and pulled away in the second half. QB Jaxon Potter was 22/46 for 252 yards and 1 TD. RB Justin Rivera rushed 4 times for 73 yards and an explosive 63 yard TD. WR Jalen Jones caught 5 passes for 56 yards. TE Niko Lopez caught 3 passes for 32 yards and 1 TD. Defensively DB Donovan Comestro had 14 tackles (6 solo, 8 asst) and also pulled down 1 Interception. LB Jacob Bower had 10 tackles (1 solo, 9 asst). DB Isreal Solomon had 8 tackles (6 solo, 2 asst) and 1 Interception

Santa Margarita Eagles Football
Eagles 38 - JSerra 13
The Eagles start strong building a 21-0 Halftime lead on the Lions. The Defense was the key to victory with 4 interceptions, 1 pick six, 1 forced fumble and 6 sacks. LB Jacob Bower had 9 tackles (5 solo, 4 asst), 2 sacks and 1 interception. DB Israel Solomon added 7 tackles (2 solo, 5 asst) and 1 interception. DL Hero Kanu racked up 7 tackles (4 solo, 3 asst), 2.5 sacks and blocked a PAT kick. DB Romen Christensen had 4 solo tackles and returned an interception for a TD. DB Blake Wilson had 6 tackles (2 solo, 4 asst), 1 interception, was 4/4 on PATs and kicked a 19 yard FG. Offensively QB Jaxon Potter was 22/36 for 387 yards, 3 TDs, and rushed for 1 TD. WR Nick Gallegos pulled down 6 catches for 74 yards. WR Ian Grogan caught 3 passes for 56 yards and 1 TD. WR Ty Benefield caught 1 pass for 10 yards and 1 TD.

Santa Margarita Eagles Football
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.
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Santa Margarita Eagles Football
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.
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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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