Game 3 - Cherry Creek
SMCHS Eagles (1-1)
@ Cherry Creek Bruins (1-1)
at Stutler Bowl Stadium
Cherry Creek HS (Greenwood Village, Colorado)
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
LAST WEEK’S RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS AT Mission Viejo
- Young and rebuilding Santa Margarita Catholic hosted local rival Mission Viejo at Trabuco Hills High School. The two schools, separated by just eight miles, met for the fourth-consecutive season and seventh time overall.
- After spotting the Diablos a 21-0 lead at half, the Eagles looked more confident in the second-half, especially on defense, and shutdown the Mission Viejo offense, even forcing a couple of turnovers. SMCHS won the battle of the half as they staged a comeback with 10 points in the final two stanzas, but eventually fell short, 21-10.
- Derek Wilkins led the defense with one forced fumble (that led to a score), one sack and 10 tackles. Gregory Doyle led all tacklers with 15 on the night, while Anthony Comestro chipped-in with 10.
- Shane Cova picked-up a fumble and ran it 52 yards for the Eagles first score of the game. It was their third defensive touchdown in the first two games. Tyler Hartigan registered one interception -- returning it 35 yards.
- SMCHS ran their consecutive-game scoring stream to 166 games. The last time the Eagles were shutout was in September, 2004 at Orange Lutheran, 19-0. The Eagles have only been shutout four times in their existence -- one time each in 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
HEAD COACH BRENT VIESELMEYER
Brent Vieselmeyer enters his first season as the Head Varsity Football Coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Coach Vieselmeyer was hired and introduced at a ceremonial announcement on February 19 by school President Andy Sulick. He comes to the Eagles from Kansas University where he held the position of Offensive Analyst, most recently.
Prior to coaching last season with the Jayhawks, Vieselmeyer was with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League for three seasons. He joined the Raider franchise in 2015 after spending 15 years coaching at the collegiate and high school levels. While at Oakland, Vieselmeyer held positions as Assistant Linebacker Coach and Safeties Coach.
Vieselmeyer spent two seasons as Co-Defensive Coordinator at Houston Baptist University from 2013-14. Prior to joining the Huskies, he served as head coach at highly-respected Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, beginning in March 2007, where he launched the football program.
At Valor Christian, he compiled a 55-11 record (.833), leading the Eagles to four-straight state championships in 2009 (3A), 2010 (4A), 2011 (4A) and 2012 (5A). He was named the Denver Post “Colorado Coach of the Year” in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and was All Sport Jefferson County “Coach of the Year” in 2010.
Vieselmeyer began his coaching career at Orange (California) Lutheran High School, where he spent eight years as defensive coordinator. He led the Lancers to the 2006 Division II California state title. They also won the 2004 CIF-Southern Section Championship and were finalists in 2000, 2001 and 2003. During his career, Vieselmeyer has seen 31 of his student-athletes earn college football scholarships.
A native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Vieselmeyer played linebacker at the University of Redlands (California) and Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in education from Concordia in 1999, and a Master of Arts in educational administration from the University of Phoenix in 2005.
Coach and his wife Marnie have two daughters, Payton and Quinn.
|Brent Vieselmeyer Prep Head Coaching Career|
|2019||Santa Margarita Catholic||1-1-0||Trinity||Ranked by Orange County Register|
|2012||Valor Christian||12-2-0||Independent||5A State Champions|
|2011||Valor Christian||14-0-0||4A South Metro||4A State Champions|
|2010||Valor Christian||11-3-0||4A South Metro||4A State Champions|
|2009||Valor Christian||14-0-0||3A South Metro||3A State Champions|
|2008||Valor Christian||4-6-0||3A South Metro|
|2007||Valor Christian||- - -||- - -||No games played - Launched program|
|Prep Career Record: 56-12-0 (.824)|
SANTA MARGARITA PLAYERS TO WATCH
9 Colt Fulton - Quarterback, Junior (6-4 / 195)
- Made first varsity start and threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns in win at Redlands East Valley.
- Named by Orange County Register as a “Hot 150” player for 2019 -- No. 44.
- Has received one Division I scholarship offer thus far -- Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, Florida). Head Coach is Lane Kiffin.
- Ranked No. 6 “Quarterback to Watch” in Orange County by Dave Albano of the Orange County Register.
- Attended the fourth-annual QB Collective Camp in the summer.
- Transfer from Centennial High School of Corona where he played as a sophomore on the varsity team in 2018. Played freshman season in 2017 at Alta High School in Sandy, Utah.
22 Nick Barcelos - Running Back / Long Snapper, Senior (6-1 / 215)
- Gained 105 all-purpose yards in win at Redlands East Valley.
- Named by Orange County Register as a “Hot 150” player for 2019 -- No. 99.
- Ranked No. 10 “Running Back to Watch” in Orange County by Dave Albano of the Orange County Register.
- Has received five Division I scholarship offers thus far -- United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colorado), United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland), United States Military Academy (Army-West Point - NY), Oklahoma State and Nevada.
- Kohl’s National Scholarship Camp participant (July 20-21 @ Milwaukee, Wisconsin).
- Kohl’s Western Spring Showcase participant (May 5 @ Sherbeck Field - Cal-State Fullerton).
- Rubio Long Snapping Camp participant in early-July. Named one of the top-10 long snappers in camp.
- 2019 Polynesian Bowl National Combine & Showcase participant (March 30-31 @ Gorman HS - Las Vegas, Nevada).
24 Mark Ard, Jr. - Cornerback, Senior (6-2 / 180)
- Returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in win at Redlands East Valley.
- Named by Orange County Register as a “Hot 150” player for 2019 -- No. 106.
- Has received two Division I scholarship offers thus far -- Nevada and Brigham Young.
33 Gregory Doyle - Defensive End / Linebacker, Senior (6-3 / 215)
- Registered two tackles for loss in win at Redlands East Valley.
- Attended the Enforcer Linebacker Academy in the summer.
- 2018 Second-Team All-Trinity League.
43 Drew Sulick - Linebacker, Junior (6-0 / 195)
- Makes the transition to the defensive side of the ball at linebacker for 2019.
- Registered first career pass reception and touchdown -- 28 yards -- in win over Mayfair in 2018.
53 Derek Wilkins - Defensive End, Junior (6-5 / 250)
- Registered a forced fumble, one sack and a team-leading 15 tackles in loss to Mission Viejo.
- Named by Orange County Register as a “Hot 150” player for 2019 -- No. 88.
- Has received one Division I scholarship offer thus far -- San Jose State.
72 Jason Schillig - Tackle / Guard, Senior (6-2 / 280)
- Has received six collegiate scholarship offers thus far -- University of Chicago, Valparaiso University (Indiana), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland), Davidson College (North Carolina), Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota) and Claremont McKenna.
THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: @ Cherry Creek
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Home Field: Stutler Bowl Stadium (Campus)
Head Coach: Dave Logan (34-14-0, .708 at CC)
2019 Record: 1-0
Last Week: Defeated Doherty (Colorado Springs, Colorado), 45-6
2018 Season: 12-2 Overall / 4-1 (Tied 1st) in 5A Metro East League. Lost in championship game of CHSAA 5A Playoffs
All-Time Series: Cherry Creek leads series 1-0
- Running Back Jayle Stacks (Senior): 127 Attempts, 797 Yards, 6.3 Average & 10 Touchdowns
- Running Back Seamus Henderson (Senior): 119 Attempts, 752 Yards, 6.3 Average & 8 Touchdowns
- Running Back James Walker, Jr. (Junior): 68 Attempts, 398 Yards, 5.9 Average & 4 Touchdowns
- Receiver / Quarterback Chase Penry (Junior): 56 Receptions, 704 Yards, 12.6 Average & 7 Touchdowns
- Linebacker John Adams (Junior): 93 Tackles & 1 Sack
- Cornerback Myles Purchase (Junior): 6 Interceptions & 53 Tackles
- Offensive Tackle Carson Lee (Senior): Highly-touted collegiate recruit -- 6-3 / 300
Notes: Cherry Creek has experienced a large amount of success over the past four decades, having won nine state championships. Dave Logan, the voice of the Denver Broncos and coach of six Colorado State Championships (with a rival of Creek’s named Mullen), was hired to be the Cherry Creek head football coach in January, 2012. Logan set the career record for wins at the Class 5A level as his Bruins defeated Denver East 56-28. It was his 252nd career win, passing former Cherry Creek coach Fred Tesone, who won 251 games from 1962-89. Logan is now 263-64 (.804) overall in his career, which has included stops at Arvada West, Chatfield, Mullen and now Cherry Creek. He now sits in sixth place on the all-time state wins list.
Colorado State Champions: 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2014.
Cherry Creek vs. California All-Time: 2-1
- 09/01/18: @ Santa Margarita Catholic, Won 21-14
- 09/19/14: @ Grand Terrace, Won 41-0
- 09/01/12: @ Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga), Lost 20-19
Cherry Creek 21, Santa Margarita Catholic 14
The Eagles came up short against the then No. 1 ranked team in Colorado (Class 5A). Running back Jake Thomas rushed for 111 yards on 22 attempts (5.0 average) and two touchdowns. For the Eagles, wide receiver Chase Nenad caught eight passes for 100 yards (12.5 average). Linebacker Jack Lynch registered 11 tackles and defensive end Logan Schwenke had 2 1/2 sacks. For Cherry Creek, they were led by Jayle Stacks who rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown. Seamus Henderson also scored one touchdown on the ground. Chase Penry led the Bruins in receiving with seven receptions.
Cherry Creek (2-0)
Santa Margarita (1-2)
Passing: (SM) Costelli 18-34, 198 yards, 1 Int. (CC) Padilla 14-20, 141 yards
Rushing: (SM) Thomas 22-111, 2 TD. (CC) Stacks 20-95, TD
Receiving: (SM) Nenad 8-100, Ebach 4-69. (CC) Penry 7-65
SMCHS VS. OUT-OF-STATE OPPONENTS ALL-TIME
- Santa Margarita tries to halt a four-game losing-streak against out-of-state opponents tonight as they take the field at Cherry Creek.
- Two losses came last season, one to this Cherry Creek squad and the other to Orem (Utah). Both of those games were played in Orange County.
- This also includes a defeat in their last road outing outside of California, in 2014 at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- The first three games the Eagles ever played versus out-of-state competition, they were victorious in Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona. Those were in 1997, 2005 and 2012 respectively.
- The Lions search for their first win over a school from Colorado.
- Overall SMCHS is 3-4-0 in games against out-of-state opponents -- 0-3-0 at home and 3-1-0 on the road.
|SMCHS vs. Out-of-State Opponents All-Time|
|2019||@ Cherry Creek||Greenwood Village, Colorado||Road||TBD||Traveled over 1,000 miles|
|2018||Orem||Orem, Utah||Home||Lost 51-45||Nenad 3 receiving touchdowns|
|2018||Cherry Creek||Greenwood Village, Colorado||Home||Lost 21-14||Thomas 111 rushing yards|
|2014||@ Bishop Gorman||Las Vegas, Nevada||Road||Lost 41-10||Costello 311 passing yards
Sweet 188 receiving yards
|2013||Bishop Gorman||Las Vegas, Nevada||Home||Lost 34-31 (2 OT)||Costello 446 passing yards
Sweet 294 receiving yards
|2012||@ Brophy Prep||Phoenix, Arizona||Road||Won 27-14||ESPN national television broadcast|
|2005||@ Kealakehe||Kona, Hawaii||Road||Won 6-0||“Kona Classic”
26-0 shutout win
|1997||@ Durango||Las Vegas, Nevada||Road||Won 52-0||Wolfsberger 191 rushing yards|
NEXT WEEK’S OPPONENT: Mayfair
Location: Lakewood, California
2019 Record: 1-1-0
2018 Season: 9-3-0 Overall and 3-0-0 in the Suburban League (Champions). 1-1 in CIF-Southern Section Division 6 Playoffs.
Head Coach: Derek Bedell (Fifth season / 34-15-0, .694)
Bedell is in his fifth season as the head football coach at Mayfair. In his four previous seasons, Bedell has led the Monsoons to an impressive 34-15-0 overall record (19-2-0 in the Suburban League with three championships) and four-straight CIF Playoff appearances. At the high school level, Bedell has also spent time as an assistant at La Mirada and Bellflower. In addition to coaching at the prep level, Bedell has 14 years of collegiate coaching experience.
Last Week: Defeated Lakewood, 43-6
This Week: vs. Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) @ Bellflower
All-Time Series: Santa Margarita leads 2-0-0.
2018 Game: Running back Jake Thomas ran for 152 yards on 17 attempts (8.9 average) and scored five touchdowns. The five scores was just one off the school record of six, set by Ryan Wolpin in 2012 against Carson. Quarterback Peter Costelli had another solid game with 235 yards passing and 63 yards rushing. The Eagles racked-up 513 yards of total offense and 21 first downs en route to a 54-7 victory.
Tstrong Mataele (Junior - Running Back): 214 attempts, 1,353 yards, 6.3 average and 21 touchdowns.
Friday, September 6
St. John Bosco vs. Liberty (Henderson, Nevada) @ Bishop Gorman, 7:00 p.m. - “Polynesian Football Classic”
Mater Dei @ Centennial (Peoria, Arizona), 7:00 p.m.
Bishop Amat (La Puente) @ JSerra Catholic, 7:00 p.m.
Edison (Huntington Beach) vs. Orange Lutheran @ Huntington Beach HS, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 7
Servite @ Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 7:00 p.m. - “Polynesian Football Classic”
Compiled and edited by Chuck Nan. Game and historical statistics by Shane Mielke