Game 2 - Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo Diablos (1-0)
@SMCHS Eagles (1-0)

at Trabuco Hills HS (Mission Viejo, California)
Thursday, August 30, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
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  • Santa Margarita Catholic traveled to Redlands East Valley for their 2019 season opener and came away with a solid 33-14 victory. This was the third-straight opening win for the Eagles who now have an all-time overall record of 22-8-1 in such contests -- a .726 winning-percentage.
  • Junior Colt Fulton made his debut at quarterback and threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns, both going to Tyler Wetmore.
  • Keanu Kama and Mark Ard, Jr. both shined on defense as they returned interceptions for key touchdowns. Jalen Jones also added a pick.
  • Junior linebacker Anthony Comestro led the team with nine tackles.
  • Sophomore Connor Teasley made his varsity kicking debut and was a perfect four-of-four on extra-point conversion attempts. He was also successful on his only field goal attempt -- 26 yards.
  • SMCHS ran their consecutive-game scoring streak to 165 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.

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, most recently, from Kansas University where he held the position of Offensive Analyst.

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 Linebackers 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 stellar 55-11 record (.833), leading the Eagles to four-straight state championships in 2009 (3A), 2010 (4A), 2011 (4A) and 2012 (5A). Vieselmeyer boasted a perfect 16-0 record in the postseason at Valor Christian. 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 Vieselmeyer and his wife Marnie have two daughters, Payton and Quinn.

Brent Vieselmeyer Prep Head Coaching Career
Season School Record League Season Notes
2019 Santa Margarita Catholic 1-0-0 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: 56-11-0 (.836)



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.
  • In limited action last season for the Huskies, was 3-of-6 passing (50.0%) for 61 yards. Also rushed for 17 yards and one touchdown.

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).
  • Gained career-high 150 yards rushing on 24 attempts (6.0 average) in loss to Orange Lutheran in 2018.
  • Scored a rushing touchdown in win over Mayfair in 2018.

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.
  • Saw extensive action on Special Teams in 2018.
  • Registered first career pass reception and touchdown -- 28 yards -- in win over Mayfair in 2018.

53  Derek Wilkins - Defensive End, Junior (6-5 / 250)

  • 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.

Nickname: Diablos
Location: Mission Viejo, California
Current 2019 Record: 1-0
Head Coach: Chad Johnson -- 2nd Season (11-2-0, .846)
Chad Johnson took the reins of the Diablos in 2018, replacing an all-time County coaching legend in Bob Johnson (no relation). He now begins his second campaign at the helm. Prior to Mission Viejo, Johnson was the quarterback coach and offensive coordinator at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, where he spent eight highly-successful seasons with the Braves. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University where he was an Honorable Mention All-American kicker. Overall, this is Coach Johnson’s 18th year coaching football at the varsity level. Prior to Bosco, he spent nine years at Trabuco Hills High School.
Last Week: Won 38-14 @ Konawaena (Kealakekua, Hawaii)
2018 Season: 10-2-0 Overall (On field) / 3-1-0 in South Coast League (2nd-Place) / 1-1 in CIF-Southern Section Open Division Playoffs
All-Time Series: 6 Games -- Mission Viejo leads 4-2-0
Last SMCHS Win: 2011, 21-20 @ Mission Viejo Field in CIF Playoffs
2018 Game: The Diablos won on their home field, 30-20.

SMCHS vs. Mission Viejo All-Time Series
Result Location Season Game Type
Mission Viejo 30, Santa Margarita 20 Mission Viejo High School 2018 Non League
Mission Viejo 28, Santa Margarita 23 Trabuco Hills High School 2017 Non League
Mission Viejo 48, Santa Margarita 21 Mission Viejo High School 2016 Non League
Santa Margarita 21, Mission Viejo 20 Mission Viejo High School 2011 CIF Playoff
Mission Viejo 31, Santa Margarita 28 Saddleback College 2010 CIF Playoff
Santa Margarita 25, Mission Viejo 24 Saddleback College 2006 CIF Playoff

Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Nickname: Bruins
Home Field: Stutler Bowl Stadium (Campus)
Head Coach: Dave Logan (33-14-0, .702)
2019 Record: 0-0 (Open 08/29 vs. Doherty)
Last Week: N/A
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
Key Returnees:

  • 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

2018 Game
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.

Compiled and edited by Chuck Nan. Game and historical statistics by Shane Mielke