Game 5 - Stellar Prep
Stellar Prep Thunder(1-3)
@ SMCHS Eagles (2-2)
at Trabuco Hills HS (Mission Viejo, California)
Friday, September 20 - 7:00 p.m.
LAST WEEK’S RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS VS. MAYFAIR
- The Santa Margarita Catholic defense was on display as the Eagles shutout the Mayfair Monsoon, 21-0 last week. It was the first on-field shutout for the Eagles since the second game of the 2017 season, at Loyola, 35-0.
- SMC registered six quarterback sacks in the win, two each by Derek Wilkins and Billy Oberholtzer and one each from Shane Cova and Cole Maihen.
- Defensive back Mitch Messier notched two interceptions, while defensive mate Tyler Whitman pounced on a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown. The team also recorded a safety on another blocked punt in the end zone.
- Derek Wilkins had a career-highlight game with six tackles-for-loss, one fumble recovery and two quarterback sacks.
- Nick Barcelos was the offensive star with 160 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
- SMCHS ran their consecutive-game scoring stream to 168 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.
- Tonight’s contest versus Stellar Prep represents “Homecoming 2019” for Santa Margarita Catholic. The Eagles are 17-10 all-time in homecoming games since the advent of festivities in 1992.
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||2-2-0||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: 57-13-0 (.814)|
SANTA MARGARITA PLAYERS TO WATCH
7 Joshua Contreras - Quarterback, Senior (6-2 / 190)
- Made first varsity start at quarterback in loss at Cherry Creek. Threw for 219 yards and one touchdown.
- With that, Contreras had one of the best starting debuts ever for an Eagle quarterback (by passing yards).
|Most Passing Yards in First Career Start - SMCHS All-Time|
|K.J. Costello||243||@ Bishop Amat||08/30/13||Sophomore|
|Josiah Norwood||243||@ Downey||08/25/17||Senior|
|Ryan World||222||@ Mater Dei||10/19/07||Junior|
|Joshua Contreras||219||@ Cherry Creek (Colorado)||09/06/19||Senior|
9 Colt Fulton - Quarterback, Junior (6-4 / 195)
- Made first varsity start at quarterback 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.
11 Keanu Kama - Defensive Back, Junior (6-2 / 180)
- Returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown in win at Redlands East Valley.
13 Mitch Messier - Defensive Back, Junior (6-0 / 180)
- Collected two interceptions in win over Mayfair.
14 Tyler Wetmore - Wide Receiver, Junior (5-11 /175)
- Team leader with 10 pass receptions for the season.
- Had a team-high six receptions in loss at Cherry Creek. One was for a seven-yard touchdown.
- Caught two passes, both for touchdowns, for 72 yards (36.0 average) in win at Redlands East Valley.
18 Tyler Whitman - Defensive Back, Junior (6-0 / 185)
- Recovered a fumble in the end zone after a blocked punt and scored a touchdown in win over Mayfair.
19 Ian Grogan - Punter / Wide Receiver, Sophomore (5-11 / 175)
- Notched a career highs with five receptions along with 113 yards receiving in loss at Cherry Creek.
- Averaging 35.1 yards per kick on 20 punts for the season with a long of 51 (vs. Mission Viejo).
22 Nick Barcelos - Running Back / Long Snapper, Senior (6-1 / 215)
- Gained a career-high 160 yards rushing on 23 carries (7.0 average) with two touchdowns in win over Mayfair.
- 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)
- Registered his second interception of the season in loss at Cherry Creek.
- 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.
35 Jonathan Teasley - Place Kicker, Sophomore (5-8 / 150)
- Is 7-of-9 on extra-point conversion attempts for the season (77.8%).
- Is 3-of-5 on field goal attempts (60.0%) with a long of 29 yards (vs. Mission Viejo & @ Cherry Creek).
43 Drew Sulick - Linebacker, Junior (6-0 / 195)
- Had a team-high seven tackles in win over Mayfair.
- 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)
- In win over Mayfair, registered an amazing six tackles-for-loss, one fumble recovery and two quarterback sacks.
- For the second-consecutive game, notched a forced fumble and a sack, in loss at Cherry Creek.
- 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 three Division I scholarship offers thus far -- San Jose State, Arizona State and Oregon State.
72 Jason Schillig - Tackle / Guard, Senior (6-2 / 280)
- Has received seven collegiate scholarship offers thus far -- University of Chicago, Valparaiso University (Indiana), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland), Davidson College (North Carolina), Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota), Claremont McKenna and University of San Diego.
THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: STELLAR PREP - HOMECOMING 2019
Location: Hayward, California
2019 Record: 1-3-0
2018 Season: 4-7-0 Overall (Independent schedule)
Head Coach: Desmond Gumbs (Second season / 5-10-0, .333)
Last Week: Lost, 57-0 @ McCallie (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
All-Time Series: First meeting
Section: North Coast Section
Year Opened: 2012
Player to Watch: Elijah Lawson (Senior - Safety) -- San Jose State University commit
NEXT WEEK’S OPPONENT: @ JSERRA CATHOLIC
SMCHS Season Game No. 6 / Trinity League Game No. 1
Game Date: Friday, October 4, 2019 @ JSerra Catholic Field, 7:00 p.m.
School Location: San Juan Capistrano, California
Head Coach: Pat Harlow (4th Season)
Current 2019 Record: 3-1
Next Game: September 20 vs. Calabasas
Last Week: Won, 17-14 vs. Milton (Georgia) @ St. John Bosco
2018 Season: 9-3 Overall / 3-2 Trinity League / 1-1 CIF-Southern Section Division I Playoffs
All-Time Series: 13 Games -- Santa Margarita Catholic Leads 8-5-0
2018 Game: JSerra Catholic won 42-17 @ Trabuco Hills HS
Last SMCHS Win: 2017, 36-35 @ JSerra Catholic Field
Players to Watch:
- Chris Street - Running Back (Senior)
- General Booty - Quarterback (Junior)
- Jaden Genova - Linebacker (Junior)
Other Trinity League Games This Week
Friday, September 20
Orange Lutheran @ Vista Murrieta, 7:00
Servite vs. Villa Park @ Orange Coast College, 7:00 p.m.
Calabasas @ JSerra Catholic, 7:30 p.m.
Mater Dei -- Bye (Next game on September 27 vs. St. John’s (Washington D.C.) @ Catholic University, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 21
St. John Bosco @ Mililani (Hawaii), 6:30 p.m.
Compiled and edited by Chuck Nan. Game and historical statistics by Shane Mielke