Serite 34 - Eagles 3

COSTA MESA, CA., November 12, 2021 – CIF-Southern Section Game No. 1 (Division 1 - Quarterfinals). The old adage in sports, especially football, is that it’s difficult to defeat the same team a second time around. That was exactly the case for Servite (Anaheim) as they hosted a hungry Santa Margarita Catholic team in the CIF-SS Division 1 quarterfinals. For 40 minutes SMCHS battled with state No. 3 Servite nearly to-to-toe. The Eagles dominated the game with physicality as they were still making effective gains into Friar territory when the wheels fell off. What was a 13-3 game at that point became a 34-3 final in the span of the final eight minutes. Junior defensive back Blake Wilson had a big game defensively with an interception, a forced fumble and 12 tackles (2 for loss). Sophomore LeVar Talley registered two tackles for a loss while Hero Kanu had one. Ben Durham recovered the fumble. The only points that the Eagles tallied came on a first quarter field goal by Romen Christensen -- 22-yards. Quarterback Jaxon Potter had an off night, failing to throw at least one touchdown pass for just the second time in 11 games this season. He was 16-of-40 (40.0%) for 159 yards.

Outstanding Performers

  • Blake Wilson: One interception, one forced fumble and 12 tackles (2 for loss)
  • Hero Kanu: One tackle for loss in his final high school game

Compiled by Chuck Nan
Statistics by Shane Mielke