Servite 48 - Eagles 21

COSTA MESA, CA., October 7, 2021 – A short preparation when facing a team like Servite is never welcomed. Santa Margarita Catholic was riding a four-game winning-streak as it visited Orange Coast College. The early going was a struggle for the Eagles who broke down on defense and allowed three scores in the first quarter. Coach Anthony Rouzier’s boys settled down and found some rhythm on offense to register two touchdowns and go to intermission with a manageable 21-14 deficit. However, in the second half, the Friar’s strength in the trenches emerged and shutdown SMCHS. They had no answer for Houston Thomas and the big holes his O-line would open. The Eagle’s defense didn’t receive the big play contributions that they enjoyed the past few week’s either. One bright spot was the 63-yard touchdown scamper from Justin Rivera. Juniors Donovan Comestro and Jacob Bower notched 24 combined tackles. Comestro and Israel Solomon also managed to intercept Fifita. SMCHS continues its three-game road tour with another tall task versus No. 1 Mater Dei at the Santa Ana Bowl.

Compiled by Chuck Nan
Statistics by Shane Mielke