10 Eagles Commit
Congratulations to QB Cameron Burke (Oberlin), LB Jacob Bower (Nebraska), WR Niko Lopez (Colorado State), DB Donovan Comestro (Holy Cross), OL Jalani Liva (Southern Utah), DB Ben Durham (Utah), RB Jake Foye (Santa Barbara CC), QB Jaxon Potter (Washington State), DL Collins Acheampong (Miami), and OL Simeon Maiava (New Mexico State) from the class of 2022 who have committed to play football at the next level.
All College Athletes
Emmett Mosley named All-State & ALL-CIF
WR Emmett Mosley was named 1st Team All-State by CalHi Sports. He was also named to the All-CIF Division 1 team.
All-State Eagles - All-CIF Eagles
4 Eagles to play in the OC All-Star Game
LB Jacob Bower, OL Jalani Liva, DB Ben Durham and OL Simeon Maiava were chosen to play for the South Team in the annual Orange County All-Star Game. The game annually features the top 72 graduated football players in Orange County.
5 Eagles named All-County
WR Emmett Mosley was named OC Register 1st team All-County. OL Jalani Liva and LB Jacob Bower earned 2nd team honors. QB Jaxon Potter and DB Donovan Comestro earned 3rd team honors.
12 Eagles named All-Trinity League
QB Jaxon Potter, WR Emmett Mosley, WR Niko Lopez, DB Donovan Comestro, DL LeVar Talley, and LB Jacob Bower were named first team All-Trinity League. OL Jalani Liva, WR Bain Eiseman, WR Trent Mosley, DB Josh Tuchek, LB Gage Burnett, and LB Noah Sulick were named 2nd team All-Trinity League.
JSerra 27 - Eagles 20
QB Jaxon Potter was 24/39 for 331 yards and 3 TDs. RB Jake Foye rushed 6 times for 36 yards and caught 2 passes for 49 yards. WR Niko Lopez caught 6 passes for 79 yards and 2 TDs. WR Trent Mosley caught 5 passes for 94 yards and 1 TD. WR Emmett Mosley caught 9 passes for 99 yards. The defense was led by Noah Sulick with 12 tackles (5 solo, 7 asst). DB Donovan Comestro had 11 tackles (5 solo, 6 asset) and 1 fumble recovery. LB Jacob Bower had 10 tackles (3 solo, 7 asst).
St. John Bosco 56 - Eagles 14
QB Bekkem Kritza was 14/22 for 175 yards, 1 TD passing and 1 TD rushing. WR Bain Eiseman caught 4 passes for 101 yards. WR Emmett Mosley caught 4 passes for 34 yards. WR Niko Lopez caught 3 passes for 20 yards. The defense was led by Noah Sulick with 12 tackles (5 solo, 7 asst). LB Jacob Bower had 10 tackles (2 solo, 8 asst). DL Gage Burnett had 5 tackles (2 solo, 2 asst) and 1 sack.
Mater Dei 52 - Eagles 7
QB Jaxon Potter was 20/39 for 171 yards 1 TD and 1 INT. WR Emmett Mosley caught 7 passes for 62 yards. WR Bain Eiseman caught 5 passes for 22 yards. Jake Foye rushed 12 times for 50 yards and caught 3 passes for 6 yards and 1 TD. The defense was led by Noah Sulick with 7 tackles (4 solo, 3 asst). DB LaRue Zamorano had 6 tackles (3 solo, 3 asst). LB Jacob Bower had 6 tackles (4 solo, 2 asst) and 1 sack. DL LeVar Talley had 5 tackles (2 solo, 3 asst).DL Jaden Dose had 1.5 sacks
Eagles 56 - Servite 14
QB Jaxon Potter was 21/29 for 375 yards and 5 passing TDs. WR Emmett Mosley caught 6 passes for 127 yards and 1 TD. WR Bain Eiseman caught 3 passes for 99 yards and 2 TDs. The defense was led by LB Taurian Nash who had 7 tackles (1 solo, 6 asst). LB Jake Bower had 6 tackles (4 solo, 2 asst). DB Donovan Comestro had 6 tackles (1 solo, 5 asst). DB Trey Brown had 6 tackles (2 solo, 4 asst). DL LeVar Talley had 3 tackles (1 solo, 23 asst) and 1 sack.
Jaxon Potter named CalHi SoCal “Offensive Player of the Week”
Last week, in a 29-28 victory over JSerra of San Juan Capistrano that boosted Santa Margarita Catholic four spots to No. 14 in the most recent state rankings, and dropped JSerra to No. 17, Potter passed for 412 yards and two touchdowns, with 319 yards coming in the first half. He got the 412 yards on 37-of-45 attempts. Not only did the 37 completions break his school record of 34 completions set last season, he now gets his name in the Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book a second time on the Most Completions (Game) list to go with last season’s performance.
Eagles 29 - JSerra 28
QB Jaxon Potter was 37/45 for 412 yards and 2 passing TDs. WR Emmett Mosley caught 14 passes for 152 yards and 1 TD. WR Bain Eiseman caught 5 passes for 85 yards. WR Niko Lopez caught 5 passes for 70 yards and 1 TD. On Defense LB Jake Bower had 15 tackles (7 solo, 8 asst) 2 TFL and 1 interception. DB Donovan Comestro had 11 tackles (7 solo, 4 asst).DB Blake Wilson had 11 tackles (4 solo, 7 asst). DL LeVar Talley had 4 tackles (1 solo, 3 asst) and 1 sack.
Orange Lutheran 28 - Eagles 26
QB Jaxon Potter was 24/33 for 251 yards and 3 passing TDS and 1 rushing TD. WR Emmett Mosley caught 8 passes for 91 yards and 3 TDs. WR Niko Lopez caught 7 passes for 67 yards. On Defense LB Jake Bower had 11 tackles (5 solo, 6 asst). LB Noah Sulick had 9 tackles (4 solo, 5 asst). DB Blake Wilson had 5 tackles (3 solo, 2 asst) with 3 passes defended and 1 interception.
Los Alamitos 69 - Eagles 49
The Eagles were unable to keep up with the high bowered Griffin offense. QB Jaxon Potter was 34/51 for 483 yards and 5 passing TDS and 1 rushing TD. WR Emmett Mosley caught 9 passes for 146 yards and 3 TDs. WR Niko Lopez caught 9 passes for 104 yards. WR Bain Eiseman caught 5 passes for 119 yards and 1 TD. RB Jake Foye had 8 rushes for 50 yards and 1 TD. Defensively LB Jake Bower racked up his 3rd 16+ tackle game with 17 tackles (9 solo, 8 asst) and 1 sack. DB Donovan Comestro had 13 tackles (6 solo, 7 asst). DB Ben Durham had 9 tackles (2 solo, 7 asst). K Mason Schuster kicked a 34 yard field goal.
Eagles 63 - Mullen 6
QB Jaxon Potter was 12/14 for 151 yards and 3 passing TDS and 1 rushing TD. WR Emmett Mosley caught 3 passes for 48 yards and 1 TD. WR Bain Eiseman caught 3 passes for 62 yards and 1 TD. TE Kyle Brody and WR Sean Embree both caught TD Passes. RB Skylar Lendsey rushed 6 times for 77 yards. RB Jake Foye caught 1 pass for 7 yards and had 4 rushes for 32 yards and 1 TD. Senior OL Jalani Liva added a 1 yard rushing TD. Defensively LB Noah Sulick led the defense with 2.5 sacks and 5 tackles (4 solo, 1 asst). LB Jacob Bower had 9 tackles (3 solo, 6 asst) and 1 sack. DL LeVar Talley had 6 tackles (1 solo, 5 asst). DL Tyler Parker had 4 tackles (1 solo, 3 asst) and 1 sack. LB Taurian Nash also had 5 tackles (2 solo, 3 asst). DL Collins Acheampong had 4 tackles (1 solo, 3 asset) and knocked down 4 passes.
Jacob Bower named CalHi “State Star of the Week”
For the second-consecutive week, the senior LB had a huge impact game for the SMCHS defense as the team started the season with a 2-0 record. He has registered 16 tackles in each contest. This includes three for loss in Friday’s big win over No. 37 Norco, 36-14. Bower’s mark is fifth in the state after two games. This is nothing new, as Bower was a cog in last season’s defense -- All-Trinity League Second-Team, third on the team with 58 total tackles and tied for second-most interceptions in the Trinity League during the regular season. He now has 1 1/2 sacks, two quarterback hurries, one pass defended and a fumble recovery in 2022. Bower is a star rugby player as well and holds a 4.1 grade point average.
Eagles 2 - St. Augustine 0
Early last Monday afternoon, Santa Margarita Catholic’s opponent, St. Augustine (San Diego), announced that games scheduled for all levels were cancelled. According to Saint’s Athletic Director Matt Linville, this was due to the limited number of players available. The program experienced a number of injuries at the varsity and junior varsity levels and didn’t have enough substitutes to fill the void.
Eagles 36 - Norco 14
QB Jaxon Potter was 21/34 for 286 yards and 4 TDS. WR Emmett Mosley caught 8 passes for 78 yards. WR Niko Lopez caught 3 passes for 62 yards and 2 TDs. Wide Receivers Sean Embree and Bain Eiseman both caught Touchdowns. RB Tyler Lendsey rushed 7 times for 92 yards. RB Lee Fuimaono rushed 8 times for 37 yards. RB Taurian Nash rushed one time for 16 yards and one TD. The defense was once again led by Senior LB Jacob Bower who racked up 16 tackles (6 solo, 10 asst), 3 TFL and one sack. DB Blake Wilson had 8 tackles (3 solo, 5 asst). DB Donovan Comestro had 9 tackles (5 solo, 4 asst). DL LeVar Talley and Collins Acheampong each had 6 tackles (2 solo, 4 asst) and 1/2 a sack.
Eagles 18 - Stallions 8
The defenense showed up in a big way racking up 12 TFL, 5 sacks, 1 Safety, 1 Interception, 1 Forced fumble and 1 Fumble Recovery. QB Jaxon Potter was 14/22 for 180 yards and scored 2 TDS. Running Backs Lee Fuimaono, Taurian Nash, Tyler Lendsey and QB Jackson Potter combined for 48 yards. WR Emmett Mosley caught 9 passes for 94 yards and 1 TD. WR Bain Eiseman caught 3 passes for 40 yards. Defensively LB Jake Bower had 16 tackles (7 solo, 9 asset), 1/2 a sack and one Fumble Recovery. LB Noah Sulick had 10 tackles (2 solo, 8 asst), 4 TFL and 1.5 sacks. Jaxon Potter was named the “CIF-SS Ford Football Game of the Week on Bally Sports Player of the Game”
Collins Acheampong’s inspired journey from Ghana continues with Santa Margarita football
The senior defensive end committed to Michigan over the summer despite not playing football since his freshman year
12 Eagles named to OC Register's Hot 150
#9 Jaxon Potter - QB, #10 Emmett Mosley - WR/S, #22 Niko Lopez - WR, #35 Donovan Comestro - CB, #44 Jalani Liva - OL, #45 Collins Acheampong - DE/TE, #55 Blake Wilson - S, #62 LeVar Talley - DE/OLB, #73 Gage Burnett - LB, #79 Jake Foye - RB, #103 Jacob Bower - LB, and #145 Tyler Parker - DL were all mentioned in the article. The selections for the Hot 150 were based on input from coaches, video analysis, college interest, statistics and observations.
10 Eagles named Cal-Hi Sports Preseason All-Orange County
Junior LB LeVar Talley, Junior DB Emmett Mosley and Senior DE Collins Acheampong and were named 1st Team Defense. Senior RB Jake Foye, Senior OL Jalani Liva, Senior WR Niko Lopez and Senior QB Jaxon Potter were named 2nd Team Offense. Senior DB Donovan Comestro, Senior DB Blake Wilson and Sophomore DL Tyler Parker were named 2nd Team Defense.