Game 1 - Redlands East valley
SMCHS Eagles (0-0)
@ Redlands East Valley Wildcats (0-0)
at Citrus Valley High School (Redlands, California)
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
2018 SEASON RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS
- The 2018 season represented the proud 30th overall season that Santa Margarita Catholic High School fielded a football team in the fall.
- The Eagles won their season-opening game against Downey (@ Trabuco Hills High School), 59-21. This represented the second-straight win over Downey in the opener.
- The team boasted two games in which they gained 500 yards-or-more of total offense. This was achieved versus Mayfair (Lakewood) with 513 and the epic shootout with Orem (Utah), 504. Orem was one of the top-ranked schools in the state of Utah.
- In the past three seasons, 2016-18, a span of 33 games, the potent Eagles offense bettered the 500-plus yard total offense threshold nine times -- twice achieving 600-plus and once 700-plus yards. That is more than twenty-five percent of the games played. In addition, Santa Margarita just missed the magical threshold in a couple of other games as they gained 498 yards against Downey and 488 yards versus JSerra Catholic.
- The Eagles scored 46 points-or-more in three of first five games played -- all non-league. This included two games in which Santa Margarita broke the 50 point threshold, in wins over Downey (59-21) and Mayfair (Lakewood), 54-7. This was the second-consecutive season they Eagles broke the 50 mark in a win over Downey and the 49 point barrier versus Mayfair.
- Overall, Santa Margarita scored 291 points, an average just a shade below 30.0 per-game (29.1).
- The Eagles accumulated 4,001 yards in total offense (passing = 2,293 & rushing = 1,708). That is an average of 400.1 per-game.
- Several individual student-athletes were among the Orange County leaders at their position. In addition, some new marks were achieved in the school record book.
- The team has enjoyed back-to-back-to-back 2,000-yard-plus passers.
- The past three quarterbacks have finished in the top ten for passing yards in a single season in school history.
- SMCHS hired Brent Vieselmeyer as the sixth Varsity Head Football Coach in its history on February 19 (see Biography below).
- Ranked No. 18 in calpreps.com Preseason Poll for Southern Section - Divisions 1/2. Ranked No. 45 overall in California. Ranked No. 27 by MaxPreps.com for Southern Section and No. 18 for Divisions 1/2.
- Santa Margarita holds a 21-8-1 all-time record in season-opening games -- a .717 winning percentage.
SANTA MARGARITA CONSECUTIVE-GAME SCORING STREAK
- Current: 164-consecutive 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.
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, 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|
|2019||Santa Margarita Catholic||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: 55-11-0 (.833)|
SANTA MARGARITA PLAYERS TO WATCH
9 Colt Fulton - Quarterback, Junior (6-4 / 195)
- 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 / Linebacker, Senior (6-1 / 215)
- 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 four 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) and Oklahoma State.
- 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.
- Made unofficial visits to the University of Nevada, Texas A&M and Rice University in the spring.
- 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)
- 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.
- Registered 16 tackles in 2018.
33 Gregory Doyle - Defensive End / Linebacker, Senior (6-3 / 215)
- Attended the Enforcer Linebacker Academy in the summer.
- Made unofficial visit to the University of Southern California (USC) in the spring.
- 2018 Second-Team All-Trinity League.
- Registered 11 tackles in loss to Servite in 2018.
- Notched one quarterback sack in win over Mayfair in 2018.
- Notched two quarterback sacks in win over Downey in 2018.
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.
THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: Redlands East Valley
Location: Redlands, California
Current 2019 Record: 0-0
Head Coach: Rich Lunsford -- 3rd Season (13-9-0, .591)
Coach Rich Lunsford begins his third season as Head Coach of Redlands East Valley (REV). Over the two previous seasons, Lunsford has led the Wildcats to an impressive 9-3-0 record in the competitive Citrus Belt League (13-9-0 overall). REV has qualified for the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Playoffs both of those seasons.
Last Week: N/A
2018 Season: 7-4-0 Overall / 4-1 in Citrus Belt League (2nd-Place) / 0-1 CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Playoffs
All-Time Series: 1 Game -- Redlands East Valley leads 1-0-0. The Wildcats prevailed in the 2005 CIF-SS Division I Playoffs with a narrow 21-20 victory in overtime. The game was played before a crowd of 4,200 at the University of Redlands.
Last SMCHS Win: N/A
Players to Watch:
Brandon Wells (Senior - Wide Receiver): 46 receptions, 617 yards, 13.4 average & 5 touchdowns
Anthony Waters, Jr. (Senior - Wide Receiver): 46 receptions, 672 yards, 14.6 average & 4 touchdowns
NEXT WEEK’S OPPONENT: Mission Viejo
Location: Mission Viejo, California
Current 2019 Record: 0-0 (As of Week 0)
Head Coach: Chad Johnson -- 2nd Season (10-2-0, .833)
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: N/A
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|
|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|
Compiled and edited by Chuck Nan. Game and historical statistics by Shane Mielke