This was the inaugural Varsity season for the Santa Margarita Eagles. Playing with only Juniors and Sophomores the Eagles were placed in the Olympic League. The Eagles finished the season 3rd in league with a record of 8-4 and made the playoffs for the first time in school history with the At-Large Berth for Division IX. In the opening round Santa Margarita shutout 4th seeded Beaumont, 20-0. The Eagles lost in the Quarterfinals 14-21 to the eventual CIF Champions, the Carpinteria Warriors.
2 Eagles earn All-CIF Division IX
LB Mike Farris, and RB Josh Ireland are the first Eagles in school history to earn All-CIF honors in football.
8 Eagles earn All-Olympic League
OL Nathan Beckett, LB Mike Farris, RB Josh Ireland, WR David Shearer, OL Shane Mielke, DB Eric Brown, LB Ryan Mummert and QB Trevor Yankoff are the first Eagles in school history to earn All-League honors in football.
Carpinteria 21 - Eagles 14
Had the Eagles, in their first season of varsity football, capitalized on three fumble recoveries in the first half, they might have avoided a 21-14 loss to the third-seeded Warriors in a CIF Division IX second- round game before 3,500 spectators at Saddleback College.
Tailback shines after the kickoff
Ireland, the driving force behind Santa Margarita's rise to the CIF playoffs and football respectability, looks forward to Fridays like those toiling through a 40-hour work week.
Eagles 20 - Beaumont 0
Trevor Yankoff and Josh Ireland scored first-quarter touchdowns Friday night to lead Santa Margarita to a 20-0 CIF Division IX victory at Beaumont.
Eagles 42 - Centennial 7
There was a serious case of growing pains Friday night before about 800 spectators at Saddleback College. Santa Margarita routed Centennial, a first-year school, 42-7, making the Huskies 2-8 on the season.
Eagles 42 - Orange Lutheran 0
On Friday night against Orange Lutheran, the poised and potent Eagles, who have played only nine varsity games, moved a step closer to earning a wild-card playoff berth with a 42-0 victory over the Lancers before 1,000 spectators at Saddleback College.
Whittier Christian 45 - Eagles 7
Ron Papazian rushed for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass Friday night to lead Whittier Christian to a 45-7 Olympic League victory over Santa Margarita at Whittier College.
Eagles 7 - Brethren 0
Trevor Yankoff scored from 1 yard out with 2:14 remaining in the first quarter for the game's only score, as Santa Margarita defeated Brethren, 7-0, Friday night in an Olympic League game.
Valley Christian 38 - Eagles 6
Santa Margarita (4-2, 2-1) scored when Josh Ireland capped a 63-yard drive with a 23-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Eagles quarterback Trevor Yankoff completed 11 of 22 for 141 yards.
Eagles 19 - Miraleste 0
Trevor Yankoff completed 13 of 19 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns as the Santa Margarita Eagles shut out the Miraleste Marauders, 19-0, Friday in an Olympic League game at Saddleback College.
Eagles 23 - Ontario Christian 7
Quarterback Trevor Yankoff broke open a close game with a pair of touchdown runs in the fourth quarter Friday night to lead Santa Margarita to a 23-7 Olympic League victory over Ontario Christian at Saddleback College.
Eagles 23 - Harvard 12
Sophomore running back Josh Ireland ran for two second-half touchdowns to lead Santa Margarita to a 23-12 non-league victory over Harvard on Friday night at Harvard.
Eagles 41 - Jurupa Valley 0
Santa Margarita, playing only the third varsity football game in the school's history, collected its first victory at that level and made it a convincing one, with quarterback Trevor Yankoff leading the Eagles to a rout of Jurupa Valley 41-0.
Trabuco Hills 50 - Eagles 14
Sparked by Ben Rooker's 200 yards rushing and four touchdown runs, Trabuco Hills spoiled Santa Margarita's gala night with a resounding 50-14 victory before an estimated 1,400 at Saddleback College.