Eagles 38 - Trabuco Hills 24

MISSION VIEJO, CA., September 13, 1996 – The Eagles opened the 1996 season with a bit of tricker which would carry on throughout the season. On their first play from scrimmage, Carson Palmer handed to Billy Newman.Newman ran at the line and pitched the ball back to Palmer, who then threw to John Minardi for a 75-yard score. Newman did most of the rest for the Eagles as he ran for three scores and 364 yards. Newman’s performance masked Chris Lewis’ 241 yard night for Trabuco. The Eagles scored 21 straight points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to take a comfortable 35-14 lead.

By Adrian Peters
Sports Information Director