Eagles 38 - Newport Harbor 0

FULLERTON, CA., December 14, 1996 – The Eagles opened the CIF Final game the same way they opened the season. The Flea-flicker from Newman to Palmer to Minardi. The result, a 7-0 lead for the Eagles. While the defense was stifling the Sailor offensive unit, the Eagles kept piling up the points. The second score came on a fake reverse pass to Minard. Newman, who rushed for 253 yards and 2 TDs, tied a school record with a 91 yard run in the second quarter. When the gun sounded to end the first half, SM proudly walked into the locker room with a 38-0 lead. The defense, which recorded 8 sacks (4 by Austin Jayred), held Newport on a 4th and goal from the 1 yard line, recorded it’s 3rd consecutive shutout.

By Adrian Peters
Sports Information Director