Servite 38 - Eagles 27

MISSION VIEJO, CA., September 27, 1996 – Game three matched the #3 and #8 ranked teams in Orange County as well as two competitive Catholic schools. The Friars took a 12-0 lead right off the bat, and the deficit seemed to affect the Eagles throughout the first half.  A Servite fumble opened the door, however, as SM capitalized to cut the lead to 12-7. Servite countered with 19 more points by halftime to take a 31-14 lead. Behind Billy Newman’s 161 yards rushing, SM mounted a comeback. Carson Palmer also played well throwing TD scores to John Minardi, Brett Crowder and Matt Brooks.

By Adrian Peters
Sports Information Director