Eagles 32 - El Modena 3

MISSION VIEJO, CA., October 4, 1996 – The Eagles again went to their bag of tricks early and cruised to a 32-3 victory over El Modena. Carson Palmer threw to backup quarterback Mike Thompson, who lined up as a wide receiver. Thompson caught the ball, dropped back and threw across the field to Palmer who went 45 yards for the score. The defense shutout the Vanguards, who did manage to score a field goal against the reserves late in the game. John Minardi had a huge night catching 8 passes for 136 yards and 3 touchdowns. The three scores tied a school record by Brian Finneran.

By Adrian Peters
Sports Information Director