Eagles 31 - Fountain Valley 0

MISSION VIEJO, CA., October 11, 1996 – The Eagles defense flexed its muscles on this night, shutting out the eventual Sunset League champions, 31-0. SM forced three fumbles and held the Barson to 67 yards rushing. They also sacked the Fountain Valley quarterback 4 times. Fountain Valley had been averaging 29 points a game. The offense got off to a slow start, but went in with a 7-0 halftime lead on a 3rd and 31 Hail Mary play from Carson Palmer to John Minardi. Billy newman took over in the second half with a 19-yard TD run and a 60-yard punt return for a score. Newman finished the night with 230 yards on 19 carries.

By Adrian Peters
Sports Information Director