Eagles 42 - El Toro 21

MISSION VIEJO, CA., November 8, 1996 – It was a night in which a league title was on the line. A night where champions step to the forefront. Carson Palmer showed his championship form, leading the Eagles to a 42-21 win over defending league and CIF champion El Toro. Palmer rushed for 150 yards and threw for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns. His total offense yardage and 4 TD passes were both school records. Billy Newman added 122 yards rushing and Billy O’Connor had two scores with 111 reception yards. The defense held Murle Sango in check, allowing only 68 total yards to the versatile player. The 4-0 league record assured the Eagles their 1st league title.

By Adrian Peters
Sports Information Director