Latest News

9 Eagles Commit
Congratulations to OL John Maxwell (Iona), DL Matt Rupp (Colorado State), DB Mark Johnson (USD), DB Ryan Nienhuis (Navy), QB Michael Angelo (Navy), RB Chris Ramsey (Air Force), DB Mark Restelli (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), LB Jack Meehan (Saddleback JC), and FB Nick Bahr (Saddleback JC) from the class of 2004 who have committed to play football at the next level.
All College Athletes

Santa Margarita Eagles Football Restelli to play in the OC All-Star Game
DB Mark Restelli was chosen to play for the South Team in the annual Orange County All-Star Game. The game annually features the top 72 graduated football players in Orange County.
All-Star Eagles

Santa Margarita Eagles Football Rupp named All-State & All-County
DL Matt Rupp was named to the Cal-Hi Sports 2nd Team Defense All-State team. Matt was also named named to both the LA Times and the OC Register All-County Teams.
All-State Eagles - All-County Eagles

9 Eagles earn All-Serra League. Rupp named Defensive MVP
DL Matt Rupp was named the Co-MVP Defense of the Serra League. QB Michael Angelo, WR Ryan Neinhaus, LB Jack Meehan, and DB Mark Restelli were named 1st Team All-Serra League. OL Nick Bahr, OL Stephan Strickroth, LB Thomas Ramirez, and DL Jeff Jones were named 2nd Team.
All-League Eagles

Los Alamitos 20 - Eagles 10
Joshua Jones rushed 30 times for 190 yards and Jimmy Barnes rushed for two one-yard touchdowns to lead the Los Alamitos Griffins to a 20-10 victory over Santa Margarita before a crowd of 4,000 at Long Beach Wilson High School. Mark Johnson had 4 receptions for 93 yards. Russell Hoeflich had 13 carries for 82 yards Jack Meehan once again spearheaded the Eagle defensive effort as the senior standout collected 13 tackles. It was his 20th career game with at least 10 tackles and his 13th consecutive. He finished his career as the Eagle leader with 356 tackles. Senior linebacker Thomas Ramirez registered 14 tackles of his own while defensive end Jeff Jones and defensive back Mark Restelli chipped in 11 and 10 respectively.
Game Summary

Mater Dei 21 - Eagles 7
MD clinches a share of the league championship while Santa Margarita ends the season in 4th place and a 7-3 Regular Season record. Playoff matchups will be announced Sunday and will be posted here as they are released to the public.
Game Summary - Photos

Loyola 21 - Eagles 7
The Loyola Cubs wore down the Santa Margarita Eagles and pulled out a 21-7 victory before a crowd of 4,500 at Saddleback College. With the win the Cubs improved to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in league play to move into first place in the highly competitive Serra League, while Santa Margarita fell to 7-2, 2-2.
Game Summary - Photos

Eagles 20 - FRIARS 17
Offensively, QB Michael Angelo ran for over 140 yards and passed for 164 yards. On Defense, DE Jeff Jones picked off a Servite Screen play and ran the ball back into field goal territory. On Special teams, Kicker Mike Fowle kicked the game winning Field goal with 3 seconds remaining.
Game Summary - Photos

St. John Bosco 22 - Eagles 0
The Eagles playing without QB Michael Angelo were unable to mount an offense threat and lost the battle of field position all night. Defensively, Matt Rupp had his ninth sack of the season and the 30th of his career.
Game Summary - Photos

Eagles 27 - Bishop Amat 3
The Eagles held the Lancers to only 2 first downs and -7 total yards for the game. On offense RB Chris Ramsey ran for over 100 yards as the Eagles offense racked up almost 300 total yards on the ground and 72 yards thru the air.
Game Summary - Photos

Eagles 21 - Trabuco Hills 17
QB Michael Angelo passed for 3 Touchdowns, while the defense came up with an important late 4th quarter stand to hold off the Mustangs.
Game Summary - Photos

Eagles 28 - Fountain Valley 20
Quarterback Michael Angelo had touchdown runs of 50 and 65 yards. Russell Hoeflich blocked both a punt and an extra point to help the Eagles improve to 4-0.
Game Summary - Photos

Eagles 24 - Long Beach Jordan 6
Quarterback Michael Angelo rushed for 98 yards and scored two touchdowns while Chris Ramsey added 52 and another touchdown as the Eagles scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Long Beach Jordan Panthers 24-6 before 4,500 at Saddleback College.
Game Summary - Photos

EAGLES 35 - Redlands 0
Chris Ramsey rushed for 117 yards and two scores, QB Michael Angelo passed for two touchdowns and Ryan Nienhuis returned a punt for a school-record 84-yard touchdown to lead Santa Margarita to a convincing 35-0 win over the Redlands Terriers (0-2) before a crowd of 4,500 at the University of Redlands.
Game Summary - Photos

Eagles 16 - St. Paul 7
Santa Margarita opened it’s 15th season with a solid 16-7 win over St. Paul in Mike Jacot’s debut as Eagle Head Coach.
Game Summary - Photos

A Quick Change of Direction
Staff and player defections have left Santa Margarita and its new coach, Mike Jacot, 28, in a rebuilding mode. Who better to lead the renaissance of a high school football program than a quarterback named Michael Angelo?
Read Article