Coach Vince Pattee 4/8/1936 - 11/24/2010
It is with deep sorrow that we share that athletic equipment manager and football coach Vince Pattee passed away unexpectedly. Please keep the Pattee family in your prayers. He will be greatly missed and was a “fixture” in the school’s athletic department. Vince had heart problems, but the exact cause of death is yet unknown. A Memorial Mass for Coach Pattee was held on Tuesday, 12/7 at 3 pm at San Francisco Solano. Father Butters performed the Mass.
5 Eagles Commit
Congratulations to LB Colten Christensen (OCC), WR Reiley Higgins (Brown), WR Logan Sweet (UCLA), LB Doug Woodward (Chapman), QB Adam Young (OCC), RB Cory Thomson (Simon Fraser University), QB Bobby Crane (Montana State), and WR Marco Fragnito (Fordham) from the class of 2011 who have committed to play football at the next level.
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4 Eagles to play in the OC All-Star Game
Congratulations to QB Adam Young, LB Colten Christensen, WR Reiley Higgins and OL Kyle McPherson for making the Orange County All-Star team. Santa Margarita had more players on the prestigious team than any other school in South County or in the Trinity League.
McGrory & O'Brien named to OC's Top Multi-Sport Athletes List
Congratulations to junior Johnny McGrory and senior Emmet O'Brien who made OCVarsity.com's list of Top Mulit-Sports Athletes!
2 Eagles named All-CIF
Congratulations to OL Max Tuerk and QB Adam Young for being named to the 2010 Pac-5 All-CIF Football team.
5 Eagles named All-State
Congratulations to senior Adam Young who made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Third Team at quarterback becoming just the second Eagle to earn All-State honors at QB after Carson Palmer '98, who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals. Also chosen were Max Tuerk All-State Junior Second Team OT, Riley Sorenson All-State Sophomore First Team OT, Johnny Stanton All-State Sophomore First Team Multi-Purpose, River Cracraft All-State Sophomore Second Team WR/DB.
LA Times features Max Tuerk
The LA Times recently highlighted Jr Offensive Lineman Max Tuerk and how he transitioned from Tight End to Offensive Line by packing on 40 pounds in the offseason.
Welch Named OC Register & LA Times Coach of the Year
As Harry Welch walked onto the field, his players stopped practicing and started a slow, rhythmic clap. The assistant coaches soon joined in. And at some point, parents watching the practice and some softball players who were nearby also started to clap faster and faster for Santa Margarita's football coach. Just four days after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, Welch was back on the field.
6 Eagles earn All-County honors
Congratulations to senior Adam Young, junior Max Tuerk and senior Colten Christensen for making OC Register All-County team. Head Coach Harry Welch was named the 2010 Coach of the Year. OL Kyle McPherson was named 2nd Team. LB Emmett O'Brien was named 3rd Team All-County.
14 Eagles named All-Trinity League. Tuerk & Christensen named MVPs
OL Max Tuerk was named the MVP Lineman. LB Colten Christensen was named the MVP Defense. QB Adam Young, OL Kyle McPherson, RB Cory Thomson, LB Doug Woodward, WR Jeff Emanuel, and DB Emmett O'Brien were named 1st Team All-Trinity League. WR Reiley Higgins, WR River Cracraft, WR Kyle Sweet, DB Johnnhy Stanton, DB Nick Owens, and DL Eric Feucht were named 2nd Team.
Aaron Chancellor Places First in National Kicking Competition
Congratulations to Santa Margarita football player Aaron Chancellor who placed first in the National Kicking Championship for long snapping on November 28 in Arlington, Texas.
Mission Viejo 31 - Eagles 28
The Eagles lose a tough game vs Mission Viejo in the CIF-SS Pac 5 Quarterfinals finishing the season with a final record of 9-3 under first-year coach Harry Welch.
Eagles 49 - Edison 3
Santa Margarita defeated Edison, 49-3, at Tesoro High in a CIF-SS Pac-5 Division first-round game. The Eagles (9-2) scored 28 consecutive points in the first half and never looked back to advance to a second-round showdown with top-seeded Mission Viejo. Adam Young completed 11 of 12 passes for 284 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 83 yards and a score. Cory Thomson finished the game with 73 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Eagles 17 - Mater Dei 10
The Eagles defeated the Monarchs 17-7, entering the playoffs as the Trinity League’s No.2 representative. Santa Margarita finishes the regular season 8-2 and ranked #7 in the State. QB Adam Young finished the game 10/13 for 129 yards, 47 yards rushing and a Field Goal. The Eagles outgained the Monarchs 271-234.
Servite 17 - Eagles 10
The Eagles fought hard but lost a close game to the Friars. SM ran 28 times for 162 yards, averaging 5.8 yards per carry. QB Adam Young was 16 of 29 for 177 yards. They rolled up 21 first downs and averaged 5.9 yards per play.
River Cracraft OC Varsity Athlete of the Week
Sophomore WR/DB River Cracraft played a key role in Friday’s 42-41 overtime victory over St. John Bosco of Bellflower. Cracraft had six receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown. He also had four tackles on defense and an interception that he returned 34 yards to set up the go-ahead score for Santa Margarita with six minutes in the fourth quarter. He also broke up the potential game-winning two-point conversion pass that preserved the victory for the Eagles.
Eagles 42 - St. John Bosco 41
Fourth-ranked Santa Margarita completed the largest comeback in school history in dramatic fashion Friday night. River Cracraft knocked down a potential game-winning 2-point try in overtime to secure the Eagles’ 42-41 victory against St. John Bosco of Bellflower in a Trinity League football game at St. John Bosco High.
Eagles 35 - JSerra 14
Backup quarterback Johnny Stanton threw for 169 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 80 yards and a third TD in helping Santa Margarita remain undefeated in the Trinity League with a 35-14 victory over JSerra on Friday night at Saddleback College. The Eagles (6-1, 2-0) scored on their first three possessions to take a 21-0 lead at the half.
Eagles 27 - Orange Lutheran 15
Cory Thomson scores on a 16-yard TD run with 2:15 left to win the game for the Eagles in their league opener.
Eagles 31 - Los Alamitos 7
Santa Margarita (4-1) defeated sixth-ranked Los Alamitos (3-2), 31-7 tonight at Saddleback College. Quarterback Adam Young rushed for 142 yards and one touchdown. He passed for 157 yards and one touchdown. Cory Thomson scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 40 yards.
Eagles 63 - Canyon 10
Santa Margarita tied a school record for points, scoring 56 consecutively from the second quarter on, to rout Canyon, 63-10, at Fred Kelly Field on Friday night. Quarterback Adam Young ran and passed for four touchdowns to lead the Eagles assault. The scores included a 3-yard dive and 71-yard pass to receiver Logan Sweet during a nine-play sequence in which Santa Margarita (3-1) scored three times, taking the lead and then running away from the undermanned Comanches.
Eagles 56 - Carson 14
Adam Young threw three first half touchdown passes, while Ryan Wolpin rushed for 110 yards and scored three touchdowns, as the Eagles dominated Carson, 56-14, on Friday night in non-league action at Saddleback College. “We wanted to use last week as motivation and take it to Carson this week,” said Wolpin. “We capitalized on their mistakes and want to continue to play our best.” It was the second time this season that the Eagles (2-1) scored 56 points, which is tied for third most points in a game in school history.
Tesoro 32 - Eagles 21
Santa Margarita took a 21-7 lead to open the third quarter by scoring on a 99-yard kickoff return by Cory Thomson. The Titans responded with three touchdowns to win the game 32-21.
Eagles 56 - Diamond Ranch 0
Coach Harry Welch picks up his first win at Santa Margarita and the Eagles start the season 1-0 beating the Diamond Ranch Panthers in their season opener. Next week the Eagles play Tesoro.