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7 Eagles Commit
Congratulations to WR Kyle Sweet (Washington State), DL Rick Wade (UCLA), OL Austin Maihen (Stanford), LB Grady Higgins (Boston College), WR Connor Bianchini (Lehigh), DB Rick Ellison (New Hampshire), and DL Stash Rowley (Chicago) from the class of 2015 who have committed to play football at the next level.
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Santa Margarita Eagles Football 4 Eagles to play in the OC All-Star Game
WR Conner Bianchini, DB Rick Ellison, DL Stash Rowley, and OL Jack Jennison were 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. DL Stash Rowley was named the defensive MVP of the game.
All-Star Eagles

Santa Margarita Eagles Football 4 Eagles named All-State
OL Austin Maihen earned Cal-Hi 2nd Team Offense, Cal-Hi 1st Team Academic, and MaxPreps 1st Team Offense. DL Rick Wade earned Cal-Hi 3rd Team Defense. WR Kyle Sweet earned MaxPreps 2nd Team Offense and Cal-Hi Honorable Mention. QB KJ Costello earned Cal-Hi Junior Team Offense.
All-State Eagles

Santa Margarita Eagles Football 6 Eagles named All-County
OL Austin Maihen, WR Kyle Sweet, and DB Rick Ellison were named to the OC Register 1st Team. DL Rick Wade, and LB Grady Higgins were named to the OC Register 2nd Team. QB KJ Costello was named to the OC Register 3rd team. Austin Maihen & Rick Wade also were named to the LA Times Orange County Team.
All-County Eagles

Santa Margarita Eagles Football Kyle Sweet named All-CIF
WR Kyle Sweet was named All-CIF Pac 5 division.
All-CIF Eagles

Santa Margarita Eagles Football 10 Eagles named All-Trinity League. Costello & Wade earn MVP honors
QB KJ Costello was named Offensive Co-MVP. DL Rick Wade was named the Lineman Co-MVP. WR Kyle Sweet, OL Austin Maihen, DB Rick Ellison, and LB Grady Higgins were named 1st Team All-Trinity League. WR Conner Bianchini, OL Tanner Prenovost, DL Stash Rowley, and DB JP Hackett were named 2nd Team.
All-League Eagles

Crespi 45 - Eagles 13
You couldn’t have asked for a better start if you were a member of the Santa Margarita football team in Friday’s CIF-SS Pac-5 Division first-round game. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback KJ Costello rolled out and found Kyle Sweet for an 80-yard touchdown. But after that brief moment of jubilation, everything turned against the visiting Eagles (6-5).
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St John Bosco 58 - Eagles 34
The Eagles fought back from a 10-point deficit to take a 28-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter but couldn't keep pace with the talented St. John Bosco Braves (9-1) and lost 58-34.  The game featured 1,080 yards of offense, 46 first downs and 13 touchdowns. 
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Mater Dei 19 - Eagles 14
In Week 9, Santa Margarita fell to the Mater Dei Monarchs 19-14 to fall to 6-3 and 2-2 in the Trinity League. The Eagles were unable to capitalize on two first quarter drives deep into Monarch territory and were only behind 6-0 at halftime due to timely defensive stops. 
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Eagles 22 - Servite 17
In Week 8, the Eagles moved closer to securing their first playoff berth since 2012 with an important 22-17 win over Servite.  The Eagles improved to 6-2 and 2-1 in Trinity League play while the Friars fell to 4-4, 1-2. 
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Eagles 42 - Orange Lutheran 41
In Week 7, the Eagles tied their greatest comeback ever as they overcame a 20-point 4th quarter deficit to defeat the Orange Lutheran Lancers 42-41 at Saddleback College. 
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JSerra 35 - Eagles 28
The Eagles built an early fourteen point lead but couldn't hold on as the JSerra Lions won 35-28 before a raucous full house at Saddleback College.
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Eagles 42 - Venice 0
In Week 5 Santa Margarita posted their first shutout since 2012 with a 42-0 win over Venice to move to 4-1 on the season.
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Santa Margarita Eagles FootballBishop Gorman 41 - Eagles 10
The Eagles roiled up 420 yards and 19 first downs but committed two turnovers and had trouble preventing the big plays as they fell 41-10 on the road to the nationally ranked Bishop Gorman Gaels (5-0).
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Eagles 21 - Dorsey 10
The Eagles outgained the Dons 432 to 236 while junior QB KJ Costello continued his remarkable start to the 2014 season by completing 22 of 35 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns including a 45-yard scoring play to Kyle Sweet as the clock expired in the 2nd quarter to give the Eagles a 14-3 halftime lead.
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Eagles 56 - Santiago 27
Santa Margarita rolled up a school record 613 yards of offense and defeated the Corona Santiago Sharks 56-27 behind the stellar two-way play of junior FB/MLB Matt Mark (14 tackles to go with three rushing TDs), and the all-everything senior Kyle Sweet.
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Eagles 26 - Bishop Amat 21
Junior QB KJ Costello completed a school record 27 passes (in 43 attempts) for 308 yards and two TDs.  Junior RB/LB Matt Mark gained a game-high 96 yards rushing and two TDs and added nine tackles and an interception he returned 20 yards.  Senior DE Rick Wade spearheaded the defensive effort with 13 tackles and 1/2 sack.  In two career games vs. the Lancers Wade has registered 25 tackles and 2.5 sacks.  The Eagles also ran a school-record 86 offensive plays against the Lancers (for 474 yards) breaking the previous mark of 80 against Los Alamitos in 2011.
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Rick Curtis is named New Head Coach
Santa Margarita Catholic High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Rick Curtis as the Head Varsity Football Coach and member of the faculty. Curtis will be entering his 37th year as a high school football coach, most recently guiding Northwood High School for the past 13 years. Prior to his tenure as Northwood’s Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Curtis coached at Servite, University, Laguna Hills, Irvine, and now enters his first year at Santa Margarita. While at Irvine, Curtis served as the Athletic Director for 10 years, was the defensive coordinator for three consecutive CIF Championship teams in 1991, 1992, and 1993, and coached basketball, track, softball and golf. Coach Curtis has 29 years of experience as a business education and physical education teacher and is an adjunct professor at Concordia University in the Masters in Athletic Administration and Coaching Program.

Eagles Win Huntington Beach Linemen Competition
Picking up a giant tire and dragging it around isn’t too fun _ unless you’re a lineman. During the lineman competition on Saturday at Huntington Beach High, linemen took turns testing their strength lifting tires that should have been on a tractor trailer. I don’t know if success means they’re going to be able to block or tackle someone, but it sure demonstrates strength, and Santa Margarita’s Rick Wade, a defensive end-tight end, sure made it look easy. And it was impressive that Wade hung out with the linemen instead of his fellow skill-position players who had it pretty easy going out for passes.
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