Eagles 0 - Los Alamitos 0

LOS ALAMITOS, CA., September 15, 2022 – Last season, SMCHS trailed Los Alamitos by 14 points heading to intermission, only to mount a furious and unchallenged comeback to secure a 42-21 victory. This time, the Eagles led after one quarter and trailed only 35-30 at halftime, but that same spark did not emerge in this one, although the Eagles did score points. However, they allowed more in the 69-49 disappointment. While the SMCHS offense put points on the board, the Griffins were also enjoying offensive success. Eagle quarterback Jaxon Potter had a career game with 482 yards passing and 57 more yards rushing -- a new school mark for total offense (539). He threw five touchdowns and notched one more on the ground. Three of those tosses went to Emmett Mosley -- tying the school record for a single game. Mosley (146), Bain Eiseman (119) and Niko Lopez (104) all broke the century mark in yardage. Trent Mosley also scored a touchdown making he and brother Emmett the first pair to do so in the same game for SMCHS since Brad and Brian Finneran in 1992.

Linebacker Jacob Bower was the one Eagles that Los Al couldn’t stop. The senior logged a new career-high 17 tackles and registered one sack to once again say “hello” to Griffin’s quarterback Malachi Nelson. That sack brought back memories of that 2021 game in which he collected nine tackles (1 for loss), notched two interceptions from Nelson and returned a fumble by Nelson for a touchdown. Bower had collected 16 tackles in each of his first two contests. Donovan Comestro contributed 13 tackles. It was also announced that star defensive end Collins Acheampong would be lost for the remainder of the season with a knee injury requiring surgery.

Los Alamitos 10 25 21 13 69
Santa Margarita 16 14 13 6 49

SM – Eiseman 70 pass from Potter (Wilson pass failed)
LA – Henderson 3 run (McLachlan kick)
SM – Schuster FG 34
LA – McLachlan FG 29
SM – E. Mosley 26 pass from Potter (Schuster kick)
LA – Faupusa 1 run (McLachlan kick)
SM – E. Mosley 63 pass from Potter (Schuster kick)
LA – Lemon 95 return (kick failed)
LA – Lemon 65 pass from Nelson (kick failed)
LA – Henderson 7 run (pass failed)
SM – Potter 19 run (Schuster kick)
LA – Henderson 1 run (Gamarnik kick)
SM – Foye 3 run (Schuster kick blocked)
LA – Faupusa 3 run (Faupusa run)
SM – E. Mosley 10 pass from Potter (Schuster kick)
LA – Henderson 55 run (kick blocked)
LA – Henderson 18 run (Gamarnik kick)
LA – Brennan 4 run (kick failed)
SM – Eiseman 10 pass from Potter (Potter pass failed)

Compiled by Chuck Nan
Statistics by Shane Mielke