Eagles 55 - Servite 14

MISSION VIEJO, CA., October 14, 2022 – Santa Margarita Catholic looked continue its momentum as it hosted Servite last Friday. Once again, it was the “Jaxon Potter Show” as the quarterback threw for 376 yards (21-of-29, 74.2%) and a career-tying five touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a Trinity League win, 56-14. Potter is literally rewriting the record books at SMC, throughout the CIF-Southern Section and even the state of California. In 2022, he started off with a blaze and hasn’t taken his foot off the gas one bit.

Potter was complimented, as always, by a strong group of offensive weapons at his disposal. In addition, seldom-used running back Chase Jones had a coming-out party with the best game of his young career. Coming into the contest with just five career touches, the junior scored three touchdowns on seven touches. He gained 57 yards on the ground and scored two touchdowns while he also collected two receptions and another touchdown.

SMCHS totaled 540 yards of offense as they broke the 500-plus threshold for the second time this season -- only exceeded by the 612 yards in the loss at Los Alamitos. The Eagles now approach producing nearly 400 yards per game. Last season, SMCHS exceeded 500 yards just once.

Back up QB Bekkem Kritza saw late game action and also threw a touchdown, giving the team six for the night, which tied the all-time team record for a single game. Receiving touchdowns were plentiful as they were notched by Bain Eiseman (2), Sean Embree, Emmett Mosley, Chase Jones and Brendan Brahm. Freshman back Skylar Lendsey had just four rush attempts, but gained 81 yards (20.3 average), with a long of 60. Emmett Mosley gained 127 yards receiving and Bain Eiseman chipped in with 99 yards. It was the first multi touchdown game of his career. LeVar Talley led the defense with one sack. Mater Dei completes the home schedule for SMCHS before they take on St. John Bosco to finish the regular season.

Santa Margarita 14 21 14 7 56
Servite 0 7 0 7 14

SM – Eiseman 66 pass from Potter (Schuster kick)
SM – C. Jones 14 pass from Potter (Schuster kick)
SM – Mosley 52 pass from Potter (Schuster kick)
SER – Carr 67 run (Cabrera kick)
SM – C. Jones 17 run (Schuster kick)
SM – Brahm 15 pass from Potter (Schuster kick)
SM – Eiseman 25 pass from Potter (Schuster kick)
SM – C. Jones 19 run (Schuster kick)
SER – Naudin 14 pass from Puche (Cabrera kick)
SM – Embree 2 pass from Kritza (Schuster kick)

Rushing: SM - S. Lendsey 4-81, Jones 5-57
Passing: SM - Potter 21-29-0-36
Receiving: E. Mosley 6-127, Eiseman 3-99


Summary by Chuck Nan
Statistics by Shane Mielke


Football Roundup

MISSION VIEJO – No. 6 Santa Margarita 56, No. 15 Servite 14: Jaxon Potter threw for 376 yards and five touchdowns to lead Santa Margarita to a Trinity League win over Servite at Saddleback College.

Bain Eiseman had 99 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles. Emmett Mosley had 127 yards receiving with a touchdown and Chase Jones had three total touchdowns for Santa Margarita (6-2, 2-1).

LeVar Talley had a sack for the Eagles' defense and Jacob Bower had two hurries.

Quaid Carr had a 67-yard rushing touchdown for Servite (1-7, 0-3) and Julian Puche threw a touchdown pass to Ethan Naudin.

By Michael Huntley
Saturday, October 15, 2022
The Orange County Register