The Costa Mesa Flag Black Eagles league champions, who went 7-1, fell a game short of the always elusive perfect season.
The Mesa Eagles 5- and 6-year old flag team is the precursor to the program's tackle program.
After a season in which the young Eagles earned their wings and became the first flag team in Costa Mesa Pop Warner history to finish the regular season unbeaten, their season-long flight for an undefeated season fell a game short. Falling to the Yorba Linda Rattlers, 30-6, a game in which the ball just didn't bounce the Eagles way, the Eagles displayed a valiant fight to the last whistle.
A game in which its outcome was a new feeling for the Eagles was not representative of the Eagles' season in which they earned a league championship, used a very prolific offense led by quarterbacks Jr. Menedez and Nate Quinata and the Eagles' Thunder and Lighting running back combination of Dion Kerkhoff and Josiah Lamarque. The running back duo left defenders grasping on air with their plethora of jukes and shakes. Paving the way was an offensive line spearheaded by Michael Joyce, III, Matthew Brown-Naranjo and Connor Mcleod, to average an outstanding 22 points per game.