SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Sage Hill School opened Academy League play at defending league champion St. Margaret's on Friday. The result turned out like every other football game between these two rivals.
Sage Hill lost, 48-7, giving it a 0-12 record against St. Margaret's.
The Lightning (3-4, 0-1 in league) managed to score in the fourth quarter against the Tartans (6-0, 1-0), ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division poll, to avoid being shut out for the first time this season. Quarterback C.J. McCord threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Vince Whetmore with 4:43 left in the game.
McCord, a junior, completed 14 of 30 passes for 81 yards. Whetmore, a junior, hauled in nine of those passes for 44 yards.