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With a long tradition of success on the field and in the classroom, Mission Viejo High School Football has fielded one of the most successfull high school programs in the country over the past three decades - resulting in a .697 winning percentage since the school opened in 1966.
With a California State Title in 2015, 7 CIF Southern Section Championships and 24 South Coast League titles since 1975, the Diablos have been nationally ranked by USA Today and MaxPreps consistently year over year - and has seen a steady number of student-athletes moving on to play at the collegiate and professional level.
Mission Football's success began under the direction of Coach John Murio, where in 1977 the Diablos won their first South Coast League title - only to back it up with a repeat in 1978 and its first CIF Southern Section Championship. The momentum that Coach Murio created carried on with Coach Bill Crow and Mike Rush during the 80's - where Diablo teams won five more South Coast League titles and the program's second CIF Southern Section Championship in 1981.
In 1999, Hall of Fame coach Bob Johnson took over the reigns and proceeded to put Mission Football on the National map - winning a staggering 16 South Coast League titles starting in 2002, 5 CIF Southern Section Championships and a State Championship in 2015 during his incredible 18-year run.
In 2005, Mark Sanchez (USC), Nick Reed (Oregon), Gregg Peat (Oregon State), Chase Moline (UCLA) and Chane Moline (UCLA), Konrad Reuland (Notre Dame/Stanford), and Kevin Bemoll (Cal) were key ingredients to one of the best two-year high school football teams ever to come from the State of California. The year prior, the Diablos finished the 2004 season ranked third in the nation by USA Today, and was one of only ten schools that appeared in the paper’s Top 25 during every week of the season. In the fall of 2005 they finished with a 12-1 record and were ranked 20th in the country by USA Today.
In 2014, Mission Football continued to demonstrate its dominance by winning back to back CIF Southern Section Championships in 2014 and 2015. The 2015 team decided to take things one step further by capping off a 16-0 undefeated season by winning the State Championship against Bellarmine Prep of San Jose.
With Coach Bob Johnson moving on after the 2017 season - becoming the winningest coach in Orange County history, the program began a new era under Coach Chad Johnson (no relation) for the 2018 season - where the tradition and committment to excellence continues.